|“||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.
I'd want these achievements to feel like things that you can try, rather than these are things you have to do. People can follow them, but only if they want to.
|—Notch, in an interview with Gamasutra|
Achievements are a way to gradually guide new players into Minecraft and give them challenges to complete. In the Java Edition, a system of advancements accomplishes this instead.
Obtaining[edit | edit source]
There are 87 achievements in the Xbox 360 Edition, Xbox One Edition, Wii U Edition and Nintendo Switch Edition, 79 achievements in the Pocket Edition, and 88 trophies in the PlayStation 3 Edition, PlayStation 4 Edition and PlayStation Vita Edition.
Achievements/trophies are tracked per user account, and per edition. In other words, one user account will have one (and only one) set of achievements on Windows 10, one set on Android, one set on Fire OS, and so on. They are not tracked separately per world; achievements earned in one world apply to all worlds using that edition and that user account.
They are independent of one another, allowing players to get them in any order. Once earned, they cannot be reset.
Achievements/trophies can only be earned in Survival mode. If the game is saved[note 1] while in Creative mode, or if host privileges[Console edition only] are enabled, the ability to earn achievements/trophies in that world is permanently disabled. Going back to Survival mode or disabling host privileges will not re-enable it.
- In Console Edition, the autosave feature can be turned off, so that Creative mode can be played without saving, and as long as the game does not save, achievements are not disabled. In Bedrock editions, there is no control over how often the game saves, and it saves fairly often.
Bedrock Edition and Xbox console editions[edit | edit source]
Achievements grant the player gamerscore, totaling 2,025 on Xbox consoles and 1,750 in Bedrock editions.
PlayStation console editions[edit | edit source]
Nintendo console editions[edit | edit source]
List of achievements[edit | edit source]
|Icon||Achievement||In-game description||Actual requirements (if different)||Availability||Xbox points earned||Trophy type (PS)|
|Taking Inventory||Press 'E' to open your inventory||Open your inventory. The description will match the configured inventory key.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||10G||Bronze|
|Getting Wood||Attack a tree until a block of wood pops out||Pick up wood from the ground.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||10G||Bronze|
|Benchmaking||Craft a workbench with four blocks of planks||Pick up a crafting table from your inventory's crafting field output or a crafting table output.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||10G||Bronze|
|Time to Mine!||Use planks and sticks to make a pickaxe||Pick up any type of pickaxe from a crafting table output.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||10G||Bronze|
|Hot Topic||Construct a furnace out of eight stone blocks||Pick up a furnace from a crafting table output.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||15G||Bronze|
|Acquire Hardware||Smelt an iron ingot||Pick up an iron ingot from a furnace output.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||15G||Silver|
|Time to Farm!||Use planks and sticks to make a hoe||Pick up any type of hoe from a crafting table output.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||10G||Bronze|
|Bake Bread||Turn wheat into bread||Pick up bread from a crafting table output.||Xbox One||Yes||Yes||Yes||15G||Silver|
|The Lie||Bake cake using wheat, sugar, milk, and eggs!||Pick up a cake from a crafting table output.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||40G||Silver|
|Getting an Upgrade||Construct a better pickaxe||Pick up a pickaxe from a crafting table output that is not a wooden pickaxe.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||15G||Bronze|
|Delicious Fish||Catch and cook a fish!||Pick up a cooked fish from a furnace output.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||15G||Silver|
|On A Rail||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.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||40G||Gold|
|Time to Strike!||Use planks and sticks to make a sword||Pick up any type of sword from a crafting table output.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||10G||Bronze|
|Monster Hunter||Attack and destroy a monster||Kill a hostile mob or one of the following neutral mobs: enderman, zombie pigman, spider, cave spider.||Xbox One||Yes||Yes||Yes||15G||Bronze|
|Cow Tipper||Harvest some leather||Pick up leather from the ground.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||15G||Bronze|
|When Pigs Fly||Fly a pig off a cliff||Be riding a pig (e.g. using a saddle) when it hits the ground with a fall distance greater than 5.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||40G||Gold|
|Sniper Duel||Kill a skeleton with an arrow from more than 50 meters||Use a launched arrow to kill a skeleton, wither skeleton, or a stray from 50 or more blocks away, horizontally.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||30G||Silver|
