My son was in creative mode and went through a Nether Portal to see what it was like and when he went back through the Portal he is in a totally different world (not his own) - is there a way to get back (I don't play this game and have no clue!)

He is frustrated so any help would be appreciated. Many thanks

  • Did he make a new portal in the Nether, or did he go back through the same one? If he made a new portal, it's possible that he is far enough from his base that he doesn't recognize anything - moving 1 block in the Nether transports you 8 blocks in the Overworld
    – Johonn
    May 23, 2014 at 17:57
  • He says he went through the exact same portal?
    – Nicky
    May 23, 2014 at 18:01
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    The chances that he's in a totally different world are slim to nil. It is entirely possible that he came out of a new overworld portal and is in a different area of his world, though. The easiest way to get to his starting area is to respawn.
    – MBraedley
    May 23, 2014 at 18:23
  • Thanks - he is in Peaceful Creative Mode so he does't know how to do that as he can't be killed? I followed the link but it didn't help me much (since I know very little about this game - sorry!)
    – Nicky
    May 23, 2014 at 18:35
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    Depending on how close you built to the spawn point, you could equip a compass to point you home. May 23, 2014 at 19:01

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An overworld just disappearing like that is highly unlikely. If I had to guess, your son created a new portal after exploring the nether, which put him in a completely different part of the same overworld. To get back to spawn, you could try a few things (which are especially easy in creative mode):

  • Type /kill in the console: You'll die, and respawn where you were when entering the world.
  • Type /tp [playername] 0 70 0: This will teleport you to the center of the world, a little above ground level.
  • Use a compass: If commands aren't at your disposal, you can always just grab a compass and follow it back to spawn.

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