How to Make a Beacon in Minecraft


Hey miners! What about making a beacon in Minecraft. A beacon is a block that the projected light beams skyward and provides an effect like speed, jump boost, regeneration, and strength. If you have a question in your mind that how to make a beacon in Minecraft, so we have described concisely the answer to this question.

This article can help you with

  • You will know about the supported versions of Minecraft beacon.
  • You will know what are the required materials to make beacon.
  • Will know about how to make beacon in Minecraft (Step By Step).
  • Will know about how do you fully power a beacon?
  • You will know about how do I activate the beacon? and have many questions answered!

Here we begin

Let’s explore how to make a beacon in Minecraft:

Beacon in Minecraft

Supported platforms

The editions supporting a beacon are:

  • Java edition (1.4.2)
  • Pocket edition (0.16.0)
  • Xbox 360
  • Xbox one
  • PS3
  • PS4
  • Wii U
  • Nintendo switch
  • Windows 10 edition (0.16.0)
  • Education edition (1.0)

Before making a beacon, you have to collect the following materials from your Minecraft world:

Required materials

Now let’s start how to make a beacon in Minecraft:

How to make a Beacon

1) Open crafting menu 

Open your crafting table so you will have a 3 by 3 crafting grid.

2) Add Items to make a beacon.

In the crafting menu, you will see a crafting grid area that is made up of 3 by 3 crafting area. To make a beacon, place 5 glass, one nether star, and three obsidian in the three by three crafting grid.

When you are making a beacon, it is important that the glass, nether star, and the obsidian are placed in the way as discussed, there should be three glass in the first row. There should be one glass in the first box of the second row, one star in the second box, and one glass in the third box, and there should be three obsidian in the last row. This is the Minecraft recipe for creating a beacon. 

When you have placed all the items correctly, you will see your beacon appearing in the box to the right. 

3) Move to the inventory.

When your beacon is crafted, you can easily transfer it to the inventory.

Congrats! You are ready to make a beacon now, but we have listed some important things you need to know before going with a beacon. 


How do you fully power a beacon?

To create a fully powered beacon You have to complete to separate task the first task is to construct a beacon, which requires a nether star, the nether star dropped from the wither after he is killed and is a 100% drop rate. Another task, task 2, requires collecting enough material to build the pyramid. 

Can you mine a beacon without silk touch?

Breaking a beacon block without silk touch gives you three wither heads again.

How far do beacons reach?

The Effective range of beacon has now increased from 16/24/32/40 to 20/30/40/50. The effect now extends up to the High world limit. Y=256

How do I activate the beacon?

To activate one of the power, place an emerald, diamond, gold, or iron bar in the slot, to the power n press the green checkmark, you should now be under the effect of your choosing power.

Do beacons affect villagers?

No beacons only affect players; they have no effect on other mobs passive or otherwise villagers. 

Are beacons worth it?

Crafting a Minecraft Beacon is an incredibly lengthy process, but the reward worth it that you will be granted a speed jump boost, Haste, resistance, and strength to yourself and nearby players.

Do beacons work underwater?

To make a beacon, work underwater all you have to do is place glass blocks on the top of Where The Beam would go and built it straight up until it reaches the surface of the water, wow the beam Works from underwater! 

Does it matter what block you use for a beacon?

 All the blocks used to build the pyramid has the same effect the way you activate different powers through the beacon block. Placing a single iron ingot, gold ingot, diamond, and emerald will allow you to set which power is being produced by the pyramid.

Can you use a coal block for a beacon?

 Beacon requires an unobstructed view of the sky through transparent blocks. The beacon is on the top of a pyramid constructed from an iron block, gold block, Emerald block, or diamond block. Coal will not go right. 

Making a beacon is not difficult, but once you have done, you are going to enjoy a lot and will have a lot of advantages from it.

Also, you can know this: How to Create a Secret Door in Minecraft (Steps Guide) to know how to create a secret door for the wall, cave, and mountain, and know all the things required to make a secret door in Minecraft.

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