Minecraft has thousands of different features. But sometimes things can go under the radar. One widely unknown Minecraft feature is Adventure mode. You might be thinking, what in the world is Adventure mode? Well, you are in luck because today we will share what Minecraft Adventure mode is, as well as some of its features and drawbacks. Plus, we'll reveal some smart tips and tricks to help you beat Minecraft using the mode.

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What is Minecraft Adventure Mode?

You log onto your Minecraft world and go to switch your game mode. There are four game mode options for you to choose from: survival, creative, hardcore, spectator, and adventure. But you don’t bother clicking on Adventure mode because you don't even know what it is. Adventure mode is a game mode in Minecraft to preserve player-created maps. It has limited features to prevent griefing or destroying the servers.

What can you do in Minecraft Adventure mode:

  1. Eat food
  2. Use interactive blocks(crafting tables, beds, enchantment tables, etc.)
  3. Put on armor
  4. Interact with mobs(killing mobs, trading, taming)

What can’t you do in Minecraft Adventure mode:

  1. Break blocks
  2. Use tools on any block(axe, pickaxe, hoe)
  3. Place blocks(of any kind)
  4. Place eyes of ender

How to turn on Minecraft adventure mode

Step 1: Join your Minecraft world

Step 2: Press the “T” key on your keyboard

Step 3: Type “/gamemode adventure” in your chat box

gamemode adventure

Step 4: Hit enter

Tips and Tricks for Minecraft Adventure mode

Adventure mode can be almost impossible to play in a traditional survival world. So, here are some tips and tricks to make the mode fun and survive!

1. Explode creepers with flint and steel to get blocks!

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2. Switch to 1.4.2 (older version of Minecraft) to be able to break blocks!

1.4.2 is the only version in Minecraft that allows you to break blocks in Adventure mode without cheating. The key is to use tools to do it! You can only mine with a pickaxe, break wood with an ax, break dirt with a shovel, and so on.

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3. Allow tools to be used in the current version.

By using commands, you can allow certain things to become possible in Adventure Mode. Here's a helpful tutorial.

4. Loot chests, and use crafting tables in villages.

Because you cannot place blocks, chests, or beds you need to use the environment around you to level up and craft.

Cool custom maps in Minecraft Adventure Mode

The Minecraft community never stops working on thousands of immaculate custom maps. These custom maps give the player a unique experience that would never be able to be achieved without adventure mode! Custom maps have stories, characters, and insanely fascinating buildings. If you have ever wanted a playable story inside Minecraft, then adventure mode custom maps are for you! This also gives a way to beat the game inside of adventure mode without cheating.

1. Witchcraft and Wizardry

Witchcraft and Wizardry is the perfect Minecraft Adventure map to live out your wizard fantasy! You can download it here.

2. A Fox's Life

Have you ever wanted to be an animal and an adventurer? You can be a fox and an explorer with this Adventure mode map. You can download it here.

3. Heart of Darkness

If you want to go on plenty of missions and fight interesting mobs or bosses then check out this custom map! Heart of Darkness is super fun and can be downloaded here.

Can you beat Minecraft in Adventure Mode?

Yes and no! You can do anything in Minecraft with the right cheats or the right version. BUT if you want to play vanilla and in a 1.19 survival world, it is impossible to beat. Without being able to place blocks, or use buckets getting to the Nether is impossible. If you cannot get to the Nether then you cannot get ender eyes (which you cannot place either). So, if you cheat or use an Adventure map then YES. But if you do not then the answer is NO.

Now you’re ready to play Minecraft adventure mode

You've learned all about the ins and outs of Adventure mode. Up next, learn about the best Minecraft mods for kids.

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Written by Create & Learn instructor Gabrielle Cindric. Gabrielle is a Computer Science student by day and a STEM instructor by night. In her free time, she enjoys playing video games and hanging out with her poodle Bailey and cat Asphalt.