Any Overworld biome
| Can generate
In Survival, the player must venture to a stronghold to activate a pre-existing end portal. However, in Creative, the player can build an end portal. The player needs 12 eyes of ender, and should construct a ring of portal frame blocks that encloses a 3×3 square, and use the eyes of ender to activate them.
Upon placing an eye of ender in every end portal frame block of a specific portal, the portal activates, creating 9 end portal blocks inside the frame, and allowing the player to access the End. If the frame is destroyed, the portal blocks will still operate. In Creative mode, the player can create their own portal but it will only activate if all of the end portal frames were placed with the front facing inward, i.e. placed with the player standing inside the ring and directly in front of the frame they are placing. The eyes can not be removed from the portal blocks.
|Incomplete portal||Complete portal|
End portals are found within the portal room of a stronghold, hanging horizontally over a pool of lava, with a staircase leading up to the portal. A silverfish spawner sits in the staircase. Each individual frame block has a 10% chance of containing an eye of ender. This means that there is a one in a trillion chance that all 12 end portal frames will contain an eye of ender, and the portal will be activated upon initial generation.
Stepping into an activated end portal immediately opens up a loading screen, and transports the player to the End - this leaves no time to back out, unlike the nether portal while in Survival mode. Upon entering the End, a 5×5 horizontal platform of obsidian is generated centered at block coordinates (100, 48, 0), and the player is placed on top of it (100, 49, 0, towards west).
Entering an end portal does not reset falling velocity. If you have fallen far enough to kill yourself before hitting the portal, you will be transported to the End and die on arrival.
The black portal blocks emit a light level of 15, which is as powerful as glowstone and is the brightest light level there is. It only takes one block of portal to teleport to the End. Through the use of the
/fill commands, you can place these portal blocks anywhere, and they will still function as if they were a complete portal.
Activating the end portal will destroy any blocks located in the center 3 × 3 square, where the resulting end portal blocks will be. They will even destroy bedrock or another end portal frame. It will destroy fluids, though if the source block is not also removed, then it will immediately flow back through. If an exit portal is generated on a spawner, the fire particles will still remain. The destruction of the blocks does not make any sound, and applicable blocks do not drop as resources (exceptions being the top part of a door or the extended part of a vertical piston, which both destroy the whole object and drop them as resources), and events sometimes triggered by block destruction will fail to occur: TNT will simply disappear without detonating, and monster eggs will fail to spawn a silverfish. However, containers will all drop their contents. Mobs (except the wither and ender dragon) will enter the portal similar to the player. If the player rides a minecart into an active end portal, the player will only enter the End when they have exited the minecart.
|Icon||Achievement||In-game description||Actual requirements (if different)||Availability||Xbox points earned||Trophy type (PS)|
||The End?||Locate the End||Enter an end portal.||Yes||PSVita||Yes||Wii U, Switch||20G||Bronze|
||The End.||Defeat the Ender Dragon||Enter the end exit portal.||Yes||PS4||Yes||Wii U, Switch||40G||Bronze|
||The End... Again...||Respawn the ender dragon||Yes||Yes||Yes||Wii U, Switch||30G||Silver|
|Icon||Advancement||In-game description||Parent||Actual requirements (if different)||Internal ID|
|Eye Spy||Follow an Ender Eye||We Need to Go Deeper||Enter a stronghold.|
|The End?||Enter the End Portal||Eye Spy||Enter the End dimension.|
|The End||Or the beginning?||—||Enter the End dimension.|
|The End... Again...||Respawn the ender dragon.||Free the End||Summon an ender dragon using ender crystals.|
|1.0.0||Beta 1.9 Prerelease 3||The end portal is introduced, but is nonfunctional.|
|The end portal can currently be broken using TNT.|
|Beta 1.9 Prerelease 4||The end portal is now functional.|
|The end portal frame now has a different texture and can no longer be broken at all.|
|1.3.1||12w23a||The end portal frame is available in the Creative inventory or with the pick block option, with the tooltip End Portal.|
|1.4.2||12w36a||All entities will travel through portals. This may cause silverfish to fall into the portal to enter the End.|
|1.8||14w25a||The starry black end portal block (ID 119) was removed from the |
|1.9||15w49a||The wither and ender dragon no longer travel through portals.|
|1.10||16w21a||No longer needs to be empty to activate; any blocks inside the ring will be replaced.|
|1.12||17w17a||Added new sounds when placing eye of enders to the portal frames and when activating the portal.|
|1.0||build 1||Added the end portal and exit portal.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU9||CU1||1.0||Patch 1||Added the end portal and exit portal.|
- You can see through the bottom of an activated end portal because the portal block is not visible from the bottom.
- If you drop a gravity following block into the portal it will cause the end portal area to clear, and will be placed on the end side, however it will also be destroyed when other gravity blocks or the player go through the portal.