Top Useful Minecraft Commands You Should Choose in 2024 [Updated]

Are you a Minecraft game lover? These are the most important Minecraft commands for a console that will boost your productivity.

Updated: 26 Jan, 24 by Antoniy Yushkevych 11 Min

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Minecraft is gaining huge popularity in the gaming industry, day by day, amongst the masses. If you are familiar with this game, you must be acquainted with the different modes of the game. You have the liberty to play the game in single-player as well as multiplayer mode. 

Minecraft permits you to build your own world with ample elements. You can have your own fields, pets, and a lot more. Due to its extreme simplicity and user-friendliness, this game reaches a wide audience on day to day basis.

Now, there are a lot of Minecraft commands list that you can initialize whilst playing the game on your server. These commands of Minecraft help you to perform various functions that otherwise are not plausible. 

In this article, we will present you with some Minecraft server commands with a detailed explanation. Let’s begin to understand the concept of Minecraft. What is it?

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Most people know the name of the commands but don’t know how to use them. Let’s see how to use Minecraft server commands. To use Minecraft Command, firstly, we need to open the Minecraft game and press the forward slash key (/) to open the chat window. To activate the command, enter the Minecraft command and then hit the Enter key. Use the up and down arrow keys to see the commands you’ve entered previously. The player must enable the cheats while creating the game world, and if somehow they fail to do so, then they have to load the game in LAN and select the “Allow Cheats” option. Next, we’ll talk about the most commonly used Minecraft Command Lines.

Note: The commands that we use in Minecraft are case-sensitive. [Capital Letters are not allowed]

Now let’s get started with the most useful and commonly used Minecraft command cheat sheet.

1. Minecraft Teleporting command

Syntax: /tp [player name]

/tp [player name]

Uses: In case you get lost in the game world, you can use this command to find your friends in the game.

2. Seek Help

Syntax: /help [<command>]

Uses: It displays all the Minecraft commands and shows a detailed information list about those commands.

3. Give objects and items

Syntax: /give <player name> <item name> [<count>]

Uses: Use this command to give or lend items from the inventory to any other player.

4. Summon an Object

Syntax: /summon [creature or object name]

Uses: It helps to deliver any in-game object or creature to your desired location.

5. Change Difficulty

Syntax: /difficulty <difficulty name>

Uses: Use this command to set the difficulty level. The available difficulty levels are: peaceful, easy, normal, and hard.

6. Kill

Syntax: /kill

Uses: Using this command, you can destroy any character, including your character, on the current game server.

7. Creative Mode

Syntax: /gamemode creative

Uses: Using this command, you can switch the game modes and can join the Creative Mode

8. Survival Mode

Syntax: /gamemode survival

Uses: If you want to change your game mode to Survival and face more challenges, use this command.

9. Set the Time of the Day

Syntax: /time set <time>

Uses: Use this command to set the game time of your preference. Set the time to “0” during the morning, set to “6000” during the afternoon, “12000” during the evening, and “18000” during the night.

10. Set your preferred Weather

Syntax: /weather

Uses: Use this command to manage the weather condition of your game world. In Minecraft, you will find two weather features: one is a superficial feature, and the other is a critical game component.

11. Send Private Messages

Syntax: /tell

Uses: Use this command if you want to communicate privately with any player on the server.

12. Locate Game Structures

Syntax: /locate <structureType>

Uses: This command helps you to find the stronghold that is nearest to you.

13. Entity Counting

Syntax: /testfor

Uses: Counts all the entities and objects that are present in your world.

14. Manage your Team

Syntax: /team

Uses: This command provides several options that allow you to take care of things in the Minecraft game.

15. Enchant

Syntax: /enchant <player> <enchantment ID> [level]

Uses: This command helps you enchant the name of a player.

16. Customize Player XP

Syntax: /xp [add|set] <players> <amount> [points|levels]

Uses: Use this command to add, set, remove, or check the XP of any player on the server.

Other than these, several other commands are used in Minecraft. But, these 16 Minecraft Command Lines are widely used by the players.

Here is a detailed list of all Minecraft commands that prove beneficial while you are in the game.


ban <player name> [reason] 

This command helps to blacklist the name of the player you mention from the server. Therefore, the player cannot connect with the game any further. 

