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BlazeandCave's Advancements Pack is one of the first advancement datapacks ever created and is also one of the largest and most feature-packed. It adds over 900 new advancements to your world so you have some extra challenges to do in your survival world.

The current version requires Minecraft 1.20.5.

Notable features:

Over 900 new advancements!

BlazeandCave's Advancements Pack adds over 900 new advancements to your world, bringing the total up to 1047, which brings numerous new challenges to your survival world or a competitiveness to servers. Some new advancements are inspired by various existing pre-1.12 achievements as well as achievements that are exclusive to the Bedrock or Console editions of Minecraft. Many are purely original ideas of my own or of other people (see extra credits section). You may find a list of advancements here.

16 Advancement Tabs in total!

All five of the tabs in vanilla advancements have had many more advancements added to expand upon what was already there, and many new advancement tabs have been added for more specific categories.

  • BlazeandCave's Advancements - Contains a few basic advancements that start you off in a brave new world, as well as all the milestone advancements, which keep track of how many advancements have been obtained in each of the other tabs.
  • Mining - The mining-related advancements from the vanilla tab "Minecraft" have been taken and expanded upon greatly into the "Mining" tab with more advancements relating to each of the different ores and what you can do with them.
  • Building - A brand new tab that is all about crafting and building using various blocks.
  • Farming - The vanilla "Husbandry" tab has been split up into the Farming and Animals tabs. The Farming tab focuses on crops and various plants in Minecraft.
  • Animals - The Animals tab is largely about breeding, slaughtering and taming animals in Minecraft, and fishing.
  • Monsters - A brand new tab that takes some of the monster-related advancements from the vanilla "Adventure" tab and expands upon them greatly with unique advancements and challenges for nearly every monster in Minecraft.
  • Weaponry - A brand new tab that is about weapons, both conventional and unconventional.
  • Biomes - A brand new tab that contains advancements relating to various biomes, including the ocean.
  • Adventure - The vanilla "Adventure" tab has been expanded upon greatly with more advancements relating to exploration, villages, trading, raids, and various structures like the ocean monument and woodland mansion.
  • Redstone - A brand new tab that is all about crafting and using various redstone components.
  • Enchanting - A brand new tab that is all about enchanting items.
  • Statistics - A brand new tab that keeps track of various statistics.
  • Nether - The vanilla "Nether" tab has been expanded upon greatly with more advancements relating to the fiery dimension and the monsters and structures within.
  • Potions - The potion-related advancements from the vanilla "Nether" tab have been expanded upon in this tab containing more advancements relating to many of the different potion effects.
  • The End - The vanilla "The End" tab has been expanded upon greatly with more advancements relating to the dark, barren dimension and the monsters and structures within.
  • Super Challenges - Contains the most difficult advancements in the datapack. It is unlocked upon defeating the Ender Dragon. Many of these test the limits of what can be done in Minecraft.

Advancement scoreboard

There is a built-in scoreboard that will count how many advancements you have obtained so far in your world. Great for seeing your progress or for competing with your friends!

Item Rewards and Trophies given via functions.

Item rewards give you a little bonus for completing many of the advancements, while trophies are special decorative items that are awarded for completing many challenge advancements.

Cooperative Mode

An option that can be toggled on, cooperative mode makes it so that advancements are shared across all players on a world, allowing you to work together to complete advancements. This is best used in worlds with a small number of players that work closely together.


If you wish to compete in groups, you can join teams and have your scores get added up and contribute to your team.

To join a team, use the following command:

/team join bac_team_<colour> <player's name>

You can press tab after typing in bac_team_ to see the list of teams.

Full translation support.

All advancements are fully translatable using the BACAP Language Pack, including Spanish, Russian, French, German, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Pirate Speak LOLCAT and more.

Click here to go to its page


The downloaded datapack should be a zipped file named "BlazeandCave's Advancements Pack" and then followed by its version number.

Installation instructions are as follows:

  • For a new world: You can click the "Data Packs" option when creating a new world. Upon doing this, either open the world folder and copy in the zipped file, or click and drag the zipped file directly into the menu. Once it is imported, mouse over the icon for BlazeandCave's advancements pack so an arrow appears, then click the arrow to load the datapack.

  • For an existing world: Click on the world in the singleplayer menu, then click "Edit", then "Open World Folder". Then go into the "datapacks" folder, and copy and paste the zipped file from the download here.

Once the datapack is installed, go into the world. A message should pop up saying you are using BlazeandCave's advancements pack. If not, check your advancements menu. You should see the custom tab named "BlazeandCave's Advancements." If you forgot to load the datapack when creating from a new world, type the command: /datapack enable "file/bac_advancements"


The advancements pack can be easily configured using the config menu, which can be displayed by running the following command: /function blazeandcave:config

Using the config menu you can:

  • Toggle on and off item rewards, trophies, and the welcome message by simply clicking their checkboxes.
  • Toggle whether advancement completion messages will display for each different advancement tier.
  • Display the advancements scoreboard on the tab list and/or sidebar. You can also clear it from there.
  • Update the advancements scoreboard for all players online.
  • Enable Cooperative Mode.

