Minecraft How To

How To Make A Target Block In Minecraft (And USE It)

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to make a target block in Minecraft step-by-step and use it in the game!

A Minecraft target block provides a temporary redstone charge when struck by a projectile like arrows, snowballs, tridents, and more.

How To Make A Target Block Video Tutorial

In this video, watch as we show you the target block crafting recipe and how to use a target block in the game. Plus, we show you a fun mini-game you can play with your friends with target blocks.

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Available Platforms

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

Required To Make A Target Block

  • 4 Redstone dust
  • 1 Hay bale

Steps To Make A Target Block

1. Open Your Crafting Menu

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

Open Your Crafting Menu

2. Add The Target Block Items To The Menu

In the crafting table, add the 4 Redstone dust and 1 hay bale to the grid.

You must add the items to the grid exactly as shown in the image below. In the 1st row place down 1 redstone dust in the 2nd box. In the 2nd row place down 1 redstone dust in the 1st box, 1 hay bale in the 2nd box, and 1 redstone dust in the 3rd box. In the 3rd row place down 1 redstone dust in the 2nd box. This is the Minecraft target block recipe.

Add The Target Block Items To The Menu

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

3. Move The Target Block To Your Inventory

Lastly, drag the target block down to your inventory so you can use it.

Move The Target Block To Your Inventory

That's it! A Minecraft target block provides a temporary redstone charge when struck by a projectile like arrows, snowballs, tridents, and more.

How to make a target block in Minecraft

Minecraft Target Block Command

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

  • Java Edition
  • Pocket Edition
  • Xbox One
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Windows 10 Edition
  • Education Edition

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

Java Edition 1.13 and higher target block command

/give @p target 1

PE, Xbox One, Switch, Win 10, Education Edition

/give @p target 1 0

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