What is the maximum number of blocks can you reach(break) without moving at all? (Assume that there are no moving part/command blocks in the world)

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    does falling because you mined the block under your feet count as moving?
    – Arperum
    Nov 17 '15 at 14:41
  • @Arperum No, I will clarify that in the question now. (Done)
    – Q20
    Nov 17 '15 at 14:42
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    You forgot to specify "no infinite cobblestone generators". If they're allowed, 56154.
    – Unfair-Ban
    Nov 17 '15 at 15:55
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    Tens of thousands... if you have a bow and arrow.
    – JSideris
    Nov 17 '15 at 17:35
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    No way you'll have to ask that in a separate question :P. Obviously this is not what you meant here, I'm just being a smart ass. But even though you've added the qualifier "break" to the question, I would argue the answer is bounded only by the number of blocks loaded in memory if you allow redstone/TNT reactions to count as reaching/breaking a block.
    – JSideris
    Nov 17 '15 at 21:46

So I just did an experiment to find out.

Testing Methodology

  1. Generate creative superflat world full of glass. Preset used: 3;256*minecraft:glass;127;
  2. Disable W, A, S, D, Space, Shift keys.
  3. Teleport the player to according location. (See the results)
  4. Break all reachable blocks. Used turbo click AutoHotkey script to accelerate the process.
  5. Execute /fill ~-9 ~-9 ~-9 ~9 ~9 ~9 stained_glass 0 keep to count the blocks broken in creative mode.


  • When normally "standing" on the center of block(/tp X.5, Y.0, Z.5): 767 blocks.
  • When the player's eye is exactly at the corner of the block(/tp X.0, Y.38, Z.0): 720 blocks. (Which is divisible by 2^3=8)
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    Uhm, I play this game for quite a long time, but I ever though that you have bigger reach in creative than in survival. Nov 18 '15 at 9:36
  • @AntoineHejlík It was changed quite a few versions ago.
    – Q20
    Nov 19 '15 at 15:18

It is 4 blocks in single player survival and 5 blocks in multiplayer survival. Also, this question may be a duplicate :(How far away can you mine blocks while standing in one place?)

  • Sorry for ambiguity but my question allowed looking around. So obviously much more than 5 blocks.
    – Q20
    Nov 17 '15 at 14:51

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