End gateway portal

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End Gateway Portal

The End

Consists of
Can generate

Yes, when an ender dragon is killed.

First appearances

See history

End gateway portals are generated in the End after defeating the ender dragon, and are used to gain quick access to the outer End islands.

Generation[edit | edit source]

An example of end gateway generation shown on a graph in X-Z coordinates. Blue dots represent the main island gateways, red dots represent the outer islands gateways. The lines display which gateways connect to each other.

A new end gateway portal generates near the edge of the main island each time the ender dragon is defeated. On the main island, a maximum of twenty portals can be generated for each world, arranged in a circular fashion around the island at Y-level 75, approximately 70 to 100 blocks away from the center (0,0). Killing the ender dragon after twenty portals are generated will not generate further portals.

An additional end gateway portal will generate in the outer End regions after activating one at the main island. These gateways generate at Y-level 66 to 69. If there are no blocks within a five-block radius from the gateway below these Y-coordinates however, then it generates above the usual level until there is a block below the structure within the radius. The exact X-Z position where the gateway generates in the outer islands is random, but it is always within ~1000 blocks from the center and relative to the X-Z coordinates of the first gateway portal and (0,0).

They also generate randomly among the outer islands. These teleport the player back to the location of the original obsidian platform at the central island, though it does not regenerate the platform.

Structure[edit | edit source]

The end gateway portal is composed of an end gateway block confined within a small formation made up of twelve bedrocks.

Behavior[edit | edit source]

A purple beam shoots out vertically from the top and bottom of the gateway portal when generated, which disappears after about 5 seconds. When an entity enters the gateway, it emits a purple beam momentarily.

Throwing an ender pearl directly into the end gateway block will teleport the player to the outer End islands. Any entity that moves into the end gateway block are also teleported. The bedrock arrangement prevents the player from directly doing so however. Entities riding on another entity (e.g. pigs and minecarts) are unable to be teleported until they dismount.

Once teleported, another end gateway portal generates near where the player landed in the outer end islands; this portal teleports the player back to the original gateway portal, providing a way to return to the main island.

11 × 11 horizontal teleportation range

The position that the player or entity lands after teleporting is based on an systematic algorithm; the gateway searches for a non-transparent block starting from the north-west corner at the topmost height (Y=255) within a 5 block radius around the gateway portal block. If there is a block at that position, then the entity is teleported on that block. If there is no block, then the next position along the Z-axis is searched (shown as the lapis lazuli block on right). This continues along each column in an 11 × 11 area at the same Y-level with the exception of blocks above, below, or directly adjacent (including diagonals) to the portal block. If there are no blocks, it moves one Y-level down and repeats the sequence from the north-west corner again. It will continue doing this until every height is checked, and if there are no non-transparent blocks within any of these points it will always teleport the entity exactly two blocks above the gateway portal block.

History[edit | edit source]

An early end gateway portal design shown during Minecon 2015.
Official release
1.9 July 05, 2015 End gateway portals were previewed during Minecon 2015.
At the time, they were structured in the shape of small cubes.
15w31a Added end gateway portals.
They now take on their modern bi-pyramidal shape.
15w33a Changed the texture and rendering of the end gateway block.
Changed the beam to use a separate texture from the beacon beam.
1.11 16w39a End gateway portals now generate randomly throughout the End outer islands, that return the player to the obsidian platform on the central island.
They now emit magenta beams (previously yellow) when teleporting entities.
Pocket Edition
1.0 build 1 Added end gateway portals.
Console Edition
TU46 CU36 1.38 Patch 15 Added end gateway portals.

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