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An example of the pop-up which appears when an achievement is earned.
The achievement interface with the first achievement complete.
For the achievement system in Java Edition, see Advancements.

Achievements (trophies in PlayStation editions) are a way to gradually guide new players into Minecraft by giving them challenges to complete. They also serve as a way for other players to see which goals have been reached. A system known as advancements accomplishes this in Java Edition since 1.12.


There are 111 achievements in Bedrock Edition.

Achievements/trophies are tracked per user account and edition. They are not tracked separately per world; that is, achievements earned in one world will apply to all worlds using that edition and user account. Achievements are logged to an Xbox Live account on most Bedrock Edition platforms, except for PS4 where achievements are logged to a PSN account instead.

They are independent of one another, allowing players to get them in any order. Once earned, they cannot be reset.

Achievements are only earnable in Survival mode. If the game is saved while in Creative mode, the ability to earn achievements/trophies in that world is permanently disabled and there is no workaround.


Achievements in Java Edition were first introduced in Beta 1.5, though they were originally planned for Beta 1.4 but pushed back as it was not yet functional.

In Java Edition 1.7 (snapshot 13w36a), the achievement system was updated, and nowaday achievements are stored per individual world and server.

In Java Edition 1.12, achievements were replaced by advancements.

Achievements do not grant a player any in-game perks or bonuses. They're merely a novelty or (on console versions) a way of showing other players which predetermined goals have been reached. On bedrock you receive avatar cosmetics after certain achievments are obtained


Minecraft's achievement system involved a tree composed of achievements, some of which are prerequisites for others. 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: sand at the top, dirt spanning below, bedrock at the bottom, and ores distributed as they would be in the world.

List of Achievements

Note: For more complex achievements, a link has been provided.

All Minecraft Versions

The achievements in the following table are obtainable in all versions of Minecraft unless noted otherwise.

Icon Achievement In-game Description Prerequisites
(Do not apply in PS3 edition)
Actual requirements
(if different)
(Used in /achievement)
Taking Inventory Press Inventory Key to open your inventory. None Open the inventory.

"Inventory Key" will be replaced with a player's actual key.

Getting Wood Punch a tree until a block of wood pops out. Taking Inventory Pick up a block of wood from the ground. mineWood
Benchmaking Craft a workbench with four blocks of Wooden Planks. Getting Wood Pick up a crafting table out of the inventory crafting grid. buildWorkBench
Time to Farm! Use planks and sticks to make a Wooden Hoe. Benchmaking Pick up a Wooden Hoe from a Crafting Table or the ground. buildHoe
Bake Bread Turn wheat into bread. Time to Farm! Pick up Bread from a Crafting Table or the ground. makeBread
The Lie Wheat, sugar, milk, and eggs! Time to Farm! Pick up a Cake from a Crafting Table. bakeCake
Time to Strike! Use planks and sticks to make a sword. Benchmaking Pick up a Wooden Sword from a Crafting Table or the ground. buildSword
Monster Hunter Attack and destroy a monster. Time to Strike! Kill a hostile mob. killEnemy
Sniper Duel Kill a skeleton with an arrow from more than 50 meters. Monster Hunter Kill a Skeleton by firing an arrow from a bow from more than 50 blocks distance away, and the distance must be entirely horizontal, not vertical. snipeSkeleton
Cow Tipper Harvest some leather. Time to Strike! Pick up Leather from the ground. killCow
When Pigs Fly Fly a pig off a cliff. Cow Tipper Use a saddle to ride a pig, then have the pig (and consequently a player) get hurt from fall damage while riding it.
(Not available in Minecraft: Pocket Edition)
Time to Mine! Use planks and sticks to make a pickaxe. Benchmaking Pick up a Wooden Pickaxe from a Crafting Table or the ground. buildPickaxe
Getting an Upgrade Construct a better pickaxe. Time to Mine! Pick up a Stone Pickaxe from a Crafting Table or the ground. buildBetterPickaxe
Hot Topic Construct a furnace out of eight cobblestone blocks. Time to Mine! Pick up a Furnace from a Crafting Table (crafted using Cobblestone blocks) or the ground. buildFurnace
Delicious Fish Catch and cook fish. Hot Topic Remove a Cooked Fish from a Furnace. cookFish
Acquire Hardware Smelt an iron ingot. Hot Topic Remove an Iron Ingot from a Furnace. acquireIron
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 in a single direction from where the travel was started (500m in the PC version). onARail
DIAMONDS! Acquire diamonds with your iron tools. Acquire Hardware Pick up a Diamond after: mining some Diamond Ore, from a Crafting Table, or the ground. diamonds
Enchanter Use a book, obsidian, and diamonds to construct an enchantment table. DIAMONDS! Pick up an Enchantment Table from a Crafting Table. enchantments
Overkill Deal eight hearts of damage in a single hit. Enchanter Deal nine hearts damage in a single hit - impossible without enchantments. overkill
Librarian Build some bookshelves to improve your enchantment table. Enchanter Pick up a Bookshelf from a Crafting Table. bookcase
We Need to Go Deeper Build a portal to the Nether. Acquire Hardware Ignite a Nether Portal. portal
Return To Sender Destroy a Ghast with a fireball. We Need to Go Deeper Knock a Ghast's fireball back at it, thus killing it. ghast
Into Fire Relieve a Blaze of its rod. We Need to Go Deeper (PC version)
Into The Nether (console versions)
Pick up a Blaze Rod after: killing a Blaze, from a Crafting Table, or the ground. blazerod
Local Brewery Brew a potion. Into Fire Pick up a Potion from a Brewing Stand. An already-created potion placed and removed qualifies. potion
The End? Locate the End. Into Fire Enter an End Portal. theEnd
The End. Defeat the Ender Dragon. The End?

