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How to Craft a Beacon in Minecraft

How to Craft a Beacon in Minecraft
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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.


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Supported Platforms for Crafting Beacons


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)


Finding a Beacon in Creative Mode


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


Required Materials for Crafting a Beacon


To create a beacon, you'll need the following materials:


  • Nether Star x 1

  • Obsidian x 3

  • Glass x 5


Crafting a Beacon in Survival Mode


Follow these steps to craft a beacon in Minecraft Survival mode:


Step 1: Open the Crafting Menu

Open your crafting table to access the 3x3 crafting grid.


Step 2: Add Items to the 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.


Crafting a Beacon in Survival Mode
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Step 3: Obtain the Beacon

Once you've correctly placed the materials in the crafting grid, a beacon will appear in the output box on the right side.


Step 4: Move the Beacon to Your Inventory

Finally, take the crafted beacon from the output box and move it to your inventory.


Item ID and Name for Beacons


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


Give Commands for Beacons


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

FAQs

Q. What is a beacon in Minecraft?

A. A beacon is an item in Minecraft that provides various beneficial status effects to players, such as Haste, Regeneration, Resistance, Speed, or Strength.

Q. How can I obtain a beacon in Minecraft?

A. You can obtain a beacon by crafting it using a specific combination of materials, including a Nether Star, Obsidian, and Glass.

Q. Which versions of Minecraft support beacons?

A. Beacons are available in Java Edition (PC/Mac), Pocket Edition (PE), Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Nintendo Switch, Windows 10 Edition, and Education Edition.

Q. Can I find beacons in Creative mode?

A. Yes, beacons can be found in the Creative Inventory menu in Creative mode. The location may vary based on the Minecraft version you're playing.

Q. What materials do I need to craft a beacon?

A. To craft a beacon, you will need 1 Nether Star, 3 Obsidian, and 5 Glass.
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