Using gamerules in MinecraftLast updated: 07/19/18
Gamerules can control various aspects of the gameplay, and provide a lot of customisation for server owners.
Setting the value of a gamerule
/gamerule <rule name> <value>
Getting the current value of a gamerule
/gamerule <rule name>
rule nameis the name of the specific gamerule that you would like to set, or view. A list can be seen below.
valueis the value you wish to assign to a specific rule name. In the majority of cases, this is a boolean
falsevalue, but can sometimes be a number.
List of gamerules
|Rule Name||Description||Possible Values||Default Value||Java Edition||Bedrock Edition|
|announceAdvancements||Whether advancements should be announced in chat||true/false||true||✔️||❌|
|commandBlockOutput||Whether command blocks should notify admins when they perform commands||true/false||true||✔️||✔️|
|disableElytraMovementCheck||Whether the server should skip checking player speed when the player is wearing elytra||true/false||false||✔️||❌|
|doDaylightCycle||Whether the day-night cycle and moon phases progress||true/false||true||✔️||✔️|
|doEntityDrops||Whether entities that are not mobs should have drops||true/false||true||✔️||✔️|
|doFireTick||Whether fire should spread and naturally extinguish||true/false||true||✔️||✔️|
|doLimitedCrafting||Whether players should only be able to craft recipes that they've unlocked first||true/false||false||✔️||❌|
|doMobLoot||Whether mobs should drop items||true/false||true||✔️||✔️|
|doMobSpawning||Whether mobs should naturally spawn||true/false||true||✔️||✔️|
|doTileDrops||Whether blocks should have drops||true/false||true||✔️||✔️|
|doWeatherCycle||Whether the weather will change||true/false||true||✔️||✔️|
|drowningdamage||Whether the player should take damage when drowning||true/false||true||❌||✔️|
|falldamage||Whether the player should take fall damage||true/false||true||❌||✔️|
|firedamage||Whether the player should take fire damage||true/false||true||❌||✔️|
|keepInventory||Whether the player should keep items in their inventory after death||true/false||false||✔️||✔️|
|logAdminCommands||Whether to log admin commands to server log||true/false||true||✔️||❌|
|maxCommandChainLength||Determines the number at which the chain command block acts as a "chain"||number||65536||✔️||✔️|
|maxEntityCramming||The maximum number of pushable entities another entity can try to push, before taking suffocation damage. Setting to 0 disables the rule. Affects players and mobs only (excluding bats)||number||24||✔️||❌|
|mobGriefing||Whether creepers, zombies, endermen, ghasts, withers, ender dragons, rabbits, sheep, and villagers should be able to change blocks and whether villagers, zombies, skeletons, and zombie pigmen can pick up items||true/false||true||✔️||✔️|
|naturalRegeneration||Whether the player can regenerate health naturally if their hunger is full enough (doesn't affect external healing, such as golden apples, the Regeneration effect, etc.)||true/false||true||✔️||✔️|
|pvp||Whether the player can fight with other players||true/false||true||❌||✔️|
|randomTickSpeed||How often a random block tick occurs (such as plant growth, leaf decay, etc.) per chunk section per game tick. 0 will disable random ticks, higher numbers will increase random ticks||number||3||✔️||❌|
|reducedDebugInfo||Whether the debug screen shows all or reduced information; and whether the effects of F3+B (entity hitboxes) and F3+G (chunk boundaries) are shown||true/false||false||✔️||❌|
|sendCommandFeedback||Whether the feedback from commands executed by a player should show up in chat. Also affects the default behavior of whether command blocks store their output text||true/false||true||✔️||✔️|
|showDeathMessages||Whether a message appears in chat when a player dies||true/false||true||✔️||❌|
|spawnRadius||The number of blocks outward from the world spawn coordinates that a player will spawn in when first joining a server or when dying without a spawnpoint||number||10||✔️||❌|
|spectatorsGenerateChunks||Whether players in spectator mode can generate chunks||true/false||true||✔️||❌|
|tnt explodes||Whether tnt will explode or not||true/false||true||❌||✔️|
List accurate as of Minecraft 1.13.
Gamerules are an advanced feature of Minecraft. Invalid or misuse of gamerules can cause unpredictable or damaging behaviour.