End Gateway (Block)

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For the gateway portal, see End Gateway.
End Gateway (block)
First Appearance 1.9 The Combat Update
Type of Block Technical
Location The End

The End Gateway block 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 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 gateways. They also can be picked up as an item but they are more rarer than Enchanted Golden Apple.

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]


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. 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.

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.


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