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  1. Minecraft: Java Edition
  2. MC-63640

Lightning Bolts do not appear if they are more than 95 blocks away from the player.



    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Resolved
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: Minecraft 14w30c, Minecraft 14w32a, Minecraft 14w32b, Minecraft 14w32c, Minecraft 14w32d, Minecraft 14w33a, Minecraft 14w33b, Minecraft 14w33c, Minecraft 14w34a, Minecraft 14w34b, Minecraft 14w34c, Minecraft 14w34d, Minecraft 1.8-pre1, Minecraft 1.8-pre3, Minecraft 1.8, Minecraft 1.8.1-pre2, Minecraft 1.8.1-pre3, Minecraft 1.8.1-pre5, Minecraft 1.8.1, Minecraft 1.8.2-pre1, Minecraft 1.8.2-pre4, Minecraft 1.8.2-pre5, Minecraft 1.8.2-pre6, Minecraft 1.8.2-pre7, Minecraft 1.8.3, Minecraft 1.8.4, Minecraft 1.8.7, Minecraft 1.8.8, Minecraft 15w35b, Minecraft 15w38a, Minecraft 15w41b, Minecraft 1.10.2, Minecraft 16w42a
    • Fix Version/s: Minecraft 1.11
    • Environment:
      Vanilla Minecraft
      Windows 8.1
      AMD 64 bit graphics card.
      Java 1.7.0_21
      4GB RAM
    • Confirmation Status:
      Community Consensus


      Lightning Bolts do not appear if they are more than 64 blocks away from the player. This makes it so in order to see the actual lightning bolt you must be close to it. I have seen lightning bolts strike further away then this in previous versions with it still rendering.

      UPDATE: In 15w35b (and possibly 15w35a, I haven't checked that version) the distance seems to have been increased to about 95 blocks.

      Recreate this by using this command:
      /summon LightningBolt ~65 ~ ~
      and look in the positive X direction.

      Or if you are running 15w35b or higher:
      /summon LightningBolt ~96 ~ ~

      The image below shows this working correctly in version 1.6.4


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                james9270 James9270
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