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Bedrock JE2 BE2.png



Yes (64)



Blast resistance







No (but mob spawning is prohibited)


No, but burns indefinitely in the End

Catches fire from lava


Bedrock is a block that is indestructible in survival, but destructible in creative.


Bedrock cannot be broken in survival mode without glitches. In Java Edition, even if theoretically broken in Survival mode, bedrock would not drop as an item.[1] In Bedrock Edition, certain glitches can be used to obtain bedrock in Survival.[2]

Natural generation[edit]

Bedrock comprises the five bottom-most layers of the Overworld in a rough pattern, although the first to fourth layers are predominantly flat bedrock with only rare gaps, rendering the lowest, completely flat fifth layer (at y=0) mostly inaccessible. 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.

In the Nether, bedrock comprises both the top and bottom four layers in a rough pattern. In Bedrock Edition, the patterns of bedrock are consistent in the Nether. At the top of the Nether, bedrock prevents the player from going past y=127.

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 the exit portal that generates at the center of the central End island. In Bedrock Edition, if one manages to break the bedrock in the exit portal, the bedrock reappears when the portal regenerates.

End gateway portals are also generated upon killing the ender dragon. However, only 20 of these portals generate, in set positions, with one appearing per dragon kill. Additional end gateways are also generated in the outer End regions after activating end gateways at the main island.



Bedrock's primary usage is as a solid unbreakable block. It cannot be moved by pistons.

Additionally, when set on fire in the End, the fire on bedrock never extinguishes naturally, similarly to the fire on netherrack.


Java Edition:

SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
Sound parameters
Block brokenBlocksBreaking the blockblock.stone.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break1.00.816?????
None[sound 1]BlocksFalling on the block with fall damageblock.stone.fallNone[sound 1]0.50.7516?????
Block breakingBlocksMining the blockblock.stone.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.250.516?????
Block placedBlocksPlacing the blockblock.stone.placesubtitles.block.generic.place1.00.816?????
FootstepsBlocksWalking on the blockblock.stone.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.151.016?????
  1. a b MC-177082

Bedrock Edition: [needs in-game testing]

SoundDescriptionNamespaced IDVolumePitchSound parameters
on low
Breaking the blockdig.stone? 0.8????
Falling on the block with fall damagefall.stone? ? ????
Mining the blockhit.stone? 0.5????
?Jumping from the blockjump.stone? ? ????
?Falling on the block without fall damageland.stone? ? ????
Walking on the blockstep.stone? ? ????
Placing the blockuse.stone? 0.8????

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDBlock tags (JE)Translation key
Bedrockbedrock dragon_immune

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key

Block states[edit]

In Bedrock Edition, bedrock uses the following block states:

Bedrock Edition:

Name Default value Allowed values Description
Specifies if this bedrock can burn indefinitely.


Java Edition Classic
0.0.12aBedrock JE1 BE1.png Added bedrock, referred to by players as "obsidian" or "blackrock".
The walls of the map are lined with a bedrock textured barrier. It is completely unbreakable.
0.0.20aBedrock no longer can be placed or destroyed, except by players on servers with operator permissions.
Operators can now destroy bedrock like any other block.
Operators can now use /solid, which now toggles stone placing itself or turning into bedrock shortly.
If any player attempts to place bedrock using an item edited into their inventory, the server now kicks them, even if they are an operator.
Java Edition Indev
0.3120100130The bedrock at the bottom most layer of the world has been replaced with an infinite lava sea.
Java Edition Infdev
20100617-1Bedrock now generates at the bottom 4 layers of the world. The infinite lava sea still generates below it.
20100617-2The infinite lava sea under the world has been removed and replaced with an additional layer of bedrock.
Java Edition Alpha
v1.2.0?The Nether has been added, with bedrock at the top and bottom.
Java Edition Beta
1.3Bedrock can no longer be destroyed by planting a seed below it on tilled dirt.
1.6?A bug has been 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.
August 10, 2011Notch tweets that he had accidentally done something to the bedrock layer, but didn't specify what.
1.8Pre-releaseCreative mode has been added, in which bedrock can be placed and destroyed instantly, as can any other block.
Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 Prerelease 6The particle effect for bedrock can now be turned off or lowered.
When the ender dragon dies, it now leaves 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.
Added end crystals, which are entities that sits atop of a block of flaming bedrock.
Bedrock in the End now burns forever if set on fire, similar to netherrack. It can still be put out by the same methods, as well.
1.2.112w07aAs the max world height of the Nether has been increased to 256, but Nether world generation is unchanged, mobs and mushrooms are still spawning on top of the bedrock ceiling.
12w07bMobs can no longer spawn on bedrock.
1.814w27bThe texture of bedrock now rotates randomly, giving a more natural look to the bedrock layer.
14w34cBedrock's "depthsuspend" particle is no longer used.
1.8.2pre5Bedrock no longer obstructs beacon activation or beacon beams.
1.915w31aThe ender dragon no longer creates the exit portal upon death, with it instead generating with the world.
Bedrock now forms as part of the end gateway portal.
16w02aBedrock can no longer drop itself as an item.
1.1317w47aPrior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 7.
Bedrock's "depthsuspend" particle has been completely removed.
1.14November 27, 2018JAPPA tweets an image of the updated bedrock texture.
18w50aBedrock JE2 BE2.png The texture of bedrock has been changed.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.1.0Bedrock JE1 BE1.png Added bedrock.
Bedrock appears at the bottom of the world, but is unobtainable even in creative mode.
0.8.0build 3Added bedrock to creative mode.
0.9.0build 1Added bedrock fog.
0.12.1build 1Bedrock now generates in the Nether.
Pocket Edition
1.0.0alpha now generates in the End.
Bedrock in the End now burns forever if set on fire, similar to netherrack.
Bedrock Edition
1.10.0beta JE2 BE2.png The texture of bedrock has been changed.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU11.0Patch 1Bedrock JE1 BE1.png 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.
1.90Bedrock JE2 BE2.png The texture of bedrock has been changed.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Bedrock JE1 BE1.png Added bedrock.


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


  • It is possible, but rare, for ore to be found encased in bedrock.
  • Strongholds can cause 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.
  • The bedrock texture, regardless of the current default resource pack (Programmer Art or Default), is basically the stone block with really high contrast.
  • Vexes and the ender dragon can fly through bedrock. Additionally, the ender dragon cannot break bedrock.


External links[edit]


  1. MC-93119
  2. Note: This method for breaking bedrock is patched in 1.16.0, though other bedrock breaking methods can be used to obtain the block.