Are you tired of consistently dying and finding yourself bereft of the inventory that you’ve worked so hard to gather? Have you become weary of traveling long distances only to fall from a particularly steep ledge that was far from your spawn point? If these problems have plagued you and you’ve grown tired of losing what you’ve worked so hard to acquire, then you’ll be happy to know that there is a simple solution to such an issue. In this article, we shall discuss how you can keep your inventory.
The first method is very straightforward in terms of what you have to do to allow yourself to keep your inventory post mortem. This is by setting the rule that you can keep what you have after your death. Firstly, you have two options when it comes to this method. When you create a new world for yourself you can take care to change the rules for the said world so that you can keep your inventory.
This way you have this rule set up from the start and can abuse to your heart's content from the beginning.
For those who don’t want to start a new world fresh, you don’t need to worry. Just enter one of your old worlds and then pause the game. After that, you’ll want to go to your setting from which you will still be able to change the rule for if you want to keep your inventory or not. With this method you can turn it on or off should you have the desire to do either.
If the first method is for some reason or another unsatisfactory to you, there is one other way to keep what you loot. The second method is through inputting a console command. The command is as follows:
Command: /gamerule keep inventory
The game will announce to you if the change has been made or not, and if it has, you can always test it out by jumping off a steep ledge, letting a mob kill you, or by drowning yourself in water.
Just make sure that you have something in your inventory so you can correctly test the rule to see if it actually works or not. If it doesn’t you only need to remember the other method that was presented earlier.
Either way, you will get great mileage from using such a setting, especially if you were to constantly delve into areas like the Nether and braving the entities that exist within it. Or perhaps you want to use this as a safety net if you are trying hard mode on survival for the first time.
Some could possibly make the argument that using this rule is the equivalent of cheating within the game. It matters little, however, for it is up to you the player to decide whether you should want to use such a powerful rule within your game or not. It could definitely make your experience easy, but at the same time, it could also make it much more fulfilling.