How to have invisible blocks in Minecraft

You’ve explored virtually all of the inventory available by default on Minecraft, Mojang’s well-known sandbox title, but haven’t been able to find certain items at all. For example, you would really need an invisible block, in order to create a sort of barrier or in any case to be used in some constructions. You’ve tried everything in ways, but there doesn’t seem to be any way to create it. Well, don’t worry – you’ve come to the right place!

In this tutorial, in fact, I will explain in detail how to have invisible blocks in Minecraft. In case you were wondering, yes – I’ll be looking at both the PC version of the game and the mobile and console version. In short, I can assure you that at the end of the guide you will be able to place the much coveted invisible blocks on the Mojang title map.

Having said that, why don’t we begin to enter the magical world of “cubes” together? Even if they are not seen in this case, they can always be very useful! To proceed, you just have to take a few minutes of free time and follow the quick instructions below. In short, there is nothing left for me to do, except wish you good reading and have fun!


  • Preliminary information
  • How to have invisible blocks in Minecraft
  • How to get invisible blocks in Minecraft PE

Preliminary information

Before going into the details of the procedure on how to have invisible blocks in Minecraft, I think it may interest you to know more about this possibility.

Well, invisible blocks are, as the name suggests, units that can be placed on the ground but that the player does not see. They are used by players to create, for example, a closed zone with invisible boundaries.

To give you a concrete example, when the user tries to go to the edge of the map in some games, his character “collides” with invisible walls, which do not allow him to pass that point and explore areas that are not yet finished or not foreseen. . In short, it is a way to delimit a certain place.

Obviously, since Minecraft relies heavily on creativity, players have found various ways to use this type of blocks, integrating them into their creations.

For example, there are those who have managed to create invisible armor supports, in order to have them, support monitors, for their gaming station. In addition to this, there are those who have created streams of water that would otherwise be impossible to achieve.

In short, learning how to obtain and use invisible blocks can be very interesting, since it allows you to access new possibilities of the game.

How to have invisible blocks in Minecraft

After explaining what invisible blocks are for, I’d say it’s time to take action. In this chapter, therefore, I will explain how to get them in the Java edition of Minecraft for PC.

No mod is needed to get the invisible blocks: you just need to use a specific command. The first thing you need to do is enable the controls in your game. To proceed, start the game, go to the path Single player> Create a new world> Otherworld options and set the Commands option to Yes. Remember to first press the Done button and then the Create a new world button to confirm.

Once in the game, in Creative mode, press the T button on your keyboard, type the command /give \[username] minecraft:barrier and press Enter.

At this point, a block with the prohibition icon will be generated directly in your character’s hand. The game calls it Barrier and it is an invisible block that serves to delimit the border. Try placing a few barriers in front of your character.

Next, press the T button on your keyboard, type the command /gamemode survival, so as to switch to Survival mode, and press Enter. Perfect, now you will see that the blocks you placed earlier will be invisible.

Then press the T button on the keyboard again, type the command /gamemode creative and press Enter, in order to return to Creative mode and arrange the invisible blocks to your liking.

In some cases, you may need to go through the process of getting the Barrier block again and seeing where it is placed. Perfect, now you have learned how to get an invisible block in the Java edition of Minecraft for PC.

Of course, what I have explained to you are just the basics. In fact, in Mojang’s title it is also possible to make other elements invisible, such as the supports for the armor.

If you are interested in learning more about the subject, I suggest you consult my tutorial on how to make a gaming station on Minecraft, in which I explained in detail how to make invisible supports for monitors.

How to get invisible blocks in Minecraft PE

If you are a fan of Minecraft, you will know that there are essentially two versions of the game: the Java one, which I told you about in the previous chapter, and the Bedrock one, available for Windows 10, mobile devices and consoles.

Now I’ll focus on the latter, taking the mobile edition as a practical example. Among other things, for completeness of information, the latter is no longer called Minecraft PE, but only Minecraft.

To proceed, you need to activate the cheats in the game you want to use to get the invisible blocks. To do this, start Minecraft, press the Play button and choose whether to create a new world or to modify an existing one (via the pencil icon ).

After that, simply go to the Game tab and set the Enable cheats option to ON. I remind you that you will not be able to obtain achievements this way.

Once you have entered a game in Creative mode, tap on the chat icon located in the top center, type the command /give [username] barrierand confirm.

Great, now place a Barrier on the ground, open the chat again, type the command /gamemode survival, confirm and you will see that the block will become “magically” invisible. I remind you that you can return to Creative mode via the command /gamemode creative.

You may have to repeat the procedure to get the Barrier back to get back to seeing this type of block. In any case, perfect: you have learned how to generate “invisibility” in the various editions of Minecraft.

As for the console versions of the game, the procedure is the same, although the way you type commands changes. For this reason, you may be interested in my guide on how to open chat on PS4.

Since you are interested in the title of Mojang, I would like to advise you to consult the page of my site dedicated to Minecraft, where you can find several tutorials that could be interesting.


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