Minecraft Console Commands & Cheats List (1.16)

We've got a full list of Minecraft Console Commands & Cheats that will be useful to you for all patches and platforms! These are extremely good to know, because you might find yourself wanting to switch modes quickly or just want to finish a tedious task. These commands will work on your Xbox One, Switch, and Mobile version of Minecraft!

How-to Use Console Commands in Minecraft

First, when creating your world make sure to check the Allow/Activate Cheats option. The button to press now depends on the platform you are playing the game on. Here's a list of what you'll need to press to access the console command menu:

  • Xbox One: Press right on the D-Pad.
  • Nintendo Switch: Press the right direction button on your Joy-Con, or right on the D-Pad of your Pro Controller.
  • PC/Mac (Windows 10 or Java): You can press T or you can press the forward slash (/) key.

Unfortunately, if you're on a PS4 you can't really enter commands. You can just change a few options if you have host privileges.

Flying Command in Minecraft

There is no direct command in Minecraft that will make you fly. You can change the mode of the game using the "/gamemode creative" command, and this will allow you to press jump twice and will get you up in the air! If you want to fly even faster (on PC), you can go into Spectator mode. This requires you to press "F3 + N" at once, and gives you the ability to fly around freely and go through walls. You can scroll your mouse-wheel up or down to increase or decrease the speed. This is the fastest way to get around other than using the teleport command!

Minecraft Console Commands & Cheats List

Here's a list of a bunch of commands that you should find useful in the game. It might be trying out a new Minecraft Seed before testing these commands on your main world!

NEW: Locate Biome

You can now locate a biome with this new command. If you want to do something in creative in a particular area then this is a great one to use. Simple type in the command and scroll through the different biomes until you locate the one you want to find. You can then select it, and you will be given coordinates to the nearest matching biome. Use the /tp command to make your way to the location!

  • /locatebiome [biome name]


If you want some additional information on a certain command, you can use this:

  • /help [CommandName]

Player Targeting Commands

These can be added in place of the [Player] variable that you will see in many of the following commands.

  • @s - Targets yourself, or the person executing the command.
  • @p - Closest player to you.
  • @r - Random player in your game.
  • @a - All players in your game.
  • @e - All entities in the game. These include animals and monsters.


You can enchant the current item you are holding with specific enchants if you'd like with this command. You can only use this on items that can be enchanted, and the level has to be one that exists. Check out our guide on Minecraft Enchantments to learn more.

  • /enchant [Player] [Enchantment Type] [Level]

Example: /enchant @s minecraft:fortune 3

You could use this example to give a pickaxe Fortune 3 by using this command!


This is pretty useful if you want to enchant some stuff, but don't want to bother grinding out monsters!

  • /experience add [Player] [Amount]
    • /xp works as well!

Game Difficulty

If you're getting tired of monsters spawning, or you want your health to regenerate quicker then this is the command to use! You've got these options: easy, normal, hard and peaceful.

  • /difficulty [Type]

Game Modes

This is incredibly useful if you're creating some content or just in need to bounce the mode back and forth. You have four different options: adventure, creative, spectator, and survival.

  • /gamemode [Type]


If you'd like to give a certain amount of items to a specific player or yourself, then you would use the give command.

  • /give [Player] [Item] [Amount]

Example: /give @s minecraft:book 5

In this example, we are giving yourself 5 books. Each item starts with "minecraft:" which is why it appears there. The game should have a list of items that will auto-complete as you type them in. For wood items, you will need to start the name out with the particular wood you want the item to be.


If you wanted to respawn yourself or terrorize your friends, you can use this command.

  • /kill [Player]


Shows you a list of players that are currently on your server.

  • /list


Gives you the coordinates of the nearest structure of that type! This can be buried treasure, pyramids, fortresses, etc.

  • /locate [Structure]


This command will output your current seed number.

  • /seed


This is similar to give, but you are able to summon an entity like a monster or animal instead. It will summon whatever you choose right where you are at, or you can add a position.

  • /summon [Entity]


This is a pretty useful command that will teleport you or someone else to a specific coordinates. The Y coordinate will determine what block height you end up at. If you want to just teleport to your current height, you can use "~" in that spot instead of a specific number. This can also be used in either the X or Z spot if you want to maintain your current coordinate of either of those options.

  • /tp [Player] x y z


I find this command pretty useful for when I'm bouncing between the game and something else. You can set a specific time or you can do a general one just to change your lighting situation. Here's the set options: day, midnight, night, or noon. You can also do it by number, where 0 is dawn and starts the day.

  • /time set [Type or #]
  • /time add [#]


This will change the current weather. You can use clear, rain, or thunder as your different types.

  • /weather [Type]

That's it for the commands! If you want to do a whole lot more customizing to your game, be sure to check out our look at Minecraft Mods. There's also a bunch of fun Minecraft Houses you can build that will give your new world some excitement!

Gamerule Commands

Minecraft also has a vast array of gamerule commands players are able to use to change various things in the game. Here's a vast list of some of the best gamerule commands to use in Minecraft.

Pro Game Guides Minecraft Admin Server Commands ListWhat it does and how to use it
/gamerule fireDamage falseUsing this command will disable all fire damage on your server.
/gamerule doImmediateRespawn trueUsing this command will allow players to spawn instantly without seeing the death screen in Minecraft.
/locate (village, endcity, fortress)Using this command will allow you to locate the nearest location of villages, fortresses, and other locations in Minecraft
/gamerule doEntityDrops falseUsing this command will prevent nonmob entities from dropping items in the game.
/gamerule disableRaids trueUsing this command will disable raid events where mobs will attack villages in Minecraft
/gamerule announceAdvancements falseThis command will disable all chat announcements for achievements in Minecraft
/gamerule doFireTick falseUsing this command will disable the spread of fire on your server and will cause fires to stay in place.
/gamerule doInsomni falseThis command will disable the insomnia mechanic and prevent Phantoms from spawning in your server.
/gamerule doDaylightCycle falseThis gamerule command will disable the day and night cycle and freeze your game's current time in place. So if it is night or day it will remain either day or night until the command is reset.
/gamerule doMobSpawning falseThis command will disable the spawning of mobs on your server.
/gamerule keepInventory trueThis command will allow players to keep their entire inventory upon death.
/gamerule mobGriefing falseThis gamerule command will prevent mobs such as Endermen and Creepers from destorying or griefing blocks in the game.
/gamerule spawnRadius (distance value)This command will change the spawn distance for players on your server.

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  1. Does anyone know how to do the /Atlantis command on Xbox one?

  2. Why does it say “easy, hard, normal and peaceful” instead of easy, normal, hard and peaceful
    (Just want to know)

    1. Must have just been an oversight. I’ve changed it 😀

  3. Is there a Switch command for the lvl 1000 sharpness sword?

  4. these are useful but they’re not all there

    1. It’s not meant to be an exhaustive list, it’s the most commonly used ones.

  5. This helped so much!!

  6. None of this worked absolutely useless

    1. this helped a lot.

    2. I would have thought it impossible to not be able to figure out how to use these commands, but here we are…