In this tutorial, you'll learn how to make a beacon in Minecraft!
A Minecraft beacon is a mechanism block that shoots a light beam upward and provides status effects like Jump Boost, Haste, Regeneration, Resistance, Speed or Strength to those players that are nearby.
Making A Beacon Video Tutorial
|Java Edition||Windows, Mac & Linux PC's||Yes|
|Bedrock Edition||Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, Fire OS, Windows 10 PC's||Yes|
|Education Edition||Mac, iOs 12, Windows 10 PC's||Yes|
|PlayStation Edition||PlayStation 3 & 4||Yes|
Items Needed To Make A Beacon
- 1 Nether star
- 3 Obsidian
- 5 Glass
Steps To Make A Beacon
1. Open Your Crafting Menu
First, let's open your crafting menu in Minecraft. You should see the same grid as in the image below.
2. Add Items To The Menu
In the crafting menu, add the 1 nether star, 3 obsidian, and 5 glass to the grid.
You must add the nether star, obsidian, and glass to the grid exactly as shown in the image below. In the 1st row place down the 3 glass. In the 2nd row place down 1 glass in the 1st box, 1 nether star in the 2nd box, and 1 glass in the 3rd box. Lastly, in the 3rd-row place down the 3 obsidian. This is the Minecraft beacon recipe.
Now that you've added the items to the grid as described above, you'll notice a beacon in the box on the right.
3. Move The Beacon To Your Inventory
Simply drag the beacon down to your inventory so you can use it.
That's it! You now have a beacon. A Minecraft beacon is a mechanism block that shoots a light beam upward and provides status effects like Jump Boost, Haste, Regeneration, Resistance, Speed or Strength to those players that are nearby.
Minecraft Beacon Command
You can also use a Give Command to make beacons in Minecraft. The beacon command is available in the following editions:
- Java Edition
- Pocket Edition
- Xbox One
- Nintendo Switch
- Windows 10 Edition
- Education Edition
To run the beacon command in Minecraft, open your chat window and enter the command below depending on the version you have.
Java Edition 1.13 and higher beacon command
/give @p beacon 1
PE, Xbox One, Switch, Win 10, Education Edition beacons command
/give @p beacon 1 0