How to Speed Bridge in Minecraft

Need to build over a gap FAST? Playing Sky Wars? Use this guide to learn how to Speed Bridge!

In Minecraft, some of the most popular mini-games on servers require you to build across vast areas to reach other islands or players. A couple of examples of these are games such as Bed Wars and Sky Wars. Sometimes in these games, you see other players building bridges much faster than you even though possible. In this guide, we're going to show you a couple of different ways to build bridges as fast as they do.

How to Speed Bridge in Minecraft

One thing you should know is that there are several different methods of speed-bridging. Some of them are faster than others, but all of them depend on several factors to determine which one is best for you. You should consider the following in deciding which of these methods is best.

  • How fast you can place blocks: The Java version of Minecraft allows you to place blocks automatically by holding down the alt-click button. However, in the Bedrock version, you repeatedly press the placement button to place blocks quickly.
  • How good your timing is: Some people just struggle to time things right. It doesn't mean you're bad at the game; it just means your body and brain don't work together in a perfect rhythm when you're doing something quickly.
  • How fast you want to go and how difficult you want to be: As we said, some of these are more difficult than others and require more acute timing. Some game times simply don't require that you build extremely fast.

Once you have considered all these things, we can move forward with listing the different ways of speed bridging, from slowest and easiest to fastest.

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Easy: The Classic Angle

How to angle while speed bridging in Minecraft.

We've outline exactly how to do this one in the image above. Building a bridge at normal speed requires you to angle your view slightly upward to place your block against the block in front of you. However, as you can see, you can also angle your view to almost exactly 45 degrees from the corner of the previous block. This almost doubles your placement speed. You must be angled perfectly both horizontally and vertically, though. If you're not, you will drift along the edge of the block and lose the ability to place them correctly.

Normal: The Strafe

How to strafe while speed bridging in Minecraft

This one requires your trigger finger to be fast and for you to have good timing. This is a very fast way to place blocks. The image above shows what kind of movements you will make to place your blocks. Instead of crouching, you will strafe back and forth and press the placement button as fast as you can. Your vertical alignment doesn't need to be perfect, but having it a little bit off increases the chance of missing the block when you're trying to place it. You must strafe left and right from the middle of each block. Strafing from the edge of a block is a fast way to fall!

Hard: The Stand and Crouch

This one is the most difficult to operate, but the fastest way to speed bridge. You need to juggle between several different factors to make this work properly. The first thing you need to do is angle your vertical and horizontal alignment as you did for The Classic Angle above. You need to keep this angle while placing blocks as fast as possible and alternating between crouching and standing. 

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This requires impeccable timing and rhythm. Immediately after you place a block, release the button or key for crouching and then press it again as you approach the edge, just before you place the next block. Repeat this motion. Although it's incredibly challenging to master, you'll notice that you are making it across wide gaps in no time! What we have found works for us is to focus on the sounds, if you can.

  1. Place block sound - release crouch.
  2. Press crouch - place block.
  3. Repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat, etc.

It's simple to understand but difficult to get it down. If you have better suggestions for the methods we listed or even a better method, drop us a comment!

Want to see other ways to do things fast in Minecraft? Why not check out How to Build a Melon and Pumpkin Farm?

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