Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition - Achievement Guide
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There are 50 achievements with a total of 1000 points.
 Into The Nether (40 points)
Construct a Nether Portal.

To create a nether portal you need 10 obsidian blocks. This can be quite a challenge - you need a diamond pickaxe to mine obsidian and obsidian is rare. Obsidian is made from lava and water, so look where you see the two things together to try to find it.

Once you have them, the blocks must be placed 5 blocks high and 4 blocks wide to create a frame. Note that the corners of this frame can be left out. Once this is done, the bottom of the portal must be lit on fire with flint and steel (a fire tool), then the achievement is yours.

Refer to this video if you're having trouble:

 Dispense With This (20 points)
Construct a Dispenser.

To Construct a dispenser you need 7 cobblestone, 1 bow, and 1 redstone.

Redstone can be found very deep underground and looks like a stone block with red dots in it. Cobblestone is very common - just mine the gray blocks you see. Finally, the bow has to be crafted from three sticks and three pieces of string. String can be obtained by killing spiders.

Once you have all of the items, open the "Weapons" tab of the inventory and craft your bow, then tab across to the "Redstone" tab in your inventory and create the dispenser.

 MOAR Tools (15 points)
Construct one type of each tool (one pickaxe, one spade, one axe and one hoe).

To do this, you just need a good amount of sticks and wood planks. Once you have it, open your inventory, go to "Tools", and craft away!

If you follow the tutorials in the tutorial level you will have to make all of these. You will need to craft them once you have enough wooden planks and sticks, and the tutorial will show you how this is done!

 Leader Of The Pack (30 points)
Befriend five wolves.

This is simple, but potentially time consuming. First, you want to have about 20 bones from slaying zombies or walking around early in the morning and picking up what is left of them, since daylight kills zombies.

After you have 20 bones, walk around until you find wolves and tame them by using the bone on them with RT. You may have to do this multiple times per wolf. If you  use LT the bone on them the whole pack will attack (and most likely kill) you, so be careful.

Repeat this five times and the achievement is yours!

 When Pigs Fly (40 points)
Use a saddle to ride a pig, then have the pig get hurt from fall damage while riding it.

First, go find caves and run around in them until you find chest in rooms with mossy cobblestone all around them. These are called dungeons. Keep doing this until you find a saddle in one of the chest. It isn't too rare, but it could take a few tries. This is the only way to get a saddle.

Once you have your saddle, go find a pig and put the saddle on it. You cannot control the pig once you hop on - it will just run around willy nilly. There's a bit of luck involved in this aspect, but it won't take too many tried before the pig hurts itself falling somewhere.

Refer to this video if you're having trouble:

 Cow Tipper (15 points)
Harvest some leather.

Simply find a cow, kill it, and harvest leather. If you don't have a weapon, refer to "Time to Strike!." Not all cows give leather, so this may take a few tries.

 Monster Hunter (20 points)
Attack and destroy a monster.

Simply slay any monster found at night. If your difficulty is on peaceful, you should raise it to at least normal to get this. Zombies are the easiest to kill. Just wait until night and go searching and it won't take long to find an enemy. When you do, kill it and the achievement is yours.

 Time to Strike! (10 points)
Use planks and sticks to make a sword.

Grab a sticks and two wooden planks, open the inventory, and tab across to the "Weapons" tab. Select the sword and create it.

You can make a sword pretty much from the word go. You will need one stick and two planks to make this, and can make it on your workbench. This is not mentioned in the tutorial but you will have the parts you need if you follow the steps to make the other tools

 On A Rail (40 points)
Travel by minecart to a point at least 500m in a single direction from where you started.

This is one of the most time-consuming achievements in the game. It requires about an hour of mining. If you have friends with this game, this achievement would be worth doing together, because once the track is made, anyone can ride it for the achievement.

So in total, you will need 3 redstone, 34 sticks, 18 gold bars and 186 iron bars. Use these to make a total of 18 powered rails and 496 normal rails via the "Minecart" tab in your inventory. Minecarts can also be made in this tab with 5 iron bars.

