Console Commands

There are a number of commands that can be typed into the chat console, in Multiplayer or in Single Player if you chose to have cheats enabled when starting the game.

Typing a Command

Commands all begin with a slash.

Press '/' to open the chat window with a slash already in place, and start typing!

Useful Commands

Changing the game mode

/gamemode creative
Changes game mode to Creative (unlimited inventory and flying).
/gamemode survival
Changes game mode to survival.


These are very useful if you're taking screenshots for a Minecraft tutorial website!

/weather clear
Stops it from raining.
Switches rain or snow on and off.
/time set day
Changes the time to sunrise.
/time set night
Changes the time to sunset.

Naughty cheats

/xp 30L playername
Give yourself 30 experience levels for enchanting (you can of course change the number, and instead of "playername" you should type your own name).

More commands

Type /help for help, or visit the Minecraft Wiki for more commands.