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This article is about the player's spawn location. For the spawning mechanics of other entities, see NPC spawning.
Spawn point minimap icon.

The World Spawn Point is where players appear in a newly created world or when joining a multiplayer server. The world's spawn point will be on a surface within five blocks of the horizontal middle of the world. It will almost always be located in either the Forest biome or the Snow biome, as more hazardous biomes cannot appear at the world's center.

Desktop and Mobile versions The spawn point is marked by a minimap icon.

A player's Spawn Point is initially the world spawn point, but can be changed by crafting a Bed, placing it in a house and pressing the Open / Activate button on it. The spawn point is where players respawn after dying, and where a Magic/Ice Mirror or Recall Potion will teleport them. Once the house the bed is in is broken or Open / Activate on the bed is pressed a second time, the player's spawn point reverts back to the world's initial spawn point.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Console VersionAny blocks at the original spawn point, including all liquids and platforms are broken so the player can spawn correctly. Filled storage items and their supporting tiles will not be destroyed, causing the player to instead spawn inside tiles in this case.
  • Desktop and Mobile versions The player will spawn above any blocks placed in spawn

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • It might be useful to build a shelter over the world spawn point so that the player is provided a minimum of safety if they happen to respawn at the world spawn point, like when the set spawn point is inadvertently reverted back to the initial world spawn point. Similarly, it should be avoided to dig directly underneath the world spawn point, as players respawning there will inevitably fall down.
  • It is possible, though extremely rare, for the player to spawn on a Floating Island. If the player's spawn point does happen to be on a Floating Island, it is highly advisable to use the available blocks to create a staircase to the ground. If the player is lucky and there happens to be a Lucky Horseshoe in the Skyware Chest, then it is possible to equip it and jump down to the surface, taking no fall damage. Alternatively, you could just regenerate the world.
  • Its possible to move the world spawn point up by a maximum of 30 blocks by filling it in. Going higher than 30 blocks will simply break the blocks and teleport your character to the original spawn, however.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop
    • Added an icon for the world spawn point on the minimap.
    • Players can now spawn several blocks above or below their spawn point if the location is covered by blocks, rather than destroying those blocks.
  • Desktop 1.2.4: It is now much more likely that you will spawn on a flat clean surface when creating a new world.
  • Desktop If you place a bed somewhere that would cause you to not spawn without breaking through blocks you will now get a message when trying to set your spawn point letting you know the bed is not in a suitable position.
  • Desktop 1.0.1: Spawning no longer destroys chests that are placed on ground that is removed due to spawn point clearing.