Minecraft Dungeons: How to unlock the Lower Temple level

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Minecraft Dungeons Lower Halls (Image credit: Windows Central)

Minecraft Dungeons has a bunch of hidden levels, that must be unlocked by finding a map in an adjacent main level. As part of the Jungle Awakens DLC update, Mojang added the brand new "Lower Temple" level, which was previously teased in some early marketing materials.

It's not a massive level, but it has some cool new items including double crossbows and battle staffs and is filled with desert biome-style mobs, including husks and tribal skeletons. Here's how to unlock it.

  1. Go to the Desert Temple level. We unlocked this on Apocalypse difficulty, but it's probably available on any tier.

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  1. About a third of a way through the level, you'll come upon a hallway that is filled with water and hieroglyphic designs on the walls. Turn left, and you should see an entrance to another section.

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  1. In here, there are four beacons that must be activated to open a bridge.
  2. Across the bridge is your map to the Lower Temple!

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Previously this bridge contained a chest, so many of you may already be familiar with its whereabouts. It's unclear whether the map spawns every time you enter the dungeon or not, but if it's not there first time, give it another try.

The Jungle Awakens DLC is totally worth picking up, even if this Lower Temple level is free. Jungle Awakens contains three large new levels, a bunch of additional equipment, and new mobs and bosses to battle through. You can grab it on the Microsoft Store for $10 as part of the Hero Edition, or pick it up with Xbox Game Pass.

Related: Full list of Minecraft Dungeons levels

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