Crawling happens automatically when the area available for the player to move is less than 1.5 blocks in height. In other words, if you dug a hole somewhere on a wall in your Minecraft world and you tried to walk to it in a way that your head intersects the block making it impossible to walk straight, Minecraft will automatically initiate crawling. So, you can keep moving forward as long as the available height is less than 1.5 blocks high. You do not have to do anything special to crawl as you do on several other games. In Minecraft, it is an automated process.
This also means that the players will not be able to crawl when there is enough space for the character to move around. So for example, when you stand still or walking through the outside Minecraft world, you cannot simply crawl on the ground. Crawling will be possible in one of the following scenarios for example.
Situations Automatic Crawling will be Triggered
- When there is a space less than 1.5 blocks high and you walk to it.
- Trying to push a block to the player using a piston.
- Closing a trapdoor on the player so that it suffocates the character.
- Making a shulker box to push the player down.
- Trying to close a fence gate when it is at the same height as the character’s head.
These are just a few examples of the situations when automatic crawling will be enabled on Minecraft. There are more situations we can keep adding. But you got the point.
At the time of writing this article. Mojang has still in their decision to not add a hotkey for crawling. You will have to use your own skills to crawl on the game. So, maybe create a trap door or a piston to push your player down if you want to see it in action.