Partial (lets light pass through)
dec: 166 hex: A6 bin: 10100110
Java Edition only
|“||The best blocks are the ones that do not need art! :D||„|
|—Grum announcing the barrier block |
A barrier is an invisible block that appears transparent, but has mixed properties.
Obtaining[edit | edit source]
Barriers cannot be broken in vanilla survival mode.
Usage[edit | edit source]
The block in the player's inventory displays as a red box with a slash through it, but when placed is completely invisible.
Barriers are transparent to light and do not block a Beacon. Fences, Iron Bars, Glass Panes and similar blocks will not visually connect with barriers. Barriers interact with blocks and mobs as a solid block. All dependent blocks can be placed on a barrier, such as torches or redstone, and it will suffocate mobs. Mobs cannot spawn on barriers.
In creative mode, if a player is holding a barrier block in their hand, all placed barrier blocks display the barrier icon as a particle. This effect is client-side, and if a player holds a barrier block in survival, the particle won't display. Barrier blocks will not be shown if the particle setting is set to "minimal". Barriers cannot be pushed by pistons.
Video[edit | edit source]
History[edit | edit source]
|1.8||January 30 2014||Grum posted about an invisible block.|
|14w05a||Barrier block added.|
|14w06a||Now uses block of redstone breaking particles instead of lava.|
|Added barrier particle effect for the particle command. With this you can now see where there are barriers.|
|14w06b||Now visible when holding the item in creative mode.|
|14w20a||Withers and ender dragons can no longer break barriers.|
|14w25a||Barrier particles now use the missing texture.|
|14w26a||Barriers now use the barrier item for particles.|
|Barriers can be broken by withers again.|
|1.8.1||Withers no longer break barriers.|
Issues[edit | edit source]
Issues relating to “Barrier” are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The symbol used is not compliant with ISO 3864-1.
- Invisible bedrock, a technical block in Pocket Edition, shares many features with the barrier block.
- The barrier block is in XBOX 360 edition versions of the game, but requires an inventory editor/external tool.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Barrier in debug mode.