Minecraft PS3 beginner’s tips & tricks: how to survive, what to build first, & more


What to do first in Minecraft on PS3

Tempting as it is to explore your surroundings fully when you spawn somewhere in Minecraft’s procedurally-generated domain, time’s instantly against you. There’s just a short window of daylight to gather resources, craft tools neccesseary for survival and build a shelter to survive the night. Leave it too late and you’ll be trying to roof your shack while taking heavy arrow fire from a pack of skeletons, which is exactly as difficult as it sounds.

You can find a rather strict second-by-second guide of how to spend the first ten minutes here. If you don’t like being given a schedule of twenty-second activities, use these rules of thumb instead. Spend the first five minutes gathering all the resources you possibly can; ideally bagging wood, meat from a cow or pig, and some wool from a sheep.

Make a crafting table with the wood, then a wooden pickaxe to mine downwards in one-block steps (never dig straight down) and gather some stone and ideally coal. Before it drops dark, use the stone to build a simple hut. It doesn’t need to impress visiting dignitaries, just keep a wall of comforting stone between you and the many enemies you appear at night.

Use the wood and coal to make torches – these will prevent enemies from spawning nearby. Most importantly, craft a bed using the wool and wood – you’ll get to sleep through the night time and gain a spawn point once you sleep in it that you’ll begin from if you die.

Minecraft PS3 beginner’s tips guide

  1. What to do first in Minecraft on PS3
  2. Minecraft food recipes & avoiding starvation
  3. How to survive your first night in Minecraft
  4. How to get Minecraft’s best pickaxe
  5. Minecraft ore mining guide
  6. Get all the wood from Minecraft’s trees
  7. How do you finish Minecraft?
  8. Minecraft PS3 tips from Mojang