Additionally, remember that this ban supersedes any whitelisting too!


banlist [ips] 

This command helps you to get the ban list. Use this command to avail the information about the banned IP addresses.


ban-ip <ip-address | player name>

If you wish to blacklist any IP address to reject further connections from it, then you can use this command.


kick <player name> [reason]

In case you are not comfortable with a particular player connected with you, you have the option to disconnect them from the server entirely. You can write the reason for the same if you wish to.



This command displays all the names of the currently connected players in the game.


deop <player name>

You can easily revoke the operator status of a player by using this command.


op <player name>

This command helps you to grant the operator status to the player that you mention on the server.



If you wish to disable the server writing to your old files, then you can use this command. Moreover, all the changes that you make temporarily queue up. 



This command forces the server to write the pending changes of your world to disk.



This command enables the server to write to the world (your world in the game) files. 


whitelist <add | remove> <player name>

If you wish to add or remove a certain player from the whitelist, you can initialize this command.


whitelist <on | off>

By using this command, you can enable or disable the servers of a whitelist. 


whitelist reload

You can easily reload the entire list of player names in the document named white-list.txt from disk.

This command is generally used when the document white list.txt has been under any kind of modification outside of Minecraft.


whitelist list

This command displays the entire list of players in the whitelist.



If you wish to shut down your server, use this command.


pardon <player name>

This command removes the player from the blacklist so that they can establish a connection with you again. 



If you want to remove an IP address from the IP blacklist, use this command. It further allows the player who belongs to that particular IP address to build a connection with the server.

Well, this was the overall list of all the Minecraft server commands.

We will now take a look at some of the commands that can escalate your Minecraft experience too! 

Take a look at the pointers:

  • How can you change the game mode of a player?
  • Method to teleport a player to another player?
  • How can you give items to another player?

Let’s dive in!

1. Method to change the game mode of a player

/gamemode <0/1> <player> 

Place the name of whichever player you want to change the game mode for in the player bracket. You can put your name too.

0 represents Survival, and 1 means Creative. While you initialize the commands, no brackets are required to write 0 or 1. 

2. Method to teleport a player to another player

/tp <player> <target>

Place the desired player name you want to teleport in the first bracket and the target in the second one. 

You can write your name in the bracket as well. 

3. How can you give items to another player?

/give <player> <block ID> <amount>

Here, place the username of the player you wish to give the items to in the first bracket, as shown in the command above. 

The second bracket is about the block ID. Here, you cannot write the name of the block. You must write the ID of the block. 

Next up is the amount bracket. You have to insert the amount of whichever item you wish to give. The maximum number of items in one stack is 64!

Additionally, while you use this command, the items are not delivered into the inventory. They are directly dropped at your feet. Carefully stand by the Lava or on edge, as you may lose your items.

What are the arguments?

Several Minecraft commands use an argument. An argument can be a single statement or a sequence of statements that succeed a command. For example, the command:

/gamemode Survival

Here “gamemode” is the command, and “Survival” is the argument. The argument is commanding your game to run in Survival mode.

The arguments are sometimes followed by a <angle bracket> or [square bracket]. An angle bracket means that the use of an argument is mandatory, whereas a square bracket means that the use of an argument is not mandatory.

What are targets?

The argument that we use in Minecraft Commands is sometimes also referred to as targets. These special types of targets indicate whom the command will be targeted. Here are some commonly used target arguments:

@p (it targets the player who is nearest to you)

@r (it targets any random player in the game)

@a (it targets every single player in the world)

@e (it targets all the entities in the world that are active)

@s (it targets the user i.e. you)

For example, the command:

/gamemode survival @a

This command will switch the game mode for every player on the same server to Survival Mode.

Lastly, here is a quick reminder for you!

If you initiate a command in the game, you must use a forward slash before typing the command. This helps the client to understand that the text after it is a command and not a message.

Moreover, if you wish to use the commands from the server end, the commands should be used without the forward slash. 

Therefore, if you are a frequent player of Minecraft, then these commands would prove to be beneficial for you. 

We hope that the information in the article helps to solve all your ambiguities related to the Minecraft server commands.

Keep playing! Keep exploring!

Antoniy Yushkevych

Antoniy Yushkevych

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