Warning: The config menu will not open if you do not have operator permissions. This includes if you are playing on Hardcore mode. To gain operator permissions in singleplayer, click "Open to LAN" then click "Allow Cheats" so that it is set to ON.

For advanced information on what you can do with the config menu, please read this document.

Updating to newer versions

The Advancements Pack will be updated for later Minecraft versions and snapshots to add more advancements or fix bugs. Here is how to safely update to newer versions:

  1. Make a backup of your world for safety if you screw anything up
  2. Leave your world for more safety and don't go in during the process
  3. Delete the old datapacks COMPLETELY from your world
  4. Copy and paste in the new updated datapacks
  5. Go into your world
  6. If you screwed up, go to your backup, make a backup of your backup, then repeat steps 2-6 on the backup.

Add-ons and alternative versions

Language Pack

  • Translates the advancements into other languages.

Hardcore Version

  • Allows you to play the advancements pack in hardcore mode.

Terralith Version

  • Three compatibility datapacks for the Terralith, Nullscape and Amplified Nether datapacks by Starmute.

BlazeandCave's Advancements Pack 2 (April Fools 2021)

Older versions (click to view)

For datapack versions earlier than BACAP 1.12.3, you will need to unzip it and put in the folder labelled "bac_advancements".

Warning: Not all features in the latest version of the datapack may be included in older versions. Most notably, Teams and Cooperative Mode did not exist in BACAP versions prior to 1.13.3.

(For Minecraft 1.20.3 or 1.20.4) BACAP 1.16.7

(For Minecraft 1.20.2) BACAP 1.16.3

(For Minecraft 1.20 or 1.20.1) BACAP 1.16.2

(For Minecraft 1.19.4) BACAP 1.15.4

(For Minecraft 1.19.1, 1.19.2 or 1.19.3) BACAP 1.15.3

(For Minecraft 1.19) BACAP 1.14.6

(For Minecraft 1.18.2) BACAP 1.13.8

(For Minecraft 1.18 or 1.18.1) BACAP 1.13.3

(For Minecraft 1.17 or 1.17.1) BACAP 1.12.4

(For Minecraft 1.16.2-1.16.5) BACAP 1.11.5

(For Minecraft 1.16 or 1.16.1) BACAP 1.10.1 Language Resource Pack

(For Minecraft 1.15.2) BACAP 1.9.4 Language Resource Pack

(For Minecraft 1.14.4) BACAP 1.7.4 Language Resource Pack 1.7.1

(For Minecraft 1.13.2) BACAP 1.5.1 Language Resource Pack 1.7.1

(For Minecraft 1.12.2) BACAP 1.3.1 Language Resource Pack

Installation instructions and how you use the datapack may vary between each version. Please consult the Read Me document within each version for information on how to install and use that specific version.

Licence (Click to view)

By downloading BlazeandCave's Advancements Pack and/or any other datapacks created by me (Cavinator1), you agree to adhere to the following.

--------------- You are PERMITTED to: ---------------

  • Use this datapack on singleplayer worlds.

  • Use this datapack on public and private multiplayer servers. -- It is recommended that you credit me (Cavinator1) or this datapack (BlazeandCave's Advancements Pack) in the server's description or somewhere in the world. -- If your server has primarily or a substantial non-English-speaking playerbase it is recommended you include the Language Pack as a required resource pack OR recommend to your playerbase that they use it.

  • Upload images and/or video of gameplay using this datapack to any online platform. -- Credit to this datapack (BlazeandCave's Advancements Pack) MUST be given in some form. Including a link to this datapack's Planet Minecraft page ( is required for videos. -- Attempting to take credit for this datapack's development or otherwise passing it off as your own is PROHIBITED.

  • Modify this datapack as you see fit for your own personal use. Re-uploading or re-distributing a modified version of this datapack is PROHIBITED. -- Using a modified version of the datapack on a public server or in a video is permitted, but again distributing this version is PROHIBITED. It is also recommended that you point out exactly what has been changed. -- Note that by modifying this datapack you do so at your own risk. I am not responsible for any bugs or issues caused by the modification of this datapack.

  • Take inspiration from the formatting and code of this datapack for your own personal projects. -- Using many of the same names, ideas or tabs for advancements in your own datapack is not permitted.

  • Create add-on or expansion datapacks that adds to the content of this datapack based on other datapacks or mods, or ensures compatibility with other datapacks. -- Add-on/expansion datapacks must solely contain only new content created by you and should not be usable as a standalone datapack. It CANNOT be a modified form of the entire datapack. It MUST be designed such that you are meant to download and install both your add-on datapack AND my main datapack. -- Add-on/expansion datapacks are allowed to overwrite SPECIFIC advancements, functions or other files from the main datapack that are required to be modified, but only with compability purposes. -- Some examples of this created by me (Cavinator1) include the Hardcore Version (which modifies some advancements to make the datapack possible to complete in Hardcore Mode) and the Terralith Version (which both adds advancements relating to new content added by Terralith and also modifies some advancements from the main datapack for compatibility purposes).

