Top 5 Most Useful Console Commands in 2022

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Top 5 Most Useful Console Commands in 2022

Minecraft is a unique game. Having been in development for over a decade, each game system can interact with each other in ways that the developers did not intend or could not have foreseen due to the sheer complexity of the game’s core systems.

This has ensured that the community stays engaged with the game due to the amount of experimentation possible.

One of the most interesting areas that players can experiment with is the game console. There’s a huge selection of console commands that players can take advantage of, doing things like giving custom enchantments, editing game rules, and changing the weather.


Useful Minecraft Console Commands to Remember

5) /time

A witch's hut in a swamp seen through a sunrise, one of the time command presets (Image via Minecraft)
A witch’s hut in a swamp seen through a sunrise, one of the time command presets (Image via Minecraft)

The time command allows players to manually change the time of the game. There are two different versions of the command, one offering comfort and the other offering precise control.

/set time

This command version uses one of four different keywords to change the game to a preset value based on the location of the sun and moon. Day will change the time of sunrise, noon will change the time of when the sun is in the middle of the sky, night will change the time of sunset, and midnight will change the time of when the moon is in its highest point.

The advantage of this version of command is that players do not need to know exactly what time in the game is associated with each of these periods of the day.

/set time

This command version allows players to enter at any time, skipping the world to the associated time. The player will need to know what time in the game refers to each period of a day.


4) /game mode

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One of the most important things for players on test worlds who want to experiment with different redstone builds or farm layouts is the ability to switch between creative mode for infinite resources, spectator mode so you can see things that have been built on top, and survival for mobs to spawn so the farm can be tested.

Fortunately, there is a very simple command that players can use to switch between game modes in the game. This command is the /gamemode command.

The syntax of this command is: /gamemode


3) /time

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One area of ​​Minecraft that can be incredibly frustrating: thunderstorms. They happen at the most inopportune times or refuse to happen when the player wants one too. Combined with the fact that a poorly placed light hit can burn wooden or wool foundations, the frustration level goes up to 11.

Fortunately, there is a command that players can use to manually set the weather to whatever works best for them. This command is the /weather command. Players can set different weather conditions with this command: a regular storm, a thunderstorm, or a clear sky.

The syntax of this command is: /climate


2) /game rule

A ghost swooping down to attack a player (Image via Minecraft)
A ghost swooping down to attack a player (Image via Minecraft)

The /gamerule command might be the most powerful command within Minecraft. The /gamerule command allows players to change and edit their world’s toggle commands, including changing commands that players cannot influence during world creation.

Here are examples of some of the most common and useful game rules commands:

To convert ghost spawn off/gamerule doInsomnia false

To prevent creepers, ghasts, and endermen from destroying or moving blocks: /gamerule mobGriefing false

To activate hold inventory: /gamerule keep inventory true

Deactivate the day-night cycle: /gamerule doDaylightCycle false


1) /locate

An end portal, which can be quickly found using the locate command (Image via Minecraft)
An end portal, which can be quickly found using the locate command (Image via Minecraft)

The /locate command is an incredibly powerful command and it ranks at the top of this list because of how useful it is to the average explorer. The /locate command allows players to search their world for the nearest biome, structure, or point of interest (POI). Bedrock Edition cannot search for points of interest.

This means that players on trial or survival worlds can quickly find things like fortresses, ancient cities, mangrove swamps, deep, dark biomes, or even smaller structures like ruined portals and bells. The command will generate coordinates in chats, which players can manually travel to, or click to paste a teleport command directly into the chat window.

The command syntax is: /locate


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