The four difficulty levels are as follows:
  • Peaceful — Enemies can’t spawn. …
  • Easy — Enemies spawn, but they deal less damage than they would on Normal or Hard. …
  • Normal — Enemies spawn, and deal between 1 and 1.5 hearts of damage. …
  • Hard — Enemies spawn, dealing greater damage than on Normal.

How To Setup Your Server.Properties File on Your Minecraft Server (Minecraft Server Configuration!)

When editing, it is important that the same structure as the original is used, although the order of the lines is arbitrary. The text before the equal sign is the key, which should not be changed. The text after the equal sign is the propertys value, which can be edited. Lines that begin with # are comments – altering or removing these lines has no effect on the game.

Knowledgebase Portal Home Knowledgebase Managing Your Server How to Change the Difficulty of Your Minecraft Server

We have a video tutorial for changing your server difficulty:

Minecraft servers have 4 levels of difficulty you can choose from Peaceful, Easy, Normal, and Hard.

Here’s a brief summary of each difficulty level and the differences between them:

  • Peaceful: Hostile mobs can not spawn naturally, except for a select few that do not deal damage to a player. Hostile mobs that try to spawn are removed from the game instantly. When switching to this difficulty level from any other level, hostile mobs are despawned. Player health is also restored much more rapidly at this level.
  • Easy: Hostile mobs will spawn at this level, but they’ll do less damage than they would at the Normal level. Player health will not decrease if they are starved.
  • Normal: Everything is standard at this level. Hostile mobs deal the standard damage, players’ health will deplete to 1 heart when they are starving, and villagers have a 1 in 2 chance of becoming a zombie when they are killed by one.
  • Hard: Hostile mobs cause more damage than they would at the Normal level, players can starve to death, and villagers will become zombies when they are killed by one. In addition, zombies can break through wooden doors and spawn more zombies when attacked by players.
  • You can adjust your servers difficulty based on what you prefer. Below are the ways to do this:


  • Before making any changes to your server configuration files, it is very important to stop your server.
  • On your Multicraft Panel (, navigate to Files > Config Files.
  • On the Config Files page, select Server Settings.
  • Locate the option called Difficulty and select your preferred server difficulty from the drop-down menu.
  • After you have set that, save the settings by scrolling to the bottom of the page and clicking on the blue Save button.
  • Restart your Minecraft server for changes to apply.
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