my cousin wants to play minecraft manhunt, but we play on ps4. I was wondering if we could use a command block to make a compass arrow point at a certain player.

  • will you accept workarounds?
    – Topcode
    Feb 28, 2021 at 2:47
  • @Topcode wdym workarounds?
    – Kris
    Feb 28, 2021 at 2:52
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    what i mean is things that arent exactly just like that. for example setting world spawn to the runners location makes a compass point at a player but can cause some problems
    – Topcode
    Feb 28, 2021 at 2:52
  • @topcode alright sure, how do you do that?
    – Kris
    Feb 28, 2021 at 2:53
  • im not an expert at bedrock commands, so i dont know the exact syntax unfortunately.
    – Topcode
    Feb 28, 2021 at 3:00

2 Answers 2


This is easily possible with commands. Do:

/execute @p ~ ~ ~ setworldspawn

This will make the compass point on them but unfortunately also makes players spawn there.


This is actually possible with commands, but not for a long time.

You have to use the /execute command on the target player:

/execute <player> ~ ~ ~ spawnpoint <player> ~ ~ ~

<player> 1 is the one who sets the spawn whilst <player> 2 is you

The reason why it won't be so used properly is because of a few reasons:

  1. You will need the chunk where the command block to be loaded at all times. So if any of you go too far, the repeating command block won't work. It doesn't really help if you put multiple repeating command blocks around the world just so you can get him to set the world spawn.
  2. It's a disadvantage to the runner if we want to reconsider Reason 1, because the hunter can easily respawn at the runner's current position which makes it easier to kill them.
  • Why would spawnpoint do this?
    – Penguin
    Mar 1, 2021 at 0:27
  • @Penguin Think about it a little. If you sleep in a bed, the compass arrow will now point there, meaning it is based off of the player spawn, not the world spawn.
    – One 2 Many
    Mar 1, 2021 at 0:31
  • @ExpertCoder14 did that change in an update? That never used to be the case
    – Penguin
    Mar 1, 2021 at 2:16
  • @ExpertCoder14 it hasnt changed, it still points to world spawn
    – Penguin
    Mar 1, 2021 at 3:31
  • Placing repeating command blocks isn't necessary via datapack
    – c1uq92
    Jul 29, 2021 at 3:18

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