Tutorials/Achievement guide

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This guide is intended to show players how to obtain all of the achievements in Minecraft. For a more detailed list of each achievement, see the achievements page. For a tutorial on the Java Edition's set of advancements, see the page Tutorials/Advancement guide.

All Achievements[edit]

There are 80 achievements in the Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and Wii U Editions, 79 in the Bedrock Edition, and 81 in the PlayStation Editions. In the PlayStation Editions, they are referred to as "trophies".

Taking Inventory[edit]

Advancement-plain-raw.png Goal: Open your inventory.

This one is pretty straightforward. Press E. A fairly big screen should pop up. This is the inventory and crafting menu.

Getting Wood[edit]

Advancement-plain-raw.png Goal: Pick up a wood block.

This one is easy as well. Just hold down the left-click on a wood block until it breaks, then collect the dropped block by walking over it.

Wood blocks are found on trees, which are very easy to find (as long as you didn't start out in an ocean or desert biome). Just look around.

Alternatively, you can simply pick up any wood log lying on the ground.


Advancement-plain-raw.png Goal: Construct a crafting table.

Use the wood block you just got from the tree and open your inventory. You will see a grid near the top-right corner, place your wood block in any of those grids.

Then click on the wood planks that appear to obtain them.

At last put one of the four wood planks you got into each container of your grid (a 2x2 square of wood planks). You can right click to place a single plank into the grid, instead of all four.

Time to Farm![edit]

Advancement-plain-raw.png Goal: Construct a wooden hoe.

Place the crafting table you just made on the ground, and right click with your mouse on it, to use it. If you changed the use item/place block key to something else, use that instead.

Then make some sticks, note that this can also be done in your inventory crafting grid:

Ingredients Input » Output
Wood Planks

Now arrange your sticks and some planks in the crafting table to make a hoe:

Ingredients Input » Output
Wood Planks + Sticks

Bake Bread[edit]

Advancement-plain-raw.png Goal: Make bread.

Break several blocks of tall grass until you gain three seeds. You can do this with one seed but it will take longer.

Then right-click with your hoe on three dirt, mycelium, podzol, or grass blocks to create farmland, preferably near water, so the seeds get hydrated, and grow faster.

Next, hold the seeds, and right-click on all the farmland blocks. Wait 1-3 ingame days for the seeds to grow into wheat. Alternately, using bone meal on the seeds will cause it to grow into wheat faster.

After that, break the wheat.

Arrange the wheat like so to craft bread:

Ingredients Input » Output

The Lie![edit]

Advancement-plain-raw.png Goal: Make cake.

This achievement is a reference to the video game Portal which spawned the meme phrase "The Cake Is A Lie".

Collect the following:

Click on the items to see how to obtain them.

Arrange the ingredients like so to craft cake:

Ingredients Input » Output
Egg + Wheat + Sugar + Milk

Time to Strike![edit]

Advancement-plain-raw.png Goal: Construct a wooden sword.

Make sure that you have one stick, and two wooden planks in your inventory. Better materials for the blade work for this achievement too.

Arrange the ingredients like so to craft a wooden sword:

Ingredients Input » Output
Wood Planks + Sticks

Cow Tipper[edit]

Advancement-plain-raw.png Goal: Pick up leather.

Find a cow, horse or a llama. Cows can appear at any place with grass and enough light, unless it is an ocean biome. Horses can only rarely spawn in a plains biome. Llamas only rarely spawn in mountains and savanna biomes. You may have to wander a bit to find one, so make sure you'll be able to find your way back.

Then when you find one, stand next to it and left-click to hit it. You will need to hit it a lot to kill it. They can drop one or two leather (cows along with raw beef). If you did not get any, try the same with another cow, horse, or llama.

Another way to obtain the achievement is to find and kill some rabbits until you have at least four rabbit hides. Then craft a leather and throw it on the ground. When you pick it up, you'll get the achievement.

Another way is by fishing leather if you have luck.


Advancement-plain-raw.png Goal: Breed two cows with each-other.

Use wheat on two cows or two mooshrooms to make them breed.

When Pigs Fly[edit]

Advancement-fancy-raw.png Goal: Take a lot of fall damage when riding on a pig.

Get a saddle and a carrot on a stick.

Use the saddle on a pig, which should be near a cliff. The easiest way to get it to jump off a cliff is to hold a carrot on a stick in your hand, and walk, like you normally would, in the direction of the cliff until you and the pig falls.

