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Invisible Bedrock

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Invisible Bedrock



Yes (64)



Blast resistance







Transparent in rendering only
(blocks light)



Catches fire from lava


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This feature is exclusive to Bedrock Edition and Education Edition.

Invisible bedrock is an indestructible, solid block, similar to bedrock and has the appearance of air. Although it is invisible, it technically uses the stone texture, as seen in its inventory icon. It shares many of its properties with barriers.


Invisible bedrock is unobtainable in inventory, even through commands, and cannot be destroyed legitimately. It can only be obtained through add-ons or inventory editing.

Natural generation[edit]

Invisible bedrock comprised the border surrounding old worlds in Pocket Edition, New Nintendo 3DS Edition and Pi Edition. It did not generate above or below the height limit, allowing the player to travel beyond it by flying over or under it, or by pillaring up and walking over it. This could not be done in the Nether in Survival Mode, because of the bedrock ceiling.

It is not known whether invisible bedrock is still used in Bedrock Edition.


The purpose of invisible bedrock is to prevent the player from getting past the border of the world. It cannot be selected; attempting to do so targets the block behind it.


Invisible bedrock is transparent only in rendering, interacting with players and mobs as a solid block and blocking light. The player cannot interact with them, attempting to break an invisible bedrock block instead breaks the block behind it. The only way to destroy Invisible Bedrock is by using /setblock or /fill. Adjacent blocks are not rendered when viewed through invisible bedrock.

The texture used for invisible bedrock is that of stone. If the player lands onto invisible bedrock, particles from the stone texture can be seen. In the inventory, the block is represented by a stone texture that fills out the inventory slot completely rather than being rendered as a cube like a normal block. In Pi Edition, it used the grass texture instead, as the game is based on an old version of Pocket Edition Alpha before the texture was changed to stone.

Data values[edit]


NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
Invisible Bedrockinvisiblebedrock


Pocket Edition Alpha
0.1.0End Portal (block item) JE2.png Added invisible bedrock.
0.1.0End Portal (block item) JE3.png The item texture of invisible bedrock has been changed.
0.2.1Invisible bedrock can no longer be selected.
?Invisible bedrock no longer blocks third-person view.
0.8.0? The inventory texture of invisible bedrock has been changed.
0.9.0?Blocks such as ladders and fences no longer connect to invisible bedrock except in Pi Edition.
Bedrock Edition
1.2.0beta worlds are no longer surrounded by invisible bedrock, and chunks are glitched when the player passes through.
1.4.0?Invisible bedrock once again surrounds Old worlds.
1.6.0beta worlds are no longer surrounded by invisible bedrock, though chunks cannot be passed through.


Issues relating to "Invisible Bedrock" or "Border Wall" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.