Things you don’t know about Minecraft Modes

What is a game mode, exactly? Think of it as the ability to, at the flip of a switch, repackage the configuration, rules, and goals of a game in order to offer game players an entirely new experience. Quite literally, it is a game-changer. 

Minecraft has 5 gamemodes: Survival, Creative, Adventure, Spectator‌(Java Edition only), and Hardcore‌(Java Edition only).  Each mode provides unique gameplay mechanics and features, which is one of the many reasons why it is such an attractive and popular platform.

When purchasing Minecraft for either PC, Consoles, or Mobile Devices you may encounter different game modes, each tailored to a unique type of playstyle.

1. Minecraft Survival Mode

Survival mode is where the player must collect resources, build structures while surviving in their generated world. You can interact with the local villagers, and at night defend against mobs that attack sight. There are no unlimited blocks. Activities over time chip away at your health and hunger bar.

In this mode, players have to gather all their materials to build, craft items and tools, and gain experience points. There is a health, hunger, and armor bar, an inventory, and also an oxygen bar when underwater, suffocating,‌or in lava.‌ If a player runs out of hearts (health), the player dies and returns to the spawn point. Upon death, the player emits smoke, loses all experience and items, and a death message. The maximum reach is 5 blocks.

You can start a Minecraft world in Survival mode. You can also switch your world to Survival mode from another game mode whenever you like.

Pacific: In this difficulty, you need not worry about evil creatures around the world (main map), nor about food, and your health will be restored automatically without doing anything. You can fall from a height, fall into lava, or plunge into the water and die, but this brings the only risk of a great peaceful experience.

Easy: It makes good first contact with the evil forces in Minecraft. There are evil creatures in the world, but compared to later levels, they deal less damage. You also need to start worrying about food.

Normal: The most common level, where creatures have dealt the most damage and starvation will minimize the player’s life. At this level, defending against attacks from various creatures has become increasingly complex, and more plans are needed to explore the map and go in-depth for mining.

2. Minecraf Hardcore Mode

Hardcore mode is only available in Minecraft Java Edition. This mode locks you at the hardest difficulty level and you only have one life! When you play in this mode, you will have a health bar, a hunger bar, and an experience bar. You will be able to kill mobs and hostile mobs will attack you. You will take damage and can die in the game.

Technically, Hardcore is a game mode modifier rather than a game mode. However, without cheating, it is possible to get only “Hardcore Survival”. To obtain “Hardcore Creative” mode, the player must edit the game world with external tools, or open to LAN, and turning on cheats. There is almost no visible difference between “Hardcore Creative” and “Non-Hardcore Creative”. Because of this, “Hardcore” usually refers to “Hardcore Survival”. On a server, a player who dies gets put into Spectator mode, while all other players remain in Survival mode. When looking at a Hardcore singleplayer world, the game mode is “Hardcore Mode!” and the color is red.

However, the game is set to the hardest difficulty and with only one life. The hearts look slightly different in the shading. If you die in the game, then the whole world gets deleted. This mode is liked by those who want a challenge and like the more realistic feel. Be careful when playing in Hardcore mode as once you die, you will not be able to access your world again. 

3. Minecraft Adventure Mode

Adventure mode has limited features to preserve adventure maps from being changed. In this mode, you will not be able to fly. Also, blocks can not be destroyed by hand, but rather you must use an item with the CanDestroy tag to destroy a block. Blocks can only be placed in the block that has the CanPlaceOn tag. When you play in this mode, you will have a health bar, a hunger bar, and an experience bar. You will be able to kill mobs and hostile mobs will attack you. You will take damage and can die in the game.

Players can interact with objects such as levers and buttons and can interact with mobs. However, they can break blocks only with tools having a CanDestroy data tag, and place blocks only if the block they are holding has a CanPlaceOn data tag, making this mode good for adventure maps. Max’s reach is 5 blocks.

Cartographers use it regularly. It is this mode that occupies most of the survival elements. But it allows the user to make changes in the mechanism to suit his own preferences. In this way, you can create a custom experience suitable for the purpose of the map, for example, to prevent players from breaking obstacles or modifying items.

4. Minecraft Creative Mode

Creative mode gives you unlimited resources, lets you destroy blocks instantly when mining, and allows you to fly in the game. When you play in this mode, you will not have a health bar, a hunger bar, or an experience bar. Although you don’t have an experience bar, you will continue to gain experience from killing mobs and mining certain items. You will be able to kill mobs, but mobs will never attack you or fight back. Also, you will not take damage or die in the game.

The player has access to an infinite amount of almost all blocks and items available and can destroy them instantly. Players are invulnerable, unless they fall into the void,‌[Java Edition only] and do not have health, armor, or hunger, and can fly. The player has access to items not available in Survival mode, e.g. spawn eggs.

No doubt, the second of the most popular Minecraft game modes is Creative mode. Here, you can set the limit by your imagination, because you don’t have to worry about creatures, resources, or food. Here, as the name suggests, the challenge is creative, because you will use all the materials without restrictions, so it can destroy All kinds of blocks (also the base rock) can be easily completed with a single tap, without the need for a pickaxe, and you can fly if all of this seems to be too small.

5. Minecraft Spectator Mode

Spectator mode is only available in Minecraft Java Edition. It was first introduced in Minecraft 1.8 to allow players to fly around and observe the Minecraft world. Players in this mode can not interact with anything in the game but can fly through solid objects. When you play in this mode, you will not have a health bar, a hunger bar, or an experience bar. You will not be able to kill mobs, take damage or die in the game.

When in Spectator mode, players can clip through blocks, enter the perspective of other entities by left-clicking on them, and are invisible to all players and mobs except for other spectators. The player can’t interact with blocks, entities, or their inventory. When in third-person mode, they look like a transparent, floating head with nobody. The player can use the scroll wheel to adjust the speed at which they are flying, unlike flying in Creative mode.

Players in this mode cannot interact with anything in the game but can fly through solid objects. When you play in this mode, you will not have a health bar, a hunger bar, or an experience bar. You will not be able to kill mobs, take damage or die in the game and you will not be visible to players in Survival mode.