How to build the End portal: By playing Minecraft , you have explored many places and faced difficult challenges: by now you know almost every secret of this video game. However, have you come to know of the existence of the End, a dimension that promises to be a new adventure to face well equipped, and you are dying to know how to access it, am I right? If things are actually this way, you will be happy to know that you have come to the right place at the right time!
In my guide, in fact, I will show you how to build the End portal and access, therefore, this dimension of Minecraft that fascinates you so much. I will explain, first of all, what the End is and what you will have to expect, after which I will list the materials necessary to create the access portal to this dimension and I will explain the procedure for its construction and activation. Finally, in case you want to try your hand at his research, instead of building it, I will provide you with some useful tips in this regard.
Did this introduction intrigue you? So what are you waiting for? Sit comfortably and dedicate only a few minutes of your free time to read all the tips I have prepared for you in the next chapters. I am sure that, at the end of the reading, you will have all the information you need to deal with the realization of the End portal in Minecraft. Having said that, I just have to wish you a good read and, above all, have fun!
What is the End
In Minecraft there are some dimensions parallel to the world in which the player starts his first adventure. Among these, there is the End , which represents a challenge with a considerable difficulty to face.
In fact, when you cross the portal that connects the two realities with your avatar, which I will tell you about in the next chapter , you will be catapulted onto a small island suspended in space, with a huge dragon protecting the End.
You will therefore have to defeat the latter, in order to open a passage to access the ring of islands far from the one you are in, to start a new adventure that will lead you to the discovery of the City of the End .
This place could entice you a lot, as it is rich in treasures, including the Elitre , a set of wings that allows you to fly gliding. Using pyrotechnic rockets while gliding, it is possible to regain altitude, so the Elitre is an excellent way to fly in Minecraft .
How to build the End portal
Now that you are aware of what awaits you when you reach the End, it is time to talk to you about how to build a portal to enter this reality. Unfortunately, I must inform you that the End portal can only be built in Creative mode .
In case you started your adventure in Minecraft in Survival mode , you will only be able to use the portals that you find hidden in specific places, but this topic will be covered in a later chapter of the guide.
Alternatively, you can enable the use of the command console , in order to change the current Survival mode of the world of Minecraft to the Creative one and vice versa: I will talk about it in detail in the next chapter.
Change the world mode of Minecraft
As I told you in the previous chapter, if you want to build an End portal in Survival mode , you will have to switch to the Creative one .
To do this, you must first enable the command console . To do this, press the Esc key on the keyboard to access the game menu, select the items Open in LAN > Commands from the menu that opens and choose the Yes option . At this point, press the Start the world on LAN button and you’re done.
At this point, during the game, press the T key on the keyboard, to open the chat, and type the creative command / gamemode , followed by pressing the Enter key , so as to change the current mode of the world of Minecraft to Creative .
At this point, you can continue reading this guide of mine, in which I will indicate the necessary resources to start the construction of the End portal . When you have completed the project, you can return to Survival mode using the / gamemode survival command .
Collect the necessary materials
To start the construction of the End portal, you have to use 12 units of of the End Portal Frame . These are available in the avatar inventory in Creative mode , which you can easily find by typing the term frame in the Search tab .
In addition, you will need other basic materials to activate the portal: the Eyes of Ender . You will need 12 units , which you can always find in the avatar inventory in Creative mode .
Alternatively, if you want to venture out in search of this resource, you will need to find Ender Pearls and Blaze Powders . The Pearl of Ender is obtained by defeating a Enderman , but you can also find it as a treasure inside trunks that are in mansions in the forest or in the underground fortresses or mistaking it for emeralds by PNG editors that you find in the villages.
To get Blaze Powder instead, you’ll need to defeat the Blaze, creatures found in the Nether . By doing so, you will get the Blaze Rod convertible to dust in a workbench.
Create the portal for the End
Now that you have all the materials I mentioned in the previous chapter , it’s time to start building an End portal. First, level a 5 × 5 area of land . After that, man in a quick slot 12 units of of the End Portal Frame .
Arrived at this point, put your avatar in the center of the building area and place the first of these blocks on one of the four sides: you sell 3 units of the the End portal frame on all sides, taking care to leave the empty corners.
In addition, I suggested that you place the avatar in the center of the area as the blocks must face the center, an essential requirement for the portal to activate. Then position the blocks one by one by turning the camera until the frame is complete.
Open the End portal
Activating the End portal is a procedure that only takes a few moments. In fact, if you have 12 units of Eye of Ender with you, you must equip them in a quick slot from the inventory and, with these in hand, interact on the blocks of the End portal frame .
If you have done what I have indicated so far, you will have successfully activated the portal, which will show you a dark area inside the frame. You just have to blow up your avatar to cross it. Easy, isn’t it?
How to find an End portal
If you don’t want to build an End portal, but you want to try your hand at it, I warn you that this operation will require a lot of patience, as this is hidden inside the underground Fortresses .
These places, besides being dangerous, are difficult to find, because they are scattered all over the world of Minecraft, underground. However, there are methods to find them, which consist of using the Eye of Ender or the command console . But let’s go in order.
The Eye of Ender is an object connected to the End, as the Endermen come from this dimension. When you throw one in the air, this will change its trajectory in the direction of the nearest underground Fortress .
Through the repeated launch of this object or using a coordinate system, through third-party tools, it is possible to locate exactly the position of this place.
Alternatively, typing / locate Stronghold in the command console gives the exact coordinates of the nearest underground Fortress . At that point, you can teleport directly to the position found or reach it on foot.
If you want to know more about how to locate an underground Fortress , I recommend you read my guide on how to find the End portal .