Goats were added during the first Caves and Cliffs Update in Java and Bedrock Editions. While you may already know that you can obtain milk from goats, you may not know that you can also get goat horns. However, there is a specific requirement for unlocking this feature. By the end of this guide, you will learn how to get a goat horn in Minecraft.
How to Get a Goat Horn in Minecraft?
Unfortunately, if you are a Minecraft Java Edition player, you cannot get a goat horn currently. While it may be released in future updates, it is not obtainable in Java Edition 1.18. Goats themselves are in Java Edition and provide a source of milk if you cannot find any cows.
If you are a Minecraft Bedrock Edition player, you can also find goats and obtain milk from them. Additionally, you can get up to two goat horns for every goat you find. Most importantly, you must be playing on the Vanilla Experimental version of Bedrock Edition before you can unlock this feature. When you create a new world, navigate to the Game menu under Edit Settings and scroll down to find the Experiments section. Enable Vanilla Experiments and load up your world.
Once you enable Experimental Gameplay, you will get goat horns from goats. The goat must ram into a solid block to drop a goat horn in Minecraft Bedrock Edition. Most blocks in the game, such as dirt, cobblestone and wood, are solid blocks. The following blocks are not solid and will not cause a goat to drop goat horns:
- Air blocks
- Water or lava blocks
- Any plant types such as carrots, potatoes, flowers or saplings
- Fire and soul fire
- Certain decorative blocks such as carpet, minecart rails, redstone and player skulls
- Spider webs
There are two ways a goat will attempt to ram a target. Firstly, the goat will try to ram into mobs from up to 16 blocks away. Additionally, the goat will ram into a player that has not moved for over 30 seconds. The easiest way to get a goat horn is to stand still near a solid block until a goat runs towards you. Move away from the block so that the goat hits the block without attacking you. If you are successful, a goat horn will appear on the ground for you to pick up.