Minecraft is a game that offers a wide range of mechanisms and items to enhance your gameplay. One such item is the beacon, which grants you powerful status effects like Haste, Regeneration, Resistance, Speed, or Strength. In this tutorial, we will explore how to craft a beacon in Minecraft, providing you with step-by-step instructions and helpful screenshots.
Before diving into the crafting process, let's take a look at the platforms where you can find beacons in Minecraft:
Java Edition (PC/Mac) - Yes (Version 1.4.2)
Pocket Edition (PE) - Yes (Version 0.16.0)
Xbox 360 - Yes (TU19)
Xbox One - Yes (CU7)
PS3 - Yes (Version 1.12)
PS4 - Yes (Version 1.12)
Wii U - Yes
Nintendo Switch - Yes
Windows 10 Edition - Yes (Version 0.16.0)
Education Edition - Yes (Version 1.0)
If you're playing in Creative mode and don't want to craft a beacon from scratch, here's where you can locate it in the Creative Inventory menu based on your platform:
Java Edition (PC/Mac) - Versions 1.8-1.19: Miscellaneous | Versions 1.19.3-1.19.4: Functional Blocks
To create a beacon, you'll need the following materials:
Nether Star x 1
Obsidian x 3
Glass x 5
Follow these steps to craft a beacon in Minecraft Survival mode:
Open your crafting table to access the 3x3 crafting grid.
In the crafting menu, you'll see the 3x3 grid. Place 5 glass, 1 nether star, and 3 obsidian in specific positions within the grid, as shown in the image below.
Once you've correctly placed the materials in the crafting grid, a beacon will appear in the output box on the right side.
Finally, take the crafted beacon from the output box and move it to your inventory.
In Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac), a beacon is identified by the following Name, ID, and DataValue:
Item Name: Beacon
Minecraft ID Name: minecraft:beacon
Data Value: 0 (Versions 1.8-1.12) | No specific Data Value (Versions 1.13-1.19.4)
Stack Size: 64
Platform: Java Edition (PC/Mac)
Version(s): 1.8-1.12 (Data Value: 0) | 1.13-1.19.4
If you prefer using commands, here's the /give command to obtain a beacon in Minecraft Java Edition (PC/Mac):
Versions 1.13-1.19.4: /give @p beacon 1
Versions 1.8-1.12: /give @p beacon 1 0