The Ruined Portal was a huge part of Minecraft's Nether update. It's basically a Nether Portal, but ancient and ruined. The portal connects the Overworld with the Nether, which kind of resembles the Underworld. Here's what you need to know about the Ruined Portal in Minecraft, its location, loot, and beyond.

Ruined Portal In Minecraft Location 

If you're looking for the precise location of the Ruined Portal in Minecraft, stop looking. You won't find it. This portal will randomly generate in both the Overworld and in Nether realms. It will spawn regardless of the biome, but you will most likely run into one in the lush meadow.

Minecraft Ruined Portal
You will come across many Ruined Portals as you discover the world.

You can spot a Ruined Portal by its distinct Netherack blocks that surround it. There may be even a pool of lava on the bottom. And if you're really lucky, you will also find a giant Portal somewhere in your Minecraft save. The design of the portal varies according to the biome it generates.

Players can repair the Ruined Portal and light it up to access the Nether realm, just like the normal Nether Portal. You can refer to our guide of how to make a Nether Portal for detailed instructions.

You can just pour some water down the lava below to mine Obsidian. However, please be careful when doing so. If you're standing right on top of the Obsidian, you may fall straight into the lava pool.

Minecraft Ruined Portal Nether
Oh, they also spawn in the Nether. It won't make sense just having a one-way portal.

To play it safe, dig the block next to the obsidian out. Pour a bucket of water into it. Then you jump inside the water and mine. In case you're exposed to lava, the water will stop you from burning and turn the lava into stone or obsidian.

Ruined Portal Structure

For the most part, the Ruined Portal in Minecraft comprises Obsidian and Crying Obsidian. To turn on the portals again, you need to remove any crying obsidian in the frame.

The frame is always broken right at spawn and is surrounded by Netherack and lava. Each Ruined Portal also spawns with a Chest beside it, which contains some valuable loot.

Minecraft Ruined Portal Giant
There's a giant Portal somewhere waiting for you.

Loot at Ruined Portal

Here's what you can get from the chest beside the Ruined Portal in Minecraft:

  • Enchanted Golden Apple
  • Golden Horse Armor
  • Golden Carrot
  • Glistering Melon Slice
  • Enchanted Golden Armor (Helmet, Chestplate, Leggings, and Boots)
  • Enchanted Golden Weapons and Tools

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