Alternatively you can put the pig on a piston, trapdoor, fence gate, or any kind of opening mechanism. Then ride the pig up there and open the mechanism so you and the pig will take fall damage.

Monster Hunter[edit]

Advancement-plain-raw.png Goal: Kill a hostile mob (monster).

Find a hostile mob. In the Overworld, they can only spawn in darkness, so you should wait until night, or find a dark area like a cave. In the Nether, most can spawn in bright areas. In the End endermen can only spawn in darkness. You can also find a spawner in a dungeon, mineshaft, stronghold, or fortress, and wait for a monster to spawn. Silverfish can be hidden in stone blocks in mountain biomes, and will spawn when the stone is broken.

Then hit it until it dies. With a sword or some tools this goes faster.

Sniper Duel[edit]

Advancement-fancy-raw.png Goal: Kill a skeleton by shooting it from a distance of at least 50 blocks.

Find a large flat area on the surface. Dig a trench one and a half blocks deep, two blocks wide and several blocks long. Line the trench with light. Just over 50 meters away from the lip of the trench, make a tower 15 blocks high. When night comes, wait for a skeleton to fall into the trench or lure it in. Then from your tower, aim just above the skeleton, about halfway between it and the horizon, and fire from full charge until it dies. With a flame enchantment you can see where your arrows landed better and can adjust your aim easier, but the skeleton might die of the fire, not giving the achievement.

Time to Mine![edit]

Advancement-plain-raw.png Goal: Construct a Wooden Pickaxe.

Make sure that you have 3 wood planks and 2 sticks in your inventory.

Arrange the ingredients like so to craft a wooden pickaxe:

Ingredients Input » Output
Wood Planks + Sticks

Getting an Upgrade[edit]

Advancement-plain-raw.png Goal: Construct a cobblestone, or better, pickaxe from sticks and cobblestone, or other better ingredients.

Use your new wooden pickaxe to mine some stone, which in return you will receive cobblestone. Make sure that you have two sticks in your inventory.

Ingredients Input » Output
Cobblestone + Sticks


Advancement-fancy-raw.png Goal: Eat a Notch Apple.

Find a desert temple, dungeon, abandoned mineshaft, or other generated structure and find one in a chest. In the Legacy Console Edition only, the player can also craft an enchanted golden apple.

Hot Topic[edit]

Advancement-plain-raw.png Goal: Construct a furnace.

Mine 8 blocks of cobblestone and open your crafting table. Arrange the cobblestone like so to craft a furnace:

Ingredients Input » Output

Delicious Fish[edit]

Advancement-plain-raw.png Goal: Obtain the item that gets created after cooking fish.

Craft a fishing rod to catch a fish or salmon,

Then right-click so the "bait" lands into the water, and wait till a lot of water bubble particles come closer to the rod and right-click again when you hear a splash sound. The fish will fly towards you and probably will be picked up by you too.

At last put the fish or salmon you got in the furnace with fuel like so:

Ingredients Smelting recipe
Raw Fish +
Any fuel

Acquire Hardware[edit]

Advancement-plain-raw.png Goal: Pick up an iron ingot.

Mine iron ore with a stone pickaxe, and put it in the furnace like so:

Ingredients Smelting recipe
Iron Ore +
Any fuel

On a Rail[edit]

Advancement-fancy-raw.png Goal: Travel 500 blocks with a minecart from where you started.

It will take at least 192 iron ingots as well as 32 sticks to craft enough rails (32 * 16). Alternatively, you can find and break them in abandoned mineshafts. Then build a continuous track so that a minecart can travel the full distance. Afterwards place a minecart on the start of the track, then travel from the start to the end without leaving the minecart. The achievement does not allow you to repeatedly loop the same section of the track.

You will most likely need powered rails to get this achievement. These will take additional resources. You can also make a gradual decline from a great height to use gravity instead of powered rails.


Advancement-plain-raw.png Goal: Pick up a diamond.

Search below layer 16 for diamond ore (layer 5-12 is also good, layer 11 is the best; press F3 to see your coordinates) and destroy it using your iron pickaxe. Creeper or TNT explosions have a chance of dropping the diamond as well. Shaft mines are extremely useful for this achievement.

Arrange the ingredients like so to craft an iron pickaxe:

Ingredients Input » Output
Iron Ingot + Sticks

Diamonds to you![edit]

Advancement-plain-raw.png Goal: Throw a diamond at another player or mob that can pick it up.

