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Adventure mode is a game mode intended for player-created maps, limiting some of the gameplay in Minecraft. In this mode, the player cannot directly destroy any blocks with any tools or place any blocks, in order to avoid spoiling adventure maps or griefing servers. Adventure mode is only accessible with commands.


Adventure mode is similar to Survival in that players receive damage from their environment, dying is possible, and players must manage hunger. However, it is different in many ways as well. In the Java edition, blocks can only be destroyed with an item that has the CanDestroy tag, and cannot be destroyed by the player's fist. Likewise, blocks require the CanPlaceOn tag to be placed. In the Bedrock edition, blocks cannot be directly placed or destroyed by the player, regardless of which tool they are holding. In the Legacy Console Edition, blocks can be placed, but cannot be destroyed unless the player is holding the tool that breaks that block the quickest, although certain blocks such as Beds cannot be broken.[1]

However, players are able to make use of the environment in other ways - including interacting with mobs and other entities, turning a redstone mechanism (such as a lever) on/off, and trading with villagers. Additionally, players are able to craft items as they normally would in any other game mode. Another feature is that players will always spawn exactly on the world spawn point, no matter where it is - unlike Survival mode, where players can spawn anywhere within a certain grid.

Adventure mode is a common mode to play custom maps in, as players cannot break blocks, disallowing them to destroy the map. Also, it is often used to protect servers from griefers. Command blocks are intended for use in adventure mode gameplay.

A player can switch to Adventure mode from any other game mode by using the commands /gamemode adventure when cheats are enabled.



Java Edition Alpha
July 7, 2010Adventure mode, formerly Dungeons and Levers, was announced by Notch as a gamemode that will be available when the game is finished. Notch hinted at four players to compete, permadeath like in Hardcore mode making it rogue-like in nature,[2] and a quest system with randomly generated maps/quests.[3]
Java Edition
1.3.1 12w22a Added Adventure mode, accessible through commands. It is still possible to craft in Adventure mode both with the 2×2 crafting grid in the player's inventory and with the full sized 3×3 crafting table. The player can still interact with blocks with an interface, such as chests, dispensers, crafting tables, furnaces and brewing stands. The player can also go through portals, but cannot activate one by using flint and steel; flint and steel can be used to activate TNT.
1.4.2 12w34a Certain blocks can now be removed with the correct tools and all blocks can be placed.[4]
1.8 14w02a Block hitboxes no longer appear in Adventure mode if interaction with the block is impossible.
Block destroying is now impossible by default. See here for the correct tools before this version.
The CanDestroy NBT tag can be used to determine which blocks can be allowed to be broken.
14w06a The CanPlaceOn NBT tag can be used to determine which blocks a block can be placed on.[5]
Pocket Edition
1.1 alpha Added Adventure Mode.
Bedrock Edition
1.6 Player with ability worldbuilder true can break and place block freely on Adventure mode.
Legacy Console Edition
TU19CU71.10Patch 1Added Adventure Mode.


Issues relating to "Adventure" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.


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