In Minecraft, you can fly through the air by using elytra wings, but you can fly even faster by using rocket propulsion. Lets explore how to do this.
Put on Elytra in Survival Mode
When you have your inventory open while playing in Survival mode, you will see a picture of your character with boxes that let you switch out the armor that they are wearing.
Place the elytra in the chestplate box to the left of your character (second box from the top), from your inventory.
When the elytra are moved, your character’s appearance changes and it appears that they are donning a cape.
Now you are wearing the elytra in Survival mode.
Put on Elytra in Creative Mode
The elytra are really not necessary to wear if you are playing in Creative mode because you can already fly. But it is still fun to put it on.
It is a little more difficult to locate your armor menu in Creative mode if your inventory is open.
Select the Survival Inventory option in the bottom right of the inventory menu in Minecraft Java Edition for PC/Mac (see circled option below) to see your armor. For Minecraft PE, tap the Armor tab.
A picture of your character with boxes allowing you to alter the armor you’re wearing will be displayed.
Place the elytra in the chestplate box to the left of your character by moving them there from your inventory.
As the elytra are worn, your character’s appearance will change.
Now you are wearing the elytra in Creative mode.
How to Glide with the Elytra
With the elytra, you don’t actually fly but rather glide through the air at a high speed.
Due to the fact that you are gliding, you must start high. As an illustration, let’s ascend a mountain.
Next, run off the side of the mountain. Depending on the Minecraft version, the following controls must be used to open the elytra wings:
- To start gliding in the Java Edition (PC/Mac), press SPACE to extend your elytra wings.
- For Pocket Edition (PE), tap once on the Jump button.
- Press the X button on the PS controller for the PS3 and PS4.
- Press the A button on the Xbox controller for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
- To activate the elytra wings on Windows 10 Edition, press the SPACE key.
- For Wii U, press the A button on the gamepad.
- For Nintendo Switch, press the A button on the controller.
- Press the SPACE key to reveal the elytra wings in the education edition.
You can now steer normally because you are gliding. If you glide into something directly, you risk hurting yourself.
You’ve just mastered using the elytra in Minecraft, congrats!
Other Things to Do with the Elytra
Other things you can do with the elytra in Minecraft include:
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How do you fly with an elytra?
You can’t fly indefinitely with the Elytra; it’s more like gliding. However, you can get around that by gliding with fireworks equipped. You must attach your wings to your character’s chestplate slot in order to use the Elytra. From there, ascend to a high altitude, plunge, and then press the jump key once to begin flying.
Why can’t I fly with my elytra?
How to use Fireworks for Elytra flying. While flying with Elytra, you can also use fireworks rockets to give yourself a boost. Simply right-click with the Firework Rocket to use a Firework to propel yourself forward while flying in the direction you’re facing.
How do you fly with elytra and fireworks in Minecraft?
How to Glide with the ElytraOn the PC or Mac’s Java Edition, press SPACE to extend the elytra wings and begin to glide. For Pocket Edition (PE), tap once on the Jump button. For PS3 and PS4, press the X button. Press the A button on the Xbox controller for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One.