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10 Tips for Playing Minecraft on PS3

Owen Hill's Avatar + Posted by Owen Hill on Dec 20, 2013 // Mojang

Hi again guys, Owen from Mojang, here. Minecraft: Playstation 3 Edition launched a few days ago. We thought it would be nice to get some tips from the developers to help you learn the basics.

I asked around the office and gathered these for you. Hope they help!

  1. Never dig straight down! It’s a lot harder to get back to the surface, and you might end up dropping into lava. Lava is uncomfortably hot.
  2. Never dig straight up! You might end up with a head full of sand, gravel, or the melty hot stuff we mentioned earlier.
  3. If you come to a junction while mining, and one of the routes leads upwards, take that one. Explore the safe options first, and then go adventuring deep underground.
  4. Always watch your back in dark places! There might be something scary behind you… waaah!
  5. Make sure you bring torches. Place them first, then collect the resources later.
  6. Tools are great! Use them and upgrade when you get the chance.
  7. Mean things come out at night. It’s probably wise to build yourself a shelter before it gets dark.
  8. Don’t forget to bring food with you when exploring. There’s nothing worse than going hungry.
  9. Iron armour gives great protection and isn’t too tricky to craft.
  10. Don’t look directly at the bugs. (That one’s from 4J Studios.)

Share your tips below, and have a great festive season! Don’t forget to see your family/friends between Minecraft sessions.

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+ MurDa_Bo1z on December 20th, 2013 at 7:04 am said:

Nice tips! Thanks but I’m a pro!


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+ psycho_maniac189 on December 20th, 2013 at 7:06 am said:

is this available for the ps4 yet?


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+ Oisterboy on December 20th, 2013 at 7:17 am said:

1. Wait for it to be free for plus


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+ Rocket_venom on December 20th, 2013 at 7:17 am said:

im messageing fro my ps vita but is 4j studieos working on minecraft ps vita edition !please reply!


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+ ShiggyArchey on December 20th, 2013 at 7:23 am said:

Please fix the multiplayer bugs, 4J Studios. The PS3 version’s multiplayer is buggier than the alpha PC release, and that’s just downright embarassing.


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+ shinjix2 on December 20th, 2013 at 7:24 am said:

This may have been asked in an earlier blog but can you say if this will be a cross buy title? Also, hopes for a Vita version?


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+ Celestraeh on December 20th, 2013 at 7:33 am said:

I’m not as concerned with cross-buy, as I’d like to see Remote Play for Vita on this title. I’m wondering if the Vita version would be just a port of Minecraft PE, and thusly a remote play would be better for me personally.


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+ XpAcErX on December 20th, 2013 at 7:53 am said:

@Celestraeh

The vita version will be the same as all the other console versions. 4J confirmed this via twitter several times already.


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+ mtk93 on December 20th, 2013 at 8:04 am said:

I know you’ve answered with “not sure, yet,” but I’m going to keep asking at every opportunity I can: Will this be cross-buy? I appreciate the fact that you are addressing the issue, and not ignoring it. For me, and I’m sure for many others, we’ll appreciate knowing a “yes” or “no” to this question. With a “yes,” I’ll buy this version instantly. If not, I can patiently wait.


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+ DigiOps on December 20th, 2013 at 8:21 am said:

Endermen don’t like water.

For the people asking for cross buy, we’ll likely know when the other versions are set to release. Stop asking. Gosh, you people are cheap.


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+ Strangeheaven on December 20th, 2013 at 8:30 am said:

I cant wait for The Division to come out. It makes watchdogs look pants.


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+ JegBot on December 20th, 2013 at 8:33 am said:

How do you tame a horse in Minecraft?


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+ The_Dukenator on December 20th, 2013 at 8:46 am said:

If you have found bugs with the PS3 version, let 4J Studios know.

@12 Consult http://minecraft.gamepedia.com

@2 Next year

@3 Not happening.

@4 Not at this time.

@1 A pro you say? You’ve been playing how long?


