|“||I like achievements. I know a lot of people don't, but I like them. I've had the idea to make achievements kind of like the in-game questing. So you'd be able to see the first achievement in a tree of achievements, and you unlock the top ones first before you can unlock the ones further down. So the first one might be to chop down a tree, or kill a chicken, and then these branch into more things you can do. Hopefully it would encourage people to try new areas. It could converge into a big task, like kill a dragon or something, which would put a kind of narrative into the achievement tree.||„|
Achievements are a way to gradually guide new players into Minecraft and give them challenges to complete. There are currently 34 achievements in the PC edition, 50 achievements in the Xbox 360 Edition and Xbox One Edition, 51 trophies in PlayStation 3 Edition, Playstation 4 Edition and PlayStation Vita Edition, and 44 achievements in the Windows 10 Edition.
Obtaining[edit | edit source]
In the computer edition, achievements must be completed in a certain order. They can be completed in any game mode, including Creative, and are obtained and saved separately in each world. You can also obtain them by either being an operator or having cheats enabled, then using the
In the Console and Pocket editions, they can only be done in Survival, and if the game is switched to Creative or host privileges are enabled, going back to Survival or disabling host privileges will not allow completion of achievements, because switching to Creative or enabling host privileges disables achievements. Achievements are independent of each other, allowing players to get them in any order.
Usage[edit | edit source]
When an achievement is obtained, a message is broadcasted to the server declaring the player who earned the achievement. This can be disabled in the server settings.
In the Xbox and Windows 10 editions, achievements grant the player gamerscore, totaling 1000 on the Xbox 360 and Xbox One, and 830 on Windows 10.
The achievements in the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita editions act as trophies.
Interface[edit | edit source]
The button to access the Achievements screen is found on the main menu screen of Minecraft. Next to it is a button to access the Statistics interface.
Minecraft's achievement system involves a tree composed of achievements, some of which must be completed before others can be. Originally the interface showed the achievement tree on the left, and a 'mini-map' of the tree on the right. The mini-map was removed in the final version, which now simply shows the tree. The background of the tree mimics the world with dirt at the top with stone spanning below, bedrock at the bottom, and ores distributed as they would be in the world. By clicking and dragging you can view different branches of the achievement tree. Using the scroll wheel on your mouse zooms in and out of this display, making it easier to see, at a glance, what you have achieved and what you still need to achieve.
List of achievements[edit | edit source]
|Icon||Achievement||In-game description||Prerequisites||Actual requirements (if different)||Version restriction||Xbox points earned||Trophy type (PS)||Internal Id (PC)|
|Taking Inventory||Press 'E' to open your inventory.||None||Open your inventory. The description will match the configured inventory key.||None||10G||Bronze||
|Getting Wood||Attack a tree until a block of wood pops out||Taking Inventory||Pick up wood from the ground.||None||10G||Bronze||
|Benchmarking||Craft a workbench with four blocks of planks||Getting Wood||Pick up a crafting table from your inventory's crafting field output or a crafting table output.||None||10G||Bronze||
|Time to Mine!||Use planks and sticks to make a pickaxe||Benchmarking||Pick up any type of pickaxe from a crafting table output.||None||10G||Bronze||
|Hot Topic||Construct a furnace out of eight stone blocks||Time to Mine!||Pick up a furnace from a crafting table output.
The in-game description has the wrong recipe; furnaces are actually crafted from cobblestone.
