How to Crawl in Minecraft: 1.20.10 Adds New Experimental Feature

Daniel Royte
Updated On: 
<div class="paragraphs"><p>Minecraft Crawl</p></div>

Minecraft Crawl

Cover-Credits: 

Highlights
Whether you're a seasoned player or just starting out, understanding Minecraft's mechanics is critical for survival and success.
In this guide, we'll look at crawling, a fundamental skill that can come in handy in a variety of scenarios. Learning to crawl in Minecraft brings up new avenues for exploration, fighting, and resource collecting.

In the thrilling world of Minecraft, where imagination knows no limitations and adventures lie around every corner! Whether you're a seasoned player or just starting out, understanding Minecraft's mechanics is critical for survival and success. In this guide, we'll look at crawling, a fundamental skill that can come in handy in a variety of scenarios. Learning to crawl in Minecraft brings up new avenues for exploration, fighting, and resource collecting. 

Prepare to crouch and move with grace as we walk you through step-by-step instructions on how to crawl like a master. Grab your pickaxe, put on your best armor, and let's begin this amazing trip of cunning maneuvering through Minecraft's blocky kingdoms!

All You Need to Know About the New Experimental Crawling Feature

With Update 1.20.10, a new experimental functionality that allows you to crawl in narrow spaces was officially added to Minecraft: Bedrock Edition.

Crawling in Minecraft: Bedrock Edition is identical to short sneaking, but that you must be in a 1x1 block rather than a 1.5 block. To get yourself into the crawling animation in an earlier snapshot, you'd have to do some intricate stuff like dig a pit and build a trap door. However, things have been simplified with Update 1.20.10. All you have to do now is crouch in a 1x1 block space to get into a crawling position.

There are several key aspects to keep in mind regarding the new crawling mechanic in Minecraft. Firstly, crawling is performed at the same speed as sneaking, allowing for a subtle and stealthy movement through various environments. It's important to note that if a player leaves a one-block gap while crawling, they will automatically stand up or transition into sneaking mode.

Additionally, when a player is crawling and comes into contact with water, they will seamlessly transition into swimming mode, and vice versa. It's worth mentioning that the player's model is now centered around their hitbox during swimming, ensuring a more accurate representation of their position.

Furthermore, when players are sneaking, swimming, or gliding, any projectiles they spawn will originate from the camera position, enhancing the overall gameplay experience. Similarly, sneaking, swimming, or gliding players will now emit particle effects while consuming food, providing an immersive visual effect.

For those utilizing Loyalty Tridents, these weapons will consistently return to the player's camera, ensuring a smoother and more reliable retrieval process.

Bug fixes have also been implemented to address certain issues. For example, players will no longer encounter situations where they become stuck inside Cauldrons or Composters while crawling with a Trapdoor. Additionally, the paper doll, which represents the player's equipped items, will now display correctly when in a crawling position.

Finally, a bug related to gliding or swimming has been resolved, ensuring that players' bounding boxes accurately correspond to their current mode of movement. With these essential details in mind, you are now equipped with the knowledge to fully embrace and utilize the crawling mechanic within the vast world of Minecraft.


Published On: 
author profile picture
Daniel is an under-grad and has grown up with esports titles like Dota 2 cultivating a passion for esports. His current beats include in-depth coverage of Dota 2 and Mobile Legends.