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.

Name Description Gamerscore
Getting an Upgrade Construct a better pickaxe. 15
Have a Shearful Day Use Shears to obtain wool from a sheep. 15
Benchmaking Craft a workbench with four blocks of wooden planks. 10
Time to Mine! Use planks and sticks to make a pickaxe. 10
Getting Wood Punch a tree until a block of wood pops out. 10
Taking Inventory Open your inventory. 10
Acquire Hardware Smelt an iron ingot. 15
Archer Kill a creeper with arrows. 10
Bake Bread Turn wheat into bread. 15
Body Guard Create an Iron Golem 20
Camouflage Kill a mob while wearing the same type of mob head. 30
Chestful of Cobblestone Mine 1,728 Cobblestone and place it in a chest. 20
Cow Tipper Harvest some leather. 15
Delicious Fish Catch and cook a fish! 15
Diamonds to you! Throw diamonds at another player. 15
DIAMONDS! Acquire diamonds with your iron tools. 20
Dispense With This Construct a Dispenser. 20
Enchanter Construct an Enchantment Table. 20
Freight Station Use a Hopper to move an item from a Chest Minecart to a Chest. 15
Hot Topic Construct a furnace out of eight cobblestone blocks. 15
Into Fire Relieve a Blaze of its rod. 20
Into the Nether Construct a Nether Portal. 30
Iron Belly Stop starvation using Rotten Flesh. 20
Iron Man Wear a full suit of Iron Armor. 15
It’s a Sign! Craft and place a Sign. 15
Leader of the Pack Befriend five wolves. 20
Librarian Build some bookshelves to improve your enchantment table. 20
Lion Tamer Tame an Ocelot. 15
Local Brewery Brew a potion. 15
Map Room Place 9 fully explored, adjacent map items into 9 item frames in a 3 by 3 square. 40
MOAR Tools Construct one type of each tool. 15
Monster Hunter Attack and destroy a monster. 15
On A Rail Travel by minecart to a point at least 500m in a single direction from where you started. 40
Overkill Deal nine hearts of damage in a single hit. 30
Passing the Time Play for 100 days. 20
Pork Chop Cook and eat a pork chop. 10
Pot Planter Craft and place a Flower Pot. 15
Rainbow Collection Gather all 16 colours of wool. 30
Renewable Energy Smelt wood trunks using charcoal to make more charcoal. 10
Repopulation Breed two cows with wheat. 15
Return to Sender Destroy a Ghast with a fireball. 30
Smelt Everything! Connect 3 Chests to a single Furnace using 3 Hoppers. 15
Sniper Duel Kill a Skeleton with an arrow from more than 50 meters. 30
Stayin’ Frosty Swim in lava while having the Fire Resistance effect. 20
Taste of Your Own Medicine Poison a witch with a splash potion. 20
The Lie Bake 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
Trampoline Bounce 30 blocks upward off a slime block. 15
Zombie Doctor Cure a zombie villager. 40
Tie Dye Outfit Use a cauldron to dye all 4 unique pieces of leather armour. 15
Adventuring Time Discover 17 biomes. 40
When Pigs Fly Use a saddle to ride a pig, and then have the pig get hurt from fall damage while riding it. 40
Inception Push a piston with a piston, then pull the original piston with that piston. 20
Saddle Up Tame a horse. 20
Artificial Selection Breed a mule from a horse and a donkey. 30
Free Diver Stay underwater for 2 minutes 20
Overpowered Eat a Notch apple 30
Rabbit Season Cook and Eat Rabbit Meat 15
The Beginning? Spawn the Wither 20
The Deep End Defeat an Elder Guardian 30
Dry Spell Dry a sponge in a furnace 15
The Beaconator Create and fully power a Beacon 60
Super Fuel Power a Furnace with Lava 20
The Beginning. Kill the Wither 40
The End? Enter an End Portal 20
The End Kill the Enderdragon 40
Beam Me Up Teleport over 100 meters from a single throw of an Ender Pearl 20
The End… Again… Respawn the Enderdragon 30
Great View From Up Here Levitate up 50 blocks from the attacks of a Shulker 20
Super Sonic Use Elytra to fly through a 1 by 1 gap while moving faster than 40 m/s 30
You Need a Mint Collect dragons breath in a glass bottle 30
The Haggler Acquire or spend 30 Emeralds by trading with villagers. 30
So I Got That Going for Me Lead a Caravan containing at least 5 Llamas 20
Let It Go! Using the Frost Walker boots, walk on at least 1 block on frozen water on a deep ocean 20
Feeling Ill Defeat an Evoker 30
Cheating Death Use the Totem of Undying to cheat death 30
Organizational Wizard Name a Shulker Box with an Anvil 30
Treasure Hunter Acquire a map from a cartographer villager, then enter the revealed structure 40
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