What Does "Chaos" Do in Midjourney (and How to Use It)?

When you submit an image generation prompt to the Midjourney bot, it returns a grid of 4 images. The Chaos parameter determines how similar these 4 images are.

  • Higher chaos = more variation in your grid images
  • Lower chaos = less variation in your grid images

Chaos accepts a number from 0 to 100, with 100 giving you the most chaotic and varied grid images possible.

How to Add Chaos to Midjourney Prompts

To use Chaos with your Midjourney prompts, use the comand --chaos followed by a number between 0 and 100.

For example, if you want a chaos factor of "50" on a prompt about walruses playing the violin, your prompt will look like this:

/imagine prompt walruses playing the violin --chaos 50

If you don't want to worry about messing up the syntax, use our free Midjourney Prompt Helper. It allows you to easily add chaos to your prompts along with many other parameters:

Then simply drop the prompt into the Midjourney bot!

Let's check out the results for this prompt with a chaos level of 0, 50, and 100.

Chaos 0 (default)

Chaos 50

Chaos 100

As you can see, as we ramp the chaos we see wayyy more variation in our grid images! Pretty cool, right?

What is the Default Chaos Value in Midjourney?

Midjourney uses a default chaos value of 0. Since the acceptable parameter values are 0-100, applying any chaos to your image will increase the variation in your grid images.