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Beaconator achievement in Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition


Create and fully power a Beacon.

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How to unlock the Beaconator achievement

  • Rado100Rado100460,501
    07 Apr 2016 01 Apr 2016 08 Apr 2016
    43 5 15
    To create the most powerful level of Beacon, you must first craft a Beacon, which is made using 5 pieces of Glass, 3 Obsidian, and 1 Nether Star, which is acquired by killing the Wither. After getting the block, you must place it atop a pyramid consisting of 4 levels of blocks, the bottom layer being 9 x 9, the next 7 x 7, then 5 x 5, and the Beacon sits on top of the middle of the next 3 x 3 layer. This pyramid can be created out of any of the valuable blocks, so Diamond Blocks, Gold Blocks, Iron Blocks, and Emerald Blocks are all acceptable for this.

    The pyramid also does not require any consistency so you can use any of the 4 different blocks anywhere in the pyramid.

    Update: Just to clarify, thanks to GO WITH OREO for mentioning that the beacon cannot be built underground, which is mostly true. It can be built underground, but only if the actual Beacon block has a clear path to the sky without any obstruction

    Also ItsVip3rCouchYo made the point that the beacon pyramid cannot be hollow and all layers must be full

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    Homunculus FuryJust a tip when setting up torches try to keep them on one side of the wall. For example when you are digging down place torches on left side so when you are leaving you know you're going the right way because the torches should now be on your right side.
    Posted by Homunculus Fury on 16 Oct 16 at 06:01
    Aldrahn69Thanks Q8J3 Austin!
    Posted by Aldrahn69 on 09 Dec 16 at 01:59
    SpeedBumpVDropJust wanted to say that because of the recent updates with the game, the duplication glitch seems to be patched, so you can no longer do this achievement the easy way.

    The best tips I can give is to go underground and mine for lots of Iron or Gold, or trade with Villagers for loads of Emeralds.

    Now let's do some math here. From bottom to top, here's how much of the material in total that is required for each base - 9X9 = 81, 7X7 = 49, 5X5 = 25, and 3X3 = 9. Remember that each Block of Iron/Gold/Diamond/Emerald costs 9 pieces to create. So if we add the blocks altogether, that makes it 81+49+25+9=164. 164 blocks in total. Let's multiply that result by 9 (because each block requires 9 pieces of material to create), and you get 1,476 pieces of material in total.

    How many stacks you need to make all 164 blocks? A little more than 23 full stacks (not over that amount but just a little bit) of 64 pieces to make the 164 blocks of Iron/Gold/Diamond/Emerald. And then go from there.
    Posted by SpeedBumpVDrop on 19 Jan 17 at 03:07
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  • Yui ShojeiYui Shojei1,354,574
    22 May 2017 22 May 2017
    24 4 1
    All credits to Thrax33

    In new Tutorial in 4 minutes only ^^

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    TheFlaminBeanJust to confirm that this still works as of June 2019. The beacon is in a different place in the tutorial world but exactly the same thing works - enter the area, press B to say you know about beacons, take the blocks out the chest, back up, enter the area again, repeat.

    Quick note to add - if you save and exit and then reload, it will stop working. You can save as often as you want without it affecting it, but if you quit and reload that save it'll stop working.
    Posted by TheFlaminBean on 19 Jun 19 at 21:29
  • Homunculus FuryHomunculus Fury625,788
    12 Apr 2016 01 Apr 2016 12 Apr 2016
    18 1 0
    To create a beacon you need 5 glass blocks 3 obsidian blocks and the wither star. You need to kill the wither to get the star. To create a full powered beacon you will need to build a pyramid structured like this 9×9, 7×7, 5×5, 3×3, Beacon. The pyramid must be made using iron, diamond, gold or emerald blocks. They can be made in any combination of blocks. To make a block of iron, gold, etc you will need 9 ingots to make 1 block

    Also to confirm you only need to be near the beacon when it is completed. You don't have to be the one to finish the build.
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