Commands/gamemode

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gamemode
Restrictions

Operator

First introduced

1.3.1 (12w16a)
PE Alpha 0.16.0 (PE Alpha 0.16.0 build 1)

Sets a player's game mode.

Syntax
  • Java Edition
gamemode <mode> [player]
  • Pocket Edition
gamemode <gameMode: string> [player: target]
An alternate syntax allows player to enter game mode by its number:
gamemode <gameMode: int> [player: target]
Arguments
mode (PE: gameMode: string or gameMode: int)
Must be one of:
"hardcore" is not a valid option for the mode argument, as it is technically not a game mode.
player (PE: player: target) (optional)
If specified, must be either a player's username or a target selector. If unspecified, defaults to the player using the command. When used in a command block, player is not optional.
Result
Fails if the arguments are not specified correctly, or if player fails to resolve to one or more online players.
If successful, changes the game mode of the default or specified players.
Examples
To put yourself into creative mode: gamemode creative, gamemode c,[until 1.13] or gamemode 1[until 1.13]
To put all players into survival mode: gamemode 0 @a or gamemode survival @a[upcoming 1.13]
See also
defaultgamemode – sets the initial game mode for players joining the world