I am playing on the Xbox One and just downloaded the new version with the Better Together installation. I'm playing alone, started the game in survival, normal mode. The hunger bar isn't going down. Is there something else that could cause this now? Is anyone else having this issue? It was working fine this afternoon on another world.

  • What version are you playing? Commented Nov 11, 2017 at 11:17
  • There is the minecraft-pocket-edition tag so I am gonna guess he is playing minecraft PE @Fabian Commented Nov 11, 2017 at 18:49
  • I'm not sure exactly. I'm playing the new version that just came out on the xbox one update( I believe it was an update for the xbox one edition) along with the better together installation. Commented Nov 11, 2017 at 18:51
  • I didn't edit the tag. I put the tag in as just Minecraft. Commented Nov 11, 2017 at 18:54
  • Ah then you are playing the windows edition build, which is the same on xbox, pc and also mobile Commented Nov 11, 2017 at 19:18

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There is a hidden meter called saturation which has to empty before hunger starts going down. It's refilled by eating, though by how much depends on the food and is not related to how much hunger it fills. Pro tip: golden food is the best in terms of saturation.


it may just be a small glitch, or you just haven't played or ran far or long enough, my advice, enjoy while you can, get food and get stocked, then when your hunger bar does go down you have food, its a good glitch and will probally help you more then agitate or irritate you, for now you don't have to worry about food, but do carry food at all times just so when it does start going down you can fill it and not starve.

  • I've been playing Minecraft for about two years. I made it to level 8. Having to search for food in survival is an added bonus when you are trying to survive. lol It's very frustrating so I went to difficult and still having the same issue. Commented Nov 11, 2017 at 18:47

It could be that you are in Peaceful mode. Your hunger doesn’t go down in Peaceful.


You may be in peaceful mode, try switching difficulties.

  • The OP said they are in survival mode, and on normal.
    – Timmy Jim
    Commented Jan 19, 2018 at 19:43

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