How to Set the World Spawn in Minecraft

Use it to play a prank or create a spawn area.

The /setworldspawn command in Minecraft allows the user to change the location of the world spawn in their current Minecraft world. This makes it so any new players that join the world will start at that position, rather than the default spawn for the seed. The usage of this command is detailed below.


There are two options for syntax depending on which version of Minecraft you're using. They are listed below.

  • Java
    • Syntax: /setworldspawn <pos> <angle>
    • Example: /setworldspawn 100 70 100 -180
    • Result: Sets the world spawn to block position 100 70 100 and makes the user face due north.
  • Bedrock
    • Syntax: /setworldspawn [spawnPoint: x y z]
    • Example: /setworldspawn 100 70 100
    • Result: Sets the world spawn to block position 100 70 100.

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  • <pos>, [spawnPoint]: Required argument that specifies the block for the world spawn. Must include x y z coordinates comprising floating-point numbers, tildes, or caret notations.
  • <angle>: Exclusive to Java. Sets the angle of the world spawn that the new players will face. Ranges from -180 to 179.9. Examples:
    • -180: Due North.
    • -90: Due East.
    • 0: Due South.
    • 90: Due West.
    • 179.9: Barely West of Due North.

Those are the basics for using the /setworldspawn command! For additional Minecraft guides and content, be sure to visit our Minecraft homepage!

Using the /setworldspawn command is essential while making Challenge Maps in Minecraft! Check out our full list of the Best Challenge Maps to get some ideas for creating your own!

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