Sign up ×
Arqade is a question and answer site for passionate videogamers on all platforms. It's 100% free, no registration required.

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.

share|improve this question

4 Answers 4

up vote 6 down vote accepted

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.

share|improve this answer

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)

share|improve this answer

You can reach 1 quadrillion blocks. After that you will get kicked with the message "Illegal Stance".

share|improve this answer

The highest you can go is 2,147,483,646. I tried it out and it won't register the height above this. If you do keep going though you do get kicked and can never join your world again.

share|improve this answer
Never? Presumably you could play on it again after you manually edit or delete the player.dat file so the game no longer reads an impossible data value when it tries to read your position. – Trent Hawkins Sep 13 at 4:29
Thing is, is there also any kind of source that can validate this number? – Texenox Sep 13 at 8:38

protected by Frank Oct 13 at 12:14

Thank you for your interest in this question. Because it has attracted low-quality answers, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site.

Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead?

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.