Minecraft Respawn Anchor Guide – How to Craft, Crying Obsidian Locations

Minecraft Nether Update Respawn Anchor Guide

Respawn Anchor is a brand new type of block in the latest Nether update for Minecraft. In this guide, we’ll walk you through everything you need to know about how Respawn Anchor works, how to craft it, and its uses in Minecraft.

Minecraft Respawn Anchor

Respawn Anchor in the game provides you with an option to stay in Nether as much as you want. Without a Respawn Anchor, if you try to sleep in Nether, your bed will blow up and you’ll find yourself back in Overworld. With a Respawn Anchor, however, you’ll tie your spawn to your desired location e.g. Nether.

As you might’ve guessed, the block has a cooldown time, preventing you from spamming it. On top of it, crafting a Respawn Anchor can be a little hard. To craft one, you’ll need:

3x Glowstone + 6x Crying Obsidian

Glowstones in Minecraft are easy to come by but the same cannot be said for Crying Obsidian. There are a few methods using which you can find some.

If you’ve got a Diamond Pickaxe, you should be able to find some in the chests at the Bastion Remnants in the Nether or near the Ruined Nether Portals in the Overworld. The best method, however, is by trading the Gold Ingots with Piglins who will provide you with Crying Obsidian in return.

Using a Respawn Anchor is as simple as it can be. You can place it wherever you want and you’ll always respawn at it – nowhere where you fell. However, you should know that a Respawn Anchor must be charged with Glowstones, otherwise, it won’t work.

You can always check the sides of the cube to see how charged it is. If all 4 sides of the cube are lit up, it means your Respawn Anchor is fully charged and you can get a total of 4 respawns out of it. If you wish to pick up your Respawn Anchor and place it somewhere else, you can do so by using a Diamond Pickaxe.

This is all we’ve got in our guide to Respawn Anchor in Minecraft. For more help on the game, you can check out our detailed Minecraft wiki guides.