Drop/throw a diamond using Q or the key that you use, at another player or mob that can pick it up, such as a Zombie.

Note: Mobs won't pick up items on easy difficulty, or if mob griefing is false.


Advancement-plain-raw.png Goal: Craft an Enchantment Table

Make a diamond pickaxe so you can mine at least four obsidian:

Ingredients Input » Output
Diamonds + Sticks

Then get three paper and one leather, the paper being made from sugar canes like so:

Ingredients Input » Output
Sugar Cane

Then craft a book like so:

Ingredients Input » Output
Leather + Paper

Arrange the ingredients like so to craft an enchantment table:

Ingredients Input » Output
Book + Diamond + Obsidian


Advancement-plain-raw.png Goal: Construct a bookshelf.

Make sure you have six wood planks and 3 books in your inventory,

Arrange the ingredients like so to craft a bookshelf:

Ingredients Input » Output
Wood Planks + Book

To achieve the maximum potential from the enchantment table, place 15 bookshelves 1 block away from the enchantment table (in a box shape), like this:

Although not required, this is the most efficient method to acquire the highest enchantment possible. Any additional bookshelves around the enchantment table beyond 15 will not increase the maximum level beyond 30 and will only serve aesthetic purposes.


Advancement-fancy-raw.png Goal: Deal 9 hearts of damage in one hit.

Enchant a sword with Bane of Arthropods, Smite, or Sharpness with a level high enough to deal together with the sword's base damage at least nine full hearts of damage (or 18 Hit Points) in one hit to a mob/player. Dealing critical hits greatly helps for this achievement. Potions of strength will count as increased damage so strength will make this achievement easier.

We Need To Go Deeper[edit]

Advancement-plain-raw.png Goal: Enter through a nether portal.

Collect at least 10 obsidian with a diamond pickaxe and build a nether portal. If you cannot get obsidian in item form, create a mold and pour water next to lava source blocks. Open the nether portal with flint and steel, and then step inside the purple portal blocks.

Place your obsidian blocks like so, upright. The cobblestone can be replaced with obsidian, or any other block (including air).

You can make nether portals up to 23x23, but it is not recommended as it requires a lot of obsidian.

Return to Sender[edit]

Advancement-fancy-raw.png Goal: Kill a ghast with a fireball.

Aim at the ghast then punch the fireball when it is close enough to you to deflect it. If you can perfectly aim, a shot arrow or fishing rod bobber may hit the fireball and deflect it.

Into Fire[edit]

Advancement-plain-raw.png Goal: Pick up a blaze rod.

Kill a blaze and collect its dropped blaze rod. An easy way to do this is to find a nether fortress, then find a blaze spawner. Armed with over 7 snowballs, attack the blaze from range. Upon the blaze's death, collect the rod.

Local Brewery[edit]

Advancement-plain-raw.png Goal: Pick up a Potion from one of the 3 lower Brewing Stand's slots.

Get a water bottle, Place it in one of the 3 lower brewing stand's slots, Then put a potion ingredient in it, and wait until it is done brewing.

Arrange the ingredients like so to craft a Brewing Stand:

Ingredients Input » Output
Blaze Rod + Cobblestone

The End?[edit]

Advancement-fancy-raw.png Goal: Enter an end portal.

Throw ender eyes and follow them to locate a stronghold.

Then find the stronghold's portal room.

After that activate the portal by using an eye of ender in every empty end portal edge block slot, then jump into the portal.

Arrange the ingredients like so to craft an eye of ender:

Ingredients Input » Output
Ender Pearl + Blaze Powder

Adventuring Time[edit]

Advancement-fancy-raw.png Goal: Set foot in 17 biomes.

Travel and step into 17 biomes in the game.

NOTE: This achievement is unobtainable in superflat worlds (except through the use of commands).

The End.[edit]

Advancement-fancy-raw.png Goal: Enter the portal created after killing the ender dragon.

Here is how to slay it.

  • Destroy the End crystals using projectiles (like snowballs, eggs, bow with arrows, etc.)
  • After they are destroyed, hit the Ender dragon using projectiles (like snowballs, bow with arrows, etc.) An enchanted bow would probably be best option.
  • When you kill the Ender dragon, you will gain 60-80 levels of experience and a return portal will generate. Get the experience, and (optionally) the dragon egg. Then, enjoy the credits. (You can press Esc to skip the credits.)