Exit the End.

The Beginning? Spawn the Wither. The End. spawnWither
The Beginning. Defeat the Wither. The Beginning? Pick up a Nether Star from the ground.
Adventuring Time Discover all biomes. The End? Visit all 36 Biomes (PC version).
Visit 17 different biomes, not necessarily in a single world (Console Versions).
Repopulation Breed two cows with wheat. Cow Tipper Feed two Cows with wheat while the cows are next to each other. breedCow
Diamonds to You! Throw diamonds at another player. DIAMONDS! Drop a Diamond, and a mob or another Player must pick it up. If a player picks it up, it must create a new stack in their inventory. It does not qualify if a player picks up their diamond because the "Thrower" NBT Tag is set to that player. diamondsToYou
Beaconator Create a full beacon. The beginning. Put a beacon on a full pyramid (4 layers).
Overpowered Eat a Notch Apple. Getting an upgrade overpowered

Console, Pocket Edition, and Windows 10 Edition Only

The achievements in the following table are only obtainable in console versions, Minecraft: Pocket Edition and/or Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition unless noted otherwise.

Icon Achievement In-game Description Prerequisites
(Do not apply in PS3 edition)
Actual requirements
(if different)
Into the Nether Build a portal to the Nether. DIAMONDS! Travel through a Nether Portal, and into the Nether.
MOAR Tools Construct one type of each tool (one pickaxe, one shovel, one ax, one hoe). Benchmaking Craft one Pickaxe, one Shovel, one Axe, and one Hoe. (Xbox, Windows 10, and PS3 only)
Dispense with this Construct a dispenser. Acquire Hardware Pick up a Dispenser from the Crafting Table or the ground. (Xbox, Windows 10, and PS3 only)
Leader of the Pack Befriend five wolves. Monster Hunter Tame five wolves with bones. (Xbox, Windows 10, and PS3 only)
Awarded all Trophies All trophies have been awarded. All Others Collect all other trophies.
(PS3 only)
Pork Chop Cook and eat a Porkchop
Passing The Time Play for 100 days. Play in a world for 100 Minecraft days (33 hours real-time).
The Haggler Obtain 30 Emeralds. Only Mining or trading with Villagers counts. Not available in Pocket Edition or Windows 10.
Pot Planter Craft and place a Flower Pot. (Not available in Minecraft: Pocket Edition)
It's A Sign Craft and place a Sign.
Iron Belly Stop starvation by eating Rotten Flesh. Monster Hunter Wait for the hunger bar to go down all the way and lose a health point, and then eat Rotten Flesh.
Have A Shearful Day Use Shears to obtain Wool from a sheep.
Rainbow Collection Gather 16 colors of Wool. The wool can be collected at different times and does not need to be present in a player's inventory all at once.
Stayin' Frosty Swim in lava while affected by a Fire Resistance effect.
Chestful Of Cobblestone Mine and place 1728 Cobblestone in a Chest. 27 full stacks of cobblestone need to be placed in the chest. However, this does not need to be the same cobblestone which a player mined.
Renewable Energy Smelt Wood logs in a Furnace, using Charcoal as the fuel source.
Music To My Ears Play a Music Disc in a Jukebox.
BodyGuard Create an Iron Golem. Place 4 Blocks of Iron and a Pumpkin in the shape of a cross.
Iron Man Equip a full set of Iron Armor.
Zombie Doctor Cure a Zombie Villager. Use a splash potion of weakness on the Zombie Villager. Then right-click and hold on the Zombie Villager with a Golden Apple in hand. Finally, trap the Zombie Villager in a cage to prevent it from despawning. After a while, the Villager will be cured.
Lion Tamer Tame an Ocelot. Crouch and stop moving with some raw fish in hand. Wait for the Ocelot to come towards a player and slowly look down at it, then feed it the raw fish.
Archer Kill a Creeper with Arrows.
Tie-Dye Outfit Dye a full 4-piece set of Leather Armor.
Trampoline Bounce 30 blocks high off a Slime Block.
Camouflage Kill a mob while wearing the head of that type of mob. (Only available in Minecraft: Pocket Edition and Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition)
Map Room Place 9 fully explored, adjacent maps into item frames in the shape of a 3x3 square. (Only available in Minecraft: Pocket Edition and Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition)
Freight Station Move an item from a Minecart chest, into a regular Chest using a Hopper. (Only available in Minecraft: Pocket Edition and Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition)
Smelt Everything! Connect 3 Chests to a single Furnace using Hoppers. (Only available in Minecraft: Pocket Edition and Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition)
Taste Of Your Own Medicine Poison a Witch with a Splash Potion. (Only available in Minecraft: Pocket Edition and Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition)
File:EnderPearlNew.png Beam Me Up Teleport over 100 meters from a single throw of an Ender Pearl. (Only available in Minecraft: Pocket Edition and Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition)
File:ElytraNew.png Super Sonic Use Elytra to fly through a 1 by 1 gap while moving faster than 40 m/s, The End. (Only available in Minecraft: Pocket Edition and Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition)
File:Shulker.png Great View From Up Here Levitate up 50 blocks from the attacks of a Shulker. The End. (Only available in Minecraft: Pocket Edition and Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition)
File:DragonHead.png The End... Again... Respawn the Ender Dragon. The End. Place 4 Ender Crystals around the End Portal while in The End.
You Need a Mint Collect dragons breath in a glass bottle. The End?
The Deep End Defeat an Elder Guardian. Kill an Elder Guardian in an Ocean Monument.
Artificial Selection Breed a mule from a horse and donkey.
Bee our guest Use a Campfire to collect Honey from a Beehive using a Bottle without aggravating the bees. Use a campfire to gather honey from a beehive without angering the bees.