|DIAMONDS!||Acquire diamonds with your iron tools||Pick up a diamond from the ground.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||20G||Gold|
|Into The Nether||Build a portal to the Nether||Light a nether portal.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||40G||Silver|
|Return to Sender||Destroy a Ghast with a fireball||Kill a ghast using a ghast fireball.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||30G||Gold|
|Into Fire||Relieve a Blaze of its rod||Pick up a blaze rod from the ground.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||20G||Silver|
|Local Brewery||Brew a potion||Pick up a potion from a brewing stand potion slot. An already-created potion placed and removed qualifies.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||15G||Silver|
|The End?||Locate the End||Enter an end portal.||Yes||PSVita||Yes||Yes||20G||Bronze|
|The End.||Defeat the Ender Dragon||Enter the end exit portal.||Yes||PS4||Yes||Yes||40G||Bronze|
|Enchanter||Use a book, obsidian and diamonds to construct an enchantment table||Pick up an enchantment table from a crafting table output.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||20G||Silver|
|Overkill||Deal nine hearts of damage in a single hit||Damage can be dealt to any mob, even those that do not have nine hearts of health overall.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||30G||Bronze|
|Librarian||Build some bookshelves to improve your enchantment table||Pick up a bookshelf from a crafting table output.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||20G||Bronze|
|Adventuring Time||Discover 17 of the 40 different biomes||Visit any 17 biomes. Does not have to be in a single world.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||40G||Silver|
|The Beginning?||Spawn the Wither||Be within a 100.9×100.9×103.5 cuboid centered on the Wither when it is spawned.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||20G||Bronze|
|The Beginning.||Kill the Wither||Be within a 100.9×100.9×203.5 cuboid centered on the Wither when it drops the nether star.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||40G||Silver|
|Beaconator||Create a full beacon||Be within a 20×20×14 cuboid centered on the pyramid when the beacon block realizes it is fully powered.||Yes||Yes||Alt||Yes||60G||Gold|
|Repopulation||Breed two cows with wheat||Breed two cows or two mooshrooms.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||15G||Bronze|
|Diamonds to you!||Throw diamonds at another player||Drop a diamond. Another player or a mob must then pick up this diamond.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||15G||Bronze|
|Overpowered||Eat a Notch apple||Eat an enchanted golden apple.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||30G||Silver|
|MOAR Tools||Construct one type of each tool (one pickaxe, one shovel, one axe and one hoe).||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||15G||Bronze|
|Dispense With This||Construct a Dispenser.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||20G||Silver|
|Leader Of The Pack||Befriend five Wolves.||This does not have to be in a single game, so multiple games or reloading old saves does count toward this achievement.||Xbox One||Yes||Yes||Yes||20G||Silver|
|Awarded All Trophies||All trophies have been awarded.||Automatically obtained when all other trophies have been obtained||No||Yes||No||No||—||Platinum|
|Pork Chop||Cook and eat a pork chop.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||10G||Bronze|
|Passing the Time||Play for 100 days.||Play for 100 Minecraft days, which is equivalent to 33 hours in real time.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||20G||Bronze|
|The Haggler||Mine or purchase 30 Emeralds.||Acquire or spend 30 Emeralds by trading with villagers.||Xbox One||Yes||Yes||Yes||30G||Silver|
|Pot Planter||Craft and place a Flower Pot.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||15G||Bronze|
|It's a Sign!||Craft and place a Sign.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||15G||Bronze|
|Iron Belly||Stop starvation using Rotten Flesh||Eat a piece of rotten flesh while starving (zero hunger points).||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||20G||Bronze|
|Have a Shearful Day||Use Shears to obtain wool from a sheep.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||15G||Bronze|
|Rainbow Collection||Gather all 16 colours of wool.||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 One||Yes||Yes||Yes||30G||Silver|
|Stayin' Frosty||Swim in lava while having the Fire Resistance effect.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||20G||Bronze|
|Chestful of Cobblestone||Mine 1,728 Cobblestone and place it in a chest||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.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||20G||Bronze|
|Renewable Energy||Smelt wood trunks using charcoal to make more charcoal.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||10G||Bronze|
|Music to my Ears||Play a music disc in a Jukebox.||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||20G||Bronze|
|Body Guard||Create an Iron Golem.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||20G||Bronze|
