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Minecraft console commands and cheats


Minecraft console commands are always available if hard work isn’t for you. What better way to conquer the sprawling sandbox than by pulling up the command bar, typing in some words and symbols and conjuring yourself up a prissy pony with diamond armour? Some people may call this cheating, but we think of it as simply saving time and letting you get on with your amazing Minecraft project.

But how do you enter Minecraft commands? Thankfully, Minecraft console commands are wonderfully simple to use; they’re as simple as inputting Minecraft seeds. When creating a new Minecraft world you’ll be prompted to choose whether or not to allow cheats. After selecting yes and loading up the world, you’ll need to press the “C” key to pull up the command bar, where you’ll input all your cheats and commands.

Minecraft cheats and console commands

Here are all the Minecraft console commands you can use to change the game instantly:

Target selector shortcuts
@p – nearest player
@r – random player
@a – all players
@e – all entities
@s – the entity executing the command

Target selector variables set a specific target without typing out their full name. Above are the five different shorthand commands. You’ll get used to seeing these when playing on the best Minecraft servers.

/help [CommandName]

Provides more information on the given command.

/give <Player> <Item> [Amount]

Used to give another player an item from your inventory. Example: /give PCGamesN minecraft:planks 13. This would give PCGamesN 13 Spruce Wood Planks. This command is much simpler when giving single objects, but is useful for stackable objects.

/tp [TargetPlayer] x y z

Used to transport yourself or another player to any specific location instantly. Typing in another player’s name in place of the coordinates will transport the target directly to said player’s location. You can also teleport to a new world with these Minecraft maps.


This code instantly kills your character; adding another player’s name will apply the command to them.

/weather WeatherType

It allows you to choose the weather or your world. Your weather options include rain, thunder and snow.

Minecraft console commands: Steve equipped with diamond boots, a gold helmet, and a fishing rod, is using Allays to gather Ender Pearls while listening to his music box. The Ender Dragon is attacking overhead.

Creative mode
/gamemode creative

Changes the gamemode to Creative mode, which allows player flight, unlimited resources, and stops mobs attacking you.

Survival mode
/gamemode survival

Changes the gamemode to Survival mode, which means mobs will attack you, and you’ll have to gather all resources the old-fashioned way.

Set time
/time set 1000

Sets the time to daytime. Replace “1000” with “0” for dawn, “6000” for midday, “12000” for dusk and “18000” for night.

Change difficulty to Peaceful
/difficulty peaceful

Changes difficulty to Peaceful mode. Replace “peaceful” with “easy”, “ normal”, or “hard” for more of a challenge.

How to find your world’s seed code

This will produce a code for your world, note it down so that you can load up an identical one in the future.

Keep inventory when you die
/gamerule keepInventory true

Ensures you don’t lose your items upon dying. To revert this, type “false” in the place of “true”.

Stop time
/gamerule doDaylightCycle false

This will stop the game’s day/light cycle in its place, allowing you to live under permanent sunshine or moonlight. To resume the day/light cycle type in “/gamerule doDaylightCycle true”.


Instantly drops a desired creature or object into your world, which is especially handy when you’re short a couple of tame ocelots.

Atlantis mode

Dramatically raises the world’s water level, submerging all but the highest mountains.


Turns the creature you’re facing into a mount.

Instant mine

One-click mining with any tool.

Minecraft console commands - a dwarf-like villager is addressing an audience of other dwarves inside the huge hall in the mines.


Stops mobs in their tracks.

Fall damage

Turns fall damage on and off.

Fire damage

Turns fire damage on and off.

Water damage

Turns water damage on and off.

Smelt item

Turns all items into their smelted form.

Instant plant

No more waiting around for a planted seed to grow.

Store items

Stores all inventory items into a chest, which spawns nearby.

Item damage

Weapons no longer receive damage or degrade.


Copies and drops the item stack that you have equipped.

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How to enter Minecraft console commands

You will need to prefix any command you enter in the single-player mode with a forward slash (/); multiplayer commands will not work with this prefix. Now it’s just a simple case of typing in the desired command and hitting the “Enter” key.

And those are all the Minecraft console commands you’ll need to help enhance one of the best PC games and take the hard work out of all that crafting. But where to next? Well, perhaps you could make your game even more impressive with these Minecraft mods. They’re sure to make your game even more exciting than Mojang ever imagined. Plus, they can put things like Pokémon in your worlds!

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