How do I change the color of my name? I've heard people saying something about /scoreboard teams add but I'm in 1.17.1 and it doesn't let me.

  • I assume you're using Minecraft Java Edition, given the version number? Please add the appropriate tag.
    – Joachim
    Aug 11, 2021 at 9:28
  • /scoreboard teams was renamed to /team back in 1.13.
    – L. F.
    Aug 11, 2021 at 11:24
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    @Joachim that question/answer is for 1.12 specifically, and commands were wildly changed since 1.12 as L. F. said, so that question wouldn't work anymore
    – xTerrene
    Aug 11, 2021 at 22:55

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for 1.13 through 1.17, you need the teams command.

in 1.13, scoreboard teams was split into simply teams, which is how you manage anything that originally would've been done with the former. unless i'm mistaken, the syntax should be the same.

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