At some point the exit gateway portal (the small portal you come out of nearer the outer islands in the End) in my single player (survival) minecraft world has gone missing. If I go through the entrance portal I come out over the void and have to activate flight mode to avoid dying. I also have to fly all the way to aproximately 0,0 when I want to leave the End. This is not a problem but I would like to restore the exit portal if it's possible to do so. I know minecraft has a lot of 'tricks' that take advantage of game mechanics so I was wondering if there was one for restoring that gateway portal (or make a new one)

It may be something I've done (Over time I've removed region files, but I can't recall if I removed any End region files before this happened)

  • If you are ok with activating cheats, build an End portal in the End. Commented Apr 7, 2022 at 18:27
  • I just had the same issue (in 1.20.4): I've killed the Ender Dragon three times, now. After killing it the first time, I staired up the first end gateway and went through it and then came back. Killed it again, went through the second, killed it again, went through the third. Now, I've been back through the first end gateway and return gateway and the steps I made up to it are all gone. Did you ever get it back? Commented Apr 13 at 14:45

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It seems like you're asking about how to fix or replace your End gateway portal.

The first couple times when you revive the Ender dragon and kill it, a new End gateway portal will appear at the edge of the main End island.

On Java Edition, 20 End gateways are the limit that can appear in a given world, and on other versions of MineCraft it's even less.

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    The 'entrance' end gateway portal is intact. It's the other end of that portal that's missing. I assume you're saying that the solution is to kill the dragon again to get a new pair of end gateway portals.
    – MrVimes
    Commented Jun 30, 2020 at 12:25
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    @MrVimes That's probably the best option. Sure you could rebuild the return portal in creative mode, but there's no vanilla survival way to restore it. OTOH there are many randomly spawned return portals all over the End, just find one near to the exit and use it to return.
    – SF.
    Commented Jun 30, 2020 at 12:50
  • I didn't know about the randomly spawned return portals. I'll look for one of those. Thanks.
    – MrVimes
    Commented Jul 1, 2020 at 10:27

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