How to Change Game Modes in Minecraft: Bedrock Edition

Regardless of what mode Minecraft players may be in at any given time, there’s a pretty easy way to switch to something different.

When playing on a single-player seed or having admin privileges on a multiplayer server, there is a short and effective command that players can use. This command is integrated into the Minecraft chat system to immediately switch the game mode on the fly.

However, using this command has a prerequisite that will need to be enabled first in single player situations. This is not a difficult undertaking, however, and everyone should be able to switch to their favorite game mode in Minecraft: Bedrock Edition.

Here’s how they can do it quickly and efficiently in just a few steps.

Minecraft: Enable Cheats and Use Game Mode Command in Bedrock Edition

Image via Mojang
Image via Mojang

The first thing Minecraft players will need to do for their seed or Bedrock server is to make sure cheats are both available and active. On a multiplayer server, this works a little differently, as players must have the appropriate permissions set by the server owner or admin to use these commands.

Sometimes cheats are enabled server-wide, but more often than not this is not the case to prevent excessive abuse.

For solo seeds, it doesn’t take much work. The process includes the following steps:

  1. Enter the Minecraft World Browser screen, where all player-created worlds are listed.
  2. Create a new world by selecting the “Create New” button.
  3. There should be a settings panel to the right of the build screen, and there’s a list in that screen called “enable cheats”.
  4. Make sure the switch for this option is enabled. When activated, it should change to a green color.
  5. A box will appear warning players that cheaters will disable achievement progression, accept the terms.

This will create a world where players can activate commands and cheat. If they have a pre-existing world that has cheats enabled, they won’t need to create a new seed.

Once players enter their Minecraft world, all they need to do is open their chat console and enter a command. On PC platforms, the default method is to press the “T” key. Once the chat console is open, players will want to type the command “/gamemode” and then press space.

Next, they’ll want to enter the game mode they want to change (Survival, Creative, and Adventure). After entering the required game mode, press Enter. This should immediately change the game mode for the player.

If the user makes a mistake, the Minecraft command text will inform them of the error in chat. Additionally, if a player successfully switches game modes, Minecraft will alert them to the mode they switched to.

The game’s command console input even helps players with their command syntax by presenting an autofill option. This is great for those worried about missing the correct command entries.

Just as quickly as the command changes the game mode, it can also switch back, allowing players to take full advantage of their game server or seed in multiple ways.

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Edited by Sijo Samuel Paul

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