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Return to Sender achievement in Minecraft: Xbox One Edition

Return to Sender

Destroy a Ghast with a fireball

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14 June 2016 - 3 guidesOnline/Offline - These achievements can be obtained in either an online or offline game mode.Single Player - These achievements can be obtained by a single player.Cooperative - These achievements can be obtained by two or more players in a cooperative game mode who have met the achievement requirements.Difficulty Specific - These achievements require that the game be played on a certain difficulty level.

How to unlock the Return to Sender achievement

  • Foxy GrayFoxy Gray285,787
    05 Sep 2014 05 Sep 2014 23 Jan 2015
    105 4 21
    Achievement is now obtainable again

    When you enter the Nether you'll see large white cat octopus' floating around. These are Ghasts and they will shoot fireballs at you, simply time your sword hit so you bounce it back, with a little practice and timing you'll eventually hit one with it for the kill.

    Edit: r3volv3r789 pointed out in the comments it can also be done with a bow and arrow which may be easier to time than a sword hit

    Edit 2: Video guide by Maka added

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    Dark Death 90The fucking fireballs can't be deflected, the just explode. I don't understand this, I've been trying for weeks and it's pissing me off!!
    Posted by Dark Death 90 on 08 Jun 16 at 01:32
    PROrambomatoRemember to use your right trigger to hit the fireballs backt to the ghast (when using sword). The timing is not easy, but just before they are going to hit you, you need to to hit them and try to aim your cross to ghast so they are flying towards it. What closer the ghast is the more easier it will be, but don't go too close to them like on that video, it's too hard to hit them then I think. And equip with the full diamond armor so you don't need to worry about the health that much. Hopefully this will help you out! toast
    Posted by PROrambomato on 08 Jun 16 at 20:00
    Dark Death 90I think the latest update glitched it again, I was in a session and did it multiple times, no achievement.
    Posted by Dark Death 90 on 09 Aug 16 at 19:44
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  • adiash73adiash73835,069
    06 Sep 2014 06 Sep 2014
    38 0 1
    I would suggest using a bow and firing an arrow to get this achievement.

    Although you can use a sword, I always found the timing a real pain, you get a little bit more leeway with the bow and arrow, but it still took many arrows before I got a Ghast on the right level to be able to return the fireball and make contact.

    It took 2 fireballs to take the Ghast down, and worked best when I was slightly higher than it.

    I had a potion of fire resistance and 50+ arrows to play with and couldn't make contact at all during my first try, but with autosave disabled I reloaded my previous save and got it quite quickly on the next attempt.
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    Bastian ReaderWorked perfectly for the windows phone version which has a lot of lag. Thanks
    Posted by Bastian Reader on 25 Nov 19 at 19:17
  • NE0182NE0182197,733
    20 Sep 2014 22 Sep 2014 22 Sep 2014
    26 7 0
    Tutorial Mode
    Before entering the Nether, pick up a sword and fill up your health with a steak. Once you're THROUGH THE PORTAL (1:08), dig your way to the main floor and look for a Ghast. Most of the time you will see one immediately. The easiest way to deflect the fireball back is to spam RT/R2 once the ghast shoots them. Try to stay as close as possible to increase your chance of landing a hit.
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