If you're looking for a "KillAll" command in Minecraft that will basically get rid of all entities in your Minecraft world, you just need to enable cheats and use "/kill @e". However, you likely want to kill mobs and not absolutely everything, of which the game has several more specific options you can use.
When you've been playing Minecraft for years, you'll likely get to the same point as me - one where you start to dabble with mods and cheats. It was when I was trying to build something in survival mode but kept getting swarmed by mobs that I realized I needed to know the kill command in Minecraft. Fortunately, I figured this out, and much more.
So, if you're interested in knowing all the Minecraft console commands that can help you kill mobs and other types of entities, you're in the right spot. Let's get right into what you need to know.
The Minecraft kill command is the command that you can use to kill all sorts of entities in your Minecraft world.
When you use the kill command in Minecraft, you can choose to kill everything in the world, all the mobs, other players, and so on. What makes this command so interesting is that it can even be used to remove or "kill" things that aren't characters, like loot, armor, minecarts, and so on.
The kill command is cool because it can be appended in several ways so that you only end up killing specific entities.
The kill command in Minecraft is used by typing /kill in the game's chat window, but only after you've enabled cheats in the settings.
Before we dive fully into how to use the kill command, you need to make sure that you have cheats enabled in your Minecraft game. You can only use Minecraft commands in your game's chat window when you've done this.
However, before you jump ahead to get cheats working in Java or Bedrock Edition of Minecraft, keep in mind that you won't be able to obtain achievements in that world once you do.
If you're creating a new Minecraft world, you just need to toggle the "Allow Cheats" option in Java Edition to "On", and flip the "Activate Cheats" switch in Bedrock Edition from the world creation menu to have cheats working right away.
However, in an existing game in Java Edition, here's how to enable this:
If you want to turn on cheats in Bedrock, console versions, as well as Pocket Edition, do the following:
Note that in Java Edition, you won't be able to turn cheats off once you've turned them on. Your only option will be to go to start over in a different world without cheats. Meanwhile, in Bedrock, you can reverse the decision at any time.
There's no "killall" command that can be used in Minecraft, but that doesn't mean that there isn't a kill command that can get rid of all the entities in your world.
Just so you know, entities in this game include more than just monsters and players. Entities also include items, vehicles like boats and minecarts, armor, and even projectiles like arrows, snowballs, and tridents.
So, if you want to use the kill command to kill absolutely every entity within the loaded area of the map, including your own player, just do the following:
Understanding the various kill command examples that are available can be extremely helpful, especially when you're playing in creative mode. Instead of having to kill mobs manually, you can just use this command.
However, we've only covered /kill @e, which isn't very useful in actual gameplay. Most of the time, you won't want to kill mobs in Minecraft but spare your own player.
The good thing is that getting a proper understanding of the kill command can have you taking out mobs, stray items, other players, and so on, with precision. Plus, if you have a command block, you can apply a kill command to it!
Let me give you a quick rundown through some examples that you can have fun with when using the kill command.
One important thing to keep in mind is that if you're playing in creative mode, using the /kill @e command will spare your player. This is because your character simply can't die in this game mode, even with cheats.
When you type /kill @e into the chat window in Minecraft and hit enter, you'll be able to kill everything on your game's map, from enemies, items, players, and so on. Just keep in mind that you will need to have cheats enabled for this to work. You can turn on cheats when creating a new world in the game or switch them on in an existing one.
Using the kill command in Minecraft can be incredibly useful. Plus, when you get a good hang of the various variations, you can learn how to only kill all mobs in Minecraft, how to spare players, how to target only items, and so on. Cheats will work on any version of the game, whether you're playing on your PC, Nintendo Switch, or Pocket Edition.
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