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Survival Mode

What is Survival Mode?

Survival mode is one of the main game modes in Minecraft. Players must collect resources, build structures, battle mobs, manage hunger, and explore the world in an effort to thrive and survive.


In Survival, players have an inventory in which they may gather items. These items may be combined using certain recipes to create tools and other items. This process is known as crafting. Most crafting recipes need a crafting table. Some items cannot be obtained by crafting normally and require a furnace for processing. Various other crafting stations exist for advanced uses, such as brewing, repairing, and enchanting.

In Survival mode, the player is able to receive damage from the environment and from hostile mobs (unless playing on peaceful, where hostile mobs are disabled). If the player receives enough damage, they will die and return to their spawn point.

Minecraft has a basic structure, that of a scavenger hunt. While striving to build and expand their shelter, players collect various items and resources to add to their capabilities, attacks, and defenses, with many items enabling access to others. Over time, the player will travel to other dimensions to attain their goals.

The player can reach a "proper ending" in Survival mode by defeating the ender dragon, but this does not actually terminate play; it provides a trophy item (dragon egg), a huge amount of experience, and leaves the End dimension open for exploration. There is also an optional boss, the wither, which becomes accessible in the mid- to late game. The player can also take up any purposes of their own design; one common goal is to fulfill all of the predefined achievements (Advancements in Java Edition). Oceans also bring exploration, as they have corals, monuments and adapted creatures like guardians and drowned.


Survival Mode has a couple of varinets: Adventure Mode and Hardcore Mode. In Adventure Mode, players cannot break or place blocks. This mode is mostly used for maps, or Minecraft worlds that can be downloaded from the Internet and have a set storyline. Hardcore Mode is the same as Survival Mode, but if you die, you cannot respawn. This mode is used to challenge players who havealready beaten Survival Mode.

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