The Nether Reactor
The Nether Reactor, sometimes known as the Nether Machine, is a player-built structure that was added in Update 0.5.0. When activated, the Reactor spawns many blocks and items, and most importantly, a tower of Netherrack around it.
- After the reactor is built, tap the Core to activate the Nether Reactor.
- Once you activate the reactor, it will dig 2 squares down, filling it with Netherrack.
- The reactor remains active for about 45 seconds.
- After the reactor is deactivated, a Netherrack tower is left in its wake.
- The tower will spawn Zombie Pigmen if you are in normal. They spawn in groups of 2-3. Unlike PC and console edition, they are naturally hostile.
- When activated there are 3 stages of the nether core reactor, no matter what when mined will produce the original reactor.
- You can remine the gold blocks when they are red and receive all your items back, then mine the reactor and do it again.
- Sugar Cane
- Red Mushrooms
- Brown Mushroom
- Nether Quartz
- Glowstone Dust
- Pumpkin Seeds
- Melon Seeds
- 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.
- Before 0.11.0 mineing away the Nether Reactor Core during activation would cause eternal night.
- It is a replacement for the Nether, though the Nether will be added in the future.
- 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.
- If in multiplayer, all Players must be close to the Reactor for it to activate.
- The Nether Reactor can be used to access The Void in Survival Mode.
- Before 0.6.0, the tower generated was of Obsidian.
- If you mine the blocks around the Nether Reactor before they glow red you can get them back but it will be night no matter what.
- When the process has finish the Nether Reactor may change it color (black). And when you mine it and take to your inventory, it turns normal.
- Mining the Glowing Obsidian that the reactor spawns will drop regular Obsidian.
- The reactor will not work in creative mode.
For a gallery, see Nether Reactor/Gallery.