Even if you’ve been playing Minecraft for a long time, the game is so huge and expansive that you can’t possibly learn absolutely everything that there is to know about it!

It’s been over ten years since the first release of the game and yet there’s still surprises in store for fans, as well as plenty of new things to discover, with content being added to the game all the time. With the game changing so often and new things being introduced, there’s probably a whole lots of facts you may have missed whilst playing.

Here’s eight things that even experienced players probably didn’t know about survival mode! Want to play a Minecraft Survival Server with other online players and new features? Check out our OneBlock Multiplayer Survival!

You Should Always Try To Unlock The Advancements

Advancements are essentially the Minecraft version of achievements and, like with many other games, you don’t needto unlock them to progress in the game… but you definitely should.

Whilst it can take a lot of effort to unlock some of Minecraft Java’s trickier advancements,  the effort isn’t without reward. Many of the advancements in Minecraft will give the player a certain amount of XP when they’re unlocked, with some even releasing a huge 1000 XP!

So, in a way, advancements do just that – help you advance in the game!

On Minecraft Multiplayer games including OneBlock MC, we also have a huge variety of quests and adventures. Battle bosses for XP or complete various SkyBlock questions in OneBlock Classic! Join now.

There’s A Secret Advancement, Too

While all other advancements can be easily accessed using the main menu during survival mode, there is a secret advancement that you’ve probably never even heard of.

It’s called ‘How Did We Get Here’, and its found in the Nether category! We won’t tell you how to unlock it, though, we’ll leave that to you.

Some Seeds Might Leave You Doomed From The Start

While the majority of seeds allow players to harvest the materials they’ll need in order to be successful when starting out, some seeds won’t be quite so bountiful. In fact, if you’re reallyunlucky, you might find yourself in a rare world where these all-important materials aren’t easy to come by at all.

If you get the feeling this applies to the seed you’re playing under in a new game, you may be better to cut your losses and start again!

Starvation Is Only ‘Game Over’ Happens On Hard Mode

Whilst Minecraft isn’t exactly known for its realism, one element of survival in the game is just as important as in real life – food!

We all know that finding no access to food in the game will reduce a player’s health and that creating a food source should be one of the first things on your checklist, but failing to find food will only lead to death by starvation on hard mode. Starvation in easy and normal mode will simply leave you with very little health left.

Cheating Is Much Easier Than You Think

Cheating is pretty widely frowned upon by the Minecraft community, but sometimes you just can’t help it. Luckily, cheats can actually always be enabled.

Even if you’re being strict with yourself and select ‘no cheats’ when making your world, opening up to LAN will allow you to switch cheats back on as a back-up option and continue to activate cheats via the commands bar.

Remember, though – just because you can, doesn’t mean you should!

Choose Your Spawn Point Wisely

Did you know that your respawn point is chosen for you from the second you spawn into the game? Your spawn point is selected randomly and can be changed by sleeping in a bed or using commands but, until you do one of these things, will remain the same.

To get the most out of the game, try to pick out a spawn point tactically. You never want to be too far from vital in-game resources, after all!

There’s Extra Info If You Need It

If you’re playing the PC version of the game and should find yourself getting lost or unsure about a certain aspect of the world you’re playing in, you can access all sorts of interesting information about your world by pressing the F3 button.

You’ll be shown some information about the world and your current position, which could certainly be pretty useful to you in a handful of situations.

You also have the option to play other Minecraft games such as Minecraft OneBlock! Start with just one block and break it in order to get new items and blocks. It also includes a huge online world with thousands of other players skyblocking each day!

There Is An Ending… Technically!

Okay, so maybe the ending in question doesn’t actually spell the end of the game, but there is a point where the player triggers the credits to begin playing.

This comes when the player finds their way into the End and defeats the Ender Dragon, which is why many see it as a kind of ending or a mark of success in the game.

Don’t worry, though. After the credits have rolled, players are spawned right back home and will be able to continue their survival journey for as long as they want.

Maybe you’ll even pick up that hidden advancement we mentioned...