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Passing the Time achievement in Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition

Passing the Time

Play for 100 days.

Passing the Time0
19 April 2020 - 3 guidesOnline/OfflineSingle PlayerCooperativeCumulative +Time ConsumingBuggy -

How to unlock the Passing the Time achievement

  • Noodles JrNoodles Jr1,297,430
    01 Sep 2016 27 Apr 2015 16 May 2015
    44 11 116
    This will more than likely be the last achievement you get in the game. It requires you to play for 100 Minecraft days, which is equal to 33.3 hours of playtime. If you play Minecraft regularly, this should come naturally, as 33.3 hours is not too much time. But if you're just in it for the gamerscore, the best way to come about doing this is to set up an online game, with it set to 'invite only'. Once that's done, load up a survival world on peaceful and find a nice place to stand. It really doesn't matter where. From this point, all you have to do is hang out for however many hours you have left to do. I'd suggest doing this overnight, or while you're not at home. Once you're in the game, I'd suggest turning off your controller, to avoid wasting battery power. Since it's an online game, your controller being turned off will not stop the day-cycle so you can still work towards this achievement. After you've played for the required amount of time, the achievement will pop and you're good to go.

    EDIT: As you may be able to tell from the comments, this achievement is extremely buggy. It works for some but not for others. If you can't get it to unlock, try the generic troubleshooting, such as clearing the cache, making a new world and starting over, disconnecting and reconnecting you account, etc. If all else fails, contact xbox support here: http://support.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-360/games/minecraft-xbox-... by making a thread. If you see a thread already there for it, use that thread to post the issue. If they realize how many people are having the same problem, it'll have a better chance of getting noticed and forwarded to 4j Studios.

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    atryeu1@zeldafanjtl: I just edited my other comment actually.... 101 days and about 33hrs played and nothing for me. I did clear the cache though. I also split the gaming up over 3 days because I'm not going to let my system run for that long straight. It was set as an Online game (invite only) and it was a mix of idle and actually messing around doing random stuff to pass the time. I'll run it another hour or so tomorrow just in case my count was off slightly because I was distracted a bit on the phone yesterday at one point but I gave it that extra day to make up for that. Guess I'll see and I'll write back tomorrow with whatever happens. Either way I won't be trying again. This was the 5th or 6th attempt for this achievement and it's to the point where the game isn't even fun anymore because of this glitch :(
    Posted by atryeu1 on 23 Dec 20 at 10:28
    atryeu1lightsup55's method didn't work for me it seems :( 109 days and about 35hrs played and nothing. I was reluctant to believe it would work for me to begin with but still am disappointed because that's a lot of time wasted again trying. I guess my nephew and I will be forever stuck at 92 of 93 achievements :(
    Posted by atryeu1 on 23 Dec 20 at 22:07
    zeldafanjtlSo I made sure to clear my cache and confirmed the Avatar Award was still deleted, and ran the game for 33+ hours again. Still no achievement, unfortunately. My console lost its Xbox Live connection a few times; don't know if that mattered.

    Interestingly, lightsup55 said you may need to do this fully offline. I'll give that a try next.
    Posted by zeldafanjtl on 26 Dec 20 at 17:09
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  • VeLiaNTxVeLiaNTx122,146
    05 Sep 2015 16 Nov 2015
    19 2 14
    Ok it is well known that this achievement is fairly buggy. This solution is for those who have had problems unlocking the achievement through normal means. I fought with this issue for months and posted my solution in the comments of another TA member's solution. I received a message asking me to post it as a solution by someone it helped, because they almost missed it. I will paste it here in the hopes that someone else who is struggling might more easily find it.

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    Again These are the steps to follow only if you are experiencing a bug that prevents
    the achievement from unlocking through normal means.
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    - Delete Everything (Game, Update, Saves, Save Info, Profile) - Or simply move them all to an external that can be removed.
    - Clear Cache on any internal Drives ( Multiple times to be safe)
    - Reinstall Base Game (Delete update if it came along with download)
    - Make sure any external usb devices that contain anything to do with the game are not plugged in.
    - Clear Caches again
    - Re-Download Profile
    - Make a NEW save in Unpatched Version.
    - Play normally for a while and see if you get a popup saying you unlocked an avatar award like the T shirt ( As this indicates you are on the right track)
    - Save and Exit Game
    - Re-install Update
    - Load your New world you created and either play normally for 40+ hours or idle.

