How to put the Keep Inventory on Minecraft

You often play Minecraft, Mojang’s iconic sandbox title (and one of the most popular video games ever), and you’re having a lot of fun venturing into the world of “cubes”. Despite this, some mechanics you don’t like very much and would like to “fix” them to increase the fun.

In this regard, you have read about the modality Keep Inventory, which would allow you to keep your items in inventory even after losing and, therefore, you would like some more information in this regard. That’s the way it is, am I right? Then don’t worry: if you want, I can help you and explain how to put the Keep Inventory on Minecraft in an extremely simple and fast way.

I can assure you that the procedure to be put into practice is not very complex: just take the right precautions. If you want to know more, all you have to do is follow the quick instructions below. Having said that, there is nothing left for me to do but wish you a good read and, above all, a good time!


  • Preliminary information
  • How to activate commands in Minecraft
  • How to put the Keep Inventory in Minecraft

Preliminary information

Before going into the details of the procedure on how to put the Keep Inventory on Minecraft, I think it may interest you to know more about this possibility.

Well, as already mentioned in the introduction of the article, the Keep Inventory function does nothing but allow the user to keep the objects present in the quick inventory. even after the character has been defeated by enemies or has died for some reason.

In particular, we are talking about the Survival mode, in which it is important to try not to die, as in that case all the hard obtained/manufactured objects are lost (as I also explained to you in my tutorial on how to survive on Minecraft ).

By activating the Keep Inventory feature, implemented in the game directly by the developers (so you can use it safely without consequences on your departure), it is, therefore, possible to have much more fun, at least in the conception of a certain type of players: if you are part of these, read on to find out how to “get around”.

How to activate commands in Minecraft

To take advantage of the Keep Inventory, it is first of all necessary to activate the commands: those that in other video games would be commonly called tricks and that allow you to change some game rules.

To proceed in the Java version of Minecraft for PC (I used the 1.16.1 edition to give you this example), just start Minecraft, press the Single Player button, then the Create a new world button and Commands (in order to set the option to Yes ) and Create a new world. This will start a game where you can use the “tricks”.

If, on the other hand, you are playing the Bedrock version of Minecraft, available on the Windows 10 store, on mobile devices and on consoles, you do not need to perform this step, as you can enable everything in a single step, as I will show you later. . I remind you that by using the cheats you will not get any trophies, but the game should have already warned you about this.

How to put the Keep Inventory in Minecraft

After explaining to you which options to enable to use the cheats, I would say that it is time to take action and enable Keep Inventory.

To proceed in the Java version of Minecraft for PC, open the game and start a game in the world you created following the instructions I showed you in the previous chapter. After that, hit the keyboard T button and type the command /gamerule keep inventory true, pressing Enter to confirm it.

The game will confirm that the change has been made. To make a concrete test, you can try, for example, to pick up a flower and let your character drown underwater.

This way, after pressing the Reborn button, if everything has been done properly, you will see that you will still have the object that your character was holding.

If, on the other hand, you usually play the Bedrock version of Minecraft, just open the game, go to the Play> Create new> Create new world path, select the Game tab and move to ON first the Activate cheats option and then the Keep inventory option, then pressing the Continue and Create buttons.

If you have a game already created, all you have to do is press on the pencil icon next to it in the main menu and switch to ON the same options described above, then Activate the tricks and Keep inventory.

Once in the game, you can take the same test that I explained to you earlier, picking up any object and trying to kill your character in some way (even, for example, by going over a cactus).

Press, therefore, on the Reborn button and you will see that the item will have remained in the quick inventory. In case you were wondering, I tested the procedure with the latest version of Minecraft Bedrock available, so you shouldn’t have any particular difficulty using the Keep Inventory.

In the case of the Java edition for PC, however, as you well know, there are myriads of possible versions used by players. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, I recommend that you check out my guide on how to change Minecraft version.

For this reason, in addition to version 1.16.1, I decided to test other ones, that is the most popular ones, finding that the procedure to follow is always the same. For example, I wondered how to put Keep Inventory on Minecraft 1.12 and found that the command to use is always /gamerule keep inventory true.

In short, simply, unlike the most recent versions, the older ones , at least up to 1.12 (which is one of the most used in the mod field), do not have the “suggestions” related to the commands, but the Keep Inventory works the same way.

Great, now you have all the necessary information to use this possibility correctly. Since you are a fan of the Mojang title, I suggest you also consult the page of my site dedicated to Minecraft, where you can find many guides that could be for you.


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