Minecraft is the most popular game in the world. With entire YouTube runs revolving around the game and 100 million copies more sold than the next best-selling game of all time, it’s almost inconceivable that someone hasn’t played the game by now.
However, Minecraft can be quite an intimidating game for new players due to how small a hand there is in the game. Here are some tips on how new players can ensure their survival on the first day of a new world.
The top 5 things players can do to survive their first day in Minecraft
5) Get wood
Wood is the most important resource for players in the first few minutes of a new world. It is required for all the basic items in the game, including crafting tables, chests, the sticks needed to craft all the tools in the game, and even shields.
Given the importance of wood to many of the game’s vitals, players should spend a fair amount of time on day one chopping down trees, as all of the wood is almost guaranteed to be used.
4) Make some basic tools
Once a player has gotten some wood and made a crafting table, the first thing they need to do is make a pickaxe out of wood. They can then mine some cobblestones and immediately upgrade to a stone pickaxe. But with this stone, players should also make a stone ax and sword at a minimum.
With a stone pickaxe, stone axe, and stone sword, players have their basic tools in mind. They’ll be able to mine wood more quickly and dig a base into the hillside, if that’s how they want to protect themselves early in the game.
3) Build a small shelter
Once a player has a decent supply of wood and some basic stone equipment, they can start worrying about their base, which will keep the player safe during the game’s mob-filled hostile nights.
There are a few different approaches to a first night basis. There’s a basic dirt hut, a hillside base that players dig out, or even a small basic wooden base. Regardless of what the player decides, they will need to make sure that it is properly lit. This can be done by mining for charcoal or by burning logs in a kiln to create charcoal.
2) Make a shield
If a player can find a village or some easily accessible iron ore, they should quickly combine it with some wood to make a shield. Shields are an invaluable resource and a great way to protect the player from any of the many threats found in Minecraft.
Shields are items that players can place on their left hand. The shield will go up every time you right click or use the interact button. This will mitigate any damage coming from the direction the shield is facing.
This can protect players from things like skeleton shots or zombie attacks. It even protects players from explosions from vines, which would normally deal large amounts of damage to players.
1) Look for towns
Towns are by far the best structure players can find on day one or two. If a player has spawned in or near any of the biomes that villages can spawn in, which include deserts, plains, grasslands, savannas, snowy taigas, snowy plains, sunflower plains, and taiga biomes, they should be sure to look around and see if there are any towns nearby.
Players can get large amounts of food from them and also things like iron armor and tools (if there is a blacksmith). Also, players can start breeding villagers and set up a villager trading area to get large amounts of resources.