|Iron Man||Wear a full suit of Iron Armor.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||15G||Bronze|
|Zombie Doctor||Cure a zombie villager.||Throw a splash potion of weakness at a zombie villager and give it a golden apple (by facing the zombie and pressing the use key with a golden apple in your hand)||Xbox One||Yes||Yes||Yes||40G||Gold|
|Lion Tamer||Tame an Ocelot||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||15G||Bronze|
|Archer||Kill a creeper with arrows.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||10G||Bronze|
|Tie Dye Outfit||Dye all 4 unique pieces of leather armor.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||15G||Bronze|
|Trampoline||Bounce 30 blocks upward off a slime block.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||15G||Bronze|
|Camouflage||Kill a mob while wearing the same type of mob head.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||30G||Bronze|
|Map Room||Place 9 fully explored, adjacent maps into 9 item frames in a 3 by 3 square.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||40G||Silver|
|Freight Station||Use a hopper to move an item from a chest minecart to a chest.||No||No||Yes||No||15G||—|
|Smelt Everything!||Connect three chests to a single furnace using three hoppers.||No||No||Yes||No||15G||—|
|Taste of Your Own Medicine||Poison a witch with a splash potion.||Throw a splash potion of poison at a witch (by facing the witch and pressing the use key).||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||20G||Silver|
|Inception||Push a piston with a piston, then pull the original piston with that piston.||No||No||Yes||No||20G||—|
|Saddle Up||Tame a horse.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||20G||Bronze|
|Artificial Selection||Breed a mule from a horse and a donkey.||No||No||Yes||No||30G||—|
|The Student...||Win a public Battle mini game.||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||25G||Silver|
|...has become the master||Win 3 public Battle games in a row.||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||60G||Gold|
|'Tis but a scratch||Take 100 damage in a round of a public Battle mini game.||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||40G||Silver|
|Cupid||Kill 2 players in a round of a public Battle mini game using a bow and arrow.||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||20G||Bronze|
|Hunger Pain||Kill a player while you are starving in a Battle mini game.||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||20G||Bronze|
|Mine!||Open every chest in a Battle mini game arena in one round.||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||20G||Bronze|
|Free Diver||Stay underwater for 2 minutes.||Xbox One||Yes||Yes||Yes||20G||Silver|
|Rabbit Season||Cook and eat rabbit meat.||No||No||Yes||No||15G||—|
|The Deep End||Defeat an Elder Guardian.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||30G||Silver|
|Dry Spell||Dry a sponge in a furnace.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||15G||Bronze|
|Super Fuel||Power a furnace with lava||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||20G||Bronze|
|You Need a Mint||Collect dragon's breath in a glass bottle||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||30G||Silver|
|Beam Me Up||Teleport over 100 meters from a single throw of an ender pearl||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||20G||Silver|
|The End... Again...||Respawn the ender dragon||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||30G||Silver|
|Great View From Up Here||Levitate up 50 blocks from the attacks of a Shulker||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||20G||Bronze|
|Super Sonic||Use elytra to fly through a 1 by 1 gap while moving faster than 40 m/s||Yes||Yes||Alt||Yes||60G||Gold|
|Back from the Dead||Win 3 rounds in a row after one of the opponents has won 2 rounds.||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||15G||Bronze|
|S-no Throw||Win a single round of Snowball Tumble without throwing any Snowballs.||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||40G||Silver|
|Snow Storm||Hit a single Player with 25 Snowballs in a single public round.||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||40G||Silver|
|Hotshot||Hit a Player with a Snowball while falling into the Lava.||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||40G||Silver|
|Snowplough||Push three Players into Lava using Snowballs in a single public round.||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||15G||Bronze|
|Overlord||Stay on the top layer while winning a round in a Snowball Tumble Mini Game.||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||15G||Bronze|
|Underdog||Win a Tumble game whilst on the lowest layer in a Snowball Tumble Mini Game.||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||15G||Bronze|
|Treasure Hunter||Acquire a map from a cartographer villager, then enter the revealed structure||No||No||Yes||No||40G||—|
|Organizational Wizard||Name a Shulker Box with an Anvil||No||No||Yes||No||30G||—|
|Cheating Death||Use the Totem of Undying to cheat death||Have the Totem of Undying in your hand when you die.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||30G||Silver|
