How to make a nether portal

How to make a nether portal

How to make a Nether Portal in Minecraft

This Minecraft tutorial explains how to make a nether portal with screenshots and step-by-step instructions.

In Minecraft, you can build a nether portal that acts as a doorway between the Overworld and the Nether.

nether biome

You can then use this nether portal to easily move between the Overworld and the Nether, whenever you like.

TIP: Although there are a few different ways to design a nether portal, all nether portals work the same way.

This is the nether portal design that we will build in this tutorial:

how to make a nether portal

Required Materials to make a Nether Portal

In Minecraft, these are the materials you can use to craft a nether portal:

TIP: You can use either Flint and Steel or a Fire Charge to activate the Nether Portal. You don’t need both!

Steps to make a Nether Portal

1. Build the Obsidian Frame

In Minecraft, you need 14 obsidian to build the frame of the nether portal. The base of the nether portal should be 4 obsidian wide, and the sides of the nether portal should be 5 obsidian high. This design will use 14 blocks of obsidian.

The game control to place each block of obsidian depends on the version of Minecraft:

  • For Java Edition (PC/Mac), right click on the block.
  • For Pocket Edition (PE), you tap on the block.
  • For Xbox 360 and Xbox One, press the LT button on the Xbox controller.
  • For PS3 and PS4, press the L2 button on the PS controller.
  • For Wii U, press the ZL button on the gamepad.
  • For Nintendo Switch, press the ZL button on the controller.
  • For Windows 10 Edition, right click on the block.
  • For Education Edition, right click on the block.

TIP: Build a small structure to stand on when placing the obsidian for the top of the nether portal.

how to make a nether portal

2. Activate the Nether Portal

Next, you need to activate the Nether Portal. You can use either flint and steel or a fire charge to activate the portal. In this tutorial, we will use flint and steel. So, select the flint and steel in your hotbar.

Position your pointer (the plus sign) on a bottom block of obsidian and then use the flint and steel. The game control to use the flint and steel depends on the version of Minecraft:

  • For Java Edition (PC/Mac), right click on the block.
  • For Pocket Edition (PE), you tap on the block.
  • For Xbox 360 and Xbox One, press the LT button on the Xbox controller.
  • For PS3 and PS4, press the L2 button on the PS controller.
  • For Wii U, press the ZL button on the gamepad.
  • For Nintendo Switch, press the ZL button on the controller.
  • For Windows 10 Edition, right click on the block.
  • For Education Edition, right click on the block.

how to make a nether portal

Once you have use the flint and steel in the portal frame, the center of the portal should glow and turn purple. This means that the nether portal is active and you can transport to the nether.

how to make a nether portal

3. Walk through the Nether Portal

To use the nether portal, just jump/walk through the purple area of the nether portal. You will be transported to the nether.

how to make a nether portal

Once you are in the nether, there will be another portal to return you to your Minecraft world. Have fun exploring the nether!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *