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defaultgamemode
Permission level
required

2

Restrictions

None

Sets the default game mode (creative, survival, etc.) for new players entering a multiplayer server.

Syntax[]

defaultgamemode <mode>

Arguments[]

<mode>

Specifies the default game mode for new players. Must be one of the following:

Result[]

CommandTriggerJava Edition
anyOn successSets the default game mode.
New players who join the world are put into the default game mode.
In multiplayer, if force-gamemode in the server.properties file is true, sets all online players to the specified game mode.

Output[]

CommandEditionSituationSuccess Count/execute store success .../execute store result ...
anyJava EditionIf in multiplayer, and force-gamemode in the server.properties file is true11the number of online players whose game mode is changed
Otherwise110

Examples[]

  • To set the default game mode to survival: defaultgamemode survival

See also[]

/gamemode – changes a player's game mode

History[]

Java Edition
1.3.112w22aAdded /defaultgamemode.
1.814w05aAdded spectator to /defaultgamemode.