What does enabling coordinates do?

By enabling coordinates on your server, you will be allowing all players to see their XYZ coordinate location at any given time. This will appear in the top left-hand corner of your screen, as seen in the yellow box:

How to enable coordinates?

There are two methods that can be used to activate coordinates - either through the server console or in-game (if you have operator permissions)

Server console

Navigate to your server control panel’s “Console” tab. Then, enter gamerule showCoordinates true and press enter to enable coordinates on your server. Should you wish to disable coordinates in the future, you can use the command gamerule showCoordinates false.


To enable coordinates in-game, you will first need to ensure you have operator permissions on the server. To do this, you'll need to first connect to your server. Then, navigate to your server's "Console" page in the control panel and enter the command op insertplayername. This will give your account the correct in-game permissions to issue the gamerule command. You can read more on this in our helpful guide on opping players.

Once you have operator permissions, go back to the game enter the command /gamerule showCoordinates true.

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