Minecraft How To

How To Make A Beacon In Minecraft

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

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Available Platforms

Edition Platform Available
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

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.

Open the crafting table

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.

Add Items To The Menu

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.

Move The Beacon To Your Inventory

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.

How to make a beacon in Minecraft

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

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