How to Use the Fill Command in Minecraft: Step-by-Step Guide

Learn how to use the /fill command in Minecraft to quickly build structures, replace or destroy blocks. Follow this step-by-step guide for more info!

To fill blocks in Minecraft using commands, you can use the /fill command. The fill command allows you to quickly build large structures, replace existing blocks, or destroy blocks in a specified area. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to use the /fill command:

  1. Find a spot to build: Choose a flat and open area with plenty of space for your structure[1].
  2. Determine the coordinates: You’ll need the XYZ coordinates of two opposite corners of the area you want to fill. To find your current coordinates, press F3 (Java Edition) or use the /tp ~ ~ ~ command (Bedrock Edition) [2].
  3. Enter the /fill command: Type /fill followed by the XYZ coordinates of the first corner, then the XYZ coordinates of the second corner[1].
  4. Specify the block type: After the coordinates, type the block you want to use, such as minecraft:diamond_block. You can also type “minecraft:” and hit the Tab key to cycle through available blocks or type the first few letters of the block and hit Tab to narrow down the search[1].
  5. Consider using optional modifiers: These modifiers can be added after the block type to change the behavior of the /fill command[1]:
  • hollow: Makes the inside of the rectangle hollow
  • replace: Replaces all blocks of one type in the area with another, e.g., /fill <set 1> <set 2> minecraft:diamond_block replace minecraft:clay
  • destroy: Replaces all blocks and drops them as collectible items

Here’s an example of a complete /fill command:

/fill 100 64 100 110 70 110 minecraft:stone

This command will fill a 10x6x10 area with stone blocks, starting at the coordinates (100, 64, 100) and ending at the coordinates (110, 70, 110).

Keep in mind that the /fill command can place up to 32,768 blocks at once, and using it excessively may crash your game[2]. Also, the command cannot place blocks in the void or beyond the world limit[2].

For more detailed instructions and examples, you can refer to various tutorials available on YouTube[3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10].


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