|Feeling Ill||Defeat an Evoker||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||30G||Silver|
|Let it Go!||Using the Frost Walker boots, walk on at least one block on frozen water on a deep ocean||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||20G||Bronze|
|So I Got That Going for Me||Lead a Caravan containing at least 5 Llamas||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||20G||Bronze|
|Change of Sheets||Dye your bed a different color||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||20G||Bronze|
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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".|
|1.12||17w13a||Achievements are no longer supported and are replaced with advancements.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.12.0||Added achievements to the Windows 10 Edition.|
|0.14.0||build 1||Added eight achievements, bringing the total up to 52.|
|0.15.0||build 1||All Windows 10 Edition achievements are now available on Android and iOS.|
|Added four achievements, bringing the total up to 56.|
|0.15.10||Added nine achievements, bringing the total up to 65.|
|1.0||build 1||Added seven achievements, bringing the total up to 72.|
|1.0.4||Added "The Haggler" achievement, bringing the total up to 73.|
|1.1||Added six achievements, bringing the total up to 79.|
|TU1||CU1||1.0||Patch 4||Patch s1||Added the first 20 achievements. The PlayStation editions have an additional achievement.|
|TU24||1.20||Added an additional 30 achievements, leading to a total of 50 (or 51 on the PlayStation editions).|
|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".|
|TU34||CU22||1.25||Added 6 additional achievements, bringing the total up to 56.|
|TU41||CU30||1.33||Patch 11||Added 6 additional achievements, bringing the total up to 62.|
|TU48||CU38||1.41||Patch 17||Added 18 additional achievements, bringing the total up to 80.|
|TU54||CU54||1.52||Patch 24||Patch s4||Added 7 additional achievements, bringing the total up to 87.|
Java Edition[edit | edit source]
The Java edition achievement system involved a tree composed of achievements. 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 then simply showed the tree. The background of the tree mimicked 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, one could view different branches of the achievement tree. Using the scroll wheel on the mouse zoomed in and out of this display, making it easier to see, at a glance, what had been achieved and was still needed to achieve.
In this screen, achievements had hover-text, which became more detailed the closer the player was to achieving them:
- Attained achievements were given as "Name/Description/Taken!" (for instance "Getting Wood/Attack a tree until a block of wood pops out/Taken!").
- Unattained achievements for which the player had achieved all the prerequisites were given as "Name/Description".
- Unattained achievements for which the player was one or two prerequisites away were given as "Name/Requires X" (for instance "The End./Requires 'The End?'").
- Unattained achievements for which the player was three prerequisites away were given as "???/Requires X" (for instance "???/Requires 'The Beginning?'").
- Unattained achievements for which the player was four prerequisites away were not given; there was just an icon, no hovertext at all.
- Unattained achievements for which the player was more than four prerequisites away were not shown, even as an icon.
Achievements were earned on a per-player, per-world basis: each new player in each new world had the potential to fill out a new achievement tree.
When an achievement was earned, "Achievement Get!" and the name of the achievement would be broadcast in chat to any players in the world. "Achievement Get!" was a reference to a decade-old 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.
Achievements could be obtained in any game mode. Because of this, it was possible to achieve more difficult achievements such as On A Rail, When Pigs Fly, and Sniper Duel, and others by switching into Creative mode.
- Return to Sender was an exception to the above, because it required a ghast fireball, and ghasts only attack the player in Survival, Hardcore, and Adventure mode, although it could still be obtained through the
There was an
/achievement command which could give and take achievements. When using this command to give an achievement, a player would receive all previously-required achievements in addition to the one being given.
One way a player could reset all achievements in a world was by deleting the "stats" folder in the world file, which would also reset statistics.
When Pigs Fly required Cow Tipper, as cows drop leather, though there was no crafting recipe for a saddle.
Issues[edit | edit source]
Issues relating to “Achievements” are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- 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.
- A player can get both Time to Mine! and Getting an Upgrade at the same time by crafting a stone, iron, gold, or diamond pickaxe before crafting a wooden pickaxe.
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.
- 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.
- Let it Go! is a reference to the movie Frozen.