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This article is about block. For the structure, see End gateway.

The end gateway is a block that forms a part of end gateways, which teleport the player between the main island and the outer islands in the End.



The command used to get an end gateway.

The end gateway block cannot be obtained as an item and can be placed in Java Edition only by using block placement commands such as /setblock or /fill.

In Bedrock Edition, it may be obtained as an item via inventory editing or add-ons. It cannot be placed by block placement commands in this edition, but it can be placed using structure blocks.


End gateway JE3 BE2

An End gateway

End gateway blocks form the functional part of end gateways. Each time the ender dragon is defeated, one end gateway spawns around the central island in the End, up to 20 times. Activating each of them spawns one additional gateway in the outer islands.

Natural generation[]

More naturally generated gateways that transport the player back to the obsidian platform can be found throughout the outer End islands.


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[Java Edition only].

  • ExitPortal tag holds a set of X/Y/Z coordinates to determine the general location the player can 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 still activates its beam effect when an entity enters.

In Bedrock Edition and Minecraft Education, when the gateway is placed and entered in the End, it teleports the user to coordinates 0, 0, 0, below the main island. In the Overworld or Nether, it acts as a solid block and cannot be entered. Gateways have a small chance to teleport the player directly into the void at y=0.


When generated (either naturally as part of an end gateway, or through /setblock[Java Edition only] ), the block emits a
beam of light vertically from its top and bottom, lasting for 200 game ticks (10 seconds) while fading in and out.

An end gateway block also emits a
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 also emits the
teleport beam every 3600 game ticks (3 minutes).

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 gateway block. 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 the beam of a beacon, this beam does not change color if the player puts stained glass over it.

It is not possible to disable either of the beams entirely. However, it is possible to edit the age of the block to a negative value, effectively delaying beam-emitting properties of the end gateway. You can change the age of the block by entering the command (for example) as follows: /setblock ~ ~ ~ minecraft:end_gateway{Age:-9223372036854775808L}. This will last for 14,993,257,186 years, effectively disabling the beam.

Piston interactivity[]

End gateway blocks cannot be interacted with pistons or sticky pistons.



Java Edition:

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
Block brokenBlocksOnce the block has brokenblock.stone.breaksubtitles.block.generic.break1.00.816
Block placedBlocksWhen the block is placedblock.stone.placesubtitles.block.generic.place1.00.816
Block breakingBlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenblock.stone.hitsubtitles.block.generic.hit0.250.516
None[sound 1]Entity-DependentFalling on the block with fall damageblock.stone.fallNone[sound 1]0.50.7516
FootstepsEntity-DependentWalking on the blockblock.stone.stepsubtitles.block.generic.footsteps0.151.016
  1. a b MC-177082

Bedrock Edition:

SoundSourceDescriptionResource locationVolumePitch
BlocksOnce the block has brokendig.stone1.00.8-1.0
BlocksWhen the block is placeddig.stone1.00.8-1.0
BlocksWhile the block is in the process of being brokenhit.stone0.27 [sound 1]0.5
PlayersFalling on the block with fall damagefall.stone0.41.0
PlayersWalking on the blockstep.stone0.31.0
PlayersJumping from the blockjump.stone0.121.0
PlayersFalling on the block without fall damageland.stone0.221.0
  1. MCPE-169612 — Many blocks make very slightly different sounds to stone


Java Edition:

SoundSubtitlesSourceDescriptionResource locationTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
ExplosionBlocksWhen an end gateway is spawned on the central End islandblock.end_gateway.spawnsubtitles.entity.generic.explosion1.00.5-0.916

Bedrock Edition: None

Data values[]

This section is missing information about block tags. 
Please expand the section to include this information. Further details may exist on the talk page.


Java Edition:

NameIdentifierFormBlock tagsTranslation key
End Gatewayend_gatewayBlockdragon_immune
Block entityend_gateway

Bedrock Edition:

NameIdentifierNumeric ID FormItem ID[i 1]Translation key
End Gatewayend_gateway209Block & Ungiveable Item[i 2]Identical[i 3]
  1. ID of block's direct item form, which is used in savegame files and addons.
  2. Unavailable with /give command
  3. The block's direct item form has the same id as the block.
NameSavegame ID
Block entityEndGateway

Block data[]

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

Java Edition:

  • Block entity data
    • Tags common to all block entities
    •  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.

Bedrock Edition:

See Bedrock Edition level format/Block entity format.


Java Edition
1.915w31aEnd Gateway JE1 Added the end gateway block, part of the end gateway.
15w33aEnd Gateway JE2 BE1 The texture of the end gateway block's starfield pattern has been changed, so that it does not change with respect to the viewer.
Added ExactTeleport NBT tag to end gateway blocks.
The beam of end gateway blocks have been changed to use a separate texture from the beacon beam.
1.1116w32aThe block entity ID has been changed from EndGateway to end_gateway.
16w39aThe entity-teleporting beam color of end gateway blocks has been changed from End Gateway yellow beam
to End Gateway purple beam
, matching the beam's color when the gateway is generated.[verify]
1.1317w47aPrior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 209.
pre3The particles of end gateway blocks have been changed to those of obsidian.
1.19.322w42aAdded the invalid_spawn_inside tag.
Pocket Edition
1.0.0alpha Gateway JE2 BE1 Added end gateways.
Legacy Console Edition
TU46CU36 1.38 Patch 151.0.1End Gateway JE2 BE1 Added end gateways.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
1.7.10End Gateway JE2 BE1 Added end gateways.

End gateway "item"[]

The following content is transcluded from Technical blocks/End Gateway.
Bedrock Edition
?End gateways exist as an item.
1.2.13It is possible to obtain end gateways as an item simply by replacing them with water using a bucket.[1]
?End gateways can no longer be obtained through replacement by water.


Bedrock Edition
?Info update (texture) BE1 The end gateway item uses this texture.[2]
?End Gateway (inventory) BE The end gateway item uses this texture.


Bedrock Edition
  • ? - ?: tile.end_gateway.name


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



  • In Bedrock Edition if one manages to place an end gateway at the center of the obsidian platform, it teleports the player before the platform regenerates. As a result, the platform appears in a different location than it should, like below the main island.