Challenge Door

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Challenge Door
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A mysterious doorway leading into an unknown dimension. What could possibly go wrong?

Unobtainable Object

Challenge Door is an object unobtainable by players through normal means. This item's information is present in the game files, but not intended by developers to be in players' possession.

A Challenge Door is a teleportation gate object found underground on planets. When interacted with, it transports the player to one of 24 different challenge rooms, which can be completed for a reward. The reward is usually some pixels, a weapon, and occasionally items such as Manipulator Modules. There may also be chests that require techs, such as the Distortion Sphere, to reach.

Challenge Doors disappear 15 seconds after first use, or if the blocks below it are removed for any reason, such as being mined or affected by gravity.

Challenge doors are generated during world generation and thus the coordinates of challenge doors can be shared between players. However, the challenge rooms they lead to are not pre-set and players using the same challenge door will probably not find themselves in the same kind of challenge room.

The challenge door has runes on it in the language of the Ancients that translate to "Test".

Challenge Room Treasure

Almost every challenge room has a large treasure chest by the exit door. In addition, some challenge rooms also have a small treasure chest that usually requires Distortion Sphere or one of its upgrades to access.

Challenge Chest Treasure

Challenge Chest Treasure Quantity Weight Chance
Good Weapon 1 Always Appears
Valuable Treasure 1 Always Appears
Random Rewards 1 0.4 40%
Random Rewards 2 0.4 40%
Random Rewards 3 0.2 20%
Total Weight 1.0
Random Rewards Weight Chance
Basic Treasure 0.8 80%
Valuable Treasure 0.1 10%
Costume 0.05 5%
Instrument 0.05 5%
Total Weight 1.0

Small Challenge Chest Treasure

Small Challenge Chest Treasure Quantity Weight Chance
Random Rewards 2 0.45 45%
Random Rewards 3 0.45 45%
Random Rewards 4 0.1 10%
Total Weight 1.0
Random Rewards Weight Chance
Chest Money 0.5 50%
Valuable Treasure 0.3 30%
Good Weapon 0.2 20%
Total Weight 1.0

Challenge Rooms

The following is a list of the 24 challenge rooms, as they are known in the game assets.

  • ambush
  • avast
  • challengeroom1
  • choices1
  • collapse
  • collision
  • gauntlet
  • grid
  • heatwave
  • platform1
  • platform2
  • platform3
  • platform4
  • platform5
  • platform6
  • puzzle1
  • quiqksilver1
  • quiqksilver2
  • quiqksilver3
  • rush
  • shortcircuit
  • spacejump
  • trenches
  • trespasser

Additionally, 6 challenge rooms exist in the game assets but are not enabled, and thus cannot be encountered in an unmodded game.

  • angerpoint
  • doubleteam
  • firebat
  • laserdash
  • runandgun
  • swarm


Challenge room screenshot 1.jpg, Challenge room screenshot 2.jpg

Racial Descriptions

Apex Icon.png Apex : A strange door to find out here. To what dimension could it lead me?
Avian Icon.png Avian : An ominous door that could lead to any dimension.
Floran Icon.png Floran : Mysssterious door. Where could it lead?
Glitch Icon.png Glitch : Cautious. Am I prepared to face whatever is on the other side of this gate?
Human Icon.png Human : A mysterious door leading into an unknown dimension. What could possibly go wrong?
Hylotl Icon.png Hylotl : An enigmatic doorway to an unknown destination... or a concealed opportunity?
Novakid Icon.png Novakid : What's a door like this doin' out here?


File Details

Spawn Command /spawnitem challengedoor
File Name challengedoor.object
File Path assets\objects\ancient\challengedoor