Minecraft 1.20
Ride Command
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How to Use Ride Command in Minecraft 1.20 to Ride Any Mob

Minecraft is famous for giving its players creative freedom and a huge world to explore. But, when it comes to actually exploring, the game can be pretty limiting. You either have to use an Elytra to glide around or gallop around with a horse. But the next major update is going to change all of that with the Ride command. It allows you to ride any mob in the game, whether it’s the Ender dragon or a little bee. So, if you are planning to explore the best Minecraft 1.20 servers, let’s make sure that you make an entry on the coolest ride. 

Ride Command in Minecraft 1.20 (2023)

Note: All the mechanics of the Ride command in our guide are based on the Minecraft Pre-Release 2. But they are subject to change in the final release. So, please keep an eye out to avoid any issues. 

What is the Ride Command?

The Ride command is a brand new command in Minecraft 1.20 that allows players to ride any mob in the game. Normally, only players can ride mobs like horses, camels, mules, etc. And, in some very rare scenarios, mobs like zombies can ride other mobs like the chicken.  

But with this powerful command, any player or mob can ride almost every other entity in the game. This opens up a ton of creative possibilities for players including mob stacking, rideable towers, unique speedrun challenges, and a lot more.

Syntax of Ride Command in Minecraft

Before we jump into the mechanics of the Ride command, please make sure that:

  • You are running the latest version of Minecraft (Pre-release 2).
  • Your worlds have cheats enabled in them. If not, you can turn them on using the "Cheats" toggle in the LAN settings in the pause menu.

After ensuring that your world is compatible with this command, let's dive in and learn how to make the most out of it. If you want to make one mob ride another mob, you have to use the command Ride command syntax:

/ride <rider> mount <vehicle>

As you can guess, the "rider" in the command is the mob that's on top of the "vehicle", whom they are riding. For example, if an Iron Golem is riding a Sniffer in Minecraft, then, the Sniffer is the vehicle and the Iron Golem is the rider.

How to Dismount

To dismount and remove an entity from riding a vehicle, use the following syntax with the Ride command:

/ride <rider> dismount

Since a mob can't ride multiple entities at the same time, you don't have to specify the vehicle in this syntax. However, it's important to note that for this command to work, your target rider must already be riding another mob.

What Counts as a Rider and a Vehicle

In Minecraft, commands are used to interact with specific entities. An entity refers to all the moving parts of the game, such as mobs (animals), players, projectiles, armor stands, and vehicles like boats, rafts, and minecarts. Each entity in the Minecraft world has its own unique alphanumeric identity. For instance, if there's a cow with the entity ID "xyz123," that ID is exclusive to that specific cow.

Similarly, when it comes to the Ride command, it's important to understand that both "rider" and "vehicle" refer to specific entities. To properly use the ride command, you need to know the entity ID of your targets or find another way to target them accurately. However, there's a simpler method to achieve this. Continue reading to discover it.

How To Use Ride Command in Minecraft

Follow these simple steps to easily use the Ride command in Minecraft:

1. First, find two mobs in your world, on whom you want to use this command. There is no limitation on which mob you can choose. We are going to make a pig ride a Snow Golem.

2. Next, aim at the first mob (pig), then open the chatbox without looking away and type "/ride". Minecraft will automatically display the entity ID of the mob in front of your crosshair in the chat. Press the "Tab" key to insert it into the command. 

3. Then, type the "mount" part of the command and copy the entire command string. It should look like this:

/ride [rider_id] mount

4. Then, aim at the second mob, paste the command string, and press the "Tab" key to grab the second mob's ID. The complete command should look like this:

/ride [rider_id] mount [vehicle_id]

5. Finally, press the "Enter" key to execute the command. The chosen mobs will now start riding each other.

Use Ride Command as a Player

If you want to ride any mob as a player, you have to use the following Ride command syntax in Minecraft:

/ride @s mount [vehicle_id]

Here, the "@s" represents "self," which refers to you, the player. If you're playing on multiplayer Minecraft servers, you can also replace "@s" with the usernames of your friends.

But, please note that riding a mob doesn't grant you control over it. Only certain mobs like horses and others that can be equipped with a saddle can be controlled by the player.

How to Stack Mobs in Minecraft

Now that you know the basics of the Ride command in Minecraft, it's time to push it to the next level. So, follow these steps to stack up mobs in the game:

1. To begin, make two mobs ride one another using the steps mentioned earlier.

2. Then, copy the entity ID of the "vehicle" from the pair and identify the next mob you to join the ride. Keep in mind that you can only add mobs to the top of the stack and not below it.

3. Next, change your command's syntax to the following:

/ride [original_vehicle] mount

Here, the "original_vehicle" with the entity ID of the vehicle in the original pair. Make the change and copy this command.

4. Then, use the new command while looking at your next target and press the "Tab" key to include it in your syntax. Once you are done, press the "Enter" key to execute it. From then on, you can continue using the command and adding mobs to the stack.

Limitations of Ride Command

While the Ride command might sound overpowered at first, it still has a bunch of restrictions. These include the following:

  • Any entity including mobs, dynamic items, and players can be vehicles. in the Ride command in Minecraft. Example: You can have a phantom riding on top of you.
  • If you want to make an entity ride another entity, you need to make that it isn't already riding some entity.
  • As you can guess, an entity can't ride itself. So, the vehicle and the rider can't be the same mob.
  • While you can force mobs to be a part of a stacked tower, you can't change their behavior. So, in certain situations, you can have mobs attacking one another while being part of a stack.

Use Ride Command in Minecraft 1.20 Today

Now that you know everything about the new Ride command in Minecraft, it’s time to take it out for a spin. The best way to do so would be to jump into the best Minecraft survival seeds and explore all the mobs they have. Though, as the number of mobs starts increasing, you have to identify them and also prevent them from despawning. That’s where name tags in Minecraft come into the picture. With that out of the way, what are you waiting for? It’s time to grab your tools and explore the world on your new vehicles!

Udayveer Singh

Udayveer Singh is a contributor to our news feed here at Servers-Minecraft and is passionate about all things Minecraft!