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Which Minecraft Version is Best for Mods?

Minecraft is downright massive, standing the test of time as the best-selling game ever a good decade after its initial 2011 release. Mojang has seen its sandbox gem grow from blocky, grassy ro...

Minecraft Realms Cross-Platform: Steve, a blocky game character with short brown hair and a turquoise shirt, wields a pickaxe and runs across a grassy field
Are Minecraft Realms Cross-Platform?

Minecraft continues to bless charts with its presence as the top-selling game of all time over a decade after its initial release. This iconic blocky sandbox game's popularity is unsurprising t...

Minecraft cross-play: Two characters on a wooden boat float down a river in a dimly lit mangrove swamp forest
Can Minecraft Java Play with Bedrock?

Minecraft is the top best-selling game of all time, standing the test of time as a beloved sandbox gem over a decade following its iconic initial launch back in 2011. The creative game offers c...

Minecraft Lapis Lazuli Ore Guide – Best Level/Height to Mine in 1.20

We all know the old rule of thumb. Dig down to about Y=11 and build a branch mine with two rows of blocks between each tunnel. That’s because in the old ore distribution system, diamond, redstone, iro...

Minecraft Emerald Ore Guide – Best Level/Height to Mine in 1.20

We all know the old rule of thumb. Dig down to about Y=11 and build a branch mine with two rows of blocks between each tunnel. That’s because in the old ore distribution system, diamond, redstone, iro...

Minecraft Gold Ore Guide - Best Level/Height to Mine in 1.20

We’ve gone through an entire Minecraft patch cycle since Mojang completely overhauled the world’s ore distribution system. With it, the old Y=11 rule was retired and now you need to have an ent...

Minecraft Coal Ore Guide - Best Level/Height to Mine in 1.20

We’ve gone through an entire Minecraft patch cycle since Mojang completely overhauled the world’s ore distribution system. With it, the old Y=11 rule was retired and now you need to have an ent...

Minecraft Diamond Ore Guide - Best Level/Height to Mine in 1.20

We all know the old rule of thumb. Dig down to about Y=11 and build a branch mine with two rows of blocks between each tunnel. That’s because in the old system, diamond, redstone, iron, lapis lazuli,...

Minecraft Create Mod Tree Farm Guide - Step-by-Step Simple Set Up

After downloading the Minecraft Create Mod and booting it up for the first time, chances are you’re a bit overwhelmed. Unless you’re super experienced with redstone and are used to setting up...

Minecraft Clay Farming Guide - How to Turn Mud Into Clay

The new Minecraft Wild Update is live! While some are complaining about the lack of new features, fans of building structures with clay got some very good news. Clay has finally been made int...

Minecraft Frog Mob Guide - Finding Frogs, Making Froglight Blocks

Every mob in Minecraft exists to provide you with something. Passive mobs like Chickens, Pigs, and Cows give you food while aggressive mobs dole out XP, resources, and sometimes a good old fa...

Minecraft Warden Mob Guide - Where to Find, Health, Drops

After getting a full set of diamond armor and mastering the Nether, you may feel like you’re ready to tackle the worst that Minecraft has to offer. However, along with the Ender Dragon and th...

Minecraft Allay Mob Guide - How to Tame, Redstone Storage Setup

A wise Minecraft player once said “you can never have enough inventory space.” That Minecraft player was me. For those of us who don’t have an inventory full of shulker boxes, the ne...

Minecraft Deep Dark Biome Guide - Where to Find, Sculk Block Info

Your adventures in Minecraft are going to take you to fantastic (and oftentimes horrifying) places. From literal Hell to the very edge of existence, the game’s areas are diverse, with each offering so...

Minecraft Sculk Block Guide - Best Tool, Sensors, Shriekers

If you like to decorate in Minecraft and really make spaces your own, you know that each and every block in the game is important. Whether it’s sandstone or cobbled deepslate, furnaces or gri...

Minecraft Seeds Guide - 8 of Our Favorite Minecraft Seeds

Perhaps the most defining quality of Minecraft is the randomness of its worlds. Loading in a new game is an exercise in mystery and excitement: a new and unexplored land awaits, just begging...

Minecraft Mods Guide - 6 of Our Favorite Minecraft Mods

Minecraft is the definitive sandbox experience. A truly open-ended game where every run is deeply personal and unique. Even with the standard version of Minecraft, there’s no limit to th...

Minecraft Mangrove Block Guide - Finding Trees & Biome, Growing Roots

With its variety of biomes, Minecraft is a dream come true for explorers, cave divers, and even arborists. Trees cover large swathes of the overworld, from towering Spruce and Jungle trees to...

13 Starter House Ideas Your Minecraft Survival World

Starting a new survival world in Minecraft is genuinely one of the hardest things in the entire game for many people. You have no resources at your disposal, very little defense, and are incr...

Minecraft Goat Horn Guide - How to Get Drops, Use

Mojang isn’t entirely done with some features from the previous Caves and Cliffs update. Goats are great, though also deadly, and were previously only good for filling your buckets with milk. Now, how...