Set Minecraft Difficulty

Sometimes you'd like to make the game easier or harder than it currently is. You do so by changing the difficulty. For more information about difficulty, see the Minecraft Wiki article.

The Temporary Way

When the server restarts, this will be reset to whatever is in the server.propertiesfile instead.
1. Op a Player
2. Have the opped player use the /difficulty command in game. Examples: /difficulty 1 or /difficulty easy


Also in Console

You can use the difficulty command in the console without making someone an Op. Just make sure that you don't use the / at the front. Examples: difficulty 1 or difficulty easy

The Permanent Way

  1. Login to Command Center.
  2. From the server list, select the server for which you would like to enable command blocks by pressing it's Manage button.
  3. Click Files.
  4. Open
    5. Edit the difficulty=1 (for older versions of Minecraft) or difficulty=easy(for newer versions of Minecraft) to whichever difficulty you'd like:
Difficulty WordCorrelating Number
  1. Save
  2. Restart your server