  • Use the same design as the Config Menu and/or Documentation Spreadsheet in your own datapack.

  • Create a Resource Pack that textures or models the Trophies in this datapack. -- Each Trophy has a value set for CustomModelData, which gives support for this. -- A list of Trophies, including their internal item and CustomModelData, can be found here ( and can be used for reference.

--------------- You are PROHIBITED from: ---------------

  • Re-uploading or re-distributing this datapack in any form. This includes: -- In its original, unmodified form on its own. -- In a modified form. -- As part of a modpack or as part of a larger datapack.

  • Using this datapack when it has been downloaded from any non-official source. -- At the time of writing, this datapack is only uploaded on Planet Minecraft, the Datapack Cente, CurseForge, Minecraft Forums,, and, and always by me (Cavinator1). Any form of this datapack that has been uploaded on any other site by any other user is in breach of this licence.

  • Using this datapack in a video, stream or other watchable content without giving credit AND/OR attempting to take credit for this datapack's development.

Any of these points can be overriden by me (Cavinator1) for certain individuals only at my own discretion.

Troubleshooting and FAQ's

I am aware of a number of issues involving installing advancements, particularly if you try to install them on servers. I am not an expert on servers, but here are a few questions I've been frequently asked and how they were solved:

Why is "X" advancement not working? Some advancements will break on Spigot and Paper servers. Any server that runs the Advancement Pack must be a vanilla server, or else some advancements may not work. This is due to these servers changing around data that makes the detection for these advancements break.

Some examples of these broken advancements may include, but are not limited to: When Piglins Fly, Custom Boss Fight, Trick or Treat, Slenderman, Mollusc Man, Captain Etho, Rock Paper Scissors, This name sounds cooler, I'll be back, Event Horizon, The Beginning, The Perfect Run.

How to turn on/off item rewards and trophies or display the scoreboard: The config menu lets you do that using the following command: /function blazeandcave:config For more information read its section above.

The config menu won't show up when running the command: The config menu only shows up if you are opped on a server or have cheats enabled in singleplayer.

The scoreboard is not working even when using the config menu: Type in these commands in order: /scoreboard objectives add bac_advancements dummy {"text":"Advancements"} /function bc_rewards:update_score /scoreboard objectives setdisplay sidebar bac_advancements

Rewards or Trophies are not given: Make sure to check they are enabled on the config screen. By default they are turned on.

If you are on a server and are positive they are turned on, this would likely be occurring due to permissions or due to server plugins (e.g. Spigot will almost always screw with this datapack) because, sadly due to the way advancements and functions work, if a non-opped player gets an advancement they may not actually trigger any function rewards.

I lost a trophy! Help! You can use the following command to give yourself the trophy of a specific advancement back: /function bc_rewards:trophy/<tab>/<advancement name>

Some advancement tabs (such as the Super Challenges tab) don't show up: A tab will not show up if you haven't gained any advancements in that tab yet. For example the Super Challenges tab is not unlocked until after defeating the Ender Dragon.

The custom advancements are plain not showing up at all: If the above don't work, any number of things could be happening to cause this to happen. Try restarting the server or using the /reload command. Remember when placing the advancements into your world's folder, you have to paste the "bac_advancements" folder into the following folder directory: <World name>/datapacks. Do NOT copy them into plain <world name>/advancements - that's the folder that contains player files (i.e. a list of each player and what advancements they have gotten), not the advancements themselves.

If your question is not answered here or my advice doesn't work for you, you could try messaging your problem on my Discord and you may be able to get help. Or try searching on Google for advice on how to fix these problems.

I cannot guarantee compatibility with any other datapack, or with mods. This datapack modifies the vanilla advancements so if any other datapack(s) you attempt to use alongside this datapack relies on or also modifies the vanilla advancements there may be compatibility issues.

All Important links

Advancement Documentation

Trophy List

Config Menu Documentation

Version History

Follow the official BlazeandCave's Advancements Pack twitter for news on every update and teasers!

You can also join my discord server at: If you join, go to the #roles channel and give yourself the Advancement Pack Squad role to be notified of every new Advancement Pack update and teaser.

Donate to me on Patreon for extra benefits such as access to the Upcoming Features Roadmap for this datapack and your name in the credits!

Note: My patreon is donation-based rather than constant-support-based so if you donate the required amount to get into a tier (either all at once or cumulatively) then you will have all of that tier's benefits forever.

If you liked or have any ideas for other advancements that could be added to this pack (or found any bugs) feel free to join my Discord and suggest away.

You will be credited if an idea of yours makes it in. Additionally, if you are on the Blaze and Cave discord you will receive the "Advancement Contributor" role.

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