Achievements (or trophies on PlayStation) are a way to gradually guide new players into Minecraft and give them challenges to complete. In Java Edition, a system of advancements accomplishes this instead.
There are 111 achievements in Bedrock Edition.
Achievements are tracked per user account. They are not tracked separately per world; achievements earned in one world apply to all worlds using that edition and that user account. On most platforms that Bedrock Edition runs on, achievements are logged to an Xbox Live account, and so players have to be logged in to their Xbox Live account to earn them. On PS4, Bedrock achievements are logged as trophies to the player's console account, and if logged into a PSN account and online, they are synced with PSN but not Xbox Live (even if logged into an Xbox Live account).
They are independent of one another, allowing players to get them in any order. Once earned, they cannot be reset.
Achievements are earned only in Survival mode. If the game is saved while in Creative mode or if cheats are turned on, the ability to earn achievements/trophies in that world is permanently disabled. Going back to Survival mode or turning off cheats does not re-enable it. Although, the achievements can be re-enabled using external programs.
Except on PS4, an Xbox Live account is used to track achievements. The game can be played without being logged in, but achievements cannot be earned when doing so. On the PS4, trophies are logged when logged in to PSN. Otherwise they are stored locally and will be synced once logged in.
Achievements grant the player gamerscore, totaling 2,600. The achievements also show characters instead of blocks or items.
Since Bedrock Edition 1.16.0, achievements also give rewards, which include emotes and character creator items. They can only be unlocked by completing their respective achievement. As of 1.16.201, there are 41 achievements that offer rewards for their completion.
List of achievements
|Icon||Achievement||In-game description||Actual requirements (if different)||Gamerscore earned||Trophy type (PS)||Rewards|
|Taking Inventory||Open your inventory.||Open the inventory. The description matches the configured inventory key.||10G||Bronze||—|
|Getting Wood||Punch a tree until a block of wood pops out.||Pick up a log from the ground.||10G||Bronze||"Lumberjack Shirt" top|
|Benchmaking||Craft a Crafting Table with four blocks of wooden planks.||Pick up a crafting table from the inventory's crafting field output or a crafting table output.||10G||Bronze||"Tool Belt Trousers" bottom|
|Time to Mine!||Use planks and sticks to make a pickaxe.||Pick up any type of pickaxe from a crafting table output.||10G||Bronze||"Miner Headband" headwear|
|Hot Topic||Construct a furnace out of eight cobblestone blocks.||Pick up a furnace from a crafting table output.||15G||Bronze||"Furnace Mask" face item|
|Acquire Hardware||Smelt iron ore in the furnace.||Pick up an iron ingot from a furnace output.||15G||Bronze||"The Hammer" emote|
|Time to Farm!||Make a Hoe.||Pick up any type of hoe from a crafting table output.||10G||Bronze||"Wheat Toothpick" face item|
|Bake Bread||Turn wheat into bread.||Pick up bread from a crafting table output.||15G||Bronze||"Chefs Hat" headwear|
|The Lie||Bake a cake using: wheat, sugar, milk, and eggs.||Pick up a cake from a crafting table output.||30G||Bronze||"Cake Apron" outerwear|
|Getting an Upgrade||Construct a better pickaxe.||Pick up a pickaxe from a crafting table output that is a stone pickaxe.||15G||Bronze||—|
|Delicious Fish||Catch and cook a fish!||Pick up a cooked cod from a furnace output. Doesn't work if the furnace is hooked up to a hopper, as the player is not getting the item directly from the furnace.||15G||Silver||"Fishermans Hat" headwear|
|On A Rail||Travel by minecart to a point at least 500m in a single direction from where you started.||Travel by minecart 500 blocks in a straight line away from the player's starting point.||40G||Gold||"Conductor Hat" headwear|
