The world of Minecraft is massive. It’s so big that you could walk all day and never reach the end of it. With the diverse possibilities of exploring the caves, jungles, and oceans of Minecraft, it’s easy to get lost and lose the track of where you are.
Moreover, whether you’re on a solo adventure or working with friends, it can be tempting to explore every nook and cranny of the game map.
But that’s certainly not feasible at times, especially when it’s already nighttime and you’re trying to get back to your base in a hurry.
Fortunately, Minecraft has a teleport feature that lets you travel from one place to another in no time at all.
Not only you can teleport on your own, but you can also get teleported by someone else. When done correctly, teleporting may change the way you play Minecraft forever.
Teleportation in Minecraft can take place in two forms – either you teleport to a location you already know through its coordinates, or craft a system at a specific place you want to get back to at the end of the day.
In this blog post, we’ll explore both of these ways to teleport in Minecraft, so make sure you read on…
Teleport in Minecraft Through In-Game Commands
The TP command allows players to teleport any player or object to the coordinates where the command is run. If you’re playing the Java version of Minecraft, you can even teleport between the Overworld and the Nether. Here’s how to use it:
- Firstly, navigate to the “World Settings” option and enable cheats for the session
- Load your created world and open the chat window by using the control scheme relevant to your version of the game
- Then, enter the ‘TP’ command along with the required parameters
A confirmation message will appear on the screen, indicating that the command has been successfully executed, and you’ll be teleported to the indicated location instantly.
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Crafting A System to Teleport Automatically in Nighttime
If you’ve been playing Minecraft for a while, you may have encountered a creature named “Enderman” at least once.
This tall and scary creature has a special ability to teleport anywhere on the map, specifically when they come in contact with water.
When you kill an Enderman, it may occasionally drop an item named “Ender Pearl” that you can use to teleport in the game without using any kind of cheats or commands.
Keep in mind that the process only works in survival mode.
You may use the Ender Pearl directly to teleport by throwing it in a specific direction, but every time you do so, your player will deal some damage. Alternatively, you can make a teleporter near your base to teleport there automatically in the nighttime. Here’s how can you do it:
- Gather some soul sand, water bucket, daylight sensor, Redstone torch (optional), button, trap door, and some ender pearls
- Choose a relevant place to build the teleporter and dig a hole of precisely eight blocks
- When you’re at the bottom, place a soul sand block and fill the remaining seven vacant blocks with water
- Make sure you place water on every individual block to cause the water to bubble. This will allow you to travel upward in water instead of sinking
- Next, place a trap door on top of the water block. To do this, you can place a temporary block next to the water and place a trap door against it. Make sure you break the temporary block after placing the trap door and flip it upward
- To make the system automated, place a daylight sensor next to the hinges of the trap door. Alternatively, if you prefer manual teleportation, replace the daylight sensor with a Redstone torch and a button
- At last, just toss an ender pearl into the water in a way that it floats on the surface of the water
Now you can feel free to explore the world as much as you want. When the day turns into night in the game, the daylight sensor will activate the trap door and trigger the ender pearl that will teleport you back to the location where the entire system is installed.
Making Sense of The Coordinates in Minecraft
In Minecraft, a player’s location is determined by coordinates made up of three variables namely X, Y, and Z.
The X coordinate represents the longitude, which means as you move towards the east, the value of this parameter increases and vice-versa.
Talking about the Y coordinate, it is a representation of the elevation of the player.
In simple terms, the higher you move up in the generated world, the more the value of Y increases, and the deeper you move down, the value of Y decreases.
Finally, the Z coordinate is a measure of the longitude of the player that means when you move towards the south, the value of Z increases. It’s worth noting that one unit of these parameters represents the movement of one block.
You can display your current coordinates by pressing the key combination “Alt + Fn + F3” in the Java edition and by enabling the “Show Coordinates” setting in the bedrock edition.
Here’s a handy table that specifies certain parameters supported by the /TP command and their usage:
|teleport <targets> <destination> (Java Edition)||Teleport specific identity to a specified destination|
|/tp @p @s||Teleport the nearest player to you|
|/tp @s ~ ~100 ~||Teleport you 100 blocks in the air|
|/tp @e[type=ENTITY] @s||Teleport all specific entities to you|
Overall, the Tp command and other teleportation options are a great addition to Minecraft.
It makes building stuff that much easier, and it provides an escape route if you fall into lava or something.
Plus, there are tons of cool videos online about using the Tp command in creative ways.
It definitely adds an extra layer of fun to the game.
Therefore, make sure you try the techniques mentioned in this blog post the next time you embark on a whole new adventure.