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    Minecraft console commands and cheats

    Hard work: if it’s not for you, there’s always cheats and console commands. What better way to conquer the sprawling sandbox that is a Minecraft world than by pulling up the command bar, typing in some words and symbols and magic-ing yourself up a prissy clippy-cloppy pony with diamond armour?

    A console command is much more than just a string of letters. They can change the world in an instant, from killing every enemy around you to instantly smelting all the metal in your inventory. 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, which is where you’ll be inputting all your cheats and commands.

    Any command you enter in single player will need to be prefixed by 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.

    Minecraft cheats and console commands

    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
    /help [CommandName]
    Provides more information on the given command.

    Give
    /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.

    Teleport
    /tp [TargetPlayer] x y z
    Used to instantly transport yourself or another player to a specific location in the world. Using 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.

    Kill
    /kill
    Kills your character, adding another player’s name will apply the command to them.

    Weather
    /weather WeatherType
    Allows you to choose the weather or your world. Options include: rain, thunder and snow.

    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 day. 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
    /seed
    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 place of “true”

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

    Summon
    /summon
    Instantly drops a desired creature or object into your world, especially handy for when you’re short a couple of tame ocelots.

    Atlantis mode
    /atlantis
    Dramatically raises the world’s water level, submerging all but the highest mountains.

    Ride
    /ride
    Turns the creature you’re facing into a mount.

    Instant mine
    /instantmine
    One-click mining with any tool.

    Freeze
    /freeze
    Stops mobs in their tracks.

    Fall damage
    /falldamage
    Turns fall damage on and off.

    Fire damage
    /firedamage
    Turns fire damage on and off.

    Water damage
    /waterdamage
    Turns water damage on and off.

    Smelt item
    /superheat
    Turns all items into their smelted form.

    Instant plant
    /instantplant
    No more waiting around for a planted seed to grow.

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

    Item damage
    /itemdamage
    Weapons no longer receive damage or degrade.

    Duplicate
    /duplicate
    Copies and drops the item stack that you have equipped.

    And those are all the Minecraft console commands that you’ll need to help enhance your game 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 Pokemon in your worlds!

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