How To Make a Target Block in Minecraft? Your Complete Recipe

How To Make a Target Block in Minecraft

There are plenty of blocks in Minecraft, but one most people are curious about is the Target Block. Making a Target Block is essential, as you need it for multiple purposes. A lot of people ask me how to make a target block in Minecraft?

Well, to craft a target block, you can use four Redstone dust and one hay bale. Placing these ingredients in the crafting menu will help you create the target block quickly.

In this article, you’ll learn everything about the target block in Minecraft and what to use this block for. Also, I’ve shared some commands every Minecraft player should know.

How To Make a Target Block in Minecraft? A Step-by-step Guide

How To Make a Target Block in Minecraft

This step-by-step guide consists of everything to make a target block in Minecraft. Moreover, the guide contains information about the supported Minecraft platforms. 

What Minecraft Platforms Support Target Block?

Check the table listed below and know what platforms you need to craft a target block in Minecraft. I will ensure to update the table as Minecraft adds or remove any platforms. 

Edition Platforms  Availability  Supported Version 
PlayStation Edition PS4 Yes  Yes (1.16.0)
Bedrock Edition Xbox One Yes  Yes (1.16.0)
Java Edition (Mac) Mac, iOS 12  Yes  Yes (1.16)
Bedrock Edition  Nintendo Switch Yes  Yes (1.16.0)
Education Edition Mac, Windows 10 Yes  Yes (1.17.30)
Java Edition Windows 10  Yes  Yes (1.16.0)
PlayStation Edition PS3 No   Not Supported 
Bedrock Edition Xbox 360 No  Not Supported 

Materials Required to Make Target Block in Minecraft

Materials Required to Make Target Block in Minecraft

The best part about making a target block is that you don’t need a lot of materials. All you need is:

  • 1 x Hay Bale
  • 4 x Redstone Dust 

Before I go ahead and explain the steps to craft a target block, you should know how to gather the required ingredients. 

How to Make a Hay Bale in Minecraft?

You need nine wheat to make one Hay Bale. Place three wheat in the first row, three in the second, and the remaining three in the third row. The crafting menu should look like the image attached below.  

How to Make a Hay Bale in Minecraft

You’ll quickly get one Hay Bale that you can move to the inventory and use when making a target block. 

If you don’t want to craft a hay bale, you can harvest it using tools or by hand. A hoe is the fastest way to harvest a hay bale in Minecraft.

How to Make a Redstone Dust in Minecraft?

One Redstone makes 9 x Redstone Dust, and you can use the dust for making target block. First, open the crafting menu, and place the Redstone in the first row, as shown in the image attached below. 

Make a Redstone Dust in Minecraft

You’ll receive nine Redstone Dust that you can move to the inventory and use whenever required. 

Steps to Make Target Block in Minecraft

Once you have all the required ingredients in your Minecraft inventory, you are all set to make a target block. Just follow the steps explained below, and you can easily craft a target block.

Step 1: Open the Crafting Menu

Crafting everything in Minecraft starts with opening the crafting menu. You’ll see an empty table with nine grids. I’ve attached an image of what an empty 3×3 grid looks like.

Crafting Menu 

Step 2: Add Ingredients to the Crafting Table 

Just below the crafting menu, you’ll see the Minecraft Inventory with Redstone Dust, Hay Bale, and other such ingredients. Add one Hay Bale to the center grid of the second row. Now place four Redstone Dust around the Hay Bale. 

Place one Redstone Dust in the second grid of the first row. Place two Redstone Dust in the first and third grids of the second row. And one Redstone Dust in the second grid of the third row. Your crafting menu should look something like this.

Making Target Block

After placing all the ingredients as shown in the image, you’ll get a target block. 

Move the target block anywhere in the inventory and use it as required. Follow the same recipe to make multiple target blocks in Minecraft, and place them in the inventory for future use. Also, you can Make a Piston in Minecraft, by following step by step.

Traget Block in Crafting Menu

Important Minecraft Target Block Commands You Should Know

If you don’t want to gather the ingredients and place them in the grids, you can use commands to make Target Block in Minecraft. 

Minecraft Target Block Commands You Should Know

These commands don’t work for all versions, but there are only a few supported versions as of now. Below you’ll find a table with the supported versions and the commands you can use.

Supported Versions  Command
Pocket Edition /give @p target 1 0
Java Edition /give @p target 1 
Nintendo Switch /give @p target 1 0
Windows 10 Edition /give @p target 1 0
Xbox One /give @p target 1 0
Education Edition /give @p target 1 0

How to Use a Target Block in Minecraft: Common Target Block Usages 

How to Use a Target Block in Minecraft

You can use a target block in Minecraft in multiple ways. From practicing shooting to activating the blocks, there’s a lot you can do. Below I’ve explained some common uses or target blocks and even attached a video for a quick demonstration. 

1. For Practicing Shooting and Sharpening Skills 

Shooting skills are absolutely necessary when playing Minecraft, and you can use a target block for this purpose. Open your Minecraft inventory, place the target bock, and you can start shooting at it. In addition, players can shoot using a crossbow, trident, and other weapons you use while playing the game.

Just target the block and shoot the weapon. You can shoot as many times as you want.

2. To Activate Special Blocks 

In order to activate a special block, you need to place a Target Block against them. Once done, start shooting on the Target Block, and you can easily activate the special blocks. 

3. To Produce Redstone Signal 

When shot using any weapon on the Target Block, it releases a Redstone Signal. The amount of Redstone Ticks produced by the blocks depends on the intensity of the weapon you shoot at it. A weak signal will be produced if the projectile reflects after hitting the target block.

The strength of the signal varies from 1 to 15. 

How to Craft a Target Block in Minecraft Creative Mode 

There is no need to create a target block in Minecraft Creative Mode because you can easily find it. Open the Creative Inventory menu, and you can easily find the Target Block in the Items Location. Below is an image of the Creative Menu of Minecraft. 

Craft a Target Block in Minecraft Creative Mode

Frequently Asked Questions 

Q: How many target blocks can you make in Minecraft?

A: You can make as many target blocks as you want. Make sure to gather all the ingredients required to craft target blocks. Moreover, you can use the commands to craft these blocks quickly.

Q: How do I activate target blocks?

A: Activating target blocks is easy, and you can quickly do it by firing on them. Choose any weapon you want, and fire it on the target block to activate it and produce a Redstone signal. 

Q: How do you hit a target block from 30 meters away?

A: To hit a target block from a distance of 30 meters, you need to take a perfect aim. Go 30 blocks away from the target block and aim at the target block. Keep firing multiple times until you hit the bullseye. 

Q: How do you do the bullseye challenge in Minecraft?

A: To do the bullseye challenge, you need to create a target block first. Place the block, and get at least 30 meters away from it. Now hit it with any weapon to do the bullseye challenge. I recommend hitting the target block with an arrow for more precision. 

Summing It Up 

That’s everything you should know about how to make a target block in Minecraft. The article even highlights the use of a target block and why every player should craft at least one block. Just follow the detailed recipe, or you can use the commands to make target blocks.

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