  • Achievements unlocked by picking up items will not be triggered if an item is moved directly from a Chest to a player's inventory. It must be dropped before being picked back up.

Comments from Notch Concerning Achievements

Speaking to Gamasutra,[1] 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.

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, when 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.

On March 18, 2011, Notch talked about Achievements and Statistics on his Blog.[2] He said the following:

I worked on the achievement and stats system. One design issue was dealing with offline mode and syncing the achievements once you get a connection again, but that’s been solved. We’ve got a couple of people in the office who don’t like achievements in games at all, so the goal is to design something that they’re fine with.

Also, he added that Achievements will not be chores:

Achievements will NOT be chores like “cut down 10000 trees”, but rather challenges like “ride a pig off a cliff”. Stats, however, will be used to keep track of how many trees you have cut down. The long term plan is to show achievements and stats from the profile page on as well, in case you want to brag.

Preview Video

On April 8, 2011, a video was uploaded to YouTube showing weather, statistics, and achievements; it can be found here.

A player generated Achievement.


  • The "Cow Tipper" achievement can be obtained by killing horses since they drop Leather.
  • Custom achievements can be made using various third-party sites.
  • The first achievement confirmed by Notch was "When Pigs Fly", although it was more explained than named.
  • "The Lie" achievement is a reference to the promised cake in the game Portal that is thought to be "a lie" and the Internet meme "The Cake is a Lie" is of that same promised cake.
    • Another reference to Valve's games is an achievement name "On A Rail", which is the title of one of the levels in Half-Life.
  • A player can reset all of his/her Achievements by deleting the "stats" folder in the Minecraft App Data folder. Beware that it also resets Statistics.
  • Completing achievements without their prerequisites will not count, despite the ability to do so legitimately.
    • This, however, does not affect the PS3 Edition.
  • There are neither Gold Ores nor Lapis Lazuli Ores in the Achievements menu background.
  • Contrary to popular misconception, "Achievement Get!" is not a grammatical error, but a deliberate reference to a decade-old proto-meme. Early screenshots of Super Mario Sunshine used the Japanese localization, and featured Mario grabbing a "Shine" item 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.
  • Texture packs affect the background of the achievement tree.
  • "We Need To Go Deeper" is a reference to the movie Inception.
  • "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.
  • Before Beta 1.9 pre-release 6, the image used by "The End." was that of a Spawner. This was because the Dragon Egg was not implemented at that point. This was changed upon its addition.
  • "Adventuring Time" is a reference to the show "Adventure Time".
  • "Beaconator" could be a reference to the "Baconator" burger from Wendy's.
  • Test achievements can be found within Minecraft Beta 1.4's source code, and the test video posted by Notch. Among these are opening the inventory, mining wood, and building a workbench.
  • In Minecraft: Bedrock Edition and Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition, to get credit for an achievement, a player must first log in to either an Xbox Live account or a Microsoft account.