In the world of Minecraft Bedrock commands (or cheats), are strings of text that can execute in-game actions. That can be anything from moving objects to changing the weather, clearing players inventory, creating building blocks and so on, there's a command that can automate that process for you. Learning how to properly use them can save a lot of time and make the process of creating worlds much more enjoyable.
How to use Minecraft Bedrock commands?There are two ways one can use commands in Minecraft Bedrock (previously known as Minecraft PE). One simple way is by the use of a ‘chat window’. All you have to do is simply select the ‘Chat’ button to open the ‘Chat box’ and type in the command that you want to use. Every command must start with ‘/’ and keep in mind that they are case-sensitive.
Another way to execute commands is by using 'Command Blocks'. Because command blocks have the ability to activate a series of different command inputs, that allows players to create long automated sequences.
To obtain a command block, first enable creative mode and then open the chatbox and enter ‘/give *your username* command block’. Keep in mind that different versions of Minecraft have different ways of activating control blocks. This is the process for the Bedrock version!
How to enable cheatsTo be able to use commands, players must first allow 'cheats' before they load into their world. The process is very easy but keep in mind this: Activating cheats will disable your achievements for that specific world. To do so, go to ‘Settings’, select ‘Game’ and then ‘Cheats’.
Syntax and the Help CommandBecause Minecraft Bedrock commands are like a programming language in a way, players who are not familiar with how everything works might feel somewhat overwhelmed at the start. Even veteran players can run into some issues when running commands from time to time, it’s pretty normal.
The use of '/help' or ‘/?’ displays a list of every console command but it can also give valuable information about a specific command and how to use it. All we have to do is type '/help' followed by the name. For example: '/help teleport'.
Of course, since it's Minecraft we are talking about here, there's a very large community dedicated to it. There are forums and different wiki sites with information available for everyone. If you are having issues with a specific command and how to use it, or you simply want to learn more about it, you can always use those resources.
List of Minecraft Bedrock CommandsBelow you’ll find a list of every available command in Minecraft Bedrock edition, along with a description of what they do in-game.
|/ability||Grants or revokes ability to a player|
|/alwaysday||Stops or resumes the day-night cycle|
|/camerashake||Creates a camera shaking effect|
|/changesetting||Change a dedicated server setting|
|/clear||Clear item(s) from the player's inventory|
|/clearspawnpoint||Removes the spawn point|
|/clone||Copies block(s) and puts them in a location|
|/connect||Connect to websocket server|
|/deop||Takes operator status away from a player|
|/dialogue||Opens NPC dialogue|
|/difficulty||Sets the game's difficulty|
|/effect||Add/Remove status effects|
|/enchant||Enchants a selected item|
|/event||Triggers an event|
|/execute||Executes a different command|
|/fill||Fills an area with blocks|
|/fog||Changes fog settings|
|/function||Runs a function|
|/gamemode||Sets player’s game mode|
|/gamerule||Sets game rule|
|/give||Gives an item to a player|
|/help||Displays a list of available commands and information about them|
|/immutableworld||Set immutable world state|
|/kick||Kick a player|
|/kill||Kill any entity|
|/locate||Locate the closest structure|
|/me||Displays a message|
|/mobevent||Enables or disables mob event|
|/music||Allows the player to play music tracks|
|/op||Gives player operator status|
|/ops||Reloads or displays permissions list|
|/playanimation||Play an animation|
|/playsound||Plays a sound|
|/reload||Reloads functions, advancements and loot tables|
|/replaceitem||Replace any item(s) in inventory|
|/ride||Change ride settings or entities|
|/save||Resume, status query, backup|
|/say||Displays a message to multiple players|
|/schedule||Schedule the execution of a function|
|/scoreboard||Manages the scoreboard|
|/setblock||Changes a block|
|/setmaxplayers||The max amount of players allowed to join|
|/setworldspawn||Sets the world spawn point|
|/spawnpoint||Set the spawn point of a player|
|/spreadplayers||Spreads entities around the map randomly|
|/stop||The command used to stop the server|
|/stopsound||Stop a sound|
|/structure||Save or load structures|
|/summon||Summons an entity|
|/tag||Control entity tags|
|/tellraw||Displays message to players (JSON)|
|/testfor||Number of entities matching specified criteria|
|/testforblock||Check if a block is in a location|
|/testforblocks||Check if the blocks in two regions match|
|/tickingarea||List, add, remove ticking areas|
|/time||Changes world time|
|/title||Control screen titles|
|/titleraw||Control screen titles (JSON)|
|/toggledownfall||Changes the weather|
|/tp||Same as '/teleport'|
|/w||Same as '/tell' ,'/msg'. Displays private message|
|/wb||Edit restricted blocks. Same as '/worldbuilder'|
|/weather||Sets the weather|
|/xp||Adds or removes exp from a player|
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