What's the easiest method to break the bedrock in 1.16.5? And which are the materials needed?

Also, can I easily tunnel down through multiple in survival mode?

  • Heavily depends on how much bedrock you need to break. Methods that are quick&easy for a single block become unmanageable chore for 50 and impossible for 1000. On the other hand, machines capable of removing a million bedrock blocks are a total overkill if you need to remove a dozen.
    – SF.
    Commented Sep 2, 2021 at 8:37

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As far as I know, in 1.16.5 there was a glitch involving pistons.

Here's a video tutorial of that method, which is a bit complicate to explain by text:

Materials needed:

  • 1x block
  • 1x lever
  • 2x regular pistons
  • 1x trap door
  • 1x obsidian
  • 2x TNT

This method is 100% reliable requiring no luck, and you can punch a hole in nether ceiling in under 30 seconds. With this technique you can break any unbreakable block, not just bedrock.

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