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Cheat Codes

While playing the game in Single Player mode, press C or T to display the "Commands" bar. Then, type one of the following codes and press [Enter] to activate the corresponding cheat function. Note: The "Allow Cheats" option must be set to "On" when creating a new world for these codes to work. Additionally, some codes may not work any longer due to updates and patches to the game.

Result Cheat Code
Change to Survival mode/gamemode 0
Change to Creative mode/gamemode 1
Change to Adventure mode/gamemode 2
Change to Spectator mode/gamemode 3
Disable Command Block outputs /gamerule commandBlockOutput false
Disable death messages /gamerule showDeathMessages
Disable fire spread /gamerule doFireTick false
Disable time cycle /gamerule doDaylightCycle false
Keep your items after death /gamerule keepInventory true
Kill a random player /kill @r
Kill all entities /kill @e
Kill all players /kill @a
Kill the nearest player /kill @p
Set time to midnight /time set 18000
Set time to noon /time set 6000
Absorption/effect [player name] 22 [seconds] [level 1-255]
Blindness/effect [player name] 15 [seconds] [level 1-255]
Fire Resistance/effect [player name] 12 [seconds] [level 1-255]
Haste/effect [player name] 3 [seconds] [level 1-255]
Health Boost/effect [player name] 21 [seconds] [level 1-255]
Hunger/effect [player name] 17 [seconds] [level 1-255]
Instant Damage/effect [player name] 7 [seconds] [level 1-255]
Instant Health/effect [player name] 6 [seconds] [level 1-255]
Invisibility/effect [player name] 14 [seconds] [level 1-255]
Jump Boost/effect [player name] 8 [seconds] [level 1-255]
Mining Fatigue/effect [player name] 4 [seconds] [level 1-255]
Nausea/effect [player name] 9 [seconds] [level 1-255]
Nightvision/effect [player name] 16 [seconds] [level 1-255]
Poision/effect [player name] 19 [seconds] [level 1-255]
Regeneration/effect [player name] 10 [seconds] [level 1-255]
Resistance/effect [player name] 11 [seconds] [level 1-255]
Saturation/effect [player name] 23 [seconds] [level 1-255]
Slowness/effect [player name] 2 [seconds] [level 1-255]
Speed/effect [player name] 1 [seconds] [level 1-255]
Strength/effect [player name] 5 [seconds] [level 1-255]
Water Breathing/effect [player name] 13 [seconds] [level 1-255]
Weakness/effect [player name] 18 [seconds] [level 1-255]
Wither/effect [player name] 20 [seconds] [level 1-255]

Rainbow sheep

Name a sheep "jeb_" to make its wool continuously change colors.

Turning named animals upside down

Note: This requires v1.8.1. Collect a Name Tag (found in dungeon chests, by fishing, or trading at least 20 Emeralds with a Librarian Villager). Create an Anvil by using three Iron and four Iron Ingots. Use the Name Tag on the Anvil. Spend 5 Enchantment to enter Dinnerbone or Grumm on the Name Tag. Place that Name Tag on any animal to turn it upside down.

Display framerate

While playing the game, hold [F3].

Show current lag

While playing the game, hold [F6].

Toggle view

While playing the game in Survival mode, press [F5] to switch to third person view.


While playing the game in Creative mode, press [F5] to make it rain.

Instant village seed

Seed "/gimmeabreak /" to be placed facing the sun, with a village directly behind you.

Spawning items

In Multiplayer mode, press T to display the talk/chat function. Then, type "/give [item ID] [1-64]". To find out the ID number of an object, search for the object on the Minecraft Wiki. Some objects cannot be spawned, such as specific dyes and colored wool. To spawn stone (not cobblestone), use ID number 1. Torches are 50, and white wool is 35.

Finding dungeons easily

To find dungeons easily, make sure you have lots of torches and some weapons, just in case you encounter a monster. Go to an area that you think may have dungeons. Make sure that area is well-lit with torches, just in case night falls (if it has not already.) Then, press [Esc] to open up the menu. Enter the "Options" menu, and change the difficulty from "Peaceful" (or whatever difficulty you are on) to "Hard". Close the menu, and press [F3]. ID numbers will appear on top of every animal or monster in range. Look towards the ground, and search for an unusually large concentration of ID numbers underground; this is more than likely a group of monsters. It will either lead you to a cave or dungeon.

This trick works best on slower computers, but it is also not completely reliable. If you are in an area where you believe a dungeon may be near, press F (you may need to press it repeatedly). Look around while pressing it. If you see flames showing up while the screen is blue (the sky), it indicates there is a dungeon within sixteen blocks of you. Note: This method only works when a dungeon is sixteen blocks near, and therefore not completely reliable.

Avoid getting lost and know when near the ground

Newer players often like to explore, but once they stop exploration, especially in an abandoned mine, they get lost and end up somewhere totally different, away from home. Short of remembering where you last slept and copying the X, Y, and Z values for future editing back to spawn/preferred place, use the following tricks to never get lost:

    Explore systematically: If you find a fork in the road, or multiple forks, take them one at a time. When you reach an end, and mining near it yields nothing, then either mark it or use a common block (like gravel) to seal a path off.

    Set breadcrumbs: While mining and exploring, be sure to mine up bits of the floor, using cobblestone or a block different from the floor as a pointer to the way out; or an ore block to note an intersection, so you have something to identify where you began later. While this will damage your pick more, knowing the way back is more valuable than a tool, especially since the wooden planks in abandoned mines are abundant.