Once you have all this, simply build the track in one straight direction with 1 powered rail to every 31 normal rails. Keep in mind you will also have to alter the terrain by moving trees, flattening hills, etc. Continue this until your track is 500 blocks long (because one block is equal to one meter).

Note: You will have to place a redstone torch next to each of your powered rails to power it. These are made from one redstone dust and one stick in the redstone tab of the inventory.

Note: An easy lanuching method: So your minecart doesn't run off before you jump in it, place a powered rail at the end of your track. When unpowered, these rails act as stopping pads. Place your minecart down, then power the powered rail. Also don't forget to block the end of your track off with a block, so your minecarts don't go flying off at the end!

 Delicious Fish (15 points)
Catch and cook a fish!

You need a fishing rod to catch a fish. To craft a fishing rod, grab some sticks and some string. Open the "Tools" tab of the inventory and you'll be able to craft it.

To obtain string, you have to kill spiders. You'll usually need to kill four or five spiders to get enough string, but if you get lucky it could only take one.

After you have obtained a fishing rod, head to some water. Use your rod and a fishing bobber will fly out. Wait until this bobber sinks under water, then use the rod again to pull it in. A fish should come flying towards you. Pick it up.

Now, take this raw fish to the furnace and cook it. When it's done, you'll have a cooked fish and an achievement.

 Getting an Upgrade (15 points)
Construct a better pickaxe.

Use cobblestone and a stick to construct a pickaxe. You can find cobblestone behind the lake in the tutorial level. Construct this on your workbench for this one.

 The Lie (40 points)
Bake a cake using wheat, sugar, milk and eggs!

To make a cake you need one egg, three pieces of wheat, three pieces of milk, and two pieces of sugar.

For the egg find a chicken running around somewhere and follow it until it poops an egg, then just take it.

To get wheat, hit RT on the ground with your hoe until you get some wheat seeds. To plant them, find some ground next to water and use your hoe on the ground (grass or dirt - either will grow wheat). Then use the hoe again to till the ground and plant the seeds. You'll have to wait 1-3 in-game days for the wheat to grow before you can harvest it. Once it has grown, whack it with your hoe again to harvest it.

For milk, you must craft three buckets from nine pieces of iron (craft them in the "Food" tab). Then use those buckets on a cow and you'll receive milk.

Sugar must be crafted from sugar cane. These can be found on the outskirts of lakes (they resemble reeds).

Once you have all these, go to the "Food" tab in the inventory and create your lie cake.

 Bake Bread (20 points)
Turn wheat into bread.

You will need three wheat to make bread. In the tutorial level, head to the farm (right at the castle courtyard), and you will see some crops being grown. Harvest these to get your wheat, and return to your workbench to bake a loaf.

 Time to Farm! (10 points)
Use planks and sticks to make a hoe.

You need two sticks and two wooden planks make a hoe. From there, just open the inventory, go to the "Tools" tab, and craft it.

 Acquire Hardware (15 points)
Smelt an iron ingot.

For this you will need some coal and at least 1 iron ore.

These both can be found anywhere underground. Coal looks like a stone block with blacks spots in it, iron ore looks like a stone block with brown spots in it.

Dig around until you find some of each, then return to your furnace. Place the iron in the top square and the coal in the top square and then wait for it to do the work.

Note: you may want to take multiple stone pickaxes with you as they break fairly easily. It is also worth taking some sticks, that way you can create some torches as soon as you find some coal.

 Hot Topic (15 points)
Construct a furnace out of eight cobblestone blocks.

Walk around until you see a grey block - gray blocks are stone.

Mine the stone to obtain some cobblestone. Once you have eight, open the inventory and on the "Structures" tab select the furnace and construct it.

 Time to Mine! (10 points)
Use planks and sticks to make a pickaxe.

First, get some sticks and wooden planks - you'll two sticks and three wooden planks. Once you have that, go to the "Tools" tab of the inventory and create a wooden pickaxe.

 Benchmarking (10 points)
Craft a workbench with four blocks of wooden planks.

First you will need to mine some wood from a tree and then use crafting to make that into wooden planks,

Description pretty much says it all, press  to access the crafting menu and use four blocks of those wooden planks to make yourself a handy little workbench.

 Getting Wood (10 points)
Punch a tree until the block of wood pops out.

