The Caves & Cliffs update has added a lot of depth to Minecraft including a new way to expand the players’ inventory capacity while on the go. The Bundle is a new item, similar to the Shulker Box, that allows players to store multiple items in a single inventory space that they can take with them. While Shulker Boxes are locked behind defeating Minecraft’s Ender Dragon boss, Bundle’s are actually fairly easy to come by.
The Bundle was first shown during the Minecraft Live 2020 event, and players were very excited about this revolutionary item. However, the mathematics behind what players can store inside a Bundle is a tad bit confusing. While the Shulker Box simply gives players an additional chest’s worth of mobile storage, the Bundle isn’t as straightforward. They may be much easier to obtain, but the Bundle needs a bit of explaining before it can be used. Here’s how to craft and use a Bundle in Minecraft.
To begin crafting a Bundle, players will need to hunt one of the fastest mobs in Minecraft… the Rabbit. Rabbits are most commonly found in desert biomes which also makes them easy to locate since deserts are barren and don’t consist of any trees. To craft the Bundle, players will need to obtain six pieces of Rabbit Hide which are dropped when a rabbit is killed. Players will also need to obtain two pieces of string which are dropped when a spide is killed or when a player breaks a cobweb with their sword. Putting these eight items together will create a bundle that finally gives rabbit hide a meaningful purpose. It is also much easier to craft a Bundle than it is to get a Shulker Box.
However, Bundles aren’t as easy to use as Shulker Boxes. Bundles can hold a much smaller number of materials, and there is some math behind what they can hold. A Bundle can hold a single stack of items. This means that players can put 64 items in a bundle if they stack to 64 blocks. It can also only hold 16 items that stack to 16, and unstackable items will take up an entire Bundle. For example, players can store 32 Sand and eight Ender Pearls to fill up their entire Bundle. Or players can store 64 different block types that stack to 64 to fill up their bundle. Bundles and Shulker Boxes cannot be placed inside of Bundles, but Bundles can be placed inside Shulker Boxes.
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