One of the many new blocks added in Minecraft 1.19, mud blocks can be both found and created by players.
These blocks usually arise naturally in the game’s mangrove swamps. However, this isn’t always tenable as it can be difficult to find these new biomes depending on a player’s seed.
Fortunately, there is an incredibly easy way to make mud that requires only two materials.
With a little water and some dirt, players can make all the mud they need. However, the water will need to be stored in a specific container to make mud properly.
Making your own mud blocks in Minecraft
To make their own mud in Minecraft 1.19, players only need a bottle of water (or several) and dirt blocks.
Players can place a water bottle in their hands and right-click or press the “Use Item” button while aiming at a dirt, coarse dirt, or rooted dirt block. The affected block will automatically turn into a single mud block and the water bottle will be emptied. If this is the case, players will need a large number of water bottles to create multiple mud blocks at once.
Minecraft players can even use Redstone machines to create mud blocks. For example, players can store a dispenser block full of water bottles and place a dirt block in front of the exit. Once activated, the dispenser will automatically use one water bottle and turn the dirt block into a mud block without players having to use the water bottle itself.
If players can incorporate buttons, pressure plates, or redstone clocks into this building concept, they can create an automatic mud generator. This is true as long as they don’t run out of water bottles or dirt blocks.
The hardest material to stock in this particular Minecraft method is glass bottles. While it’s easy to make glass bottles using three glass blocks, these items take time to make and are less abundant than dirt blocks in most situations.
That’s why it might not be a bad idea for players to keep their mud-making project close to a beach biome. This way they can melt the sand blocks they need to make glass and make glass bottles. Not only is this more economical, but it should also reduce a player’s travel time between biomes.
Dirt blocks are pretty self-explanatory, but if players miss them too, there is a solution. Players can combine a small number of gravel and dirt blocks to create coarse dirt. By placing the coarse dirt on the ground and working it with a hoe, players can break the blocks and drop standard dirt blocks instead of coarse dirt.
This is typically a tactic found in the Skyblock game mode, but it can work just fine in the default Survival when it comes out.
Edited by Rachel Syiemlieh