I've been playing Minecraft for a little over a year now and I finally got a portal to the Nether. I've been in the Nether for a while, but now I'm lost and trying to find my way back before I starve, so I've pretty much used up my resources.

So my question is: if I break my portal (in the overworld) and then fix and relight it, will the corresponding portal in the Nether spawn in the same spot, or somewhere else?

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    As you can see in @Judge2020 reaction, to much backstory can hurt the understanding of the question. – Deltharis Jan 31 '16 at 2:07
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    While the question has clearly been answered before, how come everyone reads up to "Nether fortress" and links to question about them? OP clearly states that his question is about portal linking. Here's a proper duplicate. – Orc JMR Feb 25 '16 at 9:42
  • related, if not duplicate: gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/123644/… – SF. Jan 21 at 21:43

If you are really lost, you can put all of your stuff in a chest, note the coordinates, then jump into the lava and die. Dying will transport you to your respawn point. Then, if you really want to get your stuff back, you can come back to the nether when you are not lost and grab your stuff from the chest.


It will just teleport you to the existing portal in the nether. If you break that portal,and fix the one in the overworld. It will create another portal 5-ish (not an official statement) blocks away from the other one.

So. If you want another spawn in the nether,just make an overworld portal 100-ish blocks away from the current one.

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    By "100-ish blocks away" Kezeroth means "around a kilometer away". A portal looks for a matching portal within 128 blocks horizontally in the target dimension, and 128 meters in the Nether are 1024 meters in the Overworld. – Orc JMR Feb 25 '16 at 9:35

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