Best Minecraft cheats and commands: Teleport, difficulty, spawn & more

Josh Tyler
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Minecraft is a game that promotes freedom, fun, and exploration – but the game can be made even more free and fun with the right cheats and commands. We’ve got the best Minecraft commands list to help you teleport, spawn mobs, and more, as well as how to enable these cheats.

Minecraft is one of the biggest games in history, with its following still staying in the millions after 12 years since its release. This is mostly due to the freedom players are granted and the features constantly being added in new updates. Thanks to these, players are able to explore multiple mobs, beautiful biomes, and will likely come across something new every time.

However, sometimes, players and their friends want to mix their game up a little, which is where cheats and commands come in. With such Minecraft cheats, you can teleport, fly, spawn specific items in, or just do whatever you want.

So, we’ve put together a best Minecraft commands list to help you make your game work exactly how you want it to. We’ve also detailed how to enable cheats in Minecraft so you can get right into your new world and build your favorite house with ease.

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Every world in Minecraft is bound to be different


What are commands and cheats in Minecraft?

These commands and cheats are pre-existing phrases that players can enter into the in-game console within Minecraft. Doing enables them to teleport, kill others, and so much more.

They are completely safe to use, and they will not affect the overall gameplay and layout of your world too much. Mojang has implemented these commands to allow fans to let loose a bit, and have some more fun with these wacky commands.

How to enable cheats in Minecraft and use them

Enabling cheats is relatively easy but there are a few rules. The first is that you need to enable cheats when starting a new world and the second is that enabling cheats will stop you from getting achievements in that world. So if you’re going achievement hunting, this is not the best way to do so.

Nevertheless, to enable cheats in Minecraft simply follow these steps:

  1. Select ‘Create New World’.
  2. On the left-hand side of the screen, you’ll see General. Scroll down until you see ‘Cheats’
  3. Select ‘Cheats’ and toggle the setting on. You can also toggle other settings on in this section if you choose.
  4. Create your game and the cheats will be ready.

Once you’ve enabled the cheats, follow these steps to use them:

  1. Press / on your keyboard to bring up the text box
  2. Type the cheat in and press enter. It should look like this: /atlantis
  3. The game will help you with the cheat if you need it.

Can I use commands on Xbox and Nintendo Switch?

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Commands allow players to teleport and so much more!

No, unfortunately, there is no in-game console for players to access while on these consoles. But, there are already cheats enabled within the game that you can access, so there is something for everyone.

What are the best cheats and commands in Minecraft?

Now that we have talked about the steps required needed to enter these commands, it is about time we actually talk about the cheats players can use within Minecraft.

As well, there are player-specific console commands, world-specific ones, and item commands; these are different in their own respects, so we will separate them accordingly.

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We have seen some stellar Minecraft homes!

Here are all the active commands/cheats players can use within Minecraft!

Player commands/cheats


  • Command: “/tp [player]”
  • Result: Can either teleport yourself or other players in your server


  • Command: “/kill [player]”
  • Result: Instantly kills a player


  • Command: “/enchant


    • Command: “/experience add

      Status Effect

      • Command: “/effect

        Clear Status Effect

        • Command: “/effect clear
        • Result: Clears a status effect from a player
        • Give

          • Command: “/give


            • Command: “/help [CommandName]”
              Result: Provides a list of commands to help players

            World commands/cheats


            • Command: “/seed”
            • Result: Displays the world seed

            Spawn Location

            • Command: “/setworldspawn [x y z]”
            • Result: Sets the world spawn

            Difficulty Level

            • Command: “/difficulty
            • Result: Sets your difficulty level
            • World Time

              • Command: “/time set”
              • Result: Set the world time/24-hour clock

              Game Mode

              • Command: “/gamemode
              • Result: Allows you to change the game mode of a player
              • Weather

                • Command: “/weather
                • Result: Lets you change the weather
                • Turn off Weather

                  • Command: “/gamerule doWeatherCycle false”
                  • Result: Turns off the weather cycle

                  Day/Night Cycle Off

                  • Command: “/gamerule doDaylightCycle false”
                  • Result: Turns off the Day/Night cycle

                  Copy Blocks

                  • Command: “/clone