If you’re looking to speedrun Minecraft, you’ll need to know a few things first. This blog post will guide you through the process, step by step.

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Minecraft is a game with nearly limitless possibilities. With its procedurally generated worlds and simple but robust core gameplay, the game has captured the imaginations of millions of players around the world.

For some, the appeal of Minecraft is in its unending potential for creative building projects. For others, it’s in the challenge of survival against ever-changing and increasingly difficult odds. And for many players, it’s a combination of both.

Regardless of your play style, there’s one thing that all Minecraft fans can agree on: the game is meant to be enjoyed at your own pace. But what if you want to up the ante and challenge yourself to beat the game as quickly as possible?

If that sounds like fun to you, then you’re in luck! In this article, we’ll teach you everything you need to know about speedrunning Minecraft.


In order to speedrun Minecraft, you’ll need to prepare your game and your hardware. First, you’ll need to download and install the game. Once you have the game installed, you’ll need to download a resource pack and a mod or two. You’ll also need to set up your controls and make sure your hardware can handle the game.

Choose a game mode

In order to speedrun Minecraft, you’ll need to choose a game mode. The two most popular options are Survival and Creative.

Creative mode is the best option for speedrunners, as it allows you to fly and spawn in any item you want. This mode is often used in “any%” category speedruns, where the goal is simply to beat the game as quickly as possible, regardless of the method used.

Survival mode is a more challenging option, as it requires you to gather resources and craft items before proceeding. This mode is typically used in “100%” category speedruns, where the goal is to beat the game while completing all major objectives.

Once you’ve chosen a game mode, you’ll need to select a world type. The three most popular options are Default, Superflat, and Large Biomes.

Default worlds are the most commonly-used world type for speedruns, as they offer a balance of challenge and opportunity. Superflat worlds are flattened versions of Default worlds, which can make certain sections of the game easier. Large Biomes worlds have larger sections of land with different biomes, which can make resource-gathering difficult.

Once you’ve selected a world type, you’ll be ready to start your speedrun!

Turn on reduced debug info

One way to make things a bit easier on yourself is to turn on reduced debug info in the game settings. This can be found in the Accessibility tab under Game Settings. When you have reduced debug info enabled, you will no longer see the block and item names when you hover over them in your inventory or in the world. This may not seem like a big deal, but it can save you precious seconds when you’re trying to quickly identify and select the blocks and items you need.

Set your controls

Start by opening the Minecraft keybind settings. If you’re playing on PC, press the Esc key while in-game to open the pause menu, then click Options… -> Controls. For mobile and console, the process will be different – refer to your device’s controls menu.

From here, you can change how each action in the game is performed. For speedrunning, we recommend using as few buttons as possible, so rebinding keys to similar actions is essential. For example, you can set both jump and sprint to the spacebar, or use WASD for movement and your mouse for looking around.

Here are a few other keybinds we recommend setting:

-Toggle sprint: This allows you to hold down a button to always sprint, rather than having to double-tap it every time you want to go fast.
-Toggle sneak: Again, this lets you hold down a button rather than double-tapping it each time you want to sneak. We recommend binding this to Shift.
-Drop item: Pressing Q will now drop the item you’re holding – very useful for disposing of items quickly.

The game

Minecraft is a game about placing blocks and going on adventures. Speedrunning is all about playing the game as fast as possible. There are many ways to speedrun Minecraft, but this guide will focus on the ten most important steps.

The first few minutes

Assuming you’re starting a new world in Minecraft 1.14, the first thing you’ll want to do is head to the nearest water source – rivers are best, but lakes and oceans will do – and collect some cobblestone. You’ll need at least eight blocks of cobblestone to make a furnace, which is essential for smelting ores later on. Once you have your cobblestone, find a tree and start punching it until it breaks; you’ll need wood for both tools and building materials. Once you have a few blocks of wood, create a crafting table by putting four wood blocks in the 2×2 grid in your inventory crafting window. Right-click on the crafting table to open the 3×3 grid and use this to create a pickaxe.

The first hour

Speedrunning Minecraft can be a lot of fun, but it can also be a bit daunting if you’ve never done it before. Here are 10 steps to help you get started.

1. Choose your game mode. For beginners, it’s best to start with Survival mode. You can always try other modes later on, but Survival will give you the best foundation for learning how to speedrun.

2. Download a timer. There are plenty of great timers out there, but for this guide we’ll be using SpeedRunsLive’s Easytimer.

3. Join the Speedrunning Minecraft Discord server. This is a great community of people who love to speedrun Minecraft and are always happy to help new members get started.

4. Watch some runs. Getting an idea of how other people speedrun Minecraft will give you a better sense of what’s possible and how to do it yourself. You can check out the Speedrunning Minecraft YouTube channel or visit the SRM Wikiruns page to find some good runs to watch.

5. Set up your timer and start practicing! The key to getting better at speedrunning is practice, so make sure to set aside some time each day to work on your skills.

6. Learn the basics of routing (a fancy term for figuring out the fastest way to complete a run). There are lots of helpful resources out there, but one good place to start is the SRM WikiRouting page.

