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Respawn Anchor in Minecraft

The respawn anchor, also known as “The bed in the Nether” is a craftable block that is used to set spawn points in the Nether. It was added to Minecraft in v1.16 alongside the ‘Nether Update’. This block allows players to set their respawn point in the Nether.


A respawn anchor (via screenshot)


How to get a respawn anchor?


The respawn anchor is a craftable item that doesn't generate naturally in the game. You can craft one with the help of 6 units of crying obsidian and 3 units of glowstone, all of which can be found in the Nether. Respawn anchors can be picked up with any pickaxe at or above diamond tier.


Crafting a respawn anchor (via screenshot)


What is the use of a respawn anchor?


The respawn anchor is used to respawn in the Nether, even if the player leaves the Nether. Once the block is charged, it can be used to set the player's respawn location. When crafted, a respawn anchor has no charge and can't be used until charged. When a glowstone block is used with it, a charge is added, the texture of the block changes, and it starts emitting a light level of 3. Up to four glowstone blocks can be used to charge the anchor.


Upon death, the player respawns next to the anchor, and its charge is decremented. If a player's respawn anchor is destroyed and its charges have been exhausted, or if the area around it is made unsuitable for respawning, you will not be able to spawn at the respawn anchor and the game will spawn you at the world spawn point instead.


A player respawning next to a respawn anchor (via screenshot)


Conclusion


Respawn anchors are blocks that can only be obtained through crafting. They allow players to spawn into the Nether, making Nether exploration a little more seamless. They can be used a handful of times before needing to be charged up with the use of glowstone blocks.


FAQs


Q. What is the max charge of a respawn anchor?

A. The respawn anchor can hold up to four charges at a time.


Q. Do respawn anchors generate naturally?

A. No, respawn anchors do not generate naturally in the game, they can only be crafted.


Q. How to charge up a respawn anchor?

A. Players can use glowstone blocks to charge up the respawn anchor.


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