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  1. Minecraft: Java Edition
  2. MC-167417

Arrows stick above fences/walls



    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Open
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 1.14.4, 1.15 Pre-release 7, 1.16.3, 20w51a, 21w03a, 1.16.5, 21w08b, 21w13a, 1.17, 1.17.1
    • Fix Version/s: None
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    • Category:
      Entities, Hitboxes
    • Mojang Priority:


      When firing an arrow next to a fence or wall from above, the arrow will catch on the fence/wall if it's shot at a steep enough angle. Fences/walls have a hitbox of 1.5 blocks, however one would expect to be able to shoot arrows over a fence/wall since visually it's only one block tall. Regardless of that opinion; you can still shoot an arrow through the top 0.5 blocks of their hitbox at a flat angle which does indeed make this a bug either way.

      This issue was not present in 1.13 and only became a problem somewhere on the road to the 1.14 update. I strongly urge that this be fixed, being able to shoot down from fences/walls is incredibly useful in an extremely large variety of situations.

      I have attached images that show the unexpected behavior and images that show arrows passing over fences through the top 0.5 blocks of their hitbox if shot horizontally.

      Steps to reproduce:

      • Place down some walls (the issue is most noticeable with walls but it occurs with fences too)
      • Stand up against the wall
      • Shoot an arrow at a steep downwards angle while still aiming above the wall
      • For best results stand on a half slab


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            AtomikTM John Smith
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