How Many Blocks Are In Minecraft 1.17 Version Contains

Minecraft is a block based video game developed by Mojang Studios from Sweden. It was developed in the Java programming language and launched in 2011.  It has 140 million monthly active users as of 2021. 238 million copies of the Minecraft game are sold to date.

Swedish game programmer and designer, Markus “Notch” Persson is the developer of the game. The game is a 3D world in which players try to craft tools and build many different structures from the raw material they extracted from the earth.

The game has five following playing modes:

  • Survival mode: It is the most common and most played mode of the games. In this mode of the game, a player needs to collect natural resources for making certain blocks and items. Plates can craft different kinds of items in it such as swords, Axes and Armors. The game requires players to build a shelter at night.
  • Hardcore mode: All the settings are locked in the hardest mode. It is a variant of survival mode. If a player dies in this mode, he or she can not be revived. They immediately transferred into the spectator mode.


  • Creative mode: It is a kind of invincible mode where a character can not be damaged and there is no effect of hunger on them. They have full access to the inventory. They can build and remove any block at any given time.


  • Adventure mode: This mode is nothing more than the survival mode of the game with some restrictions. It enables players to experience user-crafted custom maps and adventures. It tells players about various scripted server commands designed for custom maps.


  • Spectator mode: In this mode, players can only fly through the game with various blocks. They can take part in the game. They can take a look at the game from a different perspective as they can teleport to other players.

Blocks:  Apart from snowballs, compasses, food and a few other items, the game is composed of blocks. Every single structure in Minecraft 1.17 is built out of blocks including elements like water. 

Axolotls, Glow Squids, copper and amethyst and many other items and mobs are included in Minecraft new version 1.17. The list of blocks in Minecraft is very huge. As per some gamers, there are more than three thousand blocks in the game. Air, Water, Concrete, Wool, Grass, Wood and Swords are some examples of the blocks. 

The number of blocks is getting bigger and bigger with every update. There are types of blocks in the game and these blocks can be divided into further categories according to their unique variations.  

For example, there are many different kinds of wood available in the game. Some of the most important are jungle, birch, acacia, oak, dark oak and spruce. These are further divided into logs, planks, stripped logs and many more. This division increases the number of blocks to a very high level. Moreover, all these blocks are available in different colour combinations which further increase the number of blocks.

At the time of the launch of the game, there were only 30 odd blocks in the game. But 12 years after launch, there are more than 100 times more blocks in the game.

Crafting a Map in Survival Mode:

  • Step 1: Go to the Crafting Menu. The first step is to load a crafting table so that you have a 3×3 crafting grid.
  • Step 2: Add Items to make a Map. When you open the crafting menu, you will get a crafting area that is made up of a 3×3 crafting grid.
  • Step 3: Move the Map to your Inventory.

List of the Most Important Blocks:

Air
Any Stone
Stone
Granite
Polished Granite
Diorite
Polished Diorite
Andesite
Polished Andesite
Grass
Grass Path
Mycelium
Any Dirt
Dirt
Coarse Dirt
Podzol
Cobblestone
Mossy Cobblestone
Any Planks
Oak Planks
Spruce Planks
Birch Planks
Jungle Planks
Acacia Planks
Dark Oak Planks
Any Sapling
Oak Sapling
Spruce Sapling
Birch Sapling
Jungle Sapling
Acacia Sapling
Dark Oak Sapling
Sugar Cane
Bedrock
Any Sand
Sand
Red Sand
Gravel
Water
Water Still
Lava
Lava Still
Magma Block
Obsidian
Coal Ore
Iron Ore
Redstone Ore
Redstone Ore Lit
Gold Ore
Lapis Lazuli Ore
Diamond Ore
Emerald Ore
Nether Quartz Ore
Coal Block
Iron Block
Redstone Block
Gold Block
Lapis Lazuli Block
Diamond Block
Emerald Block
Any Block of Quartz
Block of Quartz
Chiselled Quartz Block
Pillar Quartz Block
Slime Block
Oak/Spruce/Birch/Jungle Wood
Oak Wood
Spruce Wood
Birch Wood
Jungle Wood
Acacia/Dark Oak Wood

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