7. Download a mod pack or resource pack that will help you with your speedrunning goals. There are many useful mods and resource packs out there, so do some research and find ones that will help you with the specific things you want to work on (for example, if you want to get better at building à la SethBling, MCPE Helper is a great resource pack). Make sure to read through the descriptions carefully and follow any installation instructions carefully before trying anything new! If you need help installing mods or resource packs, the YouTube channel MCPE Master is a great resource. Do NOT use any mods or resource packs that give you an unfair advantage in races (such as x-ray texture packs) – this goes against the spirit of speedrunning and will likely get you banned from most competitive communities like SpeedRunsLive!
However, competitive runners often use texture/resource packs which show things like player names above their head or enderman eyes in their direction – these are known as “minimap HUDs” and they’re perfectly acceptable in races as long as both runners are using them! Some well-known examples of popular minimap HUDs include FTB Utilities by FTB and Overviewer by Cocomonger (used by SethBling in his world record 1hr 34m 24s Any% run!).8 Get involved in the community! Attend events like Minecon or Minefaire, join competitions like UHC Champions on Hypixel, or just hang out on Discord and chat with other speedrunners about your shared passion!

9 At this point, you should have a pretty good understanding of howto speedrun Minecraft – but remember, practice makes perfect! The best wayto improve is simply by putting in the time and effort and continuallystriving to beat your previous records. Happy running!

The Nether

In Minecraft, the Nether is a hell-like dimension that players can access through portals. It is filled with hostile mobs, dangerous terrain, and powerful weapons. If you want to speedrun Minecraft, you will need to master the Nether. Here are 10 steps to help you do just that:

1. Learn the layout of the Nether. There are 4 main biomes in the Nether: nether wastelands, soul sand valleys, basalt deltas, and crimson forests. Familiarize yourself with the terrain and learn where the best loot is.

2. Farm obsidian. Obsidian is a very strong block that you will need to build your portal. You can farm obsidian by mining lava flows with a water bucket.

3. Find a blaze spawner. Blaze spawners are found in nether fortresses. They are valuable because you can farm blaze rods from them. Blaze rods are used to make potions of regeneration, which can be very helpful in a speedrun.

4. Mine quartz ore. Quartz ore is found in nether wastes and soul sand valleys. Quartz is used to make smooth quartz blocks, which are necessary for building an end portal frame.

5. Collect glowstone dust. Glowstone dust is dropped by glowstone blocks, which are found in nether wastelands and basalt deltas. Glowstone dust is used to make potions of night vision, which will be very useful in dark areas such as The End or The Nether.<6>
6> Find a nether fortress.<7> A nether fortress is a large structure that spawns naturally in The Nether.<8> These structures are valuable because they contain many resources that can be useful for a speedrun, such as chests with rare items, wither skeletons, and blaze spawners.<9>
9> Obtain a wither skeleton skull.<10> Wither skeleton skulls can be obtained by killing wither skeletons or by looting chests in nether fortresses.<11> Wither skeleton skulls are used to make weapons of ultimate destruction: the withering bow and the skull Charger.<12> With these weapons, you will be able to take on any challenge in Minecraft!

The End

Assuming you’ve already beaten the Ender Dragon, here are the steps to take to beat the game as quickly as possible:

1. Get a dragon egg and place it on an end portal frame.
2. Activate the portal using Eyes of Ender.
3. Kill the ender dragon.
4. Obtain at least 20 obsidian blocks by destroying ender crystals or using a pickaxe with the silk touch enchantment.
5. Place obsidian blocks around the outer edge of the exit portal, leaving a 2-block gap in each direction between obsidian blocks for a player to stand in later.
6. Create a 4×5 rectangle of obsidian blocks above the exit portal (leaving a 1-block gap at the top). This will be used to make a barrier later.
7. Blast mine through the obsidian rectangle using TNT or creepers to create an opening large enough for a player to fit through comfortably. Be sure not to accidentally destroy any obsidian blocks around the edges!
8. Fill in any gaps around the edges of the opening with more obsidian blocks so that only one block of air is exposed in each direction (again, leaving space for a player to stand in).
9. Place water source blocks in each of the four corners inside the barrier you just created using either buckets or an infinite water source block from Creative mode (if you’re playing on PC). These will be used later to extinguish fires caused by Ghasts.
10. Now all you have to do is wait for an Enderman to teleport into your barrier, then kill it and retrieve its ender pearl! Once you have an ender pearl, you can teleport back to The End and defeat any remaining Endermen and Nether Mobs for experience points before heading back home through your original portal.”

Finishing the game

Assuming you want to finish the game as fast as possible, there are a few steps you can take to speed up your run. First, make sure you have a good understanding of the game mechanics and how to use them to your advantage. Second, familiarize yourself with the game map and know where all the major landmarks are located. Finally, practice usingspeedrunning techniques so you can execute them flawlessly during your run.


After you have killed the Ender Dragon in Minecraft, you may be wondering what’s next. You may have also seen people speedrunning Minecraft and wonder how they do it. Speedrunning Minecraft is a challenge that can take a lot of practice, but it is possible to do it in under an hour. In this guide, we will show you how to speedrun Minecraft in 10 steps.

Saving your game

Every good speedrun ends with a save, and Minecraft is no different. After you’ve completed your objectives and are ready to end the run, simply type in “/save-off” to disable saving. This will prevent the game from autosaving, which can interfere with your run if you die or make a mistake.

Sharing your run

When you’ve completed your speedrun, you’ll want to share it with the world! You can do this by uploading a video of your run to YouTube or other video sharing sites. Be sure to include a link to your timer so others can check your results. You can also share your time on leaderboards and forums dedicated to speedrunning Minecraft.

You can also share your run with friends and family members who might not be familiar with speedrunning. They might not understand all the jargon and terminology, but they’ll still be impressed by how fast you completed the game!


In conclusion, speedrunning Minecraft is a great way to improve your skills and have a lot of fun. By following the tips in this article, you’ll be able to start speedrunning in no time. Good luck, and have fun!

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