Minecraft is a huge game. It features large worlds filled with seemingly countless cubes for players to create anything they can dream of. Countless? Not anymore. YouTuber Minthical decided to clean an entire Minecraft map from all its blocks, mining over 45 million blocks until nothing is left.
In December 2017, Minthical began an impressive project called the Bedrock Massacre. His goal was to empty a Minecraft bedrock map of all its blocks. He began by clearing up the center of the map, block after block. If he only managed to clear a rectangle in a few months, almost five years later, Minthical is close to reaching his goal. According to the YouTuber, he will be done cleaning an entire Minecraft map of all its block by this September.
During his latest stream, Minthical shared some information about how far he is into his ambitious goal. If you are a Minecraft enthusiast, Minthical published over 2,000 hours worth of stream of him digging up every possible Minecraft block. So far, he destroyed over 45 million blocks. He decided to destroy a whole 862×862 classic size world, so he should need about 2 more million blocks before he is done.
If this challenge wasn’t already hard enough as it is, Minthical decided to do it all in Survival mode. On top of mining for years, he has to make sure not to die while doing so. Unlike the Creative mode, Survival requires constant attention to the hunger and health bar not to die on the shift. At night, monsters will come and attack you on sight. Tools aren’t free, and you must craft all the pickaxes you will need to carve up an entire world. That’s a lot of pickaxes – Minthical had already used 5,250 of the tools by last December.
This Bedrock Massacre is only the first step of Minthical’s planned trilogy of “dimensional massacre.” After destroying the Overworld, the YouTuber plans to mine the Nether and End dimensions. So far, Minthical has spent over 10,000 hours on the PS4 version of Minecraft.
With this project, Minthical aims to “build [his] legacy,” and “help others build their own legacy that will be seen for years to come.” He adds that “many people may think doing these big projects will be a waste of time, but they don’t understand that once they finish they will be remembered by others through the accomplishments.” There is no doubt the Minecraft community will remember Minthical once he ends his project of cleaning an entire Minecraft classic map of all its blocks.
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