Fence Gates are crucial for setting a functional perimeter around your base in Minecraft. You cannot jump over fences, so these gates serve both to keep out enemies as well as allowing you and your farm animals to enter. Be careful not to let any of your animals escape!
Fences Gates seamlessly connect to adjacent Fences so you can use this feature for decoration or functionality. Mobs such as Creepers and Zombies cannot jump over Fences, allowing the user to create safe zones with access points only available to players.
The Fence Gate serves a similar function to a Door. Right click to open both Fence Gates and Doors. Unlike Doors, fences can only be crafted from wood. As is the case with all wooden blocks, this block can be broken faster with an Axe. However, the block won’t be destroyed unless it is set on fire.
To craft each Fence Gate in Minecraft, you will need the following:
Sticks are crafted from any type of Wooden Plank, so get to chopping down trees! Thankfully, no tools are required for obtaining Wood. The color of the Wooden Planks determines the color of Fence Gate, so make sure to choose your materials purposefully.
To craft a Fence Gate, place 2 of one type of wooden plank in the center and center-bottom column of the crafting grid. On both sides of the wooden planks, place four sticks so that only the top row of the crafting grid is blank.
Follow these steps in order to craft a Fence Gate:
Your Fence Gate is now ready to be used!
Much like a Door, Fence Gates can be placed on the ground and it acts as an access point for the player. When placed next to other blocks, the Fence Gate secures a perimeter while also allowing the gate to be toggled on and off at will. However, it won’t block skeleton arrows like a door.
To change the color of the Fence Gate, change the color of the Wooden Planks used during crafting. All available colors of Fence Gate are shown at the bottom of this section.
Fence Gate in its opened state
Fence Gate in its closed state
Oak, Spruce, Birch, Jungle, Acacia, Dark Oak, Nether Brick, and Warped Fence Gates.
Q. Can Fence Gates be automated like Doors?
Yes! Fence Gates can be combined with Redstone technology in order to automate the opening and closing of the Fence Gate. Using a power source and some kind of switch, you can accomplish this task.
Q. How do you quickly break the Fence Gates?
One tip for decorating your base is to have an Axe on hand, as breaking and placing a Fence Gate by hand can quickly become tedious. Fence Gates won’t be destroyed unless they are exploded or set aflame.
Fence Gates are an essential tool for farmers of Cows and other fauna as they allow you easy access to highly secure areas that you need to keep mobs out of. While these pieces spawn naturally in villages, creating them is as easy as acquiring enough wooden materials. Crafting a single Fence Gate makes wrangling wildlife much simpler, as you can control the entry and exit of any fauna you want to feed and mate inside your Fence.