Go up to any tree and hit LT until it breaks. When it does, the achievement will unlock.

 Taking Inventory (10 points)
Open your inventory.

Just press Y to open your inventory? and the achievement will pop. It's that easy.

 Sniper Duel (30 points)
Kill a Skeleton with an arrow from more than 50 meters.

This is one of the more difficult achievements in the game. To get this achievement normally, you must be very far away from a skeleton, farther than away than you probably think is necessary. Now start shooting at the skeleton with your bow by aiming above where the skeleton is standing; if you're lucky, the arrows should start hitting the skeleton and you will get your achievement upon its death.

 DIAMONDS! (20 points)
Acquire diamonds with your iron tools.

Diamonds are the best, and rarest, resource in the game. They are found deep inside of the world, often near lava. Find a piece of diamond, mine it and the achievement is yours!

 Return to Sender (30 points)
Destroy a Ghast with a fireball.

Ghasts are large, moaning enemies only found in the Nether; when they see you they will shoot large fireballs at you. To destroy a Ghast with a fireball, you must press  to whack the fireball. However, this requires precise timing and aiming, so it will take a couple of times for the achievement to pop.

 Into Fire (20 points)
Relieve a Blaze of its rod.

Blazes are monsters found only in the Nether, they are usually found within Nether Fortresses. Blazes moan, float around and shoot fire at you if they notice you; kill a blaze, pick up the rod it drops and the achievement will pop.

 Local Brewery (15 points)
Brew a potion.

To create a potion stand, you will need three pieces of cobblestone and a blaze rod. Once you've created the stand, you will need a glass bottle; glass bottles are made using three pieces of glass. Glass can be made by smelting pieces of sand. Fill the bottle up with water, now place it inside of the potion stand; now you will need either a ghast tear, a fermented spider eye, blaze powder or magna cream. Those pieces are all items that enemies drop when they're killed, with the exception of the spider eye all of those can only be found in the Nether. Once you have one of those pieces, place it into the potion stand; wait for the potion to brew and you now have the achievement!

If you want the achievement ASAP, a potion stand and the right supplies can also be found in the Tutorial world after the first set of stairs.

 The End? (20 points)
Enter an End Portal.

This is a time consuming achievement as it requires multiple steps to find one of these portals; this achievement can be done solo, but I suggest to do it with friends/other players to save some time. You must collect Enderpearls by killing Endermen, then craft the pearls into Eyes of Ender by combining them with Blaze Powder that Blazes drop. Now once you have the pearls, get to the surface and start throwing the pearls one at a time; the pearls show start leading you to the location of the End Portal. Once the Pearls stop moving and stay at a certain spot, dig down and you should be very close the End Portal; search around the area you've dug into and you should soon come across the End Portal.

You will need 12 Ender Pearls to trigger the portal, so I suggest making around 25 pearls just to be safe. Put the Pearls into the frames around the portal and then jump in.

 The End. (40 points)
Kill the Enderdragon.

The Enderdragon is the main/"final" boss in Minecraft, it is a giant dragon that can only be found in The End located inside the End Portal. To fight the dragon, you will need a sword, bow and arrows. Once you're in The End, you will find a giant platform full of Endermen with several tall towers scattered around. On top of these towers are little devices, you will either want to shoot these with your bow or build up to them and destroy them, as these devices heal the Ender Dragon.

Once, you've destroyed those devices it's time to attack the Ender Dragon. He will fly around around the map and occasionally swoop down at the players. Shoot him with arrows as he's flying and try to hit him with your sword as he swoops down. The Ender Dragon has a health bar unlike the other enemies in the game, so you should know when he's about to die.

Alternatively, you can do this on Peaceful mode where the only enemy is the Enderdragon.

For a video on how to get to The End, as well as tips on fighting the Enderdragon. SEE: "The End?"

 Enchanter (20 points)
Construct an Enchantment Table.

To construct an Enchantment Table you will need a book, two pieces of diamond and four pieces of Obsidian. Books are made from paper and leather, paper is made from sugar cane.

 Overkill (30 points)
Deal nine hearts of damage in a single hit.

