Beacon was an official group designed to give Minecraft lovers on Hack Forums a place to discuss everything related to the game of Minecraft. Beacon accepted both new and experienced Minecraft players into the group, granting Beacon a fierce diversity of members. Beacon helped shape the Minecraft section on Hack Forums, which greatly increased the qualities and standards of that section. Beacon had their own Minecraft server which became arguably the most popular server on Hack Forums until the arrival of HackerCraft. The server was ran by Beacon members and was open for the general public of the Hack Forums community.
Beacon was formed by Dan. on the 11th of January, 2013, after he decided that his previous official group Serenity, would no longer interest him. Hence, Dan. decided upon Beacon after realizing the ever growing market for Minecraft and the group was re-branded.