An activated end portal will allow the player to enter the End immediately.
The player can create one by obtaining 12 eyes of ender and inserting them into 12 end portal frames, which are both found in the creative inventory. Making a portal out of end portal frames from the creative inventory will still function the same as a normally generated one.
The End consists of one large island surrounded at a distance by many smaller outer islands, all mainly comprised of end stone. There is a gap between the central island and the outer islands of about 1000 blocks with nothing, but the void.
- Beds will cause an explosion 25% stronger than TNT and cause fires when one attempts to use them, as they do in the Nether.
- Lava flows faster in the End as it does in the Nether, but only to a distance of 3 as in the Overworld.
- Water behaves the same as in the Overworld.
- Compasses are unable to find the original spawn point, as spawn points cannot be set within the End.
- Clocks are unable to determine the position of the sun and moon, as there is no day-night cycle in the End, therefore going haywire.
- Nether portals cannot be activated by the player in the End (although they can be placed through commands or external programs and editors).
- Fire burns indefinitely on bedrock, but will not naturally spread onto other blocks of bedrock, similarly to netherrack.
All players will begin their exploration of the End on the central island. They will appear at X=100, Y=49, Z=0, facing west (negative X) on top of a 5×5×1 obsidian platform with 3 blocks of air above it, generated either on or within the island, or at a relatively small distance from it.
Once one enters the End, the only way out is to defeat the ender dragon, or die. The dragon will spawn naturally and fly around above a number of obsidian pillars arranged in a circular fashion around 0,0. On top of each pillar lies an end crystal, some protected by cages of iron bars.
Once defeated, the dragon will explode, drop up to 70 levels worth of experience orbs, activate the exit portal and create a gateway portal. Atop the exit portal lies a dragon egg. After slaying the ender dragon, it can be respawned an unlimited number of times by placing four end crystals upon the exit portal. Every time you respawn and slay the dragon, another gateway portal will be generated, up to a maximum of 20; however, it will not drop another dragon egg.
When the player enters the exit portal, the "end poem" will be displayed afterwards, telling the player that they have basically "completed" the game. The player will then re-spawn in the Overworld and may return to the End through the same portal; the End will remain in the same state as the player left it. The obsidian platform is regenerated each time a player enters the End, meaning that any blocks or block entities placed in the 5x5x3 space above the platform will be destroyed and replaced with air blocks.
When the player enters one of the gateway portals that generate, they are instantly teleported over the 1000 block void to the outer End islands. These gateway portals can only be entered through the use of ender pearls, due to the one block tall gap between the bedrock blocks.
These outer islands generate infinitely, topped with a forest of chorus trees that may be harvested for its fruit. One may find end cities on these islands, which are inhabited by shulkers. End ships may generate alongside the cities, and hold highly valuable loot, including the elytra and the dragon head.
The End is home to only 3 naturally occurring mobs. Endermen will spawn naturally throughout the entire dimension. The dragon only spawns once naturally on the central island, but can be respawned by placing 4 end crystals on each side of the exit portal. Shulkers appear only on the outer islands, within end cities, and do not respawn once killed. Other mobs, excluding bosses, may be sent into the End through an End portal.
|I||Has a different ID as an inventory item.|
|D||Use the item's Damage field to define its durability.|
|S||Requires additional data from the saved game's Data array to fully define the block.|
|B||Requires additional data in the item's Damage field to fully define the inventory item.|
|N||Requires additional data in the item's NBT data to fully define the inventory item.|
|E||Requires a block entity to store additional data.|
|Red||Cannot be legitimately obtained. Only available using the
|Light Blue||Cannot be obtained as an item. (Can only be placed using block-placement commands such as
|Blue||Available in the Creative mode inventory by item list.|
|Purple||Available in Creative mode by block picking.|
|Teal||Can be obtained by trading with villagers or in the Creative mode inventory.|
|Green||Only available by having Enchanted tools or in the Creative mode inventory.|
|Lime Green||Only available by having Enchanted tools or via use of
Naturally generated includes blocks that are created through the world seed.
These blocks are created through a combination of events that lead these blocks to be placed by natural causes, not by the player.
|119||77||minecraft:end_portal||End Portal E|
These blocks are generated as part of end cities, but only when the "generated structures" option is on.
|54||36||minecraft:chest||Chest S E|
|82||52||minecraft:ender_chest||Ender Chest S E|
|95||5F||minecraft:stained_glass||Purple Stained Glass S B|
|117||75||minecraft:brewing_stand||Brewing Stand I S E|
|204||CC||minecraft:purpur_double_slab||Purpur Double Slab|
|206||CE||minecraft:end_bricks||End Stone Bricks|
The End is saved in the same way normal worlds are, in the
DIM1 subdirectory of the world save.
