Minecraft How To

How To Make And Use A Respawn Anchor In Minecraft

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to make a respawn anchor in Minecraft!

A Minecraft respawn anchor was introduced in the Nether update and allows a player to set their spawn point in the Nether.

How To Make A Respawn Anchor Video Tutorial

In this video, watch as we show you how to make a respawn anchor using the recipe and show you how to use it. We even explode one for fun!

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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 No
PlayStation Edition PS4 Yes

Required To Make A Respawn Anchor

  • 3 Glowstones
  • 6 Crying obsidian

Steps To Make A Respawn Anchor

1. Open Your Crafting Menu

To craft a respawn anchor, you first need to open your crafting table in Minecraft. You should see the same grid as in the image below.

Open Your Crafting Menu

2. Add The Respawn Anchor Items To The Menu

In the crafting table, add the 3 glowstones and 6 crying obsidian to the grid.

You must add the items to the grid exactly as shown in the image below. In the 1st row place down the 3 crying obsidian. In the 2nd row place down 3 glowstones. In the 3rd row place down the remaining 3 crying obsidian. This is the Minecraft respawn anchor recipe.

Add The Respawn Anchor Items To The Menu

After you've added the items to the crafting grid as described above, you'll notice the respawn anchor in the box on the right.

3. Move The Respawn Anchor To Your Inventory

Now, simply drag the respawn anchor down to your inventory so you can use it.

Move The Respawn Anchor To Your Inventory

That's it! A Minecraft respawn anchor was introduced in the Nether update and allows a player to set their spawn point in the Nether.

How to make a respawn anchor in Minecraft

Minecraft Respawn Anchor Command

You can also use a Give Command to make respawn anchors in Minecraft. The command is available in the following editions:

  • Java Edition
  • Pocket Edition
  • Xbox One
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Windows 10 Edition
  • Education Edition

To run the respawn anchor command in Minecraft, open your chat window and enter the command below depending on the version you have.

Java Edition 1.13 and higher respawn anchor command

/give @p respawn_anchor 1

PE, Xbox One, Switch, Win 10, Education Edition

/give @p respawn_anchor 1 0

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