There is a different option available if you want to find a way to fly without only using the creative mode of the game. If you’re lucky enough to find an elytra, a very rare item that can enable you to glide in survival mode, your dreams will come true.
This article will discuss where and how to buy an Elytra, as well as how to use it to your advantage.
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 activate Elytra wings?
In Survival mode, there is only one way to fly, and that is with the aid of Elytra. You can find the wings and the rocket to launch you into the air in the End City. They allow you to travel anywhere and glide through space.
How do you fly with wings in Minecraft survival?
Find the end city by traveling to the end dimension’s outskirts. From there you will want to find an end ship. Find the ship’s treasure room, where the Elytra should be located. You should now have the ability to fly if you put it on from your item inventory and put it in your chest plate slot.