Deleting the DIM1 directory will reset the End, including all player-made changes.
|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|
|The End?||Enter the End Portal||Eye Spy||Enter the End dimension.||
|The End||Or the beginning?||—||Enter the End dimension.||
|Free the End||Good luck||The End||Kill the ender dragon.||
|The Next Generation||Hold the Dragon Egg||Free the End||Get a dragon egg in your inventory.||
|Remote Getaway||Escape the island||Free the End||Throw an ender pearl through or walk into an End gateway.||
|The End... Again...||Respawn the ender dragon.||Free the End||Summon an ender dragon using ender crystals.||
|You Need a Mint||Collect dragon's breath in a glass bottle.||Free the End||Get a bottle of dragon's breath in your inventory.||
|The City at the End of the Game||Go on in, what could happen?||Remote Getaway||Enter an End city.||
|Sky's the Limit||Find an Elytra||The City at the End of the Game||Get a pair of elytra in your inventory.||
|Great View From Up Here||Levitate up 50 blocks from the attacks of a Shulker||The City at the End of the Game||Have the Levitation effect applied, and move a vertical distance of 50 blocks.||
|June 14, 2009||Notch believed that Survival mode should have some sort of goal, which he had not yet formulated: "While it could be fun to just see how long you can survive in survival mode, I believe there might be a need for some kind of goal. Make the most money in a month? Kill a big evil mob in the shortest time? I don’t know yet."|
|0.31||January 6, 2010||map type called "Floating." It generated floating islands full of terrain based on the selected map theme. Falling from these islands meant death, as the "surface" was covered in bedrock. Map types were later removed in Infdev.|
|May 19, 2011||Sky Dimension. It had Overworld blocks and mobs, as well as a sky similar to that of the Overworld.|
|July 30, 2011||Notch first mentioned the End with his comment regarding the theoretical name-change of the endermen - some players petitioned Mojang to have the mob renamed "Far Landers", a reference to the Far Lands. He joked that instead of renaming the mobs Far Landers, he was more likely to change the name of the Far Lands to "the End".|
|October 6, 2011||Reddit user "cptqwashi" posted the idea that the new dimension would be called "the Ender", and would be home to the endermen and ender dragons. Notch soon gave more information and said that cptqwashi was "100% correct." However, it was later revealed that it was just called "the End" and that there would be only one ender dragon there.|
|October 7, 2011||Notch tweeted the first image of the End and the ender dragon flying overhead.|
|October 10, 2011||Notch released a video showing a small clip of the End that also shows the ender dragon fly into the top of the frame. "Brightened version here" – via YouTube.|
|October 12, 2011||The original concept of the Sky Dimension was officially rebranded as "the End."|
|Several years later, Jeb explained the reason behind the shift from the Sky Dimension to The End: "[The Sky Dimension] didn't work so well because of how light is calculated [...] The Sky Dimension originally had this top down light that the Overworld has, so you get like shadows in caves and such. But performance wise, it didn't work - it was extremely slow. So we removed the sun – now everything is evenly lit unless you’ve got a torch."|
|1.0.0||Beta 1.9 Prerelease 4||Added the End. The End portal now functions to access it.|
|An ender dragon spawned near a portal that it would destroy, but end portal blocks would continue to function even if the frame was destroyed. The ability to create end portal frame blocks in Creative Singleplayer mode was also removed.|
|1.3.1||12w23a||Added end portal frames to the creative inventory.|
|12w25a||The End's sky is now a dark shade of purple static instead of the multicolor noise it originally was.|
|2013 Music Update||Ambient music track added for the End.|
|1.8||14w17a||The End's biome name is now "The End" instead of "Sky".|
|1.9||15w31a||A set amount of differently-sized pillars are arranged in a circular fashion. The tallest pillars have iron bars around the end crystals.|
|The exit portal is pre-generated, but without the dragon egg and portal blocks|
|Added infinitely generating outer islands, separated from the central island by a gulf of about 1000 blocks.|
|Added End cities and End ships that generate in the outer islands.|
|15w32c||The beacons in End ships have been replaced with pumpkins.|
|15w33c||Replaced pumpkin in End ships with a hopper containing a book written by Searge in it.|
|15w41a||Replaced the hopper and book with a pair of elytra in an item frame.|
|16w07b||Removed the cages that were protecting the crystals during the dragon fight.|
|pre1||Re-added cages, which now protect the crystals of some of the shorter obsidian pillars.|
|1.11||16w39a||Maps will now work in the end.|
|Added return portals, which can be found randomly throughout the islands.|
|1.13||18w06a||The outer islands of the End biome are now divided up into four separate biomes: The End - Floating Islands, The End - Medium island, The End - High island, and The End - Barren island.|
|18w07a||Phantoms now spawn in the End.|
|18w09a||Phantoms will no longer spawn in the End.|
|1.0||alpha 0.17.0.1||Added the End.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU9||CU1||1.00||Patch 1||Added the End. Obsidian pillars are generated in a spiral circling. The bedrock shell of the Exit portal generates when you enter the End, but is only activated when the ender dragon is killed.|
|TU14||1.04||The End's sky is now a dark shade of purple static instead of the multicolor noise it originally was.|
|TU46||CU36||1.38||Patch 15||The exit portal is pre-generated, but without the dragon egg and portal blocks|
|Added infinitely generating outer islands, separated from the central island by a gulf of about 1000 blocks.|
|Added end cities and end ships that generate in the outer islands.|
The first released screenshot of the End, with an ender dragon visible.
What happens when you attempt to use a bed in the End.
An end crystal.
The exit portal.
Chorus trees and endermen on an outer End island.
An end ship drifts into the infinite void.
A big end city with a ship.
A map in the end.
The edge of an island, with a chorus tree growing on it.
Obsidian pillars, chorus plants and an end city generated within close proximity in the Far Lands.