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How many blocks are there in Minecraft?

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Minecraft is one of the world’s most popular sandbox games around and has been since its launch in 2009. Over multiple updates, the game has grown significantly in complexity, mechanics and the sheer size of its randomly generated worlds.

Minecraft worlds are somewhat infinite; every seed generates a unique world with its own number of biomes, creatures, different geographical features and whatnot. In this article, we’re looking at how many blocks are there in Minecraft. 

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Counting Minecraft blocks

Blocks are the basic building foundation of Minecraft. Everything you see in the game, from the ground to the hundreds of mobs walking around, is made up of different types of blocks. 

There are approximately 702 different types of blocks in Minecraft, including everything from water, grass, stones, minerals, wood and everything else you see. 

As for the total number of blocks in the game itself, the story is a little bit different. Since each seed generates its own unique world, any number calculated for one particular seed can be way off from another. 

Each world claims to be infinite, however, there is a world border that you’ll eventually hit, around 30 million blocks away from the world centre. 

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The number of blocks in each world can differ drastically based on the seed.

Then you need to account for all the different biomes in the game. Not all biomes are the same in terms of their geographical features, meaning some biomes can have significantly more blocks than others. Then there are the hundreds of caves and underground biomes spread all across the world. 

Once you’re done with the overworld, Minecraft also has two other dimensions: the Nether and End. The Nether isn’t exactly a big world, estimated to be around eight times smaller than a usual overworld in Minecraft. As for the End, the entire dimension is quite flat and is mostly empty. However, it is almost as big as the overworld in terms of area.

When put together, all these blocks combined come around to be approximately 50,000,000,000,000,000,000. This includes all the blocks from the Overworld, Nether and the End except any mobs. 

Of course, the number mentioned above is a guess calculated by taking assumptions for the areas of the three worlds. The actual number for your particular seed will most likely vary. 

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Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here: [email protected]