How to link Nether Portals in Minecraft

How to update Minecraft to 1.16 The Nether Update

The Nether is a realm of chaos and fire, but it’s also super fun for players to explore. The Nether Portals in Minecraft are the way in, and you need to be careful when using them. When you want to travel from the overworld to the nether, you need to use a pair of portals. Just stand inside the portal on one side, and you will spawn in the other dimension after a short wait.

If you haven’t built a portal on the other end—or if the portal is destroyed or disabled—you will spawn in a new portal that should spawn nearby. When you want to do that traveling bit, you can kind of predict where you’re going to land in the next dimension. Moving one block in the Nether equates to eight blocks in the Overworld, so you can do that math on where you will land on the other side. Here’s how you can link Nether Portals in Minecraft and figure out where you are. And sometimes, you might get lost and want to get back into one dimension at a very specific point. Here’s how to sync these portals.

How to link Nether Portals in Minecraft

Press F3 to open the technical menu and read your coordinates, look at the X, Y, and Z coordinates of your portal in the Overworld. Take the two X and Z values and divide them by 8. That will determine the coordinates that the portal will spawn at on the other side. The game will automatically compensate for any existing portals, and sometimes they will overlap.

You can often run into weirdness where the game spawns a portal right by another already on portal. This can also happen if the portal is turned off. If a Creeper blows up or a Ghast shoots a portal, it will turn it off. So keep an eye on that and try to keep your portals lit. You can relight portals with a flint and steel.

You can go through the portal on the Nether side if you’re precise, and land right where you want to.  If you build a Nether portal in the Nether, it can trigger a signal that conflicts with portals within a certain range. If you turn off any portals within the Nether within 128 blocks of your desired portal, it can force the game to put you into the right place in the Overworld.

Whatever method you choose, you can eventually find a way to the portal you want in the place you want it.

The products below are affiliate links, we get a commission for any purchases made. If you want to help support ISKMogul at no additional cost, we really appreciate it.
10867 posts

About author
ISKMogul is a growing video game publication that got its start covering EVE Online, and has since expanded to cover a large number of topics and niches within the purview of gaming.