In adventure mode, players can only break blocks with the right tool. For example, a pickaxe cannot break a Log, a shovel cannot break stone blocks, and an axe cannot break Dirt. This makes custom maps much more challenging since contestants cannot cheat. This does not prevent a player from killing mobs, however, as a player can kill mobs with any tool or item.
One can set their game mode to adventure when opening a world to LAN, or in-game by using the command:
/gamemode adventure @p.
Use[edit | edit source]
Adventure mode is useful in adventure maps and custom servers; so a player cannot mine walls and get into places where they are not supposed to be.
1.8 Change[edit | edit source]
In 1.8, adventure mode was made even harder; players couldn't break any blocks with any tool anymore, and they couldn't place them either. What players would have to do now is put an NBT tag on a certain block in order for it to be placed on anything (for example, a button with a "Can be placed on NBT tag", can only be placed on that or these blocks), so a player can't place the block on Stone if its NBT tag was dirt. For tools (Axe, Pickaxe, etc.) there's a "Can Break" NBT tag, which allows a player to do anything with that block's breaking purpose (A sword with the "Can Break" tag for Netherrack will allow the sword to break Netherrack).
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Adventure mode was originally called "Dungeons and Levers".
- Adventure mode is the fourth game mode added to Minecraft. The first was Survival, the second was Creative, and the third was Hardcore.
- Due to the mechanics of adventure mode, it's often used to prevent cheating in aptly-named "Adventure" maps, in which the goal is to reach the end by doing a series of trials, which can include challenges such as parkour, puzzle-solving, and outrunning mobs, etc.
- Prior to Java Edition 1.13 "Update Aquatic", you could use the command
Gallery[edit | edit source]
An image leaked by Mojang possibly to show chests with materials for Adventure Mode.