Fly 2.0

A third person view of player flight.

Flight is activated by double-tapping the jump key (space) in Creative Mode. It can be used for: flying up steep slopes, moving around the world quickly, or preventing a player from being killed by void damage if it is activated within the first 2.5 seconds of falling into The Void.


Minecraft PC

By default, ⇧ Shift will make a player descend and space will make a player rise. The basic w, a, s, d buttons are used to move. Double-tapping space again will initiate gravity once more. Alternatively, a player can just fly downwards until they touch the ground.

Pocket Edition

In Pocket Edition, tap the jump button (o) twice to enter fly mode. Use ^ to go forward, < to go left, > for right, and v for backwards. Press jump and ^ to fly upwards, and jump and v to go downwards. To exit flying mode, double-press jump again.

Playstation 3 Edition

In Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition, players must press PlayStationX twice in order to start flying. Holding down PlayStationX will make one fly up. In order to descend, one can either double-tap PlayStationX again or hold down R3 (push the right stick). Using the left stick will move the user horizontally, however, pushing it forwards twice quickly will let one "sprint-fly". While "sprint-flying" simultaneously, the movement plane will change in such a way that it will cause forward movement to go directly towards the cross hairs instead of towards them and at the same altitude as ordinary movement would cause. The host of a game can enable flying in survival mode by using host privileges. However, if one uses host privileges, then it will disable the ability to obtain trophies (achievements) and add progress to the leader-boards.

Xbox 360 Edition

In the Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition, players can fly by double tapping the A button. Holding down A will make one fly upward. Holding down the right analog stick will lower the user. Alternatively, one could press up and down on the D-pad to slowly move up and down, respectively. If players push the left analog stick forwards twice, then they will be able to "sprint-fly". It is possible to fly in Survival Mode if one has host privileges on. (Notice: host privileges will disable the ability to obtain achievements and add progress to the leader-boards.)


  • Before update 1.4.4, if a player was in Creative Mode and changed to Survival Mode while flying, they would fall to their death, no matter how high above the ground they were.