|Acquire Hardware||Smelt an iron ingot||Hot Topic||Pick up an iron ingot from a furnace output.||None||15G||Silver||
|Time to Farm!||Use planks and sticks to make a hoe||Benchmarking||Pick up any type of hoe from a crafting table output.||None||10G||Bronze||
|Bake Bread||Turn wheat into bread||Time to Farm!||Pick up bread from a crafting table output.||None||20G||Silver||
|The Lie||Wheat, sugar, milk, and eggs||Time to Farm!||Pick up a cake from a crafting table output.||PC||N/A||N/A||
|Bake cake using wheat, sugar, milk, and eggs!||Xbox, PS and Windows 10||40G||Silver||N/A|
|Getting an Upgrade||Construct a better pickaxe||Time to Mine!||Pick up a pickaxe from a crafting table output that is not a wooden pickaxe.||None||15G||Bronze||
|Delicious Fish||Catch and cook a fish!||Hot Topic||Pick up a cooked fish from a furnace output.||None||15G||Silver||
|On A Rail||Travel by minecart at least 1 km from where you started||Acquire Hardware||Travel by minecart to a point at least 1 km from where you started. Distance is measured in a straight line.||PC||N/A||N/A||
|Travel by minecart to a point at least 500m in a single direction from where you started.||Travel by minecart to a point at least 500 m from where you started. Distance is measured in a straight line.||Xbox, PS and Windows 10||40G||Gold||N/A|
|Time to Strike!||Use planks and sticks to make a sword||Benchmarking||Pick up any type of sword from a crafting table output.||None||10G||Bronze||
|Monster Hunter||Attack and destroy a monster||Time to Strike!||Kill a hostile mob or one of the following neutral mobs: enderman, zombie pigman, spider, cave spider.||None||20G||Bronze||
|Cow Tipper||Harvest some leather||Time to Strike!||Pick up leather from the ground.||None||15G||Bronze||
|When Pigs Fly||Fly a pig off a cliff||Cow Tipper||Be riding a pig (e.g. using a saddle) when it hits the ground with a fall distance greater than 5.||PC, Xbox and PS||40G||Gold||
|Sniper Duel||Kill a skeleton with an arrow from more than 50 meters||Monster Hunter||Use a launched arrow to kill a skeleton or wither skeleton from 50 or more blocks away, horizontally.||None||30G||Silver||
|DIAMONDS!||Acquire diamonds with your iron tools||Acquire Hardware||Pick up a diamond from the ground.||None||20G||Gold||
|We Need to Go Deeper||Build a portal to the Nether||DIAMONDS!||Enter a nether portal and then travel to the Nether.||PC||N/A||N/A||
|Into The Nether||Acquire Hardware||Light a nether portal.||Xbox, PS, and Windows 10||40G||Silver||N/A|
|Return to Sender||Destroy a Ghast with a fireball||We Need to Go Deeper||Kill a ghast using a ghast fireball.||PC||N/A||N/A||
|Into The Nether||Xbox, PS and Windows 10||30G||Gold||N/A|
|Into Fire||Relieve a Blaze of its rod||We Need to Go Deeper||Pick up a blaze rod from the ground.||PC||N/A||N/A||
|Into The Nether||Xbox, PS and Windows 10||20G||Silver||N/A|
|Local Brewery||Brew a potion||Into Fire||Pick up a potion from a brewing stand potion slot. An already-created potion placed and removed qualifies.||None||15G||Silver||
|The End?||Locate the End||Into Fire||Enter an end portal.||PC, Xbox and PS||20G||Gold||
|The End.||Defeat the Ender Dragon||The End?||Enter the end exit portal.||PC, Xbox and PS||40G||Bronze (Gold on PS3)||
|Enchanter||Use a book, obsidian and diamonds to construct an enchantment table||DIAMONDS!||Pick up an enchantment table from a crafting table output.||None||20G||Silver||
|Overkill||Deal nine hearts of damage in a single hit||Enchanter||Damage can be dealt to any mob, even those that do not have nine hearts of health overall.||PC, Xbox and Windows 10||30G||N/A||
|Librarian||Build some bookshelves to improve your enchantment table||Enchanter||Pick up a bookshelf from a crafting table output.||PC, Xbox and Windows 10||20G||N/A||
|Adventuring Time||Discover all biomes||The End?||Visit these 36 biomes. Other biomes may also be visited, but are ignored for the achievement. Biomes are counted as visited even before The End? is achieved.||PC||N/A||N/A||
|Discover 17 of the 40 different biomes||Visit any 17 biomes. Does not have to be in a single world.||Xbox and Windows 10||40G||N/A|
|The Beginning?||Spawn the Wither||The End.||Be within a 100.9×100.9×103.5 cuboid centered on the Wither when it is spawned.||PC||N/A||N/A||
|The Beginning.||Kill the Wither||The Beginning?||Be within a 100.9×100.9×203.5 cuboid centered on the Wither when it drops the nether star.||PC||N/A||N/A||
|Beaconator||Create a full beacon||The Beginning.||Be within a 20×20×14 cuboid centered on the pyramid when the beacon block realizes it is fully powered.||PC||N/A||N/A||
|Repopulation||Breed two cows with wheat||Cow Tipper||Breed two cows or two mooshrooms.||PC, Xbox, PS4 and Windows 10||15G||Bronze||
|Diamonds to you!||Throw diamonds at another player.||DIAMONDS!||Drop a diamond. Another player or a mob must then pick up this diamond.||PC, Xbox, PS4 and Windows 10||15G||Bronze||
|Overpowered||Build a Notch apple
In 1.9[upcoming], Eat a Notch apple
|Getting an Upgrade||Pick up an enchanted golden apple from a crafting table output.
