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This article is about survival mode hints. For user-created tutorials, see Tutorials. For the tutorial world that existed in Legacy Console Edition, see Legacy Console Edition tutorial. For the hints feature that existed in Legacy Console Edition, see Legacy Console Edition Hints.
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All the hints in order


An animation demonstrating the advancements bar (click to play)

Tutorial hints are tabs in the right-hand corner of the player's screen which show up when a player starts a world in Survival mode for the first time on a device. They are meant to guide new players who may not know the controls.


When a Survival world is generated for the first time on a device, the first tutorial hint appears: the movement hint. Each tutorial hint appears as a toast in the top right of the screen (much like new recipes and advancements). Each hint consists of the hint title, a description of how to complete it, and an image to describe it. Once the tutorial hint has been completed (for example, when the player harvests a tree's log), that tutorial hint disappears. After a certain amount of time, the next hint is shown automatically. Once the "craft wooden planks" hint is completed, tutorial hints never again appear in any world.

Tutorial hints are obtained by simply completing the task given. Each hint, minus the "Open your inventory" and the "Craft wooden planks" hint, have a progress bar that shows the player's progress on the current hint and fills up as it is being completed. For example, for the "Destroy the tree" hint, the progress bar begins emptying and starts filling up as the player harvests a log, so that when the log is destroyed, the bar is complete and the hint disappears.

In Creative mode, only the first two hints are displayed.


The gameplay stages of the tutorial is stored as tutorialStep: in the options.txt file in the game directory, except the Social Interactions hint, which is stored as joinedFirstServer:, so they are kept per device and per directory (you can set up more profiles with different game directories in the launcher options). After the last guide is shown, the value none is saved. Changing TutorialStep to this value (the game must be closed beforehand) prevents the instructions from appearing.

List of hints[]

Image In-game title and description Actual requirements (if different) options.txt name
Movement hint Move with Forwards, Left, Backwards, and Right
Jump with Jump
Use move and jump to move around. movement
Find tree hint Look around
Use your mouse to turn
Punch tree hint Destroy the tree
Hold down Mine
Mine a log block until it breaks. punch_tree
Open inventory hint Open your inventory
Press Inventory
Craft planks hint Craft wooden planks
The recipe book can help
Put wood in a crafting table or the inventory crafting. craft_planks
Social Interactions hint JE2 Social Interactions
Press Social Interactions to open


Java Edition
1.1217w16aAdded tutorial hints.
pre3Tutorial hints are now more accurate with deciding whether or not to display.
1.16.4Pre-release 1Social Interactions hint JE1 Added the Social Interactions tutorial hint.
Pre-release 2Social Interactions hint JE2 The icon for the the Social Interactions tutorial hint has changed.


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