You can unlock Xbox achievements by playing Minecraft on Switch, full list inside

[UPDATE] – This article erroneously stated that cross-platform play and achievement unlocking was available now. The article has been updated to reflect that cross-platform play between Xbox and Switch is not yet available.

How insane is this?! With cross-platform play between the Switch and other versions of Minecraft (not you PS4) going live sometime this year, it’s now been discovered that players will be able to unlock Xbox achievements by playing the Switch version.

First picked up by True Achievements, the 4J developed Minecraft on Switch will include 79 achievements which total 1,750 Gamerscore.

Minecraft Switch Xbox Achievements

The image above comes from Patrick Maka on Twitter.

It just goes to show how Nintendo and Microsoft are working together to make a cross-platform ecosystem for gamers to enjoy.

With Xbox Achievements unlocking via Nintendo Switch, players have even more incentive to pick up the Switch version and play on the go.

Minecraft on Switch is available digitally right now and a physical release is coming in 2018. However, the version with cross-platform support is not yet available. 

It is due in 2018.

Seriously, Xbox Achievements on Switch. It’s absolute madness.

The full list of achievements is below.

Getting an UpgradeConstruct a better pickaxe.15
Have a Shearful DayUse Shears to obtain wool from a sheep.15
BenchmakingCraft a workbench with four blocks of wooden planks.10
Time to Mine!Use planks and sticks to make a pickaxe.10
Getting WoodPunch a tree until a block of wood pops out.10
Taking InventoryOpen your inventory.10
Acquire HardwareSmelt an iron ingot.15
ArcherKill a creeper with arrows.10
Bake BreadTurn wheat into bread.15
Body GuardCreate an Iron Golem20
CamouflageKill a mob while wearing the same type of mob head.30
Chestful of CobblestoneMine 1,728 Cobblestone and place it in a chest.20
Cow TipperHarvest some leather.15
Delicious FishCatch and cook a fish!15
Diamonds to you!Throw diamonds at another player.15
DIAMONDS!Acquire diamonds with your iron tools.20
Dispense With ThisConstruct a Dispenser.20
EnchanterConstruct an Enchantment Table.20
Freight StationUse a Hopper to move an item from a Chest Minecart to a Chest.15
Hot TopicConstruct a furnace out of eight cobblestone blocks.15
Into FireRelieve a Blaze of its rod.20
Into the NetherConstruct a Nether Portal.30
Iron BellyStop starvation using Rotten Flesh.20
Iron ManWear a full suit of Iron Armor.15
It’s a Sign!Craft and place a Sign.15
Leader of the PackBefriend five wolves.20
LibrarianBuild some bookshelves to improve your enchantment table.20
Lion TamerTame an Ocelot.15
Local BreweryBrew a potion.15
Map RoomPlace 9 fully explored, adjacent map items into 9 item frames in a 3 by 3 square.40
MOAR ToolsConstruct one type of each tool.15
Monster HunterAttack and destroy a monster.15
On A RailTravel by minecart to a point at least 500m in a single direction from where you started.40
OverkillDeal nine hearts of damage in a single hit.30
Passing the TimePlay for 100 days.20
Pork ChopCook and eat a pork chop.10
Pot PlanterCraft and place a Flower Pot.15
Rainbow CollectionGather all 16 colours of wool.30
Renewable EnergySmelt wood trunks using charcoal to make more charcoal.10
RepopulationBreed two cows with wheat.15
Return to SenderDestroy a Ghast with a fireball.30
Smelt Everything!Connect 3 Chests to a single Furnace using 3 Hoppers.15
Sniper DuelKill a Skeleton with an arrow from more than 50 meters.30
Stayin’ FrostySwim in lava while having the Fire Resistance effect.20
Taste of Your Own MedicinePoison a witch with a splash potion.20
The LieBake a cake using: wheat, sugar, milk and eggs.30
Time to Farm!Make a Hoe.10
Time to Strike!Use planks and sticks to make a sword.10
TrampolineBounce 30 blocks upward off a slime block.15
Zombie DoctorCure a zombie villager.40
Tie Dye OutfitUse a cauldron to dye all 4 unique pieces of leather armour.15
Adventuring TimeDiscover 17 biomes.40
When Pigs FlyUse a saddle to ride a pig, and then have the pig get hurt from fall damage while riding it.40
InceptionPush a piston with a piston, then pull the original piston with that piston.20
Saddle UpTame a horse.20
Artificial SelectionBreed a mule from a horse and a donkey.30
Free DiverStay underwater for 2 minutes20
OverpoweredEat a Notch apple30
Rabbit SeasonCook and Eat Rabbit Meat15
The Beginning?Spawn the Wither20
The Deep EndDefeat an Elder Guardian30
Dry SpellDry a sponge in a furnace15
The BeaconatorCreate and fully power a Beacon60
Super FuelPower a Furnace with Lava20
The Beginning.Kill the Wither40
The End?Enter an End Portal20
The EndKill the Enderdragon40
Beam Me UpTeleport over 100 meters from a single throw of an Ender Pearl20
The End… Again…Respawn the Enderdragon30
Great View From Up HereLevitate up 50 blocks from the attacks of a Shulker20
Super SonicUse Elytra to fly through a 1 by 1 gap while moving faster than 40 m/s30
You Need a MintCollect dragons breath in a glass bottle30
The HagglerAcquire or spend 30 Emeralds by trading with villagers.30
So I Got That Going for MeLead a Caravan containing at least 5 Llamas20
Let It Go!Using the Frost Walker boots, walk on at least 1 block on frozen water on a deep ocean20
Feeling IllDefeat an Evoker30
Cheating DeathUse the Totem of Undying to cheat death30
Organizational WizardName a Shulker Box with an Anvil30
Treasure HunterAcquire a map from a cartographer villager, then enter the revealed structure40

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