In 1.9[upcoming], Eat an enchanted golden apple.
|MOAR Tools||Construct one type of each tool (one pickaxe, one shovel, one axe and one hoe).||Benchmarking||Xbox, PS and Windows 10||15G||Bronze||N/A|
|Dispense With This||Construct a Dispenser.||Acquire Hardware||Xbox & PS||20G||Silver||N/A|
|Leader Of The Pack||Befriend five Wolves.||Monster Hunter||This does not have to be in a single game, so multiple games or reloading old saves does count toward this achievement.||Xbox & PS||30G||Silver||N/A|
|Awarded All Trophies||All trophies have been awarded.||All others||Automatically obtained when all other trophies have been obtained||PS||N/A||Platinum||N/A|
|Pork Chop||Cook and eat a pork chop.||None||Xbox, PS4 and Windows 10||10G||Bronze||N/A|
|Passing the Time||Play for 100 days.||None||Play for 100 Minecraft days, which is equivalent to 33 hours in real time.||Xbox, PS4 and Windows 10||20G||Bronze||N/A|
|The Haggler||Mine or purchase 30 Emeralds.||None||You can do this in different worlds.||Xbox & PS4||30G||Silver||N/A|
|Pot Planter||Craft and place a Flower Pot.||None||Xbox, PS4 and Windows 10||15G||Bronze||N/A|
|It's a Sign!||Craft and place a Sign.||None||Xbox, PS4 and Windows 10||15G||Bronze||N/A|
|Iron Belly||Stop starvation using Rotten Flesh||None||Eat a piece of rotten flesh.||Xbox, PS4 and Windows 10||20G||Bronze||N/A|
|Have a Shearful Day||Use Shears to obtain wool from a sheep.||None||Xbox, PS4 and Windows 10||15G||Bronze||N/A|
|Rainbow Collection||Gather all 16 colours of wool.||None||All the colours of wool does not have to be in the inventory at the same time, but must have been picked up by the player once.||Xbox, PS4 and Windows 10||30G||Sliver||N/A|
|Stayin' Frosty||Swim in lava while having the Fire Resistance effect.||None||Xbox, PS4 and Windows 10||20G||Bronze||N/A|
|Chestful of Cobblestone||Mine 1,728 Cobblestone and place it in a chest||None||A player must mine 1,728 cobblestone and place 1,728 cobblestone, or 27 stacks, in a chest. The cobblestone placed in the chest does not have to be the same cobblestone that was mined.||Xbox, PS4 and Windows 10||20G||Bronze||N/A|
|Renewable Energy||Smelt wood trunks using charcoal to make more charcoal.||None||Xbox, PS4 and Windows 10||10G||Bronze||N/A|
|Music to my Ears||Play a music disc in a Jukebox.||None||Xbox & PS4||20G||Bronze||N/A|
|Body Guard||Create an Iron Golem.||None||Xbox, PS4 and Windows 10||20G||Bronze||N/A|
|Iron Man||Wear a full suit of Iron Armour.||None||Xbox, PS4 and Windows 10||15G||Bronze||N/A|
|Zombie Doctor||Cure a zombie villager.||None||Throw a splash potion of weakness at a zombie villager and give it a golden apple (by facing the zombie and pressing the left trigger with a golden apple in your hand)||Xbox, PS4 and Windows 10||40G||Gold||N/A|
|Lion Tamer||Tame an Ocelot||None||Xbox, PS4 and Windows 10||15G||Bronze||N/A|
|Archer||Kill a creeper with arrows.||None||Xbox, PS4 and Windows 10||10G||Bronze||N/A|
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History[edit | edit source]
|February 25, 2011||
In an interview by Gamasutra, Notch said: “I like achievements. I know a lot of people don't, but I like them. I've had the idea to make achievements kind of like the in-game questing. So you'd be able to see the first achievement in a tree of achievements, and you unlock the top ones first before you can unlock the ones further down."
He also said: “So the first one might be to chop down a tree, or kill a chicken, and then these branch into more things you can do. Hopefully it would encourage people to try new areas. It could converge into a big task, like kill a dragon or something, which would put a kind of narrative into the achievement tree.”
Finally, asked if such a move would risk leading players down a preset path, rather than encouraging exploration and invention as Minecraft does in its current state, Notch said: “Definitely not. I’d want these achievements to feel like things you can try, rather than these are things you have to do. People can follow them, but only if they want to.”
