The ability command in Minecraft is a powerful tool that allows players to customize their gameplay experience. To use this command, players must be in creative mode or have operator permissions. The command can be used to grant players special abilities such as flying or teleportation, as well as modify game mechanics like player health or speed. To activate the ability command, players must open the chat window and type the command with the desired ability and its parameters. This tool is beneficial for players looking to enhance their Minecraft experience and experiment with different gameplay options..
How to Use the Ability Command in Minecraft
This Minecraft tutorial explains how to use the /ability command with screenshots and step-by-step instructions.
You can either set or check a player’s ability using the /ability command in Minecraft (see also /worldbuilder command). The /ability command is an Education Edition feature that is also available in Bedrock Edition (PE, Win10, Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch). To access this command in Bedrock Edition, you must toggle on the “Education Edition” option in your world settings when first creating your world to gain access to this command. Let’s explore how to use this cheat (game command).
The /ability command is available in the following versions of Minecraft:
|Java Edition (PC/Mac)||No|
|Pocket Edition (PE)||Yes (1.4.0)|
|Xbox One||Yes (1.4.0)|
|Nintendo Switch||Yes (1.5.0)|
|Windows 10 Edition||Yes (1.4.0)|
* The version that it was added or removed, if applicable.
NOTE: Pocket Edition (PE), Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Windows 10 Edition are now called Bedrock Edition. We will continue to show them individually for version history.
To run game commands in Minecraft, you have to turn cheats on in your world.
How to Enter the Command
1. Open the Chat Window
The easiest way to run a command in Minecraft is within the chat window. The game control to open the chat window depends on the version of Minecraft:
- For Pocket Edition (PE), tap on the chat button at the top of the screen.
- For Xbox One, press the D-Pad (right) on the controller.
- For PS4, press the D-Pad (right) on the controller.
- For Nintendo Switch, press the right arrow button on the controller.
- For Windows 10 Edition, press the T key to open the chat window.
- For Education Edition, press the T key to open the chat window.
2. Type the Command
We will cover examples of how to use the /ability command to set a player’s ability as well as how to see what the current setting is for a player’s ability.
Set the Value of an Ability
In this first example, we will show you how to set an ability for a player.
To grant the mayfly ability to the nearest player, you would need to type the following command:
/ability @p mayfly true
Type the command in the chat window. As you are typing, you will see the command appear in the lower left corner of the game window. Press the Enter key to run the command.
Once the cheat has been entered, the ability will be updated for the nearest player.
You will see the message “The ‘mayfly’ ability has been granted to you. Ability has been updated” appear in the top left corner of the game window to indicate that the command has successfully completed.
Check the Value of an Ability
In this next example, we will show you how to check one of the abilities of a player.
To check the value of the worldbuilder ability for the nearest player, you would need to type the following command:
/ability @p worldbuilder
Type the command in the chat window and press the Enter key to run the command.
This command would display what the worldbuilder ability is currently set to for the nearest player. The value returned is either true or false.
In this example, you will see the message “worldbuilder = true” appear in the top left corner of the game window to indicate that the nearest player does have the ability to build worlds.
Congratulations, you have learned how to use the /ability command in Minecraft.
The tutorial explains how to use the /ability command in Minecraft to set or check a player’s ability. This command is available in both Education Edition and Bedrock Edition. To access the command in Bedrock Edition, the “Education Edition” option must be toggled on when creating the world. The command syntax differs slightly depending on the platform. The examples provided show how to set or check abilities for players in different editions of Minecraft. The tutorial also includes instructions on how to enter the command using the chat window.
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