How would anyone get by in Minecraft without coordinates? With how expansive Minecraft worlds can be, leaving them off is just asking for trouble. Or asking for you to totally lose track of where your house is, only to find it months later as a nostalgic reminder of blocks past. While enabling coordinates within a single-player world is a fairly simple endeavor, it is a slightly different story when it comes to Minecraft Realms. Don’t fret, this guide will help answer all your Minecraft Realms coordinate-related questions. Here’s how to turn on coordinates in Minecraft Realms.
How to Turn On Coordinates in Your Minecraft Realm
If your Realm is already live then adding coordinates is a simple task. You must be either an owner or operator of the Realm, but you can enable coordinates via the in-game console commands. To enable coordinates, open up your chat and type in the following command:
- /gamerule showcoordinates true
Doing so will immediately enable coordinates for the Realm. If you are looking to turn the coordinates back off you can do so by entering:
- /gamerule showcoordinates false
If the map you plan on uploading to Realms is still offline the process is slightly different. You just need to make sure you enable coordinates through the ‘World Settings’ subsection of the menu before you upload your Realm.
It should also be noted that enabling coordinates in a Realm will still allow you to earn Achievements. It is not considered a cheat and does not allow others to enable cheats within the Realm. Hopefully, your new ability to find where everything is will leave you tickled pink (or maybe dyed pink?).
Can I Turn On Coordinates if I’m Not An Owner/Operator?
Unfortunately not. This is one of the more frustrating sides of coordinates within Realms – it is controlled on the server side as opposed to on the player side. While it may be possible that Mojang could change this at some point in the future, this is currently not the case. Your best chance of getting coordinates turned on (or off) within your favorite Realm would be asking either an Owner or Operator to enable (or disable) them.
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