Minecraft is a game of endless creativity, and its player base delivers patch after patch. Even after The Wild Update in version 1.19, the community has created several builds that impress and inspire.
One of the oldest traditions in Minecraft is the creation of secret bases. Sometimes, they are created for pleasure. Other times, they are created on multiplayer servers to serve their purpose of being obscure and difficult to get into. No matter what purpose they may serve, players have no shortage of secret base layouts to recreate or draw inspiration from.
Below, players can find some of the best options to use in version 1.19.
Ranking Top Secret Base Layouts in Minecraft The Wild Update
10) Hidden Basement Base
An underground base is certainly nothing groundbreaking in Minecraft, but it can be hidden pretty well. This base layout employs multi-story rooms, complete with everything survival gamers might need. Its two entrances are well hidden under an ordinary Minecraft house and a small lake nearby.
The house may look innocuous enough, but the foundation underneath is another story entirely. In fact, it is even more complex than the house built on top of it to hide its entrance.
9) Hidden underground “tree” base
Like the hidden underground base in the previous list, this base features the use of above ground blocks to hide its presence. In this case, this Smithers Boss design on YouTube is housed under a standard birch tree.
Using a lever-activated piston, players can open its hidden entrance under the tree while keeping the opening mechanism hidden at other times. A small staircase leads to the base, which contains plenty of storage space and an additional floor at the lowest point with a bed. If players wish, they can expand on this layout and add additional rooms as long as they have underground space.
8) Pond entrance base
If Minecraft players have a body of water nearby, they can use a few tricks to make a hidden base underneath. This example from WolfCommander13 uses a small pond for its input.
Players can dive into the water, descending down a shaft that works similar to a water elevator. Once at the bottom, players enter the base itself, well lit and decorated to their liking. At surface level, it can be considerably difficult to spot a hidden underwater base. This is especially true if the foundation is buried under a very deep body of water like a lake or even the ocean itself.
7) Waterfall gate base
Sometimes Minecraft players don’t need too much automation to hide their base. Dating back to the early days of the game, simply using liquid blocks like water can darken a base enough.
This design is simple, it uses a small amount of redstone machinery to control the flow of a waterfall. When the flow stops, players can enter their base and then reactivate the flow of water. Ideally, players will want their waterfall to look as organic as possible so as not to draw attention to itself. Otherwise, this secret base layout is cheap and effective.
6) Bed entry base
This Minecraft base uses an intriguing mechanic to access the underground part. Specifically, a button on a nearby wall is connected to two command blocks. Once activated, the command block destroys the bed in the small house. Players standing on the bed can safely land on the hidden base. The blocks then replace the hole created by the broken bed so as not to raise suspicion.
Intruders will essentially enter an empty room, but Minecraft players will be safe underground and completely out of sight.
5) Trapdoor Crawl Space Base
Trap Doors are one of the simplest blocks in Minecraft to build. They are used for many reasons, but can also be a great base build.
Since Minecraft players can crawl under small spaces and through open hatches, they can be tactically positioned for a secret base entrance. Ideally, players will want to place the hatch in an innocuous spot where it won’t be easy to spot. From there, they can build the base after a short trip through a horizontal or vertical tunnel.
4) Mountainside stone gate base
Operating on a simple premise, this foundation is nonetheless incredibly effective. Using a piston-operated stone block gate, the entrance blends into the side of a mountain. This door can be activated in many ways, but a stone button may be the best option to hide it.
As soon as the piston door is activated, it can be sealed once more and players can enter the base. With a big enough mountain as a construction site, Minecraft players should be able to build a sizable multi-room base complete with all the amenities they need before venturing back into their world.
3) mushroom base
Red mushrooms that grow to their maximum size in forest and mushroom field biomes are deceptively spacious. If hollowed out, Minecraft players can create a condensed base that looks exactly like an ordinary large red mushroom.
Granted, this base can be somewhat fragile and can draw players in, specifically mushroom block hunting. However, if placed in a mushroom field biome, it should be mixed in enough to be unnoticed, especially in low population multiplayer situations.
2) Powder snow base
An often overlooked block in Minecraft, powdered snow can be collected through a bucket to cover existing blocks. It is often found in colder environments, such as snowy biomes and mountain peaks.
Since this block covers a large portion of these areas, it’s a perfect way to hide an entrance to the underground base. In essence, this skin from SomeNutzGuy on YouTube allows players to duck through a blanket of powdery snow into a pit below. Then it is possible to descend to the base itself, being completely undetectable with the naked eye.
1) Automatic opening command block base
If Minecraft players have access to a command block, they can create a hidden base that is nearly impossible to find. This is achieved by finding an innocuous place, such as a hill or a mountain.
Once there, players can carve and decorate their base before creating the entrance. The mechanic that obscures the input involves a small redstone circuit, two sticky pistons, and a command block that executes the command “/testfor @a[r=8]” before setting the block to repeat and selecting the “always on” condition.
Without the need for pressure plates, buttons, or levers, this base design allows players to simply walk up to the door and open it. Unless other Minecraft players see you enter, they will have no idea that this base entrance exists.
Note: This article is subjective and reflects the opinions of the writer only.