With each new Minecraft update, we gain access to more and more building blocks to help us make interesting maps. While some popular examples include concrete, terracotta and stone, mud is a more recent addition that can completely change how you build. Its rough, dark appearance pairs well with just about any natural block you can think of. Getting your hands on some, though, is a challenge in itself. If you’d like to learn more, continue reading to discover how to make mud in Minecraft.
How to Make Mud Blocks in Minecraft
Making mud in Minecraft requires three main things: dirt, water and a glass bottle. While getting some dirt is usually simple, water and glass bottles are slightly harder to come by, depending on where you spawn. You can craft glass bottles using three glass in a “V” shape on your crafting table, which you can use to pick up water from any source. Yes, this also includes a cauldron full of water if you have one nearby.
With your water bottle in hand, use it on the dirt block to turn it into mud! You can do this multiple times, but you’ll need more water for each block you convert. This also only works on any dirt type, including coarse and rooted, but not on grass.
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If you don’t have the resources to make mud blocks, don’t worry! Mud naturally spawns in Mangrove swamp biomes, where you can also find mangrove trees and fossil structures made of bone blocks. If you don’t have any tools, you can break the blocks with your fist quickly without issue.
Minecraft is available on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, and mobile devices through the official website. For more information about the game, check out How to Turn on Coordinates in Minecraft and All Minecraft Villagers and their Trades Listed.