    This does not have to be in one sitting, but must be same world. After idling while asleep I came back to find my internet had died and I was completely kicked from the game. I loaded the game back up where I left off hoping for the best. After Idling for the remainder of the 40 or so hours (probably only need 33ish as stated by others) I turned my tv back on and saw that I had a popup stating I had unlocked the watch avatar (Yet again) but this time I checked and the achievement had finally popped. On a side note.. I had my game running with the online game box checked this time. I don't know if that had any effect or not. I know on previous attempts I had tried while connected to xbl but I might not have actually had the game running as online and joinable, so better safe than sorry assuming this was the missing link. If you have seen any of my previous posts you can see that I tried many many variations of this method over 3 months time. Hopefully if you follow these steps exactly it works for you. Best of luck to anyone still struggling.
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    lightsup55So I have found out from a friend (Delta4907) who experienced this issue and found out that this bug is related to the avatar award item "A Minecraft Watch".

    Check your Awards (on the Xbox 360 guide under Achievements). If you have "A Minecraft Watch" unlocked and don't have the "Passing the Time" achievement, you'll need to delete the avatar award from your Xbox 360 console's storage device. Be sure to also clear the cache. After that, re-launch the game, create a new world (survival on peaceful), then keep your console on for about 33 hours.

    You might need to try this while offline (no timestamp for the achievement), though you will need to make sure you have the latest title update downloaded.
    Posted by lightsup55 on 20 Oct 20 at 17:28
    Snarky MinxSolution still works in Feb 2021. Had the watch award and hours done before any of the updates, came back in 2021 to mop all the updates. Unfortunately, got kicked off XBL while 360 was left running so it unlocked offline. See no reason why it wouldn't have unlocked online however see most of the new hours were online.
    Posted by Snarky Minx on 04 Feb at 20:22
    zeldafanjtlI've had no luck with the watch deleting method myself :/
    Posted by zeldafanjtl on 05 Feb at 07:06
  • DefiantZeroDefiantZero286,246
    29 Apr 2015 18 May 2015 28 May 2015
    14 2 5
    For this particular achievement you will be spending about 34 hours to get this. Each Minecraft day is a solid 20 minutes.

    You will get this normally if you play the game and don't sleep in a bed at night to skip to morning.

    If you average 8 hours a day of mine craft you will have this achievement in 4 days of idling.

    However, if you are just loading this up to sit in a corner you will want to play on peaceful while in an online game. Otherwise if you don't play online (and you have a wireless controller) your controller will turn off and the game will pause and once that happens the games paused and no more time shall elapse.

    If you have friends who are jerks I suggest playing in an invite only game to keep any random deaths or problems from happening.

    You will also want to have your settings set to an auto save preferably to the nearest 30 minutes to save your progress as well so none of your days are lost. If you lose Internet while in an online game it will be paused to switch to an offline lobby as well.


    Only real problem with the pause screen is it overrides the ability to auto save until you back out of the screen. Having a wired controller just dims the screen forever until you touch it again. If you must (much like Mr Granstaff) keep the game running at all costs use a turbo for the A button or a rubber band to spin in circles with the joysticks.

    I also recommend saving the game before you exit as well. On a side note this seems to be able to be done across multiple world's/seeds.

    For anyone with an old world that you have played for months building that perfect castle, your dream home, or putting giant genitals and placing TnT in your friends world's you should get this as soon as your world loads up.
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    Mr GranstaffOh, my game continued to sit idled when I lost network connectivity as well. Probably by my controller constantly pressing 'A' it went ahead and unpaused the game when the menu popped up.

    I also set my autosave for 15 minute intervals, because I'm cautious like that.
    Posted by Mr Granstaff on 18 May 15 at 14:05
    lightsup55So I have found out from a friend (Delta4907) who experienced this issue and found out that this bug is related to the avatar award item "A Minecraft Watch".

    Check your Awards (on the Xbox 360 guide under Achievements). If you have "A Minecraft Watch" unlocked and don't have the "Passing the Time" achievement, you'll need to delete the avatar award from your Xbox 360 console's storage device. Be sure to also clear the cache. After that, re-launch the game, create a new world (survival on peaceful), then keep your console on for about 33 hours.

    You might need to try this while offline (no timestamp for the achievement), though you will need to make sure you have the latest title update downloaded.
    Posted by lightsup55 on 20 Oct 20 at 17:33
    Ohh Werdlightsup55's tip helped me get this!
    Posted by Ohh Werd on 22 Oct 20 at 12:22
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