    Keep natural landmarks: Scoop up the first source of water that leads to nowhere, but leave everything else. Some of the water flowing from walls may be useful for exploration. Also, if there is lava out of your way, do not go out of your way to put it out -- it emits light, which may be encased in a structure with glass (panes) as natural lighting.

    Know the way outside, and know when there is lava: Since Beta Version 1.8 and the revamped lighting engine, knowing when you are near ground is easy. Torches emit a bright light that fades into warmer tones. Lava has a brighter radius of light, meaning its brightest point is larger. If you see light that you did not create, then it is obviously a lava pool. Outside light on the other hand uses cooler tones. When you are near ground, it does not have the warmth of torch light, taking on a more fluorescent white color near the rock, or at night time, a light shade of blue.

Making obsidian

Obsidian is a block that takes 15 to 50 seconds to collect. It requires 15 seconds with a diamond pickaxe, and 50 seconds with anything else. If you are wanting to make a near-indestructible building or structure, obsidian the best choice. Sometimes it is naturally occurring, but often times it must be manually made. First, you will need to find flat lava that is not flowing. Then, collect water with a bucket, and put the water onto the lava. Alternately, find flat water and collect lava. A blackish-purplish block should appear, which is obsidian, and requires a long time to collect. It is much easier to just spawn obsidian, but you will need a mod to be able to spawn it in Single Player mode.

Spleef multiplayer game

Many Minecraft players like to play a free-for-all game called "Spleef". It basically consists of two or more players creating a square stadium (approximately 15 to 20 blocks long or wide) that is floating or above lava or water. The object of the game is to destroy the blocks (stone and dirt are best) around your opponents either with or without tools. Players can choose whichever tools to use, but you can also set rules (for example, no diamond pickaxes). The goal is for the players to try and make their opponents fall through the stadium to eliminate them. The last player standing is the winner.


Accomplish the indicated achievement to get the corresponding number of Gamerscore points. Note: This requires the Windows 10 version.

    Acquire Hardware (15 points): Smelt an iron ingot.
    Adventuring Time (40 points): Discover 17 biomes.
    Archer (10 points): Kill a creeper with arrows.
    Bake Bread (15 points): Turn wheat into bread.
    Benchmaking (10 points): Craft a workbench with four blocks of wooden planks.
    Body Guard (20 points): Create an Iron Golem.
    Chestful of Cobblestone (20 points): Mine 1,728 Cobblestone and place it in a chest.
    Cow Tipper (15 points): Harvest some leather.
    Delicious Fish (15 points): Catch and cook a fish!
    Diamonds to you! (15 points): Throw diamonds at another player.
    DIAMONDS! (20 points): Acquire diamonds with your iron tools.
    Enchanter (20 points): Construct an Enchantment Table.
    Getting an Upgrade (15 points): Construct a better pickaxe.
    Getting Wood (10 points): Punch a tree until a block of wood pops out.
    Have a Shearful Day (15 points): Use Shears to obtain wool from a sheep.
    Hot Topic (15 points): Construct a furnace out of eight cobblestone blocks.
    Into Fire (20 points): Relieve a Blaze of its rod.
    Into The Nether (30 points): Construct a Nether Portal.
    Iron Belly (20 points): Stop starvation using Rotten Flesh.
    Iron Man (15 points): Wear a full suit of Iron Armor.
    It's a Sign! (15 points): Craft and place a Sign.
    Leader of the Pack (20 points): Befriend five wolves.
    Librarian (20 points): Build some bookshelves to improve your enchantment table.
    Lion Tamer (15 points): Tame an Ocelot.
    Local Brewery (15 points): Brew a potion.
    MOAR Tools (15 points): Construct one type of each tool.
    Monster Hunter (15 points): Attack and destroy a monster.
    On A Rail (40 points): Travel by minecart to a point at least 500m in a single direction from where you started.
    Overkill (30 points): Deal nine hearts of damage in a single hit.
    Passing the Time (20 points): Play for 100 days.
    Pork Chop (10 points): Cook and eat a pork chop.
    Pot Planter (15 points): Craft and place a Flower Pot.
    Rainbow Collection (30 points): Gather all 16 colors of wool.
    Renewable Energy (10 points): Smelt wood trunks using charcoal to make more charcoal.
    Repopulation (15 points): Breed two cows with wheat.
    Return to Sender (30 points): Destroy a Ghast with a fireball.
    Sniper Duel (30 points): Kill a Skeleton with an arrow from more than 50 meters.
    Stayin' Frosty (20 points): Swim in lava while having the Fire Resistance effect.
    Taking Inventory (10 points): Open your inventory.
    The Lie (30 points): Bake a cake using: wheat, sugar, milk and eggs.
    Time to Farm! (10 points): Make a Hoe.
    Time to Mine! (10 points): Use planks and sticks to make a pickaxe.
    Time to Strike! (10 points): Use planks and sticks to make a sword.
    Zombie Doctor (40 points): Cure a zombie villager.

The following achievements require the Title Update:

    Camouflage (30 points): Kill a mob while wearing the same type of mob head.
    Tie Die Outfit (15 points): Use a cauldron to dye all 4 unique pieces of leather armor.
    Map Room (40 points): Place 9 fully explored, adjacent maps into 9 item frames in a 3 by 3 square.
    Trampoline (15 points): Bounce 30 blocks upward off of a slime block.
    Freight Station (15 points): Use a Hopper to move an item from a Chest Minecart to a Chest.
    Smelt Everything! (15 points): Connect 3 Chests to a single Furnace using 3 Hoppers.
    Taste of Your Own Medicine (20 points): Poison a witch with a splash potion.
    Dispense With This (20 points): Construct a Dispenser.
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