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+ Mando44646 on December 20th, 2013 at 8:46 am said:

This will come in handy when I buy it for my Vita or PS4…


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+ Strangeheaven on December 20th, 2013 at 8:49 am said:

@12

Probably by talking to it and giving it carrots,that’s my guess.


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+ fernando3889 on December 20th, 2013 at 9:03 am said:

Hey mojang thanks for making minecraft for ps3 sorry for all the hateful comments weve been sending its becuase we heard minecraft was cancceled and anarchy broke but mostly thanks for bringing minecraft for ps3


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+ S_T_O_N_E_ on December 20th, 2013 at 9:28 am said:

It’d be nice if I could actually play the game without it constantly freezing/crashing. :/
But still, i love it!


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+ Hypnomez on December 20th, 2013 at 9:30 am said:

@12 LOL


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+ ShiggyArchey on December 20th, 2013 at 10:48 am said:

@13 Multiplayer mode is full of sync issues. Also, when friends walk too far away from the host, their games start acting weird and not working properly.


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+ KrAz_AWS on December 20th, 2013 at 11:41 am said:

Is anyone else having the problem where when the click play game in the main menu it completely freezes? I am so if anyone knows how to fix that issue please tell me. Thanks!


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+ AxelDiaz007 on December 20th, 2013 at 11:57 am said:

MINECRAFT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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+ Jisatsu_Kiddo on December 20th, 2013 at 1:47 pm said:

pro tip:dig DOWN in a 2×1 , this way if one does end up a mistake you can block up or if all goes correct you are by diamonds quicker when you set your veins.


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+ tusunami on December 20th, 2013 at 1:57 pm said:

These are some awesome tips, hopefully this will be cross-buy. Because if not i am only going to buy 1 version of this game. Minecraft is cool but i don’t like it that much to buy 2 other versions as well. 1 version for my PS4 will be good enough. Since we had to wait like a eternity for the game to come to our system dead last anyway. You would think Mojang should make this cross-buy, it would be nice if it was but i’m not going to get my hopes up.


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+ xl_YOUfailBRO_lx on December 20th, 2013 at 2:13 pm said:

I just bought it anyone want to play minecraft that has a mic add me xl_YOUfailBRO_lx


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+ jayrabbit on December 20th, 2013 at 3:29 pm said:

I like some of the tips users have given, though I want to try this it seems that with all the bugs and current cost for what seems to be a broken game I wont be trying this, if this was a bit more polished atlease I would pick it up if it goes on sale for 50-75% off


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+ retro25 on December 20th, 2013 at 4:19 pm said:

Any easy way to power a mine cart?


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+ SpooNManX on December 20th, 2013 at 4:47 pm said:

I’d rather have a point when playing my pixelated block games. ;)
3D Dot Game Heroes is a great game.


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+ thelegendarne on December 20th, 2013 at 5:38 pm said:

Hey guys, so when i try to buy minecraft my whole PS3 keeps freezing and i need to restart it to make it work again.

What can i do against this cause i really want to play Minecraft :’(


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+ xl_YOUfailBRO_lx on December 20th, 2013 at 6:17 pm said:

I bought minecraft today and i haven’t had any problems with it until i multiplier with the headset but that was an easy fix and everything works great :) but i am looking for some people who wanna play i am on right now send me a friends request!! :)


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+ MurDa_Bo1z on December 20th, 2013 at 6:49 pm said:

Guys, 4J says they are working on PS Vita Edition and PS4 Edition, give them time to work, we’ll be digging and mining with our friends in no time flat! :D


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+ thelegendarne on December 20th, 2013 at 6:59 pm said:

@ xl_YOUfailBRO_lx

i tried to buy it multiple times but always when i try my whole playstation freezes.

But if it works i’ll definently zdd ya and invite ya for a game :D


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+ oOoSLOWPOKEoOo on December 20th, 2013 at 7:04 pm said:

I did not purchase minecraft for my ps3, but I still have it. Why? Because my Lil brother has a PSN on my system and he loves minecraft, he bought it. He’s 9 I am 17. I just put our ages in case anyone wondering.