|Time to Strike!||Use planks and sticks to make a sword.||Pick up any type of sword from a crafting table output.||10G||Bronze||—|
|Monster Hunter||Attack and kill a monster.||Kill a hostile mob or one of the following neutral mobs: an enderman, a zombified piglin, a spider, or a cave spider.||15G||Bronze||—|
|Cow Tipper||Harvest some leather.||Pick up leather from the ground.||15G||Bronze||"Faceplant" emote|
|When Pigs Fly||Use a saddle to ride a pig, and then have the pig get hurt from fall damage while riding it.||Be riding a pig (e.g. using a saddle) when it hits the ground with a fall distance greater than 5.||40G||Silver||"Winged Pig Boots" footwear|
|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.||30G||Bronze||—|
|DIAMONDS!||Acquire diamonds with your iron tools.||Pick up a diamond from the ground.||20G||Bronze||"Diamond Crown" headwear|
|Into the Nether||Construct a Nether Portal.||Light a nether portal.||30G||Bronze||—|
|Return to Sender||Destroy a Ghast with a fireball.||Kill a ghast using a ghast fireball.||30G||Silver||—|
|Into Fire||Relieve a Blaze of its rod.||Pick up a blaze rod from the ground.||20G||Bronze||—|
|Local Brewery||Brew a potion.||Pick up a potion from a brewing stand potion slot. An already-created potion placed and removed qualifies.||15G||Bronze||—|
|The End?||Enter an End Portal||Enter a stronghold End Portal activated with all twelve eyes of ender.||20G||Gold||—|
|The End.||Kill the Enderdragon[sic]||Enter the end exit portal.||40G||Bronze||—|
|Enchanter||Construct an Enchantment Table.||Pick up an enchantment table from a crafting table output.||20G||Bronze||"Enchanters Hat" headwear|
|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.||30G||Bronze||—|
|Librarian||Build some bookshelves to improve your enchantment table.||Pick up a bookshelf from a crafting table output.||20G||Bronze||—|
|Adventuring Time||Discover 17 biomes.||Visit any 17 biomes. Does not have to be in a single world.||40G||Silver||"The Pickaxe" emote|
|The Beginning?||Spawn the Wither||Be within a 100.9×100.9×103.5 cuboid centered on the Wither when it is spawned.||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.||40G||Silver||—|
|The Beaconator||Create and fully power a Beacon||Be within a 20×20×14 cuboid centered on the pyramid when the beacon block realizes it is fully powered.||60G||Gold||—|
|Repopulation||Breed two cows with wheat.||Breed two cows or two mooshrooms.||15G||Bronze||"Cowbell Necklace" outerwear|
|Diamonds to you!||Throw diamonds at another player.||Drop a diamond. Another player or a mob must then pick up this diamond.||15G||Bronze||"Diamonds to you!" emote|
|Overpowered||Eat an Enchanted Apple||Eat an enchanted golden apple.||30G||Silver||—|
|MOAR Tools||Construct one type of each tool.||Construct one pickaxe, one shovel, one axe, and one hoe with the same material.||15G||Bronze||—|
|Dispense With This||Construct a Dispenser.||—||20G||Bronze||—|
|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.||20G||Bronze||"Wolf Mask" headwear|
|Pork Chop||Cook and eat a pork chop.||—||10G||Bronze||—|
|Passing the Time||Play for 100 days.||Play for 100 Minecraft days, which is equivalent to 33 hours in real time.||20G||Bronze||"Very Long Hair" hair|
|The Haggler||Acquire or spend 30 Emeralds by trading with villagers or with wandering trader.||—||30G||Silver||"Emerald Suit Coat" outerwear|
|Pot Planter||Craft and place a Flower Pot.||—||15G||Bronze||"Flower Pot Shoes" footwear|
|It's a Sign!||Craft and place an Oak Sign.||—||15G||Bronze||—|
|Iron Belly||Stop starvation using Rotten Flesh.||Eat a piece of rotten flesh while starving (zero hunger points).||20G||Bronze||—|
|Have a Shearful Day||Use Shears to obtain wool from a sheep.||—||15G||Bronze||—|
|Rainbow Collection||Gather all 16 colors of wool.||All the colors of wool do not have to be in the inventory at the same time, but must have been picked up by the player at least once.||30G||Silver||"Rainbow Sweater" top|
|Stayin' Frosty||Swim in lava while having the Fire Resistance effect.||—||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.||20G||Bronze||—|
