0.5.0 is the core of a machine that generates a large Netherrack tower and spawns several Zombie Pigmen upon activation. The zombie pigmen that are spawned in the nether reactor will be hostile to the player(s). While it is activated, several items will randomly drop including items which can only be found with a nether reactor. You can only use it once. After you use it, you will have to find some more gold and cobblestone (the core is reobtainable). Also, all the blocks around the Nether Reactor Core (the Blocks of Gold and the cobblestone) will turn into obsidian. But also it's possible to save gold blocks. Build it, then activate it with your diamond pickaxe and then while gold blocks are normal break them as fast as you can. When Nether Reactor burns out just mine the obsidian in the middle and there will be Nether Reactor Core. It is exclusive for Minecraft Pocket Edition. The reactor may be updated within the next update.
How to build and activate the reactor
To activate the nether reactor you must build the following:
Once finished, tap on the nether reactor core to activate it.
(Note: The nether reactor will NOT work if built in creative mode, if all players are too far apart, or if the tower is to far up or too far down.)
TriviaThe nether reactor core is exclusive to PE and cannot be crafted in Xbox or PC, That's because Mojang had some technical problems in PE so that's why they didn't add the nether portal.
- The nether reactor cannot be used in Creative which is what the developers intended.
- It is one of the few things exclusive to MCPE.
- Note that if you break the glowing obsidian while the reactor is in action, a glitch may occur in which the days are shorter and nights are longer. You get about 30 seconds-2 minutes of day.
- You may save the entire netherrack tower, by mining the nether reactor core, this will halt the process keeping the tower and any glowing obsidian that was spawned.
- If you place the Nether Reactor too close to the corner of the map, it can cause a glitch where you can't hit the Pigmen, thus you die unless you can escape. When you come back, everything will be gone. The Pigmen, the items that the Nether Reactor dropped, and the items you had when you died.
- If the nether reactor is activated near the edge of the world, it will sometimes turn day to night instantly.
- It is advised to bring as few items as possible, due to any items you collect in the reactor.
- One of the developers stated in the end, there may never be a true Nether Dimension for MCPE, but there might be some "super dungeon" to replace the Netherrack Spire.
- The Reactor was supposed to receive an update in version 0.9.0, but this was pushed back.
- If you mine the blocks around the Nether Reactor before they glow red you can get them back.