Not to be confused with Advancements on Minecraft Java, Minecraft everywhere else comes bundled with achievements, or Trophies on PlayStation, you can unlock in-game. Sometimes, depending on your platform, achievements won't unlock. In this article, we will talk about what you can do to get achievements working in Minecraft.
First off, make sure your copy of Minecraft is connected to your Microsoft account. This can be done from the main menu in Minecraft. Once your account is connected, only then can you start unlocking achievements. This works this way because unlocking certain achievements in Minecraft rewards the player with cosmetics for their character.
Sometimes, achievements don't register when they are unlocked. So, it's best practice to make a copy of your survival world before unlocking an achievement so you can reload the world and get the achievement again if something goes wrong.
Other times, achievements can unlock but might take a long time to unlock. Don't get discouraged if you don't unlock an achievement right away. Sometimes, achievements will pop long after you completed the in-game action that unlocked an achievement.
After unlocking an achievement, if you're looking for the attached cosmetic reward, you'll have to unlock the reward manually within the achievements menu in Minecraft itself. Sometimes, this process can be glitchy, so you may have to try it a couple of times and restart your game to get it working properly.
As a last resort, signing into Minecraft on another platform, like on PC instead of Switch for example, earning the achievement, and unlocking the attached reward on that different platform can sometimes fix a particularly bugged achievement not unlocking in Minecraft.
If you're looking for an outside-the-box solution, there are Minecraft worlds you can download that setup stations for players to unlock every achievement in the game at. So, if a particular achievement doesn't unlock, and you would rather not earn the achievement again, you can hop into a custom world and unlock the achievement there