|Renewable Energy||Smelt wood trunks using charcoal to make more charcoal.||Smelt a wooden log with charcoal as the fuel.||10G||Bronze||"Wind Turbine" back item|
|Body Guard||Create an Iron Golem||—||20G||Bronze||—|
|Iron Man||Wear a full suit of Iron Armor.||—||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)||40G||Gold||"Plague Doctor Mask" headwear|
|Lion Hunter||Gain the trust of an Ocelot.||—||15G||Bronze||—|
|Archer||Kill a creeper with arrows.||—||10G||Bronze||"Archers Quiver" back item|
|Tie Dye Outfit||Use a cauldron to dye all 4 unique pieces of leather armor.||—||15G||Bronze||—|
|Trampoline||Bounce 30 blocks upward off a slime block.||—||15G||Bronze||"Slime Skin" base|
|Camouflage||Kill a mob while wearing the same type of mob head.||—||30G||Bronze||—|
|Map Room||Place 9 fully explored, adjacent map items into 9 item frames in a 3 by 3 square.||The frames have to be on a wall, not the floor.||40G||Silver||—|
|Freight Station||Use a Hopper to move an item from a Chest Minecart to a Chest.||—||15G||Bronze||—|
|Smelt Everything!||Connect 3 Chests to a single Furnace using 3 Hoppers.||Be within the range of three chests connected to a Furnace with 3 Hoppers.||15G||Bronze||—|
|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).||20G||Silver||—|
|Inception||Push a piston with a piston, then pull the original piston with that piston.||—||20G||Silver||—|
|Saddle Up||Tame a horse.||—||20G||Bronze||"Cowpoke Chaps" bottom|
|Artificial Selection||Breed a mule from a horse and a donkey.||—||30G||Bronze||"Horse Mask" headwear|
|Free Diver||Stay underwater for 2 minutes||Drink a potion of water breathing that can last for 2 minutes or more, then jump into the water or activate a conduit or sneak on a magma block underwater for 2 minutes.||20G||Silver||—|
|Rabbit Season||Cook and Eat Rabbit Meat||—||15G||Bronze||—|
|The Deep End||Defeat an Elder Guardian||—||30G||Silver||—|
|Dry Spell||Dry a sponge in a furnace||—||15G||Bronze||—|
|Super Fuel||Power a Furnace with Lava||—||20G||Bronze||—|
|You Need a Mint||Collect dragons breath in a glass bottle||Have a dragon's breath bottle in your inventory||30G||Silver||—|
|Beam Me Up||Teleport over 100 meters from a single throw of an Ender Pearl||—||20G||Silver||—|
|The End... Again...||Respawn the Enderdragon[sic]||—||30G||Silver||—|
|Great View From Up Here||Levitate up 50 blocks from the attacks of a Shulker||—||20G||Bronze||—|
|Super Sonic||Use Elytra to fly through a 1 by 1 gap while moving faster than 40 m/s||—||30G||Gold||—|
|Treasure Hunter||Acquire a map from a cartographer villager, then enter the revealed structure||Visit the structure indicated while the purchased map is in your main hand (hotbar).||40G||Silver||"Archaeologist's Hat" headwear|
|Organizational Wizard||Name a Shulker Box with an Anvil||—||30G||Bronze||—|
|Cheating Death||Use the Totem of Undying to cheat death||Have the Totem of Undying in your hand when you die.||30G||Silver||"Fake Death" emote|
|Feeling Ill||Defeat an Evoker||—||30G||Silver||"Vex Wings" back item|
|Let it Go!||Using the Frost Walker boots, walk on at least 1 block on frozen water on a deep ocean||—||20G||Bronze||—|
|So I Got That Going for Me||Lead a Caravan containing at least 5 Llamas||—||20G||Bronze||—|
|Atlantis?||Find an underwater ruin||—||20G||Silver||—|
|Sail the 7 Seas||Visit all ocean biomes||Visit all ocean biomes except the deep warm ocean/legacy frozen ocean (as they are unused)||40G||Gold||—|
|Castaway||Eat nothing but dried kelp for three in-game days||Eat dried kelp once; in the following three in-game days, eat nothing but dried kelp.||20G||Bronze||"Shredded Shirt" top|
|Ahoy!||Find a shipwreck||—||20G||Silver||—|
|I am a Marine Biologist||Collect a fish in a bucket||Use an empty bucket on any fish mob to collect it.||20G||Bronze||—|
|Me Gold!||Dig up a buried treasure||Open a buried treasure chest||30G||Silver||—|
|Sleep with the Fishes||Spend a day underwater.||Spend 20 minutes underwater without any air.||30G||Silver||—|
|Alternative Fuel||Power a furnace with a kelp block||—||20G||Bronze||"Power Core" outerwear|