|March 18, 2011||Notch talks about achievements and statistics on his blog. He says the following:
Also, he adds that achievements will not be chores:
|April 8, 2011||Notch uploads a video to YouTube showing weather, statistics and achievements.|
|1.4||Test achievements can be found within the source code, and on the test video posted by Notch. Among these are opening the inventory, mining wood and building a workbench.|
|1.5||Achievements added. Initially intended to be released in Beta 1.4 it got pushed back as it was not yet functional.The first achievement confirmed by Notch was When Pigs Fly, although it was more explained than named.|
|1.0.0||Beta 1.9-pre6||The icon used by The End. changed from
|1.5||13w04a||Achievements no longer reset when downgrading Minecraft.|
|1.7.2||13w36a||Updated the Achievement system, now stored per individual world/server.|
|Added more achievements: Adventuring Time, The Beginning?, The Beginning., Beaconator, and Repopulation. Adventuring Time was unobtainable.|
|Achievements can now be used as objectives in the Scoreboard system.|
|13w37a||Time to Mine!, Time to Farm! and Time to Strike! are now also obtained when crafting the tool from a material other than wood. Similarly, Getting an Upgrade is now obtained when crafting any pickaxe other than a wooden one, while it required crafting a stone pickaxe before. If your first pickaxe crafted is not a wooden one, you will get Time to Mine! and Getting an Upgrade at the same time.|
|13w38a||Added the achievement Diamonds to you!.|
|The icon for DIAMONDS! was changed from
. The former icon is now used by Diamonds to you!.
|13w39b||Diamonds to you! can now be obtained by throwing a diamond at a zombie, making the achievement available in singleplayer mode.|
|1.8||14w06a||Added the achievement Overpowered.|
|14w17a||Adventuring Time is now available without commands. Before, the 38 biomes had to be visited without visiting any other biomes, which made the achievement unavailable because the End has to be visited for its prerequisite, The End?. The “no other biomes” restriction is now lifted.|
|Visiting the FrozenOcean and Extreme Hills Edge biomes, which no longer generate since 13w36a, is no longer required for Adventuring Time.|
|14w32a||Corrected the description of the achievement Overkill to say you must deal nine hearts of damage. Previously it said you must deal eight hearts of damage.|
|1.9||15w44a||Enchanted golden apple recipe was removed, making the Overpowered achievement unobtainable.|
|15w45a||Changed the description and requirements of Overpowered from "Build a Notch Apple" to "Eat a Notch Apple".|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.12.0||Added achievements to the Windows 10 Edition.|
|Upcoming Pocket Edition|
|0.14.0||build 1||Achievements are now available on all Pocket Edition platforms.|
|TU1||1.0||Added the first 20 achievements, plus an additional one on PlayStation 3.|
|CU1||1.00||Added achievements to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita, including an additional 30 achievements .|
|TU24||1.20||Added the 30 additional achievements to the Xbox 360 Edition and PlayStation 3 Edition, leading to a total of 50 on Xbox and 51 on PlayStation.|
|TU31||CU19||1.22||Changed the description of Adventuring Time from "Discover 17 of the 23 different biomes" to "Discover 17 of the 40 different biomes".|
Issues[edit | edit source]
Issues relating to “Achievements” are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- When an achievement is obtained, it is announced to all players in chat.
- On PC version, achievements can be obtained in any game mode. Because of this, it is easy to get more difficult achievements such as On A Rail, When Pigs Fly, and Sniper Duel, and others by using creative mode.
- Return to Sender is an exception to the above, because it requires a ghast fireball, and ghasts only attack the player in survival, hardcore, and adventure mode, although it can still be obtained through commands.
- Achievements such as Delicious Fish cannot be rewarded if you hook up the furnace to a hopper, as you are not getting the item directly from the furnace.
- When using
/achievementto give an achievement, a player will receive all previously required achievements as well as the one being given.
- You can reset all of your achievements in a world by deleting the "stats" folder in the world file. Beware that it also resets statistics.
- Sniper Duel became much more difficult when monsters started despawning depending on their distance from the player. 50 blocks is far enough that skeletons will despawn fairly quickly (usually within a couple of minutes or less), and will not move around.
- When Pigs Fly requires Cow Tipper. Cows drop leather, but there is no crafting recipe for a saddle.
- When one could make their first pickaxe which is not a wooden one, then the player can get Time to Mine! and Getting an Upgrade at the same time.
References[edit | edit source]
- The Lie is a reference to the Internet meme "The Cake is a Lie", which itself is a reference to the video game Portal.
- "Achievement Get!" is a reference to a decade-old proto-meme: early screenshots of Super Mario Sunshine used the Japanese localization, and featured Mario grabbing a Shine Sprite with the prominent text "Shine Get!". Due to the prominence of the game and the attention given to these screenshots, "[noun] Get!" subsequently became a popular term used on image boards as post count benchmarks, which Notch occasionally visits.
- Return to Sender refers to a message often written on non-personal letters, usually in case that a letter ends up at an incorrect address.
- When Pigs Fly is a reference to a well known saying meaning something absurd that would never happen.