Discovering Minecraft’s fun mechanics can take some time – such a gigantic world deserves thorough exploration! And with these hidden Minecraft tricks, it can only become more enjoyable.

Minecraft fans discover new features, commands, solutions, mechanics, and secrets of their favorite digital world almost daily. This blocky realm constantly evolves, and various updates make it even more massive. And definitely more intriguing! That’s why we won’t share obvious recipes for the simplest crafts or details of Redstone mechanics. Today is all about the best secrets in Minecraft!

1. Examine Igloo Basement

While igloos may look like simple snow houses for taking some rest, they contain a secret many players don’t know about. Looking under one of the carpets, you may have a 50% chance of discovering a mysterious basement concealing potions and golden apples.

But that’s not all, as exploring this location can lead to unlocking the Zombie Doctor achievement!

2. Avoid drowning with a simple torch

Drowning without a way out happens. Luckily, Minecraft reflects real-world wonders quite well, and you can use them to save yourself from such a desperate situation. While underwater, light a regular torch to see the fire go out. But this is what we want!

The extinguishing torch creates a small pocket of air you can use to breathe longer. Light it again and try figuring out your safe way out.

3. An endless water source

Transporting water is not fun, especially if its source is far from your house. Make the water come to you! You need two buckets of liquid from a neighboring source and a 1×3 hole in the ground.

Use the first bucket to fill the left block of the hole and the second one to do the same with the right block. Leave the middle block empty and see it level out with the rest. Enjoy your infinite source of water!

4. Put a pumpkin on your head

A pumpkin is perfect for avoiding surprises from the Endermen. Farm pumpkins yourself or embark on an adventure to find them on the top or side of a mountain.

Once you have it, put it on your head. This way, you can stare at the Endermen as much as you want, and there’s nothing they can do about the awkward situation.

5. Fishing in the rain

In real life, fish bite better when it rains. Unsurprisingly, this rule also works in Minecraft! So, to get the most out of this relaxing activity, avoid dry, sunny days.

6. Throw unwanted things at the cactus

Whether you play Minecraft Java, Bedrock, or MCPE, there is one main feature connecting all these editions – crafting things. However, you may discover many items are no longer needed or look bad. There is only one solution to such a problem – throw them away. And this is where the cactus comes to the rescue!

Just place it on the sand to let the plant grow, or put it at the bottom of the hole that will be your future trash can and start disappearing things. You can throw them directly at the cactus and enjoy your new minimalist lifestyle.

7. Grow yourself a giant jungle tree

Massive jungle trees are great if you dream of building a unique treehouse or harvesting wood to grow cocoa beans. They grow naturally in the jungle biome, but planting one sapling will only result in an ordinary evergreen.

Plant four jungle tree saplings in a square and place bonemeal on the top to grow a giant tree.

8. Setting mobs on fire makes sense

It takes a lot of time to cook nicely roasted meat. So, instead of wasting it on another Masterchef-like exercise, set the mobs on fire. Just hit them with Fire Aspect, Flint and Steel, or Fire Charge and enjoy an instant hunger fix (cooked meat provides more points than raw food).

You can get such meat from pigs, chickens, cows, rabbits, dolphins, and even polar bears.

9. Find the second hidden chest

The igloo isn’t the only room concealing a secret! As you probably already know, the jungle temple is a source of precious stuff. But you may not know it is hiding a second secret chest containing completely unpredictable loot.

Get it by mining the blocks next to the visible levers. You should find your dream secret chest somewhere behind the mechanism.

10. Unlock End Poem

Minecraft is unlike any other game, so even its ending is unique. Created by forgotten co-creator Julian Gough, it presents a ton of random information. Yes, the end of the game is text! Known as the End Poem, it summarizes the player’s work after killing the Ender Dragon. Its origins become even more fascinating when we know Microsoft does not have rights to Minecraft ending. If you haven’t had a chance to come across this little masterpiece, take a look at a short quote from its 9-minute content:

‘It cannot read that thought.
No. It has not yet achieved the highest level. That, it must be achieved in the long dream of life, not the short dream of a game.
Does it know that we love it? That the universe is kind?
Sometimes, through the noise of its thoughts, it hears the universe, yes.

But there are times it is sad, in the long dream. It creates worlds that have no summer, and it shivers under a black sun, and it takes its sad creation for reality.
To cure it of sorrow would destroy it. The sorrow is part of its own private task. We cannot interfere.
Sometimes when they are deep in dreams, I want to tell them, they are building true worlds in reality. Sometimes I want to tell them of their importance to the universe. Sometimes, when they have not made a true connection in a while, I want to help them to speak the word they fear.’


Minecraft is full of various Easter eggs, splashes, and glitches, existing within this PC game for a specific purpose. They are there purely for fun, although some may prove handy during your adventures. These secrets make this world unique, mysterious, dark, and even bizarre. The more you know, the more you feel like Alice in Wonderland (there is even a downloadable map of this name), where everything seems normal but also entirely crazy. Does it matter?

As End Poem mentions – the universe said you have played the game well. Maybe let’s focus on that before we stare into Minecraft for so long it stares back.