How to generate in-game structures using place command in Minecraft 1.19

The ‘place’ command is a new feature recently added with the Minecraft 1.19 update and is one of the most fascinating commands for users to play. In a nutshell, this command is capable of placing all kinds of in-game structures anywhere on the world map. While this command was present in previous versions, it is much more refined and easier to use in The Wild Update.

In addition, the Minecraft 1.19 update includes a plethora of new features and additions such as mobs, biomes, structures, blocks, items, enchantments, status effects, and commands. The commonly used ‘locate’ command has also been updated to allow players to find and teleport to more in-game items.


Ways to use the new place command in Minecraft 1.19

First, players must ensure that they are able to type and complete commands in the world. To play with commands, the world must have cheats enabled.

Players can either create a new world and enable cheats from scratch or temporarily enable them in an existing world by going to the ‘Open to LAN’ setting in the pause menu. Once cheats are enabled, players will be able to use the new ‘place’ commands correctly.

There are essentially four ways to use the command once players type ‘/place’ in the world chat, and they are: function, puzzle, structure, template. All four are intended to create in-game structures in different ways. Since these structures are divided into many parts, some of these commands will place only part of the entire structure.


Feature

Post Function Command (Image via Minecraft 1.19)
Post Function Command (Image via Minecraft 1.19)

The placefunction command generates any function present in the game. Features in the game can be trees, blocks, lawns, ores, bee nests, etc.

For example, players can type ‘/place feature minecraft:acacia’ to generate a tree exactly where the player is. The X, Y, and Z coordinates can be inserted after the command if players want to place the feature in a particular location.


jigsaw puzzle

Place the puzzle assignment (Image via Minecraft 1.19)
Place the puzzle assignment (Image via Minecraft 1.19)

With this somewhat complicated command, players can place any kind of structural element, be it a village center or an old city center, wherever they want. However, some additional commands are required to run correctly.

For example, players can type ‘/place jigsaw minecraft:village/desert/town_centers bottom 3’ to place the desert village center. The last number in the command can be changed from any value between 3 and 7.


Structure

Place texture command (Image via Minecraft 1.19)
Place texture command (Image via Minecraft 1.19)

This is the most basic command that can be used to place an entire structure anywhere in the world. While this places most structures, there may be structures that cannot be placed exactly where the players are.

For example, if a player types ‘/place structure minecraft:mansion’, the game will immediately create an entire Woodland Mansion where the player is located. Coordinates can be inserted after the command to generate the structure elsewhere.


Template

Post template command (Image via Minecraft 1.19)
Post template command (Image via Minecraft 1.19)

This is the fourth and final command that is essentially a simpler version of the puzzle. It allows players to easily generate any part of any in-game structure, regardless of the realm.

For example, players can type ‘/place template minecraft:ancient_city/city/entrance/entrance_connector’ to generate a portion of an ancient city’s entry path.


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