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Can Minecraft Zombies Break Glass?

Can Minecraft Zombies Break Glass?

Minecraft is chock-full of opportunities to build the land or home of your dreams and on the same page, the threats to ruin this dream are always looming large in the shape of the mobs that are out to get you, especially in Survival mode. The game is filled with many types of enemies and each serves a particular type of damage and saving yourself and your asset is all that matters. You wouldn’t want your painstakingly made creation to be ruined by pesky enemies.

Speaking of creation, many players like to build houses out of glass for the visual beauty and the fact you could keep an eye out for threats strutting about. And many such builders have a common question in their mind “Can glass be destroyed by Zombies?”.

The short and sweet answer to this question is NO, glass can not be broken by zombies.

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Zombies Break Glass

Glass blocks have some of the lowest hardness and are generally fragile blocks as compared to others. This frailty has led players to drop the idea of making their dream house made up of glass in survival mode only to be devoured and destroyed by a normal zombie mob.

According to Wikis glass has the worst rating in blast resistance and thus the only threat to your see-through home are enemies that deal explosive damage. There are only two enemies that deal such damage; the Creeper blows up when they are near you and the Ghast fire explosive projectiles. Even with the destroying power, these enemies are not prone to destroying your house as a glass wall somehow acts as a hindrance in their line of sight and they are de-aggroed.

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This particular property of glass is beneficial and in testing, we placed a high enough wall between us and a zombie, and at first, he didn’t notice us at such a close distance of a single glass sheet wall. When we poked at it from a different not glass-covered area it get aggroed and was punching the glass wall which held its ground and didn’t break.

Many times if you are getting chased by a horde of zombies and enter your glass protection you are likely to escape their aggression and be safe. So use this to your advantage.


Glass though is weak it can not be broken by zombies and thus you can build any type of glass structure you would like without worry. Zombies can sometimes hurt you through the glass depending on where you and the zombie is standing and the thickness of the glass but that’s super rare.