10 Commands in Minecraft You Need To Know

Minecraft already comes with tools you can use!
Britt Britt (153)
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Minecraft enables players to do just about anything. Throw mods, resource packs, and shaders into the mix, and Minecraft can turn in to a variety of different games. However, there are some tools already in Minecraft that can fulfill needs or make gameplay easier! Those tools are called commands, and when used properly, can create some amazing items or make running a server easier!

Commands can be executed in the following ways:

  • Entered by a player in the chat window.
  • Executed by a command block or Minecart with command block.
  • In functions or scripts, as part of a data pack or add-on.
  • In a multiplayer server, entered in the console.

Here are ten commands in Minecraft that you need to know that will make your life easier!

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clear command minecraft

Command

/clear

Description

Clears items from player intentory

Version Availability

Version Available?
Bedrock Edition Yes
Java Edition Yes
Education Edition Yes

Requirements

Version OP Level
Bedrock Edition 1
Java Edition 2
Education Edition 1

Examples

/clear Storiofmylife will clear Storiofmylife’s whole inventory. /clear Storiofmylife minecraft:birch_planks will clear all birch planks from Storiofmylife’s inventory. /clear @a minecraft:wool will clear all wool blocks from every player’s inventory.

message command minecraft

Command

/msg, alternative commands are /tell and /w.

Description

Send a private message to one or more players.

Version Availability

Version Available?
Bedrock Edition Yes
Java Edition Yes
Education Edition Yes

Requirements

Version OP Level
Bedrock Edition 0
Java Edition 0
Education Edition 0

Examples

/msg Storiofmylife Hi! will tell Storiofmylife “Hi!” /tell @a Meet you at spawn will tell all online players “Meet you at spawn!”

locate command minecraft

Command

/locate

Description

Displays the coordinates for the closest generated structure of the specified type in the chat. Only the player who executed the command will see it.

Version Availability

Version Available?
Bedrock Edition Yes
Java Edition Yes
Education Edition Yes

Requirements

Version OP Level
Bedrock Edition 1
Java Edition 2
Education Edition 1

Examples

/locate village will give the coordinates for the nearest village.

locate biome command minecraft

Command

/locatebiome

Description

Displays the coordinates for the closest biome of the specified type in the chat. Only the player who executed the command will see it.

Version Availability

Version Available?
Bedrock Edition No
Java Edition Yes
Education Edition No

Requirements

Version OP Level
Bedrock Edition N/A
Java Edition 2
Education Edition N/A

Examples

/locatebiome birch_forest will give the coordinates to the nearest birch forest biome.

op command minecraft
Sword and horse do not come included.

Command

/op

Description

Gives operator status to a player. This can only be used on a multiplayer server

Version Availability

Version Available?
Bedrock Edition Yes
Java Edition Yes
Education Edition Yes

Requirements

Version OP Level
Bedrock Edition 2
Java Edition 3
Education Edition 2

Examples

/op Storiofmylife will give Storiofmylife operator status.

give command minecraft

Command

/give

Description

Gives an item to one or more players.

Version Availability

Version Available?
Bedrock Edition Yes
Java Edition Yes
Education Edition Yes

Requirements

Version OP Level
Bedrock Edition 1
Java Edition 2
Education Edition 1

Examples

/give Storiofmylife minecraft:netherite_sword 1 will give Storiofmylife a netherite sword. /give @a minecraft:bread 10 will give every player 10 bread.

gamerule command minecraft

Command

/gamerule

Description

Sets a game rule value.

Common Game Rules
Rule Description Java Bedrock
announceAdvancements Whether advancements should be announced in chat Yes No
doDaylightCycle Whether the daylight cycle and moon phases progress Yes Yes
doFireTick Whether fire should spread and naturally extinguish Yes Yes
doInsomnia Whether phantoms can spawn in the nighttime Yes Yes
doWeatherCycle Whether the weather can change naturally. The /weather command can still change weather. Yes Yes
keepInventory Whether the player should keep items and experience in their inventory after death Yes Yes
playersSleepingPercentage What percentage of players must sleep to skip the night. Yes No

A full list of game rules can be found here.

Version Availability

Version Available?
Bedrock Edition Yes
Java Edition Yes
Education Edition Yes

Requirements

Version OP Level
Bedrock Edition 1
Java Edition 2
Education Edition 1

Examples

/gamerule doDaylightCycle false will stop the day-night cycle. /gamerule keepInventory true will allow players to respawn with their inventory if they die. /gamerule commandBlockOutput false will stop command blocks from posting what they do in the chat.

fill command minecraft

Command

/fill

Description

Fills all or parts of a region with a specified block

Version Availability

Version Available?
Bedrock Edition Yes
Java Edition Yes
Education Edition Yes

Requirements

Version OP Level
Bedrock Edition 1
Java Edition 2
Education Edition 1

Examples

/fill 100 10 -129 52 20 -150 stone fills all blocks in that area with stone. /fill 100 10 -129 52 20 -150 water turns all the blocks into water sources. /fill ~-15 ~-15 ~-15 ~15 ~15 ~15 stone hollow creates a cube of stone at the execution’s location that is hollow on the inside. /fill 100 10 -129 52 20 -150 minecraft:stone replace minecraft:purple_concrete replaces all purple concrete in the selected area with stone.

gamemode command minecraft

Command

/gamemode

Description

Sets a player’s game mode

Version Availability

Version Available?
Bedrock Edition Yes
Java Edition Yes
Education Edition Yes

Requirements

Version OP Level
Bedrock Edition 1
Java Edition 2
Education Edition 1

Examples

/gamemode creative sets the game mode as creative for whoever executed the command. /gamemode survival @a changes everyone’s game mode to survival.

enchant command minecraft

Command

/enchant

Description

Adds an enchantment to a player's selected item, subject to the same restrictions as an anvil. Check out this guide for a list of the top 10 enchantments!

Version Availability

Version Available?
Bedrock Edition Yes
Java Edition Yes
Education Edition Yes

Requirements

Version OP Level
Bedrock Edition 1
Java Edition 2
Education Edition 1

Examples

/enchant Storiofmylife unbreaking 3 will enchant whatever item Storiofmylife is holding with Unbreaking 3. /enchant @a infinity will enchant all players holding a bow with Infinity.

Find your way back to death!
Britt Britt (153)
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With the Wild Update, game version 1.19, new items and blocks were added to Minecraft and the recovery compass was one of them! What does it do? Read here to find out.