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In Minecraft, you can only build up to a certain height limit (which is something around 256). However, if a player uses mods/hacks to go above the limit (Or simply goes into Creative Mode), then they can go above the height limit.

How high is the player height limit in Minecraft? Is there even a limit to it? I've tried testing this myself, but my thumb started hurting when I reached Y= 1000.

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There is no limit to a player's height. The Y coordinate is tracked with the same size of variable as the X and Z, so you can go as infinitely* high as you can travel infinitely* far. There is no extra limitation placed on player height, so the only limitation is how to get there.

With cheats on, you can use /tp to experiment with how high you can go, and you can see your position by toggling on the debug screen with F3.

* Not actually infinite, but it takes many days of real time to walk that far.

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The answer to your question can easily be found on the Minecraft wiki.

The maximum height (coordinates) a player can reach is displayed as "6.7108E7" (6.7E7 is 6.7 times 10^7th, or 67 million, approximately 2^26th)

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In creative mode there is no limit, at least visibly, you can get so high than you are no longer able to see the ground so it's hard to tell if your still going up then

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You can tell how high you are by pressing f3 and looking at your y axis. –  Guy Sep 10 '13 at 0:11
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