Gamerules

This is a list of gamerules for the Java Edition of Minecraft. commandBlocksEnabled, pvp, showCoordinates, tntExplodes, and showTags are not available in Java.

Command blocks and pvp can be configured in the server.properties file.

announceAdvancements

Description: Whether advancements should be announced in chat.

Introduced in Version: 1.12

Default Value: true

Usage:

gamerule announceAdvancements false

commandBlockOutput

Description: Whether command blocks should notify admins when they perform commands.

Introduced in Version: 1.4.2

Default Value: true

Usage:

gamerule commandBlockOutput false

disableElytraMovementCheck

Description: Whether the server should skip checking player speed when the player is wearing elytra. If disabled it can help with the β€œusername moved too quickly!” and β€œusername moved wrongly!” warnings, but also allows for players to fly hack easier.

Introduced in Version: 1.9

Default Value: false

Usage:

gamerule disableElytraMovementCheck true

disableRaids

Description: Whether raids are disabled. When enabled the Bad Omen effect will no longer trigger raids in villages and will not be removed from the player when entering a village. This will also cancel any raids in progress.

Introduced in Version: 1.14.3

Default Value: false

Usage:

gamerule disableRaids true

doDaylightCycle

Description: Whether the day-night cycle and moon phases progress. Players can still skip to daytime using beds.

Introduced in Version: 1.6.1

Default Value: true

Usage:

gamerule doDaylightCycle false

doEntityDrops

Description: Whether entities that are not mobs should have drops, including item frames, boats, and minecarts.

Introduced in Version: 1.8.1

Default Value: true

Usage:

gamerule doEntityDrops false

doFireTick

Description: Whether fire should spread and naturally extinguish on any block.

Introduced in Version: 1.4.2

Default Value: true

Usage:

gamerule doFireTick false

doInsomnia

Description: Whether phantoms can spawn in the nighttime.

Introduced in Version: 1.15

Default Value: true

Usage:

gamerule doInsomnia false

doImmediateRespawn

Description: Players respawn immediately without showing the death screen. In hardcore they will be automatically switched to spectator.

Introduced in Version: 1.15

Default Value: false

Usage:

gamerule doImmediateRespawn true

doLimitedCrafting

Description: Whether players should be able to craft only those recipes that they've unlocked first.

Introduced in Version: 1.12

Default Value: false

Usage:

gamerule doLimitedCrafting true

doMobLoot

Description: Whether mobs should drop items.

Introduced in Version: 1.4.2

Default Value: true

Usage:

gamerule doMobLoot false

doMobSpawning

Description: Whether mobs should naturally spawn. Affects only natural mob spawning. Mobs from structures, spawners, and events still spawn when set to false.

Introduced in Version: 1.4.2

Default Value: true

Usage:

gamerule doMobSpawning false

doPatrolSpawning

Description: Whether patrols can spawn. Disabling this can help with lag on a server.

Introduced in Version: 1.15.2

Default Value: true

Usage:

gamerule doPatrolSpawning false

doTileDrops

Description: Whether blocks should have drops. If false, containers still drop their contents, but not themselves, Shulker boxes do not drop anything, destroying an armor stand will not give you anything back. Item frames will still drop themselves and their item.

Introduced in Version: 1.4.2

Default Value: true

Usage:

gamerule doTileDrops false

doTraderSpawning

Description: Whether wandering traders can spawn. Disabling this can help with lag on a server.

Introduced in Version: 1.15.2

Default Value: true

Usage:

gamerule doTraderSpawning false

doWeatherCycle

Description: Whether the weather can change naturally. Players can still clear rain by sleeping in a bed.

Introduced in Version: 1.11

Default Value: true

Usage:

gamerule doWeatherCycle false

drowningDamage

Description: Whether the player should take damage when drowning. A player will still lose all of their air, but will not take damage when they run out.

Introduced in Version: 1.15

Default Value: true

Usage:

gamerule drowningDamage false

fallDamage

Description: Whether the player should take fall damage.

Minimum Game Version: 1.15

Default Value: true

Usage:

gamerule fallDamage false

fireDamage

Description: Whether the player should take fire damage.

Introduced in Version: 1.15

Default Value: true

Usage:

gamerule fireDamage false

forgiveDeadPlayers

Description: Makes angered neutral mobs stop being angry when the targeted player dies nearby. Bees will always attack anyone when their hive is broken.

Introduced in Version: 1.16

Default Value: true

Usage:

gamerule forgiveDeadPlayers false

keepInventory

Description: Whether the player should keep items and experience in their inventory after death. Health and hunger are still reset and any armor damage from the death is kept.

Introduced in Version: 1.4.2

Default Value: false

Usage:

gamerule keepInventory true

logAdminCommands

Description: Whether to log admin commands to server log.

Introduced in Version: 1.8

Default Value: true

Usage:

gamerule logAdminCommands false

maxCommandChainLength

Description: Determines the number at which the chain command block acts as a chain. Must be a positive whole number.

Introduced in Version: 1.12

Default Value: 65536

Usage:

gamerule maxCommandChainLength 1

maxEntityCramming

Description: The maximum number of other pushable entities a mob or player can push, before taking suffocation damage. Setting to 0 or lower disables the rule. Applies to all entities except for Bats. This can be lowered to help server performance.

Introduced in Version: 1.11

Default Value: 24

Usage:

gamerule maxEntityCramming 1

mobGriefing

Description: Whether mobs should be able to change blocks or pick up items. This also disables pigmen and drowned pathfinding to break turtle eggs and prevents villagers from breeding. This does not change player abilities.

Introduced in Version: 1.4.2

Default Value: true

Usage:

gamerule mobGriefing false

naturalRegeneration

Description: Whether the player can regenerate health naturally. Players can still heal using potion effects from potions and golden apples.

Introduced in Version: 1.6.1

Default Value: true

Usage:

gamerule naturalRegeneration false

randomTickSpeed

Description: How often a block tick occurs per chunk. Block updates can be disabled by setting this value to 0, and increased by setting it to a higher value. This changes crop growth, fire spread, grass spread, leaf decay, etc.

Introduced in Version: 1.8

Default Value: 3

Usage:

gamerule randomTickSpeed 0

reducedDebugInfo

Description: Whether the debug screen shows all or reduced information and whether entity hitboxes and chunk boundaries are shown.

Introduced in Version: 1.8

Default Value: false

Usage:

gamerule reducedDebugInfo true

sendCommandFeedback

Description: Whether the feedback from commands executed by a player should show up in chat. Will also change command blocks saving results.

Introduced in Version: 1.8

Default Value: true

Usage:

gamerule sendCommandFeedback false

showDeathMessages

Description: Whether death messages are put into chat when a player or pet dies.

Introduced in Version: 1.8

Default Value: true

Usage:

gamerule showDeathMessages false

spawnRadius

Description: The radius blocks outward from the world spawn coordinates that a player spawns in when first joining a server or respawning without a spawn point. Setting this to 0 will cause all players to spawn in the same location and disable spawn protection.

Introduced in Version: 1.9

Default Value: 10

Usage:

gamerule spawnRadius 0

spectatorsGenerateChunks

Description: Whether players in spectator mode can generate chunks. Disabling this can help server performance.

Introduced in Version: 1.9

Default Value: true

Usage:

gamerule spectatorsGenerateChunks false

universalAnger

Description: Makes angered neutral mobs attack any nearby player, not just the player that angered them. Bees will always attack anyone when their hive is broken.

Introduced in Version: 1.16

Default Value: false

Usage:

gamerule universalAnger true

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