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How to Use X-Ray Without Mods in Minecraft

How to Use X-Ray Without Mods in Minecraft

 Running about underground to find sites like buildings or End portal chambers may be exhausting for Minecraft players, but there are methods to speed up that search by using X-ray defects.

How to Use X-Ray Without Mods in Minecraft
How to Use X-Ray Without Mods in Minecraft


Although there are several X-ray vision modifications available online, they aren't strictly required in some scenarios because players may use a bug in Minecraft's original engine to see through walls and floors as well. There are several ways to get partial X-ray vision in Minecraft across all platforms, including Java Edition and Bedrock Edition.


Various X-Ray Vision Techniques In Minecraft

Block surfaces are drawn in Minecraft when there are blocks deemed transparent between them and the player. When a player is seeing their character model, the camera can clip through translucent blocks in order to offer a view of the game world.

When a player is suffocating, their vision is obscured since the block they are inside is not transparent to the camera. With this in mind, the character and camera may be moved to look through these translucent blocks.


Various X-ray vision techniques in Minecraft


The simplest approach to get this X-ray vision in Minecraft is to utilize the third-person camera in a 2-block high, 1-block wide tunnel.

Many players currently utilize these sorts of tunnels for mining, but by switching to third-person perspective and moving the camera outside the boundaries of the tunnel, players may observe caverns, structures, or other items nearby. However, this point of view is rather restricted.


There are several alternatives to using a third-person camera, some of which are listed below:

Java Edition of Minecraft

  • Gaining x-ray vision using sand, gravel, or concrete powder and a composter is a low-cost option. Players may set a composter in the bottom of a 3-block-deep pit and then leap inside it by digging a 3-block-deep hole. Following that, just placing a sand/gravel/concrete powder block atop them should offer solid x-ray vision of the surrounding region.
  • A piston block can also be used to lower the player's head into a viewable x-ray region. This is possible with a piston, a composter, one lever, and two complete blocks of any kind. Dig a 1-block deep trench, set the composter inside, and then construct a 2-block tall wall on either side of the hole. Next, install and activate a switch on the top block of one of the walls. Enter the composter and raise the piston over your head. Due to the lever being triggered, this will automatically activate the piston and push the player's view past the visible block layer.

Bedrock Edition of Minecraft

  • Minecraft players may gain x-ray vision by using falling snow. This will need one piece of sand, gravel, or another gravity-affected block, four pieces of top snow, and a substantial amount of slabs (more slabs, more vision in this case). To begin, dig a 1-block-deep pit and surround it with slabs. Then, install a solid block above the hole to allow the player to walk below. Place the sand/etc. block on top of this, then stack the snow on top of the sand, then jump into the hole. Enter stealth, then destroy the overhead block; the descending gravity-affected block should fall with the snow, providing solid eyesight.
  • Placing chains sideways can give x-ray vision for anyone interested in seeing through lava in the Nether. This may be done as many times as needed to see through a sea of lava.

X-ray vision is quite useful for locating structures and other important things, so it's worth a try if Minecraft players aren't in the mood to install a new mod or add-on. Give it a shot the next time you play; you might be amazed at how much you discover.

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