Minecraft is a game where players can construct buildings and other objects, and trade with one another. One of the ways that players can trade with each other is by exchanging items that they have created in the game.
In order to limit the amount of inventory slots that players have, Mojang has implemented a system where players can only hold a certain number of items in their inventory at any one time.
Players are limited to holding a maximum of 64 items in their inventory at any given time. This limit does not apply to chests, which players can place anywhere in the game world.
If a player tries to hold more than the maximum number of items, their inventory will be emptied and they will lose any extra items that they were holding.
This system was introduced in Minecraft version 1.8, and it has been updated multiple times over the years. The latest version of the system, which was introduced in Minecraft version 1.
14, limits players to a maximum of 256 items in their inventory. However, players can still place chests anywhere in the game world and they will not be limited by the number of items that they can hold inside of them.