Become a high level with the XP, then enchant a Diamond Sword with Bane of Arthropods, Smite, or Sharpness; now attack another player or enemy.

 Librarian (20 points)
Build some bookshelves to improve your enchantment table.

To construct a bookself, you will need three books and six woodplanks. To see how to craft books see: "Enchanter".

 Adventuring Time (40 points)
Discover 17 of the 23 different biomes.

Biomes are the different areas of the Minecraft world. Most worlds should contain all of these:

- Frozen River
- Ice Plains
- Cold Beach
- Cold Taiga
- Extreme Hills
- Taiga
- The End
- Plains
- Forest
- Swampland
- River
- Mushroom Island
- Mushroom Island Shore
- Beach
- Jungle
- Jungle Edge
- Nether
- Desert
- Ocean

Just walk around the map, going to the different locations of it and this achievement should unlock in no time!

 Repopulation (15 points)
Breed two cows with wheat.

To breed cows, you will need wheat; wheat can either be found in villages or you can grow it yourself using the seeds that come from grass when you break the grass. Once you have the wheat, find two cows that are close together and give them both a piece of wheat by pressing  on the cow; the cows should have hearts floating around their head and produce a calf.

Alternatively, you can lure a lone cow to another one by holding a piece of wheat in your head. The lone cow will now follow you until you find another cow.

 Diamonds to you! (15 points)
Throw diamonds at another player.

Diamonds are found in caves or deep inside the world. Find a piece and simply throw it at another player, make sure the player collects the diamond though.

If you can not connect to Xbox Live, you can obtain this achievement by having a second controller plugged in for Split-Screen mode.

 Pork Chop (10 points)
Cook and eat a pork chop.

Pork chops are dropped by pigs when you kill them. Once you have the piece of meat, simply cook it in your furnace.

 Passing the Time (20 points)
Play for 100 days.

The name of this achievement may look intimidating, but don't worry it's Minecraft days not real life days. It should take you about 33 hours in-game time to unlock this.

 Archer (10 points)
Kill a creeper with arrows.

Simply shoot a creeper with arrows until it dies. Though, it may be easier if you hit the creep 1 or 2 times to lessen it's health first.

 The Haggler (20 points)
Mine or purchase 30 Emeralds.

Emeralds are a form of currency that you use to trade with villagers. Wild emeralds are incredibly rare to come across, so this achievement will be much easier to obtain by trading with the villagers. To trade with villagers, you must go up to one and hit ; there will then be a menu that shows what the specific villager wants and what he's willing to trade for. Some of the villagers will offer emeralds for goods, others won't. Do this 30 times and the achievement will pop.

Alternatively, you can get emeralds in the Tutorial World, as there is a trading tutorial in it. You can trade the paper in the chest for 2 emeralds. Start a new tutorial and repeat this for a total of 15 times for the achievement.

 Pot Planter (15 points)
Craft and place a Flower Pot.

To create a Flower Pot you will need to find clay; clay can be found underwater near sandy shores, it is similar to sand in appearance. Once you have the clay, smelt it and it'll turn into a brick. Use three bricks to craft a Flower Plot.

 It's a Sign! (15 points)
Craft and place a Sign.

To craft a sign you will need 6 wooden planks and a stick.

 Iron Belly (20 points)
Stop starvation using Rotten Flesh

Rotten Flesh is an item that zombies drop when they die. For this achievement, you will need your food bar to go all the way down until you start taking damage from starvation. Once you start starving, eat the Rotten Flesh and the achievement will unlock.

 Have a Shearful Day (15 points)
Use Shears to obtain wool from a sheep.

Shears can be made in the Crafting Table by using 2 iron ingots. Once you have your shears, go up to a sheep and press .

 Rainbow Collection (20 points)
Gather all 16 colors of wool.

For this achievement you will need several pairs of shears, as well as making several dyes in the crafting table. Note that white, brown, gray and black wool can be found naturally on sheep.

Alternatively, if you have a friend who has all of the colors of wool, you can just take the friend's pieces of wool & then put them down and pick them up.

