Music Discs are collectible items in Minecraft, with each of the 13 discs having a unique music track, made by C418 and Lena Raine, that plays upon being inserted into a jukebox. Most Music Disc can be obtained by forcing a skeleton to land the final shot on the creeper by positioning yourself behind it in the vicinity of the skeleton. While the “Pigstep” Music Disc can only be found in nether bastions.
In the Java edition of Minecraft, you can find naturally generated music discs “13” and “Cat” in woodland mansion chests and dungeon chests. In the Bedrock edition, you can also find “Mellohi” and “Wait” in buried treasure chests in addition to the woodland mansion chests and dungeon chest discs. In both versions, you can only find “Pigstep” in nether bastion remnants.
Another way to find 12 out of the 13 music discs is to have a skeleton or stray shoot a creeper. Position yourself so the creeper places itself between you and a skeleton and have it shoot the creeper.
If the skeleton lands the final blow, the creeper will drop a music disc. Use a sword or axe to lower the creeper’s health so that you do not have to wait for the skeleton to land more than one or two shots. The music disc it drops is random, but it will never be “Pigstep”. Getting all thirteen discs is a test of patience and you will find multiple copies of discs before you find the full set, but keep at it and eventually, you can have a nice collection of music in your home.
To find “Pigstep” you will need to be extraordinarily lucky to find it in a bastion chest. Not only are bastions relatively rare, in the Bedrock edition, there is only a 3% chance you will find it in any bastion chest. The Java edition has better odds with a little over 5% chance you can find it, but this rare music disc is also one of the longest tracks that will play in the jukebox.
Like the other music discs, finding “Pigstep” is a test of patience. Keep at it and eventually, you will find it.
If you play a music disc in a jukebox, any tamed parrots you have around you will bob their heads.
The music disc “Cat” also plays an unused soundtrack called “Dog”. Because this music disc has two tracks squished into it, “Cat” is the longest track of all the music discs.
On average, you will need a skeleton to kill forty nine different creepers in order to get all twelve music discs that the creepers can drop.
Despite music discs playing music the “Sound” volume option, not “Music”, controls the volume of the music played from music discs.
Different music discs in jukeboxes will emit different strengths of redstone signals. With no disc emitting no signal and “Pigstep” emitting the strongest signal.
C418, the composer of many of the music discs, has a unique skin where the model is regular Steve, but his head is replaced with a jukebox.
The music discs that are playable in Minecraft also came out in official physical and non-physical releases in vinyl, CD, and download.
Unfortunately, the ambient music of Minecraft can play while a music disc is playing so two tracks can play at once. This could be why music discs play through “Sound” rather than “Music” in the settings.
Music is subjective so you ought to find the one you like the best. My personal favorite is “Ward” and a close second being “Mall”. If you play on multiplayer servers, remember to use the jukebox to play a music disc for your friends that visit. They’ll appreciate the music.
There is no official answer for why music disc 11 is broken. The deeply unsettling track is nothing like the original soothing piano release for what C418 had in mind. It could be that the project was scrapped halfway through and the game denotes this by showing the music disc cracked.
Given that twelve out of the thirteen music discs can be found through creeper drops, it seems that “Pigstep” is by far the rarest music disc as it requires a small percentage generation in a rarely generated structure.