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Blast resistance







Yes (64)




In the Creative inventory only



Data value

dec: 07 hex: 7 bin: 111



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Bedrock lives at the bottom of the overworld and the top and bottom of the Nether. It was added on the tenth day of Minecraft's development - 20 May 2009 - only three days after the game was released to the public for the first time. It's older than water, lava, ores and logs. But dirt, grass and stone are older still.
Duncan Geere[1]

Bedrock is a block that is indestructible in survival.


Bedrock is unbreakable in Survival mode, regardless of the tools used. It also cannot be moved by pistons or destroyed by explosions that are present in survival gameplay. Bedrock can only be obtained or broken in Creative mode or by using commands (especially pick block). Even if theoretically broken, bedrock would not drop as an item.[2]

Natural generation[edit]

Bedrock comprises the bottom-most 5 layers of the Overworld in a rough pattern, although to the 4th layer is predominantly flat bedrock with only rare gaps, rendering the very bottom 5th layer mostly inaccessible. In the Nether, bedrock comprises both the top and bottom 4 layers in a rough pattern. At the top of the Nether, bedrock prevents the player from going past layer 127. It can also be found at the sides of the Nether.‌[Legacy Console Edition only]

In the End, individual bedrock blocks make up the natural end crystal structure, and the bedrock remains after the destruction of the crystal. Bedrock additionally forms as part of end gateway portals, created when the dragon is killed, and as part of the exit portal which is generated at the center of the central End island.


Bedrock's primary usage is as a solid unbreakable block. It also prevents mob spawns and is the only solid block that beacon beams can shine through. When placed above a beacon on the Legacy Console Edition, it will turn the beam black.

Additionally, when in the End and set on fire, the fire on bedrock will never go out naturally, similarly to netherrack.



Java Edition Classic
0.0.12a Added bedrock.
The walls of the map are lined with a bedrock textured barrier. It is completely unbreakable.
0.0.20a Bedrock will now no longer be placed or destroyed, except by players on servers with operator permissions.
Ops can now destroy bedrock like any other block.
Ops can now use /solid, which will now toggle stone placing itself or turning into bedrock shortly.
If any player attempts to place bedrock using an item edited into their inventory, the server will now kick them, even if they are an operator.
Java Edition Indev
?Bedrock on the bottom of the map will now turn to lava after a while, if it is exposed to sunlight.
Java Edition Infdev
?Bedrock is now unbreakable with no exceptions.
Java Edition Alpha
v1.2.0 ?The Nether has now been added, with bedrock at the top and bottom.
Java Edition Beta
1.3 Bedrock can now no longer be destroyed by planting a seed below it on tilled dirt.
1.6 ?A bug has now fixed in which the player could fall into the void. Destroying a boat or rails with a minecart on the lowest bedrock block caused this to happen.
1.8 ?Creative mode has now been added, in which bedrock can be placed and destroyed instantly, as can any other block.
Notch tweeted he had accidentally done something to the bedrock layer, but didn't specify what.[3]
Java Edition
1.0.0 Beta 1.9 Prerelease 6 The particle effect for bedrock can now be turned off or lowered.
When the ender dragon dies, it will now leave behind a fountain-like bedrock structure with the dragon egg sitting on top. It has another end portal to return to the player's spawn point.
End crystal added, an entity that sits atop of a block of flaming bedrock.
1.2.1 12w07a As the max world height of the Nether has now been increased to 256, but Nether world generation is unchanged, mobs and mushrooms are still spawning on top of the bedrock ceiling.
12w07b Mobs can now no longer spawn on bedrock.
?With the addition of lakes (of lava and water) at any height, it is now possible for a lake to cause an unusually large gap in the bedrock. This was fixed in release 1.2.
1.2.5 ?Bedrock in the End will now burn forever if set on fire, similar to netherrack. It can still be put out by the same methods, as well.
1.3.1 12w22a Inventory sprites for blocks have now been flipped from left to right, changing to .
1.8 14w27b Bedrock's texture will now rotate randomly, giving a more natural look to the bedrock layer.
14w34c Bedrock's "depthsuspend" particle has now been made unused.
1.8.2 pre5 Bedrock will now no longer obstruct beacon activation or beacon beams.
1.9 15w31a The ender dragon will now no longer create the exit portal upon death, with it instead generating with the world.
Bedrock will now form as part of the end gateway portal.
16w02a Bedrock can now no longer drop itself as an item.
1.13 17w47a Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 7.
Bedrock's "depthsuspend" particle has now been completely removed.
Upcoming Java Edition
1.14 November 27, 2018JAPPA tweets an image of the updated bedrock texture.
18w50a Bedrock TextureUpdate.png Changed the texture of bedrock.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.1.0 Added bedrock.
Bedrock appears at the bottom of the world, but is unobtainable even in Creative mode.
0.8.0 build 3 Added bedrock to Creative mode.
0.9.0 build 1 Added bedrock fog.
0.12.1 build 1 Bedrock will now generate in the Nether.
Pocket Edition
1.0.0 alpha Bedrock will now generate in the End.
Bedrock in the End will now burn forever if set on fire, similar to netherrack.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU11.0Patch 1 Added bedrock.
TU141.04The bedrock on layer 0 can now be broken in a world. However, the player still cannot fall out of the world.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0 Added Bedrock.


Issues relating to "Bedrock" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.


  • In the Legacy Console Edition, only the highest layer in the Nether of naturally spawned bedrock is unbreakable.
  • It is possible, but rare, for ore to be found encased in bedrock.
  • Strongholds can cause a bedrock not to form within its bounds.
  • From its addition in Classic through some versions of Alpha, bedrock's texture file was called Rock.png.
  • In Java Edition, the patterns of bedrock are consistent in all worlds regardless of world seed (Except SuperFlat). In Bedrock Edition, the patterns are dependent on the seed in the Overworld, however, they are still consistent in the Nether.