How to Use the TestForBlock Command in Minecraft

This Minecraft tutorial explains how to use the /testforblock command with screenshots and step-by-step instructions.

You can test whether there is a certain block at a specific location in the game using the /testforblock command in Minecraft.

TIP:Starting in Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac) 1.13, the /testforblock command was removed from the Java Edition version of the game.

Let's explore how to use this cheat (game command).

Supported Platforms

The /testforblock command is available in the following versions of Minecraft:

Platform Supported(Version*)
Java Edition (PC/Mac)Java Edition (PC/Mac) Yes (1.7.2), but removed in (1.13)
Pocket Edition (PE)Pocket Edition (PE) Yes (0.16.0)
Xbox 360Xbox 360 No
Xbox OneXbox One Yes (1.2)
PS4PS4 Yes (1.14.0)
Wii UWii U No
Nintendo SwitchNintendo Switch Yes (1.5.0)
Windows 10 EditionWindows 10 Edition Yes (0.16.0)
Education EditionEducation Edition Yes

* The version that it was added or removed, if applicable.
NOTE:Pocket Edition (PE), Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Windows 10 Edition are now called Bedrock Edition. We will continue to show them individually for version history.


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TestForBlock Command


How to Enter the Command

1. Open the Chat Window

The easiest way to run a command in Minecraft is within the chat window. The游戏控制to open the chat window depends on the version of Minecraft:

  • For Java Edition (PC/Mac), press theTkey to open the chat window.
  • For Pocket Edition (PE), tap on the chat button帮助命令at the top of the screen.
  • For Xbox One, press the D-Pad (right)xbox oneon the controller.
  • For PS4, press the D-Pad (right)ps4on the controller.
  • For Nintendo Switch, press the right arrow buttonnintendo switchon the controller.
  • For Windows 10 Edition, press theTkey to open the chat window.
  • For Education Edition, press theTkey to open the chat window.

2. Type the Command

In this example, we will test whether there is a grass block directly below you with the following command:

/testforblock ~ ~-1 ~ diamond_ore

Type the command in the chat window. As you are typing, you will see the command appear in the lower left corner of the game window. Press theEnterkey to run the command.

testforblock command

Once the cheat has been entered, the /testforblock command will check for diamond ore at the location specified.

completed testforblock command

You will see the message "Successfully found the block at -182, 72, 230" appear in the lower left corner of the game window to indicate that the block was found at the specified location.

Congratulations, you have learned how to use the /testforblock command in Minecraft.

Other Game Commands

You can use other commands and cheats in Minecraft such as:

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