How to change the tick speed in Minecraft

Changing the tick speed is one of the best ways to customize sessions on Minecraft. If you increase the tick speed, for example, the plants grow faster.

You can slow the plants’ growth by putting a lower number as a tick speed. However, when customizing the game in terms of time, you must work on the default tick speed’s backdrop.

What is the normal tick speed in Minecraft? The game has a fixed rate of 20 ticks per second. With this rate, it counts a tick every 0.5 seconds.

By default, a game should be only 20 minutes. Based on this speed, the sessions can be tedious. Fortunately, you can change time speed in Minecraft to make it enjoyable, regardless of where you are playing it.

How do you change the tick speed in Minecraft?

The biggest asset when customizing the game is to utilize the tick speed command. If you want to increase the rate at which plants grow, you can put the command followed by a number above the average tick speed.

To change the tick speed in Minecraft and Minecraft pocket edition:

1. Enable cheat

To change tick speed in Minecraft PE and other versions, you must enable cheat. The primary goal of allowing cheats is to have the ability to use commands. To enable cheats:

  • Create a new world
  • Select the Cheats options
  • Turn the option On if it is Off

2. Launch the chat window

Once you have enabled the customizing feature, launch the chat window. Note that the process might be different depending on your device.

For PC, education edition, and Mac users, you launch the chat window by tapping the ‘T’ key on your keyboard. However, if you have the pocket edition, the chat window is on the top of your screen.

If you play Minecraft on consoles such as PS4, PS5, and Xbox, you can launch the chat window using your controller. On your D-pad, hit the right side. However, if you are on Nintendo, open the chat window by tapping the arrow button (on your controller).

3. Insert the command on the chat window

Once the chat window pop-up, insert the command. The command to change the tick speed is /gamerule randomTickSpeed followed by the new speed.

For example, if you want to change the speed to 60, the command will be /gamerule randomTickSpeed 60.

Can you check tick speed in Minecraft?

Livestock in minecraft
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Unfortunately, there is no way to check tick speed on Minecraft. If you think the speed is too fast or slow, you can use the command above to customize it to your liking.

However, when making changes with an ongoing game, you may be forced to make radical decisions such as “killing the livestock to reduce the lag.”

The limits and effects of changing tick speed in Minecraft

Once you have changed the tick speed, the plants will either grow faster or slower. The same case applies to the rotting speed.

A faster leaf decay rate means that the new speed is high and needs a downward adjustment.

What’s the fastest tick speed in Minecraft?

The maximum number you can put in the speed command is 255.

While it may be tempting to increase the speed beyond 255, Minecraft may not work well beyond the recommended maximum speed.

Does tick speed affect animal growth?

No. The tick speed in Minecraft only affects the plants. Animals have consistent growth, regardless of the new speed.

When changing the tick speed, it is vital to understand the Minecraft speed-up time. Every second in the real world, it is 1 minute and 12 seconds in Minecraft.

So, changing the tick speed only affects blocks per chunk.  For example, if you want to change the tick speed on grass blocks, the new speed can only affect the nearby dirt blocks and not the whole game.

It is through this concept why animals are not affected by the changes in the tick speed.


The normal tick speed in Minecraft is decent, especially if you are new to the game. However, changing the speed gives the game a different feeling.

To change the tick speed, ensure you have enabled cheats. Using the command highlighted above, change the tick speed to your liking.

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