Why can’t I destroy or place blocks?

I’m playing on a Survival world with cheats on, “easy” difficulty, and at night in-game. I didn’t have a sword or anything to make a sword with, and I was starving, so I switched to Creative to give myself a stack of food and a bed to set my spawn point. When I switched back to Survival, I couldn’t destroy or place blocks. I’m on single player, and my Internet is fine, and I can destroy blocks still if I switch to creative. I’ve tried resetting the button one, and reloading the map, and it still doesn’t work. I’ve even tried deleting everything I gave myself in Creative. This happened before on a different world and I ended up deleting it.

This only happens on this world. How do I fix it?

If I know I’m in the correct game mode, what else can cause this? Are there different causes in multiplayer?


I suspect you used /gamemode 2 [player] instead of /gamemode 0 [player]. Gamemode 0 will take you back to survival, whereas gamemode 2 places you in Adventure mode, where no blocks can be destroyed, except with the right tools.

Instead of a number for the gamemode, you can use the full name (survival, creative, adventure, spectator) or an abbreviation of the name (s, c, a, sp) to avoid this mistake in the future.

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