Have you ever wondered how to link Portals and build a Nether Hub in Minecraft? Let’s take a look and find out!
There are three main dimensions in Minecraft; the Overworld, the Nether, and The End. However, if you want to access any other world apart from the Overworld, you will need to use a portal to teleport there. Once you get the hang of using portals, you’ll want to link them so that you have multiple spread across various dimensions to make traveling easier. That is why this guide will show you how to link portals and build a Nether hub in Minecraft.
How to Link Portals in Minecraft
If you are looking to link your portals, here are the steps you need to follow:
- Note down your Overworld’s portal exact coordinates.
- Divide the coordinates (X and Z) of your Nether portal by eight (since the Nether and Overworld have a difference of eight blocks).
- Round the number to get a whole coordinate.
- Go into the Nether and travel to those coordinates.
- Create a new portal on those exact coordinates and your portals will be linked.
If these steps sound complicated to you – that’s because they are. However, worry not because we will explain all of these steps in detail in the next section so that you can successfully link your portals and make it easier to travel to the Nether and back to the Overworld.
Linking the Nether and Overworld Portals
When you make a portal to the Nether, you will be teleported to a random coordinate. This is fine for your early visits. However, as you progress in the game, you will find points of interest in the Nether that you do not want to miss out on or don’t want to always walk back to since they can be far from your current portal.
To avoid this issue, you must first note the exact coordinates of your Overworld portal and divide the coordinates of the Nether by eight. Once you have that, round the number if you are getting an answer in the decimals (since coordinates in decimals won’t work). After you have a whole number, go to that coordinate in the Nether and make the portal there as well. Keep in mind that I cannot stress how significant it is to create the portal on those exact coordinates.
Once you have a portal there, you have successfully linked your Overworld and Nether portal. However, this method was to link the portal using the Overworld’s coordinates. What if you want to do so using the Nether’s coordinates? Worry not because we’ve got an answer for that as well.
For the Nether, you need to multiply the coordinates (X and Z) by eight instead of dividing them. This method is useful if you want to create a portal in the Nether near a point of interest and link it to your Overworld’s portal.
Continue linking portals at various locations and eventually, you’ll have what’s known as the Nether Hub.
Benefits of Linking Portals
Now that you know how to link the portals, I think it is important to know the benefits of going through all that as well. The major benefit is that you will have a separate portal for each important location so that you don’t have to always walk back to that location. Doing so also saves you a lot of time which you can spend on either mining or raiding the Bastion Remnants in the Nether once you defeat the Ender Dragon.
This method is extremely helpful and effective when playing survival – especially on multiplayer servers. You’ll notice that all major servers have the Nether Hub in place because it is useful.
Plus, you can even use the Name Tags to write where the portal leads on top of each portal. This will help you stay organized and have an easier time traversing the Nether.
How to Make a Portal in Minecraft?
In case you are a new player of Minecraft and do not know how to create a portal, we’ve got you covered. This is an extremely easy thing to do and you can do it in no time. The first thing you need to do is to get 12 obsidian blocks. To get obsidian, you need to find a lava block and use a water bucket on it. This will convert the lava into an obsidian block.
However, you can only mine it using the diamond or netherite pickaxe, so keep that in mind. Once you have gathered 12 obsidian blocks, make a portal by placing three obsidian blocks on the top and bottom. Then use three on the sides (the side blocks will total to 5 if you include the top or bottom in it as well). Follow the image above to make it easier to understand.
Once you have set the blocks in place, use flint to activate the portal. If done correctly, you will see a purplish glow come from the center of the portal like the image above.
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