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+ xX_DGK_BOSSXx on December 20th, 2013 at 7:12 pm said:

Do u guys know when a update for hunger games is coming out ??????????????


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+ AFSOCSGT on December 20th, 2013 at 8:41 pm said:

When I go to buy and download the game at the playstation store my PS3 locks up, why????


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+ crazycjf on December 20th, 2013 at 9:02 pm said:

hey MurDa_Bo1z im going to freind request you we should play minecraft sometime


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+ JohnKarnes on December 21st, 2013 at 8:09 am said:

I have a PS4 now. Any game coming to the PS4 is nothing more than a DEMO on the PS3. When the PS4 version come out i will no longer play the PS3 version. I will not buy it twice. I am more than happy to save my money and wait a little while loner for the version I will always play. I can remote play this on my Vita. Win win.

Cross Buy is not a free game its a PRE-ORDER of the game you want. If they are not taking pre-orders there is nothing i can do but wait. I am not a got to have it now type person so it fine.While you also have to wait on my money :-)


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+ periwinkle123 on December 21st, 2013 at 8:51 am said:

great tips im new at minecraft so thanks for the tips


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+ joshee_478 on December 21st, 2013 at 10:33 am said:

Where can I buy it..


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+ PRIMUS_420 on December 21st, 2013 at 10:35 am said:

PS4!


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+ Marcus5514 on December 21st, 2013 at 11:57 am said:

Cross-Play!


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+ MakaiOokami on December 21st, 2013 at 1:42 pm said:

As far as Cross-Buy goes its far less to me about being cheap, and more about feeling like a developer cares.

If someone has to choose between a Vita Version and a PS3 version they might just choose neither. However if you give someone who was on the fence a deal, most likely you’ll get increased affection, loyalty, and if they can of course they will buy it. Why wouldn’t they? They can play it when ever they want?

If Dragon’s Crown was Cross-Buy would have bought it at full price. Instead I waited till it dropped quite a bit down in price, and used PSN vouchers I got discounts with coupons on. Don’t get greedy, make your community love you and want to support you and evangelize your game. Don’t make people have to make platform decisions anymore than they have to and you will reap better rewards.


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+ rpgfiend on December 21st, 2013 at 2:10 pm said:

Will ps3 get hardcore mode in the future?


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+ TrueBlue02 on December 22nd, 2013 at 1:57 pm said:

I dug strait down today.

2 mins after i hit bedrock i found diamonds…

4 mins after that i found lava above…

popped a heat res potion, swam up lava…

found caves with coal, iron, gold, and lap luz…

baws…


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+ Demon_King369 on December 22nd, 2013 at 9:53 pm said:

anyone want to play add me Demon_King369 i usually play in peaceful creative


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+ HTDYLGT9VX on December 23rd, 2013 at 12:43 am said:

I’am getting it on Christmas :)))


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+ UNCHARTEDGOD5 on December 23rd, 2013 at 5:51 am said:

I got it


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+ BJWALTER on December 23rd, 2013 at 12:04 pm said:

We just downloaded and have been playing and noticed when a creeper blew us up we couldnt find our stuff to pick up after we respawned like in the ipad version. Is this true or am I just not doing something right?


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+ viperkiller107 on December 23rd, 2013 at 3:20 pm said:

I have a very important question will there be multiplayer minigames like cops and robbers,hunger games,and,quick sand


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+ xXSilentBloodzXx on December 23rd, 2013 at 8:47 pm said:

Guys if you want to play multiplayer with me on minecraft add me!
xXSilentBloodzXx. I also have a mic add me


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+ avengr15 on December 24th, 2013 at 7:59 am said:

a few questions about the new game… (love it by the way! i was praying for this to be on PS3 someday! its a xmas miracle!)

1) where’s the pumpkin pie?
2) will there be a way to warp in the future? is there a way now?

not being able to get back home or to a death point quickly/easily makes things very interesting/difficult.

anyway, love this game and can’t wait to play some more. My son and I bond over this and having it on the big living room screen via the PS3 is just amazing.

THANK YOU!!!!


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