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Bedrock Revision 2.png

No (but mob spawning is prohibited)



Blast resistance







Yes (64)


No, but burns indefinitely in the End

Catches fire from lava




Data value

dec: 07 hex: 7 bin: 111

Namespaced ID


Duncan Geere Mojang avatar.png

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.

Natural generation[edit]

Bedrock comprises the bottom-most 5 layers of the Overworld in a rough pattern, although the first to fourth layers are predominantly flat bedrock with only rare gaps, rendering the very bottom, completely flat fifth layer (at y=0) mostly inaccessible. In the Nether, bedrock comprises both the top and bottom four 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 in Legacy Console Edition.

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 that generates at the center of the central End island.


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 be obtained or broken only in Creative mode, by using commands, or by pressing pick block when hovered over a bedrock block in creative mode. Even if theoretically broken in Survival mode, bedrock would not drop as an item.[2]


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 Legacy Console and PlayStation 4 editions, it turns the beam black.

Additionally, when set on fire, the fire on bedrock never extinguishes naturally, similarly to the fire on netherrack. This varies per dimension.


Sound Subtitle Namespaced ID Subtitle ID Source Pitch Volume Attenuation distance
Block breaking block.stone.hit subtitles.block.generic.hit Blocks 0.8 ? ?
Block broken block.stone.break subtitles.block.generic.break Blocks 0.8 ? ?
Block placed Blocks 0.8 ? ?
Footsteps block.stone.step subtitles.block.generic.footsteps Blocks 0.8 ? ?
No subtitle block.stone.fall (Unknown playing conditions) Blocks 0.8 ? ?

Data values[edit]

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 Revision 1.png Added bedrock.
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.
Ops can now destroy bedrock like any other block.
Ops 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
?Bedrock on the bottom of the map now turns 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
1.3Bedrock can now no longer be destroyed by planting a seed below it on tilled dirt.
1.6?A bug has now 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.
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
1.0.0Beta 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.
End crystal added, an entity that sits atop of a block of flaming bedrock.
1.2.112w07aAs 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.
12w07bMobs 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 now burns forever if set on fire, similar to netherrack. It can still be put out by the same methods, as well.
1.3.112w22aInventory sprites for blocks have now been flipped from left to right, changing to .
1.814w27bBedrock's texture now rotates randomly, giving a more natural look to the bedrock layer.
14w34cBedrock's "depthsuspend" particle has now been made unused.
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 now no longer drop itself as an item.
1.1317w47aPrior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 7.
Bedrock's "depthsuspend" particle has now been completely removed.
1.14November 27, 2018JAPPA tweets an image of the updated bedrock texture.
18w50aBedrock Revision 2.png Changed the texture of bedrock.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.1.0Bedrock Revision 1.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 Revision 2.png Changed the texture of bedrock.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU11.0Patch 1Bedrock Revision 1.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.
PlayStation 4 Edition
1.90Bedrock Revision 2.png Changed the texture of bedrock.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Bedrock Revision 1.png 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.
  • The bedrock texture, regardless of the current default resource pack (Programmer Art or Default), is basically the stone block with a really high contrast.


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