Taking Inventory (10)
Open your inventory.
Just press Y when not in any menu.
Getting Wood (10)
Punch a tree until the block of wood pops out.
Just walk up to a tree and hold RT until it’s destroyed.
Craft a workbench with four blocks of wooden planks.
When you’ve obtained a block of wood, just go into the crafting interface and turn it into 4 planks, and then the table.
Time to Mine! (10)
Use planks and sticks to make a pickaxe.
You’ll need 3 blocks of wood for this. One for the crafting table and the other two for the Pick. Use ‘benchmarking’ to create the table, then on that table (LT), turn the two blocks into planks, then two planks into sticks. Combine them to make a Wooden Pickaxe. Note: The pickaxe does have to be wooden for this achievement.
Hot Topic (15)
Construct a furnace out of eight cobblestone blocks.
With any pickaxe mine 8 blocks of smoothstone, these then become Cobblestone, go to a crafting table then make a Furnace.
Acquire Hardware (15)
Smelt an iron ingot.
Mine an iron Ore block, (these are described in a previous section), then take that block and place it in a Furnace with some fuel. (For a list of fuels, see the Furnace Guide).
Time To Farm (10)
Use planks and sticks to make a hoe.
You’ll need 3 blocks of wood for this. One for the crafting table and the other two for the Hoe. Use ‘benchmarking’ to create the table, then on that table (LT), turn the two blocks into planks, then two planks into sticks. Combine them to make a Wooden Hoe. Note: The Hoe does have to be wooden for this achievement.
Bake Bread (20)
Turn wheat into bread.
Get seeds from tall grass dotted around the place. Just hit them and they will drop out. Then plant these seeds in Farmland. To make Farmland you equip a Hoe and use LT on a block of grass or dirt. Make sure this is next to a block of water. Wait until the tips of the wheat turn brown, and then harvest it. Combine wheat in the crafting table to make Bread. Note: You can use Bonemeal on the seeds to grow them instantly. Bonemeal is in the dye section of the crafting interface. You’ll need a bone.
The Lie (40)
Bake a Cake using wheat, sugar, milk and eggs!
To make a cake, you will need:
- 3 Wheat
- 3 Buckets of Milk
- 1 Egg
- 2 Sugar
For the wheat, get seeds from tall grass dotted around the place. Just hit them and they will drop out. Then plant these seeds in Farmland. To make Farmland you equip a Hoe and use LT on a block of grass or dirt. Make sure this is next to a block of water. Wait until the tips of the wheat turn brown, and then harvest it.
For the sugar, you just need to locate some sugarcane. This grows directly next to any block of water. it looks just like you would picture bamboo. Just follow the coastline, you should come across some. When you find sugarcane you can craft it into sugar in the crafting interface.
For the egg, chickens lay eggs every five minutes. if you walk around enough you should find one. if you don’t have the patience for that, you can always catch a chicken and wait.
For the milk, you need three iron buckets. You can craft them in the crafting interface, or find them in dungeons. Once you have you buckets, go up to a cow use the bucket on it. This will result in filling your bucket with milk.
Just take all the ingredients to a crafting table and combine them to make a cake!
Getting an Upgrade (15)
Construct a better pickaxe.
To get this you must have “Time to mine!”. Take your wooden pickaxe and mine some smoothstone to produce cobblestone. Then take 3 cobblestone and 2 sticks to a crafting table and combine them to make a stone pickaxe. (Scroll up and down from the wooden pickaxe).
Delicious Fish (15)
Catch and cook a fish!
For this Achievement you need a fishing rod and a furnace. Follow “Hot Topic” to create your furnace. Then you need 3 bits of string and 2 sticks to craft a rod. The only way to get string is to kill a spider. You will have to switch to Easy or higher to get this achievement. Once you have a rod, face any water and press LT to cast your line. Wait until the float dips under the water and when it does so just press LT again to pull the fish toward you. This may fly above you so you may need to look around for it. Take the fish to a furnace and place it in the top with some fuel in the bottom and wait.
On A Rail (40)
Travel by minecart to a point at least 500m in a single direction from where you started.
This is one of the achievements most people find tricky. Though it is fairly easy to do it just requires a lot of time and resources. When explaining this i’ll assume you already know the basics on smelting, mining and crafting.
