5 easy and useful item duplication glitches

Minecraft is essentially a survival game. This makes obtaining items and materials the most important part of the game for players. However, multiple methods still exist in the game as of 1.191.1 that allow players to duplicate their items, reducing the grind in single player and multiplayer settings.

While Mojang has patched dozens, if not more, of methods for duplicating items in the decade the game has been out, the community has been incredible at coming up with new methods for duplicating items.


Minecraft 1.19.1 has some duplication issues

Disclaimer

These bugs and glitches rely on bugs in the game’s code to work. This means they can be patched at any time, with little notice from Mojang. In addition, strange events or even game-breaking results can occur, so players should proceed at their own risk.

In addition, the duplication issues below have only been tested on the Java 1.19.1 edition and are therefore not guaranteed to work for Bedrock.


5) String Duplication

The setup needed to duplicate string (Image via Minecraft)
The setup needed to duplicate string (Image via Minecraft)

A string is a pretty basic item. Players can use it to craft things like bows, rods, and wool, or trade it to villagers to gain access to emeralds. This means that duplicating string can give players unlimited access to emeralds.

This method is also simple. Players must create a small water channel that leads to a perpendicular area five blocks long, with a tripwire hook at each end and three strings in the middle. When water is placed, flows and the rope breaks, four strings will fall, one more than was placed.


4) Tripwire duplication

The setup needed to duplicate tripwire hooks (Image via Minecraft)
The setup needed to duplicate tripwire hooks (Image via Minecraft)

Tripwire hooks are in a very similar place to rope. They have limited uses such as making locked chests and crossbows and are sold to villagers for emeralds. As with rope, it is easy to reliably duplicate tripwire hooks.

Players must place two hatches on the edges of blocks that are closest to each other, three blocks apart. Players must then crouch and place a hook on each trapdoor, connecting them with one string.

When players walk on the string, it coincides with two tripwire hooks, although only one of the hooks breaks. This means that players can turn two tripwire hooks into an infinite number.


3) Duplication of village trade

An example of a villager in a boat (Image via Minecraft)
An example of a villager in a boat (Image via Minecraft)

Because as powerful as the villager trade is in general, there is one incredibly frustrating aspect, meant to balance the strength of the system: the fact that villagers are out of stock, which means players can only trade a particular trade as they are. can often do in a short period of time.

However, a multiplayer method allows for infinite village trade. If a player is in a boat with a villager in the second seat, another player can enter the village trade interface and the player in the boat can log out of the server. This will also make the boat and the villager disappear. The remaining players can then trade until the stock is depleted.

Once the supply is depleted, the boat player can rejoin. This will also cause the boat and the villager to reappear, with all their trade in stock. Players can do this as much as they want to avoid losing trades.


2) Boat box duplication

This dupe also requires a second person. However, unlike the previous dupe, a second person is needed instead of an alternate account.

The first player must enter the breastboat and get ready to leave Minecraft. The second person has to enter the chest interface and quickly start placing and removing the chest.

Then the boat player must exit Minecraft. This will sometimes cause the item to be duplicated and end up in the player’s chest and inventory.


1) Shulker Duplication

This is a difficult method to deal with outside of mods. However, it is also straight forward. If a player removes an item from a shulker box on the same in-game checkmark that they use to close the shulker’s interface or the shulker is broken, the server will not be able to register that the shulker has lost the item. However, it can register that the player has won the item.

Players can use mods to ensure this effect, or try timing it with a friend on a server to duplicate all items in the shulker box.


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