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How to add death counter in Minecraft?

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Minecraft is a rather fun game to play just by yourself. However, the game does have multiplayer support. There are hundreds if not thousands of servers online where players can hop on and enjoy several different game modes.

Many of these servers track different stats about the player as the game progresses. In this article, we’re looking at how to add a death counter in Minecraft.


Adding a death counter in Minecraft Java Editon

Minecraft supports commands that can do just about anything in the game, from giving a particular player any tools, weapons, armour, and different enchantments to providing different stats like their position in the world and, of course, showing them the death count.

Follow these steps to add a death counter in Minecraft.

Step 1: Launch Minecraft and enter your world. Once you’re in-game, open your chat field by either pressing the T, Enter or / key, type the following command and hit Enter.

/scoreboard objectives add Deaths deathCount
How to add death counter in Minecraft?

Step 2: After that, type this command and press Enter.

/scoreboard objectives setdisplay sidebar Deaths

Now you’ll see the death counter permanently at the right side of your screen.

If you’d rather display the death count when a player presses the Tab key, use the command below.

/scoreboard objectives setdisplay list Deaths

Also read: How to make a unicorn horn in Minecraft?


Adding a death counter in Minecraft Bedrock edition

Minecraft’s Bedrock edition has slightly different commands for the same purpose. Here’s how you can add a death counter in the Bedrock edition.

Step 1: Launch Minecraft and enter your world. Once you’re in-game, open your chat field by either pressing the T, Enter or / key, type the following command and hit Enter.

/scoreboard objectives add deathCount dummy Deaths

Step 2: After that, type this command and press Enter.

/scoreboard objectives setdisplay sidebar Deaths

Now you’ll see the death counter permanently at the right side of your screen.

If you’d rather display the death count when a player presses the Tab key, use the command below.

/scoreboard objectives setdisplay list Deaths

Also read: How to get oak leaves in Minecraft?

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here: yadullahabidi@pm.me.

    • Minecraft’s Bedrock edition doesn’t support a lot of the third-party mods and commands that you can use in the Java edition. If you’d like to tinker with the game, we recommend getting the Java edition itself as Bedrock is a more unified platform built to maintain consistency in gameplay across devices.

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