The colors of wool and their required materials are:
- White- The most common type of wool and can be found on most sheep.
- Red- Roses
- Yellow- Yellow flowers
- Green- Cactus
- Blue- Lazpiz Lazuli Ore
- Light Blue- Lapiz Lazuli Ore & Bone Dye
- Magenta- Combining purple & pinke dye
- Pink- Red dye & bone dye
- Light Gray- 2 bone meal & an ink sac
- Black- Ink sac
- Brown- Cocoa beans
- Cyan- Green dye & Lapis Lazuli
- Purple- Red dye & Lapis Lazuli
- Gray- Ink sac & bone dye
- Lime- Green dye & bone dye

 Stayin' Frosty (20 points)
Swim in lava while having the Fire Resistance effect.

For this achievement you will need a Brewing Stand, SEE: "Local Brewery" for more info on that. To create this potion you will need, you will need Nether Wart and Magma Cream. Nether Wart can be found in Nether Fortresses, while Magma Cream is dropped by Magma Cubes. Once you've created your potion, simply swim into some lava!

Alternatively you can find a Fire Resistance potion in the tutorial world by following this video:

 Chestful of Cobblestone (20 points)
Mine 1,728 Cobblestone and place it in a chest.

1,728 cobblestone is enough to fill up each spot in a normal chest with 64 pieces of cobblestone in each spot. All you have to do is build a chest specifically for cobblestone and save as much cobblestone as you can while mining, if you do this then the achievement shall come easily.

Alternatively, if you have a friend who has a chest full of 1,728 cobblestone all you have to do is take out one stack of the cobblestone and then place it back to unlock the achievement.

 Renewable Energy (10 points)
Smelt wood trunks using charcoal to make more charcoal.

To get charcoal you must place 2 pieces of wood in furnace in both slots. Once you have a piece of charcoal, put it in the fuel spot of the furnace and wait for another piece of charcoal to be produced.

 Music to my Ears (20 points)
Play a music disc in a Jukebox.

For this achievement you will need a jukebox and a music disc. Jukeboxes are made with 1 piece of diamond and 4 pieces of wood. Music discs are rare items that are found in dungeons. Once you've found a music disc, put it in your jukebox by pressing .

 Body Guard (20 points)
Create an Iron Golem.

An Iron Golem is a friendly AI that you can create, the Golem will fight off any nearby monsters. To create the Golem you will need a pumpkin and 4 iron blocks. Iron blocks are created in the crafting table by using nine iron ingots. Once you've gotten the four blocks, place them in a T shape and then place the pumpkin on top of the T like the picture below; once you've done this, the Golem shall come to life and your will achievement will unlock.

 Iron Man (15 points)
Wear a full suit of Iron Armour.

Armor will protect you from the damage that enemies cause; iron armor is the second best type of armor in the game. For this achievement, you will need 24 iron ingots; once you have your ingots go over to a crafting table and create your armor. Now press the  button and insert your armor into their respective spots.

 Zombie Doctor (20 points)
Cure a Zombie Villager.

This may be the hardest achievement in the game, as it requires a long series of steps. To start things off, you will need a Splash Potion and a Golden Apple; Splash Potions are made using Gunpowder obtained from creepers and Golden Apples are made from 8 gold ingots and an apple. Now you must find a zombie villager, they are usually found near villages at night but can sometimes be found elsewhere in the world. It is best if you somehow trap the zombie villager. Now throw the potion at the zombie and feed him the golden apple, he will slowly begin to be cured. If you are out in the open, monsters will swarm your area trying to attack the zombie villager and yourself.

 Lion Tamer (15 points)
Tame an Ocelot.

Ocelots are the cats found primarily in jungle biomes. They are similar to wolves because they can be trained and protect you from monsters in the world, ocelots specifically scare off creepers.

To train an ocelot, you must get several pieces of raw fish (SEE: "Delicious Fish"); once you've gotten your fish, find a jungle biome and look for the cats that roam around the biome. Unlike wolves, you can't get just go up to an ocelot and start feeding them, if you do that the ocelot will just eat your fish and run away. You must crouch walk up to an ocelot with the fish in your hand and wait for the feline to slowly walk up to you; if the ocelot walks up to you, quickly press  to start feeding the fish to it. If the ocelot is tamed, then hearts will appear above his head and the cat will change colors to look more like a domesticated house cat.


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