|Catches fire from lava||
Packed ice can be obtained using any tool enchanted with Silk Touch, though a pickaxe is the fastest. Without Silk Touch, breaking it drops nothing. Unlike normal ice, it does not turn into water when mined without Silk Touch, but is simply lost.
- Times are for unenchanted tools as wielded by players with no status effects, measured in seconds. For more information, see Breaking § Speed.
|Blue Ice||Packed Ice|
Packed ice is slippery, causing most entities to slide, including items. This also allows for increased speed of items in water currents by placing the packed ice under the water current. Mobs do not travel faster in water currents on packed ice.
When a non-full block is placed on top of packed ice, the block has the same 'slipperiness' as the ice below it; although, if packed ice is placed below soul sand, it amplifies the slowing effect of the soul sand rather than making it slippery.
Mobs can spawn on packed ice. This can allow for compact mob farms that rely on the tendency of pushed mobs to slide off the ice in some way.
Packed ice is a completely solid block, and allows placement of any objects on top.
Unlike normal ice, packed ice does not melt if placed near light sources.
Packed ice is not a storage block, as it cannot be crafted back into ice.
Packed ice can be placed under note blocks to produce chime sounds.
|Sound||Subtitles||Source||Description||Resource location||Translation key||Volume||Pitch||Attenuation|
|Block broken||Blocks||Once the block has broken||1.0||0.8||16|
|None[sound 1]||Blocks||Falling on the block with fall damage||None[sound 1]||0.5||0.75||16|
|Block breaking||Blocks||While the block is in the process of being broken||0.25||0.5||16|
|Block placed||Blocks||When the block is placed||1.0||0.8||16|
|Footsteps||Blocks||Walking on the block||0.15||1.0||16|
|?||Blocks||Once the block has broken||?||0.8|
|?||Blocks||Falling on the block with fall damage||?||?|
|?||Blocks||While the block is in the process of being broken||?||0.5|
|?||Blocks||Jumping from the block||?||?|
|?||Blocks||Falling on the block without fall damage||?||?|
|?||Blocks||Walking on the block||?||?|
|?||Blocks||When the block is placed||?||0.8|
|Name||Resource location||Block tags (JE)||Form||Translation key|
|Packed Ice||Block & Item|
|Name||Resource location||Numeric ID||Form||Translation key|
|Packed Ice||Block & Item|
|1.7.2||13w36a||Added packed ice.|
|The ice plains spikes biome is currently the only source of packed ice.|
|1.8||14w26c||Efficiency on tools not speeding up the mining of packed ice has been fixed.|
|1.9||16w05a||Boats now travel extremely fast on ice and packed ice.|
|1.12||17w17a||Packed ice can now be used to play the chime if they are under note blocks.|
|1.13||17w47a||Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 174.|
|18w15a||Packed ice can now be used to craft blue ice.|
|Added icebergs to frozen oceans, which contain packed ice.|
|pre2||Packed ice can now be crafted from 9 ice, making it renewable.|
|1.14||18w43a||The texture of packed ice has been changed.|
|18w49a||Added snowy tundra villages, where some houses are made of packed ice.|
|19w05a||Added wandering traders, which sell packed ice.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|v0.9.0||build 1||Added packed ice.|
|v0.12.1||build 1||The texture of packed ice has been changed.|
|Packed ice is now available in the creative inventory.|
|1.0.0||alpha 0.17.0.1||Packed ice now generates as part of igloos.|
|1.4.0||beta 184.108.40.206||Packed ice now generates naturally in iceberg biomes.|
|Packed ice is now used to craft blue ice.|
|1.8.0||beta 220.127.116.11||Packed ice can now be crafted using 9 ice.|
|1.10.0||beta 18.104.22.168||Packed ice now generates in snowy tundra villages.|
|Packed ice is now sold by the new wandering traders.|
|The texture of packed ice has been changed.|
|1.13.0||beta 22.214.171.124||Packed ice can now be used to play the chime if they are under note blocks.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU31||CU19||1.22||Patch 3||1.0.1||Added packed ice.|
|PlayStation 4 Edition|
|1.90||The texture of packed ice has been changed.|
|New Nintendo 3DS Edition|
|0.1.0||Added packed ice.|
Packed ice generating in snowcapped peaks.[only upcoming Java Edition 1.18]