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Torch (Burnt-out)

This article is about a feature in an April Fools update. For the torch can burn out in the normal game, see Redstone Torch.
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This article documents an April Fools' joke. 
This feature was exclusively part of a joke version and is not currently planned for addition to regular Minecraft.
It is documented here on the wiki due to being officially-released content by Mojang Studios, even if not present in a final version.
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This feature is exclusive to Java Edition. 

The torch (burnt-out) is a joke feature introduced exclusively in Java Edition 2.0. After a normal torch burns out, the burnt-out torch appears.



A burnt-out torch breaks instantly and drops itself when broken using anything. Tools do not lose durability when used to break burnt-out torches.


When the torch is placed it will, when it is random ticked, turn into a burnt-out torch.



Burnt-out torches can be re-lit with flint and steel, turning them back into regular torches.



SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
Block brokenBlocksOnce the block has brokenblock.wood.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break1.00.816
Block placedBlocksWhen the block is placedblock.wood.placesubtitles.block.generic.place1.00.816
Block breakingBlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenblock.wood.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.250.516
None[sound 1]Entity-DependentFalling on the block with fall damageblock.wood.fallNone[sound 1]0.50.7516
FootstepsEntity-DependentWalking on the blockblock.wood.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.151.016
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SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
NoneSoundWhen a torch burns outrandom.fizzNone0.51.8-3.416

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NameNumeric ID FormTranslation key
Torch (Burnt-out)161Block &


Java Edition Alpha
v1.2.0October 4, 2010Torches burning out was mentioned by Notch to be in the Halloween Update, but was postponed and later cancelled.
Java Edition
2.0Torch (Burnt-out).png Added burnt-out torches.