End Gateway (block)

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End Gateway
End Gateway.png



Yes (15)

Blast resistance






Catches fire from lava



Nothing, Itself in Bedrock Edition

Block Entity ID


Data value

dec: 209 hex: D1 bin: 11010001



The end gateway is a block that appears as part of end gateways 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.‌[Java and Legacy Console editions only] It can only 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 gateways.

In the Bedrock Edition, it may be obtained as an item via inventory editing. There is also a glitch where the end gateway block is destroyed by the Wither and drops as an item. It cannot be placed by block placement commands in this edition.‌[Bedrock Edition only]

If somehow obtained and renamed, when the player places it down, the game immediately crashes.‌[Bedrock Edition only]

The command/setblock for an end gateway.


End gateway blocks in their original form can be used to teleport to the outer islands of the end. There is a small chance for the block to teleport players away from islands and into the void. 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. This is used to determine when the beam is rendered.
  • 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 as part of an end gateway, or through /setblock), the block will shoot a
 magenta beam of light vertically from its top and bottom which lasts for 200 game ticks (10 seconds) and fades in and out.

An end gateway block will also shoot a
 purple beam of light vertically from the top and bottom when an entity enters it. During the 40 game ticks (2 seconds) this beam is visible, no additional entities can be teleported.

It will also fire the
 purple teleport beam every 2400 game ticks (2 minutes) without an entity being teleported.[1]

The creation beam extends from around Y=0 through the block up to Y=256; the teleport beam goes 50 blocks above and below the beam. 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 the player put stained glass over it.

Data values[edit]

An end gateway block has a block entity associated with it that holds additional data about the block.

  • Block entity data
    • Tags common to all block entities see Template:Nbt inherit/blockentity/template
    •  Age: Age of the portal, in ticks. This is used to determine when the beam is rendered.
    •  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.


Java Edition
1.915w31aEnd Gateway Revision 1.png Added the end gateway block, part of the end gateway.
15w33aEnd 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.
1.1116w32aThe block entity ID is changed from EndGateway to end_gateway.
16w39aThe entity-teleporting beam color was changed from
 yellow to
 purple, matching the beam's color when the gateway is generated.
1.1317w47aPrior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 209.
?Changed particles to those of obsidian.
Pocket Edition
1.0.0alpha end gateway.
Legacy Console Edition
TU46CU361.38Patch 15Added end gateway.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
1.7.10Added end gateway.


Issues relating to "End Gateway" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.



  • The end gateway is the only 'portal' block that is a full cube.
  • The end gateway has an item texture in Bedrock Edition.