|Do a Barrel Roll!||Use Riptide to give yourself a boost||Obtain a trident enchanted with Riptide and launch yourself any distance with it.||30G||Silver||—|
|One Pickle, Two Pickle, Sea Pickle, Four||Place four Sea Pickles in a group||—||20G||Bronze||—|
|Echolocation||Feed a dolphin fish to have it lead you to treasure||Feed a dolphin raw cod and have it lure you to treasure.||20G||Silver||—|
|Moskstraumen||Activate a Conduit||Place a conduit in a valid prismarine/sea lantern structure to activate it.||50G||Gold||"Glub Glub" headwear|
|Top of the World||Place scaffolding to the world limit.||Place a scaffolding at the world height limit.||20G||Bronze||—|
|Where Have You Been?||Receive a gift from a tamed cat in the morning.||The gift must be picked up from the ground.||20G||Bronze||—|
|Zoologist||Breed two pandas with bamboo.||—||40G||Gold||—|
|Fruit on the Loom||Make a banner using an Enchanted Apple Stencil||Make a banner using an enchanted apple.||20G||Bronze||—|
|Plethora of Cats||Befriend twenty stray cats.||Befriend and tame twenty stray cats found in villages. They do not all need to be tamed in a single world.||20G||Silver||—|
|Kill the Beast!||Defeat a Ravager.||—||30G||Silver||—|
|Buy Low, Sell High||Trade for the best possible price.||Buy something for 1 emerald, or when the Hero of the Village effect is applied.||50G||Gold||—|
|Disenchanted||Use a Grindstone to get experience from an enchanted item.||—||20G||Bronze||—|
|We're being attacked!||Trigger a Pillager Raid.||Walk in a village with the Bad Omen effect applied.||20G||Bronze||—|
|Sound the Alarm!||Ring the bell with a hostile enemy in the village.||—||20G||Bronze||"Fake Villager Nose" face item|
|I've got a bad feeling about this||Kill a Pillager Captain.||—||20G||Bronze||—|
|Master Trader||Trade for 1,000 emeralds.||Obtain 1,000 emeralds from trading with villagers.||30G||Silver||—|
|Time for Stew||Give someone a suspicious stew.||—||20G||Bronze||"Witch's Robe" outerwear|
|Bee our guest||Use a Campfire to collect Honey from a Beehive using a Bottle without aggravating the bees.||—||15G||Bronze||—|
|Total Beelocation||Move and place a Bee Nest, with 3 bees inside, using Silk Touch.||—||30G||Silver||"Beekeeper Hat" headwear|
|Sticky Situation||Slide down a honey block to slow your fall.||—||30G||Silver||"Beekeeper Suit" outerwear|
|Bullseye||Hit the bullseye of a Target block.||—||15G||Bronze||"Bullseye Top" top|
|Oooh, shiny!||Distract a Piglin using gold.||Give a piglin a gold item while it is aggressive toward the player.||30G||Silver||"Golden Watch" glove|
|Cover me in debris||Wear a full set of Netherite armor.||Have a full set of Netherite armor in your inventory.||50G||Gold||—|
|Hot tourist destination||Visit all Nether biomes.||The achievement can be completed if you visit biomes in different worlds.||30G||Silver||"I'm on fire!?" outerwear|
|February 25, 2011||
In an interview by Gamasutra, Notch said:
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:
|March 18, 2011||Notch talks about achievements and statistics on his blog. He says the following:
Also, he adds that achievements are not chores:
|April 8, 2011||Notch uploads a video to YouTube showing weather, statistics and achievements.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.12.0||Added 44 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.|
|release||Added four achievements, bringing the total up to 56.|
|0.15.10||Added nine achievements, bringing the total up to 65.|
|1.0.0||alpha 0.17.0.1||Added seven achievements, bringing the total up to 72.|
|1.0.4||Added The Haggler achievement, bringing the total up to 73.|
|1.1.0||Added six achievements, bringing the total up to 79.|
|1.4.0||Added eight achievements, bringing the total up to 87.|
|1.5.0||Added four achievements, bringing the total up to 91.|
|1.8.0||Added three achievements, bringing the total up to 94.|
|?||Renamed Lion Tamer achievement into Lion Hunter.|
|Renamed I'm a Marine Biologist achievement into I am a Marine Biologist.|
|1.10.0||Added Fruit on the Loom achievement, bringing the total up to 95.|
