Height: 0.7 Blocks
Minecarts with TNT cannot be directly retrieved by attacking them, as they just drop a minecart and a TNT; however the two items can be crafted back together.
A minecart with TNT detonates after a delay on these conditions:
- It moves over a powered activator rail.
- It is destroyed while in motion (except by a player in Creative mode).
- It is destroyed by fire, lava, or an explosion.
- In Java Edition, it is hit by a fire charge.
The delay is 4 seconds for an activator rail, like the TNT block. For other causes there is a random delay between 0 and 1.9 seconds, but more likely to be close to 1.
It detonates instantly on these conditions:
- It hits the ground with a downward velocity of it falling more than three blocks, unless landing on any form of rail.
- It turns on a curved track too fast, with a solid block or entity located beside the track (in the previous movement direction).
- It is hit by a flaming arrow.
- It is pressed into a block or entity and has velocity.
Upon detonation it acts as normal TNT, exploding and damaging nearby blocks, players, and entities. Upon detonation after activating on activator rail, it does not destroy its rails and the blocks the rail is on, however other nearby carts can.[Java Edition only] More than one minecart can be placed on the same rail block, allowing many of them to fit into a single block. They explode when touched, dealing large amounts of damage.
The explosion has a base power of 4, the same as regular TNT, but the game also adds a random bonus value up to 1.5 times velocity, but no higher than 7.5. This means that with a speed of 5 or higher the power will be a random value between 4 and 11.5. When triggered by an activator rail or by damage, the bonus value is calculated using the horizontal velocity of the minecart. When hit by a flaming arrow the velocity of the arrow is used instead. When triggered by falldamage, the falldistance divided by 10 is used.
Minecarts with TNT bounce off of other minecarts and cannot be linked to minecarts with furnaces.
A TNT minecart ignited by an activator rail, will not blow up blocks that have a rail placed on top of them, they will also not blow up any rails.
The specific instructions are: priming
|Sound||Subtitles||Source||Description||Resource location||Translation key||Volume||Pitch||Attenuation|
|Minecart rolls||?||Plays when the minecart is moving||?||?||16|
|Item||Resource location||Form||Translation key|
|Minecart with TNT||Item|
|Entity||Resource location||Translation key|
|Minecart with TNT|
|Item||Resource location||Numeric ID||Form||Translation key|
|Minecart with TNT||Item|
|Entity||Resource location||Numeric ID||Translation key|
|Minecart with TNT|
Minecarts with TNT have entity data associated with them that contain various properties of the entity.
- Entity data
- Tags common to all entities
- Tags common to all minecarts
- TNTFuse: Time until explosion or -1 if deactivated.
|1.5||13w02a||Added minecart with TNT.|
|13w03a||Minecart with TNT no longer destroys nearby rails and rail supports during explosion.|
|1.8||14w11a||Minecart with TNT explosions no longer stack.|
|14w26a||Minecart with TNT can now be detonated using arrows on fire.|
|1.11||16w32a||The entity ID for minecart with TNT has been changed from |
|1.12||1.12-pre6||No longer instantly explode when hit with fire charges; instead, they explode as if primed by an activator rail.|
|1.13||17w47a||Prior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 407.|
|1.14||18w43a||The textures of minecart with TNT have been updated.|
|19w11a||Minecart with TNT explosions now have a 100% drop rate.|
|1.15||19w38a||The TNT now appear dark, same as suffocating mobs.|
|19w39a||The TNT texture now colored correctly.|
|Pre-release 1||The model of minecart with TNT has been changed.|
|Pre-release 3||The model of minecart with TNT has been changed back to the 18w43a model.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|v0.14.0||build 1||Added minecart with TNT.|
|1.1.0||alpha 184.108.40.206||The entity ID has been changed from |
|1.10.0||beta 220.127.116.11||The textures of minecart with TNT have been updated.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU19||CU7||1.12||Patch 1||1.0.1||Added minecart with TNT.|
|1.90||The textures of minecart with TNT have been updated.|
|New Nintendo 3DS Edition|
|0.1.0||Added minecart with TNT.|
|Minecart with TNT emits smoke particles when destroyed.|
- A direct hit from three merged minecarts with TNT can reduce a fully diamond armored player to half a heart. However, if the TNT minecarts explode, they do not destroy any rails.
The 13w02a banner, with a minecart with TNT and a hopper.
Dinnerbone showing how minecarts with TNT have controlled explosions.