When broken, TNT drops itself.
When TNT is primed by either fire (for example with the flint and steel) or redstone circuitry, it begins an irreversible ignition process. This process lasts 5 seconds, during which the TNT becomes an entity and falls if not supported by a block below it. Towards the end it starts to grow in size slightly, and after this it explodes. It causes an explosion with a radius of 3 blocks from the TNT block. This explosion causes damage to blocks within the radius, the degree of damage depending on how resistant the block is to explosions. It also causes damage to mobs and entities within the radius.
When TNT is placed inside a furnace, the smelting process begins like it does with normal items. However, when it finishes, the furnace blows up as if it were a normal TNT block.
TNT is required in the crafting recipe for the TNT minecart.
|Prior to 1.4.34||Day 17||
|Prior to 1.4.34||Day 18||
|1.22||Jun 29, 2012||
|1.23||Oct 31, 2012||
|1.25||May 11, 2013||
|1.26.4||May 31, 2014||
|1.26.5||Jul 03, 2014||
|1.28||Oct 08, 2016||
- If you place a lot of TNT, the character will appear to be stuck in mid-air.
- 1.28: TNT explosions can destroy all stair or slab blocks, even Bedrock stairs and slabs.
- Before 1.22, TNT was ignited by punching it, and it had a countdown animation, in which it would display a five second countdown on the block, beeping every second, and beeping multiple times at the last second. This could be stopped by breaking the TNT block.
- Before its name was shortened in 1.25, the item name of TNT was "trinitrotoluene".
- TNT explosions break portal frames however, they are always dropped as items. This effectively means that the player is able to pick up the blocks, and rebuild the ender portal somewhere else.