|1.11.0||Added seven achievements, bringing the total up to 102.|
|1.11.1||Added Master Trader achievement, bringing the total up to 103.|
|1.13.0||Added Time for Stew achievement, bringing the total up to 104.|
|1.14.0||Added three achievements, bringing the total up to 107.|
|September 28, 2019||Unlockable skin parts via achievements are announced at MINECON Live 2019.|
|1.16.0||Added four achievements, bringing the total up to 111.|
|Added achievement rewards, which include Emotes and Character creator items.|
|1.16.100||beta 18.104.22.168||Revamped the achievement UI. At the time, only 5% of the beta players are able to see it.|
|release||20% of all players on Android, Xbox and Windows 10, and 5% for iOS and Switch are able to see the new achievement UI.|
|The artwork for each achievement was updated.|
|Added more achievement rewards for the Character Creator.|
|November 23, 2020||The new achievement UI has been expanded to 50% of all players on Xbox, and 10% for iOS and Switch.|
|November 26, 2020||The new achievement UI has been expanded to 50% of all players on Windows 10, Xbox and Android, and 25% for iOS and Switch.|
|December 1, 2020||The new achievement UI has been expanded to 50% of all players on iOS and Switch.|
|December 11, 2020||The new achievement UI has been expanded to 75% of all players on every platforms except PS4 and VR versions.|
|December 15, 2020||The new achievement UI is now available for everyone except on PS4 and VR versions.|
- A player can get both Time to Mine! and Getting an Upgrade at the same time by crafting a stone, iron, gold, diamond, or netherite pickaxe before crafting a wooden pickaxe.
- The icon for Echolocation uses the includes the neck model of the dolphin that was showcased in MINECON Earth 2017 but was never added in-game.
- The icon of Zombie Doctor uses the original zombie villager design.
- 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.
- Do a Barrel Roll! is a reference to the video game Star Fox 64. The icon resembles Peppy Hare, the character that utters the phrase in the game.
- On a Rail is a reference to a chapter from the game Half-Life.
- Diamonds to you! is a reference to the closing lines of the Minecraft Monday Show hosted by Bebopvox
- I've got a bad feeling about this is a reference to the famous line in Star Wars, which is said in almost every movie.
- Fruit on the loom refers to the clothing brand "Fruit of the Loom"
- The Camouflage is based on the hiding technique by looking like a normal thing, like camouflaging in a bush.
- The Bee Our Guest achievement is a reference to the song "Be Our Guest" from the Disney movie Beauty and the Beast.
- Iron Man refers to the Marvel Comics superhero of the similar name
- One Pickle, Two Pickle, Sea Pickle, Four is a reference to the line of The Banana Splits theme song. The line is one banana, two banana, three banana, four.
- The Castaway achievement is a reference to the 2000 survival movie Cast Away.
- Sleep with the Fishes refers to a method of murder done by gangs and the Mafia. Although this occurs in movies and TV as a trope in fiction, only one incident has been authentic. This method involves pouring concrete on the victim’s shoes. The concrete dries up and the victim is pushed to drown. Sometimes, the victim is dead before they put it underwater.
- Rabbit Season refers to a Looney Tunes episode.
- Ahoy! and Me Gold! refers to the pirate language
- Renewable Energy refers to energy with the same name, like Solar Power, Wind Power, ironically, Coal is not a renewable energy.
- "Uh-oh! I think I pressed something, and now 5% of #Minecraft beta users will see the new achievements screen. Well, might as well ask for feedback here: https://aka.ms/mcAchievementBeta." – @Volgar, July 31, 2020
- "Did you miss me? Anyway, I spilled some coffee on my keyboard, so 20% of all #Minecraft players on Android, Xbox and Windows 10 got a chance to see the new achievements screen. It's 5% chance for iOS and Switch, since we didn't have these in beta. Love you all! Stay tuned!" – @Volgar