Beacons are a placeable block in Minecraft that buffs players with status effects such as speed, haste, and strength. However, these status effects only work within a certain range, which varies depending on how many resource blocks you have below them. We have explained below how these ranges work.
What is the range of a beacon in Minecraft?
The most important thing to know is that to give the beacon an area of effect, you need to place matching resource blocks underneath in the shape of a pyramid, with the beacon placed above the center block. The first level of blocks will give the beacon the minimum range of 20 blocks. Each additional full level will increase the range by 10 blocks, with a maximum range of 50 blocks.
In the image above you will see the size you need to build the pyramid to get the respective ranges for each level. Note: Each level must be completely completed. The Beacon will not work if you only build the other rim of each level. Also, you must use the same resource for all blocks. The reason is that when you interact with the tag, you need to insert a sample of the resource you want to use.
The blocks you can use are listed below:
- Emerald Blocks
- Diamond Blocks
- Gold blocks
- blocks to do
- Blocks of Netherrite
Once you’ve filled the entire pyramid, your beacon will have its maximum range of 50 blocks. Once you leave this range, you will have 17 seconds until the designated status effect ends for your character.
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