Gathering resources in Minecraft is a natural thing to do. You will need them to survive and fend off skeletons and ghasts. However, items you gather disappear in certain situations and you will need to start all over again. Keep reading to learn more about despawning mechanics in Minecraft Bedrock Edition.
Minecraft Bedrock Edition: How Long Do Items Take to Despawn?
Note that you will lose everything you have gathered if you die in a lava pit, fire, and any other form of flame. This also applies when something is dropped and you don’t pick it up within a certain amount of time.
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Despawning in Minecraft usually happens after 6,000 game ticks have passed. Every second of real-time is equal to 20 game ticks. We’ll do the math for you: you have five minutes to pick up any dropped items before they disappear. Once they do, there is no way to get them back as they are permanently deleted from the server. This is done to improve game optimization.
If the player who created the world dies, everything gets scrapped.
How to Prevent Items from Despawning in Minecraft Bedrock Edition
It is not all bleak in the land of bricks and pixels, though. There are ways to prevent items from despawning:
- Keep items in chests as they won’t despawn.
- Don’t load the Chunk you died in. Bear in mind that the 6,000 ticks won’t start if you don’t load the Chunk. Choose a different dimension as your new location so the time won’t run.
- Use name tags to prevent despawning.
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