Minecraft has added a few different game modes over the years. Most gamers are familiar with Survival Mode, that default mode the game has operated in for most of its existence. Creative mode is also frequently used by builders or YouTubers to create guides for the game.
Another well-known game mode is Spectator Mode, which is often used in the same situations as Creative Mode, as it allows free movement and viewing around the map.
However, there is a fourth game mode, much less known and even less used by players. This is adventure mode. Teased in 2010 by Notch as a rogue-like dungeon crawler game mode, the version players got was added in 2012.
This mode is meant for a more immersive experience and as such is very different from other game modes.
How is Minecraft Adventure Mode different from Survival Mode?
Limited player abilities
The most significant difference between Adventure Mode and Survival Mode is that Adventure Mode players are much more limited in how they can interact with the world around them.
In survival mode, players can break just about any block other than bedrock, even without tools, if they’re okay with no dropped objects and breaking the block takes a lot longer than it should. would otherwise. However, in adventure mode, players are completely unable to break blocks with their fists.
Tools work pretty much the same, as regular tools will be completely useless. Items and tools can have the NBT CanDestroy tag placed on them, which will mark the item or tool as able to destroy blocks.
Additionally, players in adventure mode will find themselves unable to place blocks. It is designed to prevent players from using blocks to break maps and otherwise grief servers.
However, much like how tools can be configured to be able to destroy blocks, blocks can also be set with an NBT beacon that will allow them to be placed by players.
This means that players can only influence and affect the world in ways that map designers have considered and planned for, such as redstone components and entity interaction.
The last change is more minor. Players will spawn in a randomly selected location near the survival mode world spawn point. However, in adventure mode, players will spawn exactly when the world spawns, every time, no matter what.