End Gateway (block)

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End Gateway
End Gateway.png

Non-Solid Block (Solid in Bedrock Edition if placed via world editing or add-ons)






Yes, 15

Blast resistance












First appearances

See history



Block entity id


Data value

dec: 209 hex: D1 bin: 11010001



The end gateway is a block that appears as part of end gateway portals which teleport the player between the main island and the other islands in the End.


The end gateway block cannot be obtained as an item. It could be placed by using block placement commands such as /setblock or /fill, and not ones such as /give that drop the item directly. They generate naturally as part of end gateway portals.


End gateway blocks in their original form can be used to teleport to the outer islands of the end. End gateway blocks can be used as a custom teleporter using NBT tags.

  • ExitPortal tag will hold a set of X/Y/Z coordinates to determine the general location the player will be "safely" teleported to when entering.
  • Setting ExactTeleport to 1 teleports entities to the specified coordinates exactly instead of at a safer location around those coordinates.
  • Age determines how long the gateway has existed. When lower than 200, the block will emit a purple beam.
  • Example: /setblock ~ ~-1 ~1 minecraft:end_gateway{Age:180,ExactTeleport:1,ExitPortal:{X:1,Y:2,Z:3}} replace

When created in a dimension other than the End without ExitPortal NBT data, it does not teleport entities but will still activate its beam effect when an entity enters.

A piston cannot push an End gateway block.


When generated, either naturally or through /setblock, the block will shoot a magenta beam of light vertically from its top and bottom. An end gateway block will shoot a magenta beam of light vertically from the top and bottom when an entity enters it.

The beam extends from Y=0 through the block up to Y=255. The beam is visible from roughly the same distance as a single ordinary stack of blocks. If a render distance of 16 chunks is set, the beam of light is visible from up to 255 blocks away. Unlike a beacon's beam, this beam won't change color when you put stained glass over it.

Data values[edit]

See also: Block entity format

An end gateway block has a block entity associated with it that holds additional data about the block. The block's block entity ID is end_gateway.

  • Block entity data
    • Tags common to all block entities see Template:Nbt inherit/blockentity/template

    •  Age: Age of the portal, in ticks. When lower than 200, it will emit a purple beam.

    •  ExactTeleport: 1 or 0 (true/false) - Teleports entities directly to the ExitPortal coordinates instead of near them.

    •  ExitPortal: Location entities are teleported to when entering the portal.

      •  X: X coordinate of target location.

      •  Y: Y coordinate of target location.

      •  Z: Z coordinate of target location.


Official release
1.9 15w31a End Gateway Revision 1.png Added the end gateway block, part of the end gateway portal.
15w33a End Gateway.png Changed the block's starfield pattern so that it does not change with respect to the viewer.
Added ExactTeleport NBT tag.
Changed the beam to use a separate texture from the beacon beam.
1.11 16w32a The block entity ID is changed from EndGateway to end_gateway.
16w39a The entity-teleporting beam color was changed from yellow to magenta, matching the beam's color when the portal is generated.
1.13 17w47a Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 209.
Pocket Edition
1.0 build 1 Added end gateway.
Legacy Console Edition
TU46 CU36 1.38 Patch 15 Added end gateway.


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