The Beginning?[edit]

Advancement-plain-raw.png Goal: Spawn the wither.

Here are some tips for how to spawn it.

  • Soul sand is not that difficult to acquire. It can be found in the nether in large quantities. Just watch out for ghasts and other hostile mobs that spawn in the nether.

Wither Skulls on the other hand are difficult to obtain. Here are the best tips available.

  • To increase spawn rates, break down the walls to have more floor space
  • Remove any blazes and their spawners, (unless you are skilled in making experience farms using them.)
  • Wear diamond armor and bring a fire resistance potion (for blazes and accidental lava deaths).
  • It is also helpful to have a diamond sword with the looting enchantment.
  • Bring lots of patience. You'll need it since wither skulls are a rare drop and you need three.
  • Be careful of the wither skeleton's attacks. They give you the wither effect, which is poisonous and extremely deadly. It may be a good idea to bring milk.
  • Snowballs are also a terrific way to defeat blazes.
  • Every 15 blocks or so, put a bar so the walkway is only two blocks high. Wither skeletons cannot walk under anything that is less than three blocks tall.

Once you have three wither skeleton skulls and four soul sand, build the wither as follows:

The Beginning.[edit]

Advancement-plain-raw.png Goal: Kill the wither.

This is the easiest way to defeat the wither, however, some would say it takes the fun out of killing the Wither. It's your game, so play it how you want to play. but this is the most efficient way.

  1. Go to the nether.
  2. Dig up until you reach the top bedrock.
  3. Look for a 3 by three area of bedrock with the center block so it has nothing behind it.
  4. Exactly Three blocks down, place a piston. Next to it place a lever.
  5. Spawn the wither on the piston and pull the lever before it blows up. Run out of the blast radius.
  6. Once the wither blows up, it will be stuck in the bedrock ceiling and can't do anymore damage. At this point hit it with whatever you like. It's kind of inefficient to do it with fists, but you could do it with anything. A diamond sword is quickest.
  7. Once the wither is dead, pick up the Nether Star.


Advancement-fancy-raw.png Goal: Create a full beacon.

This is the second most tedious achievement because you will need 164 blocks of gem/metal, or 1,476 gem/metal ingots. (Around 23 stacks)

  • Once you have all of your iron ingots, gold ingots, diamonds, or emeralds, make 164 blocks of gem/metal. Then make a square layer of 81 blocks, then a layer of 49, then 25 and then 9. In the middle of the last layer of the pyramid, place a beacon. Make sure there are no opaque blocks above it, as an opaque block above it will deactivate the beacon. Feed it an iron ingot, gold ingot, diamond, or emerald and choose your primary power and secondary power.

MOAR Tools[edit]

Goal: Construct one of each type of tool.

This achievement is fairly simple. Collect 4 logs and then turn them all into planks. Use 4 of the planks to craft 8 sticks. Lastly, use the remaining planks and sticks to craft a wooden pickaxe, axe, shovel, and hoe. You should have 3 planks left over.

Note: You can also use other materials such as stone, gold, iron, or diamonds to get the achievement.

Dispense With This[edit]

Advancement-plain-raw.png Goal: Craft a dispenser.

This achievement has several steps:

  1. Mine 1 log. Craft this log into planks, and then those planks into sticks. You will only need 3 out of the 4 sticks.
  2. Kill some spiders. Spiders only spawn in light levels lower than 8 (i.e. in unlit caves, at night, etc.). Make sure to collect 3 pieces of string from the spiders you kill.
  3. Mine 7 pieces of stone to collect cobblestone. Then, mine some redstone ore (redstone ore generates only below y-level 16).
  4. Use your collected sticks and string to craft a bow.
  5. Lastly, use the bow, cobblestone, and redstone to craft a dispenser, like so:

Leader of the Pack[edit]

Goal: Tame a total of five wolves.

Make sure you have at least 2 stacks of bones and a nearby forest or taiga biome. Find and trap 5 wolves in a simple pit. Then tame all of them with bones.

Pork Chop[edit]

Goal: Eat a piece of porkchop.

You are going to need some raw porkchop to earn this achievement, so kill a pig until you get at least one pork chop. You also need a furnace. Mine 8 cobblestone and craft a furnace on your work bench. Use some fuel to power the furnace and put the pork in the top spot. After eating the cooked porkchop, the achievement is awarded to you!