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Minecraft Chunk Borders Bedrock Featured

How to Enable Chunk Borders in Minecraft Bedrock Edition

Fine, I'll measure it myself

Each game has its own special terms and distinctions, even to the most mundane things. Minecraft, for example, loves to measure its distance through chunks. Hey, what do you mean you don’t know how long a chunk is?! Don’t worry; I didn’t know either until recently. A chunk is a 16×16 area, or a 256-blocks-long square area. 

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This is a regular measurement system used in the game for various useful reasons, one of them being the game enabling Chunks Borders to be shown in the Java version. But can the same be done for Bedrock?

How to Show Chunk Borders on Minecraft Bedrock Edition

While there’s no official method for enabling the borders in Bedrock, you can find them by yourself through your coordinates. You’ll be on a border of a chunk anytime your coordinates (either X or Z) read as any multiple of 16 (16, 32, 48, 64…). So if you’re exactly on a border of a chunk right now, the next border is precisely 15 steps ahead of you.

Not the answer you were expecting, I suppose? Yeah, this is just too boring to do. You can just use the Markers Pack Resource Pack instead. 

This mod pack has tons of Quality-of-Life features imbued into it, as well as, you guessed it, markers! Those are tied to Armor Stands, and you can trigger them by giving them a banner and crouching to change their pose. 

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Once you do, the borders will be shown as if you’re playing Java, and they can tell you things like the exact measure of a chunk or other extras like a budget compass. Each of the Stand’s poses has a different command, and the regular Chunk markers are set to the second pose (as shown in the image above).

The biggest problem is quite obvious, too: It’s not that practical to walk with an Armor Stand and a Banner anywhere you go. So if you don’t want to resort to this resource pack, you’re outta luck. The only reliable way to find chunks will be to measure them yourself. This can be tedious, but it’s one of the weak points Bedrock has over Java. At least it can make your strip mining sessions easier, if you’re patient enough to measure each chunk. 


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Patrick Souza
Patrick has been working for Prima since 2022 and joined as a Staff Writer in 2023. He's been interested in gaming journalism since college, and that was the path he took once he had his degree in hands. Diligently ignores his ever-growing backlog to keep raiding in Final Fantasy XIV, exploring in Genshin Impact or replaying some of his favorite RPGs from time to time. Loves tackling hard challenges in games, but his cats are still the hardest bosses he could ask for.
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