How To Make A Beacon In Minecraft

In this tutorial, you will learn how to make a beacon in Minecraft.

A Minecraft beacon is a mechanical block that shoots up a beam of light and provides status effects such as Jump Boost, Haste, Regeneration, Resistance, Speed, or Strength to nearby players.

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 creation menu in Minecraft. You should see the same grid as in the image below.

How To Make A Beacon In Minecraft

2. Add Items To The Menu

In the craft menu, add 1 bottom star, 3 obsidian and 5 glasses to the grid.

You need to add the bottom star, obsidian and glass to the grid exactly as shown in the image below. Place the 3 glasses in the 1st row. In the second row, place 1 glass in the first box, 1 bottom star in the second box and 1 glass in the third box. Finally, place the 3 obsidians on the 3rd row. This is the recipe for the Minecraft beacon.

How To Make A Beacon In Minecraft

Now that you’ve added the items to the grid as described above, you’ll see a beacon in the box on the right.

3. Move The Beacon To Your Inventory

Just drag the beacon to your inventory so you can use it.

How To Make A Beacon In Minecraft

That is! You now have a beacon. A Minecraft beacon is a mechanism block that shoots up a beam of light and provides status effects such as Jump Boost, Haste, Regeneration, Resistance, Speed, or Strength to nearby players.

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

FAQ About how to create a beacon in Minecraft

1. How do I light a beacon in Minecraft?

Place three rows of three blocks to create a three-by-three, nine-block total base. Place your beacon unit. Select the beacon unit, then select the middle iron block. The beacon should light up almost immediately.

2. How many blocks does a full beacon take?

It requires a total of 164 blocks to form the pyramid you place the Beacon on.

3. What is the best beacon Minecraft?

Iron remains the best option in all cases, and the choice of blocks has no effect on the actual strength of the beacon. For a full pyramid with four layers, here’s how big every layer should be, what powers are available and what the block range for each variant is.

4. How do you make a beacon in Minecraft Xbox one?

To make a beacon, place 5 glass, 1 nether star, and 3 obsidian in the 3×3 crafting grid. When making a beacon, it is important that the glass, nether star, and obsidian are placed in the exact pattern as the image below. In the first row, there should be 3 glass.

5. How do beacons work in Minecraft bedrock?

Various Beacon pyramid arrangements Beacons can be activated by placing them on a 9, 34, 83, or 164 Block pyramid of Blocks of Iron, Gold, Diamond or Emerald and giving them an open view to the sky. The Player also needs to activate it with an Iron Ingot, Gold Ingot, Diamond or Emerald.

6. How many blocks of iron does it take to make a beacon?

nine Blocks
The Beacon Pyramid is arguably the most costly structure in all of Minecraft. It requires a Nether Star, three Obsidian, five Glass (in for the form of a Beacon) and a minimum of nine Blocks of Iron/Blocks of Gold/Blocks of Emerald/Blocks of Diamond/Blocks of Netherite.

7. Can copper be used for beacons?

Copper cannot be used as a beacon material.

8. Can you use coal blocks for a beacon?

To activate a beacon, you need to make a pyramid of iron blocks, Diamond blocks, Gold blocks, or Emerald blocks [You can use all of them]. At the top in the middle of a 3 by 3 square put the beacon and then later it should glow.

9. Can you make a beacon out of amethyst?

Blocks of Amethyst can be used as a part of a beacon pyramid.

How To Make A Beacon In Minecraft Video Tutorial

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