Key points to know for this achievement to pop:
- 1 block is 1m, so you travel 500 blocks.
- Place a powered rail every 20 blocks for the best effect.
- You DO NOT have to travel in a straight line, just as long as you get to a point which is at least 500 blocks from your starting point as the crow flies.
- It is best to travel in a straight line, as less resources are needed.
- All powered rails must have a redstone torch next to them to be powered.
- It’s always best to go further than 500m, just to be sure.
Just simply place 500 pieces of railway down, with a powered rail every 20. Jump in a minecart at the start and enjoy the ride. Just place a powered rail at the start, but don’t power it! Place a block 3 blocks away from it, (so there is a 2 block gap between them). Place a button on this block facing the rail and a piece of redstone powder on the block next to the rail toward the button. Press this button when in the cart for an easy start.
Time to Strike! (10)
Use planks and sticks to make a sword.
Simply gather 2 blocks of wood and convert them to 8 planks. Use 2 of them planks to turn into 4 sticks. Then combine 1 stick and 3 planks to make a wooden sword. Note: This sword does have to be wooden for the achievement.
Monster Hunter (20)
Attack and destroy a monster.
A very easy achievement. Just take a weapon and go kill a monster. This can be a spider, zombie, creeper or skeleton. You will have to use a sword as a bow would be unattainable without actually killing a spider for string. if you use an iron sword it will only take two hits to kill the mob.
Cow Tipper (15)
Harvest some leather.
Just kill a cow. Take anything and hit the cow with RT until it dies.
When Pigs Fly (40)
Use a saddle to ride a pig, then have the pig get hurt from fall damage while riding it.
This is the hardest achievement in the game for two reasons. One, saddles can not be crafted (only found in dungeons), and two, the pig is very reluctant to fall of a cliff to take this fall damage.
The easiest way to obtain a saddle would be to use the seed 888 and climb over the hill behind you when you spawn. The will be a dungeon above ground by the lake. Open the chest to receive a saddle.
To get the pig to obtain fall damage is rather hard in single player. The best way would be to fence the pig in and dig a pit at least 3 blocks deep around the area. Destroy the fences, jump on the pig and wait.
if you have a friend to help you, (or a second controller), this is much more easy to do. You just fence the pig in a 1×1 square and get on it. The other player / controller should then dig a deep hole under the square the pig is on. Destroy that block for the pig to fall.
Note: Fence posts are best for trapping the pig as it cannot jump over them. Also, you cannot get a saddle back once it’s placed on a pig. Killing the pig does not drop it back.
Leader Of The Pack (30)
Befriend five wolves.
Another relatively easy achievement. Just take a bunch of bones, (collected by killing skeleton archers), and tame some wolves. They spawn mostly in forest biomes. Make sure you take more than five bones as it can take more than one to tame a wolf. Equip the bone and press LT while looking at a wolf. This is built up over all your worlds, so you can tame one wolf in one, two in another and so on.
MOAR Tools (15)
Construct one type of each tool (one pickaxe, one spade, one axe and one hoe).
For this you will need 8 sticks and 9 blocks of planks, cobblestone, iron, gold or diamond. Once you have these just go to your crafting table and make all four tools. Again, this is over all your worlds so you can make one in each.
Dispense With This (20)
Construct a Dispenser.
Another simple crafting achievement. For the dispenser you will need, 1 bow, 1 redstone and 7 cobblestone. Once you have these, go to your crafting table and make a dispenser. To make the bow you’ll need 3 string and 3 sticks.
Into The Nether (40)
Construct a Nether Portal.
A very easy achievement. You just need to place obsidian in a 4×5 rectangle. Then light the middle with Flint&Steel. Getting the obsidian however is a different story. The best way to get obsidian is when flowing water hits a lava source block. Mine this with a diamond pickaxe. Note: Obsidian takes forever to mine, especially without diamond. However, if you cannot find diamond but still want this achievement quick then you can always turn the more abudent resource, Redstone, into obsidian. Just check the Tips&Tricks section of this guide to show you how to do it. Adapt this mould to build your structure.
Your nether portal can only take these two shapes: