A Nether Portal can be activated in the Nether by a Ghast shooting a Fire Charge. The Player cannot use a Nether Portal … To make a nether portal, the player will need 10 obsidian blocks to build a 5 by 4 block portal frame (the corners do not have to be obsidian) and flint and steel to ignite the portal. Although it's quite expensive, a fire charge can also be used as a one-use portal lighter. The Nether Update brings the heat to an already fiery dimension with new biomes, mobs, and blocks. Get to know The dark side of Minecraft. And 1024 blocks Overworld will only move you about 128 blocks in the Nether, so much easier to mine your way through the roof. Before the Nether was added to Minecraft, there was a manufactured structure called the Nether Reactor which generated a "spire" of Netherrack with Nether-related items inside. No, the data pack unfortunately cannot support portals … a) whether non-rectangular nether portals are allowed b) whether crying obsidian is allowed in nether portal frames, or c) the minimum and maximum nether portal size. FAQ: In vanilla, the max portal frame size is 23x23 (and the min is 4x5). Beyond the Overworld awaits an ancient realm, unexplored by most players—until now. Unless you've broken the Netherside portal, and died to get home, you'd need to build an Overworld portal more than 1024 blocks away from the first to get it to generate a new portal in the Nether.