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Game Mechanics

First Appearance


Clouds are game mechanics that were added in Pre-Release to improve the appearance of the sky. Each cloud is differently formed, but still stays with the blockish theme of the game. Clouds are seen moving slowly through the sky.


  • Clouds were part of the Pre-Release but were removed and re-added in Update 0.6.0.
  • The Clouds move faster in Creative Mode than in Survival Mode.
  • Fancy Graphics must be turned on for Clouds to appear as of Update 0.7.0.
  • In Old Worlds, above the Clouds, there is an infinite amount of land that the Player can stand on which is mostly formed by clouds.
  • The Clouds in Minecraft are the same as the fast graphics of PC/Mac.
  • There was a glitch where if the Player attempts to place a Block on thin air whilst in a Cloud, the game would crash and if the Player attempts to do this several times the world would possibly be deleted. However, this glitch was fixed in Update 0.8.1.
  • Clouds marked the 128 Block building limit before Update 1.0, when the Block limit was increased to 256 Blocks.
  • If the Player sees Water, Lava or a Nether Portal Block through a Cloud, it will disappear.
  • There was a glitch in Update 0.14.2 that caused Clouds to have an incorrect texture. It was fixed in Update 0.14.3.