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Why Do Beds Explode in the Nether in Minecraft?

Why Do Beds Explode in the Nether in Minecraft?

Minecraft releases tons of updates to keep the content fresh and fix the underlying bugs in the game. However, there are times when a fully intentional feature looks more like an error caused during the development process. 

Many games house such ‘features,’ but nothing is nearly as interesting as the phenomenon of exploding beds in the Nether region of Minecraft. It certainly derives many questions to mind. Why does trying to nap in hell turn your wood and wool bed into TNT? Is this supposed to happen? What is the logical reasoning behind it? 

Beds explode in Minecraft’s Nether region because the Nether is supposed to feel like a dreary place. Therefore, there is no reason for something as calming as a bed to exist. There should always be a sense of restlessness in the Nether. 

Aside from the lore’s standpoint, there can also be another reason your beds explode regarding technicalities. However, there has been no official statement on that as of yet. 

Beds Exploding in the Nether: A Logical Perspective

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There’s no quantifiable measure of time in the Nether. Therefore, time does not exist in the dimension since there is no day and night. Beds are supposed to help you leap into time. Thus, they end up exploding in the Nether since there is no practical way to advance the time when there is no time to begin with. 

If you could sleep in the Nether, you would sleep for an infinite amount of time. Therefore, a small explosion is set to remind you why it is such a bad idea. Thankfully, the explosion doesn’t guarantee instant death. However, it is still better to learn from your mistakes. 

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It is also worth noting that spawn points don’t work in the Nether, therefore, it is much easier to make them explode instead of changing a chunk of the game’s fundamentals. There is no physical relation between 3 wooden planks and 3 wool blocks exploding as strongly as a TNT.

Differences Between Nether and Overworld

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The Nether is supposed to be a dangerous dimension where you experience different forms of distress while exploring. The Nether has no daylight cycles and no weather. The main source of light is the lava and fire in this dimension. 

Most items and blocks function identically to the overworld with the exceptions of:

  • Exploding Beds
  • Powered Respawn Anchors
  • Liquid Placement
  • Flow of Lave
  • Not-Working Clocks