How to Get a Command Block in Minecraft

How to Get a Command Block in Minecraft

So, you want to be a developer?

The beauty of Minecraft is that it can be both an easily accessible experience for younger players who simply stack blocks and a full programming venture that can be used to create incredibly complicated systems. Command Blocks have been added to Minecraft Bedrock Edition, allowing you to execute commands that would normally be put in the console.

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These special blocks allow you to totally automate commands that you would normally type in the chat, and this is just the beginning of their use. Check out the instructions below to learn how to enable and get Command Blocks in Minecraft Bedrock Edition.

How to Get a Command Block in Minecraft

To begin with, in order to use Command Blocks, you need to create a Minecraft world in which you will enable Activate Cheats in World Settings – this way, you will be able to use Command Blocks in the Survival mode as well, although they are intended primarily for the Creative mode.

To spawn Command Block in Minecraft Bedrock Edition:

  1. Open the chat
  2. Type the following: /give @p command_block

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Click on the Block Type to select one of three Command Block variations:

  • Impulse – Command Block is the default type, they are in brownish/orange color and execute the commands only once each time they are activated.
  • Chain – Command Blocks are in green color and once activated they execute commands every time they are triggered.
  • Repeat – Command Blocks are in purple color and once activated they execute commands every one game tick.

Now you know how to get Command Blocks in Minecraft and what types there are – but that’s just the beginning. The best way to learn about their application is by experimenting with simple ideas and moving on to more complex ones. On the site, there is also a simple example of a system that you can create with Command Blocks as your first programming exercise. Good luck!

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Nikola "Nick" Jovanovic
Nick has been a Prima Games Staff Writer since May 2022, an old-school gamer, and a gamer journalist with over 25 years of expertise. Our resident micro-influencer from Serbia! When he's not driving through Belgrade, he's probably racing in Gran Turismo or Forza, playing some strange JRPG games or just watching pro wrestling.