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How to Make a Spyglass in Minecraft

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to make a spyglass in Minecraft 1.17+!

The Minecraft spyglass is similar to a telescope, which allows you to zoom in on a specific location. It's available in the Caves & Cliffs Update - Java Edition 1.17 and Bedrock Edition 1.17.0.

How To Make A Spyglass Video Tutorial

In this video, watch as we show you how to craft a spyglass using the spyglass recipe. Plus, we show you how to use a spyglass in the game!

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Available Platforms

Edition Platform Available
Java Edition Windows, Mac & Linux PC's 1.17 and higher
Bedrock Edition Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, Fire OS, Windows 10 PC's 1.17.0 and higher
Education Edition Mac, iOs 12, Windows 10 PC's No
PlayStation Edition PS3 & PS4 No

Materials Needed To Craft A Spyglass

  • 2 Copper ingots
  • 1 Amethyst shard

Steps To Make A Minecraft Spyglass

1. Open Your Crafting Menu

To craft a spyglass, you first need to open your crafting menu in Minecraft. You should see the same grid as in the image below.

Open Your Crafting Menu

2. Add The Copper Ingots and Amethyst Shard To The Menu

In the crafting table, add the two copper ingots and amethyst shard to the grid.

You must add the copper ingots and amethyst shard to the grid exactly as shown in the image below. In the 1st row place down 1 amethyst shard in the 2nd box. In the 2nd row place down 1 copper ingot in the 2nd box. Finally, in the 3rd row place down 1 copper ingot in the 2nd box. This is the Minecraft spyglass recipe.

Add The Copper Ingots and Amethyst Shard To The Menu

After you've added the items to the crafting grid as described above, you'll notice a spyglass in the box on the right.

3. Move The Spyglass To Your Inventory

Now, simply drag the spyglass down to your inventory so you can use it.

Move The Spyglass To Your Inventory

You're done! You now have a spyglass! The Minecraft spyglass is similar to a telescope, which allows you to zoom in on a specific location in your field of view (FOV). Watch the video above to see the spyglass in action!

How to make a spyglass in Minecraft

Minecraft Spyglass Command

You can also use a Give Command to make a spyglass in Minecraft. The spyglass command is available in the following editions:

  • Java Edition

To run the spyglass command in Minecraft, open your chat window and enter the command below depending on the version you have.

Java Edition 1.17 and higher spyglass command

/give @p spyglass 1

FAQ's

Is there a spyglass in Minecraft?

The spyglass will be introduced in the Caves & Cliffs Update - Java Edition 1.17 and Bedrock Edition 1.17.0.

How do you make a telescope in Minecraft?

A telescope in Minecraft is called a spyglass, and you make it by placing 2 copper ingots and 1 amethyst shard into the crafting table.

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