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23 June 2020 20:33

The 1.16 Nether Update brings new biomes, mobs, blocks, and much more to Minecraft.

Minecraft’s big Nether update out now

Players can now log into the game and experience the newly re-worked Nether region for themselves. Some players are having difficulty locating the update on their console – we're looking into this now, and it appears the update may be pushed out region to region. To celebrate the launch, Mojang launched a new trailer for the Nether update at 4pm UK time. Original Story: One of Minecraft's biggest – and most anticipated – updates arrives later today for the seminal block-based exploration and survival game. Developer Mojang has already confirmed that we'll be seeing the game arrive on June 23, though there hasn't been a set time we can expect for the title to arrive on our consoles, phones or PCs. The update is a pretty substantial one – it introduces four new biomes, four new mobs, new materials and more besides.

Safe to say, the Nether Update is going to be a proper game-changer. Minecraft Nether Update – Release Time There has been no indication what sort of time the release will be pushed out, however it's worth bearing in mind that past Minecraft updates have been published in the late afternoon or evening in UK time. Of course, this isn't really predictable and the update is liable to go live at any time – just don't plan your day around playing the Nether Update when, chances are, it'll be arriving a bit later than usual. We'll keep our eye on the game and update you when it's available. Minecraft Nether Update – Patch Notes A full list of changes and updates is available over on the Minecraft N ether Update page – but brace yourself if you head over there, it's absolutely massive.

New blocks: Soul Fire Soul Lantern Soul Campfire Crimson and Warped Fungi Crimson and Warped Stems Crimson and Warped Hyphae Crimson and Warped Planks Warped Wart Block Crimson and Warped Nylium Crimson and Warped Roots Soul Soil Nether Gold Ore Block of Netherite Lodestone Nether bricks variants Lodestone compass Nether fossils New biomes: Soul Sand Valley Soul Speed: allows players to walk quickly on soul sand. Today's Minecraft update revisits the Nether, the spooky realm filled with lava, pig enemies, and terrifying fortresses. The Nether is now much more fleshed out and includes a new resource, Netherite, that's even stronger than Diamond. Here are the biggest changes in today's Nether update, and how they change the standard Minecraft experience. Minecraft players love mining and crafting, and Netherite is a powerful material.

Mine ancient debris in the Nether, combine Netherite scrap with Gold Ingots, and players will earn Netherite Ingots. New biomes and environments If a player explores the overworld in Minecraft they'll stumble on to different environments called biomes; jungles, deserts, badlands, swamps, forests, and icy tundra are common. Before the update, you could also explore the Nether using an Obsidian Portal, but it was just a big expanse of red rock — a single biome. The traditional Nether environment that players are used to is still there as its own biome, which is now called the Nether Wastes. This Update also adds multiple new biomes to the Nether.

An area once scored by volcanic eruptions, this biome is full of white ash, magma cubes, and a new stone called Blackstone. The Nether's version of civilization, these Blackstone ruins are full of Piglin and Hoglins. Bastion Remnants will spawn in all Nether biomes except the Basalt Deltas, and they act as the Nether equivalent of villages. Players can explore and loot these structures, which stops enemy spawns and allows the remnants to act as a base camp in a hostile world. Crimson Forests Players can farm Nether Wart and climb Weeping Vines in this overgrown biome, and the air is thick with spores.

Players can mine glowing mushrooms known as Shroomlights with their hoe, and light up environments with these handy fungi. These open deserts are made of Soul Sand and Soul Soil, which look scary and slow players down. Warped Forests The least dangerous Nether biome, these blue Warped Forests are full of all kinds of strange vegetation and fungi. New enemies and creatures Zombie Piglins fill the Nether and attack players, but the new Nether update adds uncorrupted versions of these creatures, as well. The new Piglins are members of an aggressive civilization that live in Crimson Forests and Nether Wastes, and they will attack players who don't prepare with the right armor, or who touch chests in the Piglins' homes. They'll also trade with players in exchange for Gold Ingots. Meanwhile, Hoglins are big aggressive boys who live in the Crimson Forests and attack players with a big knockback effect. If a player brings the Hoglin into the normal world, they'll turn into a terrifying new zombie enemy — a Zoglin! Finally, players can saddle a new, passive Strider creature. A Strider's long legs allow it to walk over oceans of lava, but it won't move unless it can follow the scent of some tasty Warped Fungi on a Stick. There's a lot to uncover in the new Minecraft update, along with a bunch of quality of life features like better redstone wiring, villager AI updates, new enchants, and the ability to ignite TNT from afar with a burning projectile. Be sure to check out the full patch notes on the official Minecraft site for all of the details. The Nether Update is the next major release for Minecraft, and it makes a ton of changes to the Nether. That's why we made this cheat sheet to give you all the essential information you need on the Nether Update. Minecraft's latest huge update, the 1.16 Nether Update, is officially out now on all platforms. The 1.16 Nether Update brings new biomes, mobs, blocks, and much more to Minecraft. Seeing as this is a major update for Minecraft, don't expect anything too huge to come along any time soon. Below is a basic rundown of what's new, courtesy of the 1.16 Nether Update (with help from the official Minecraft Fandom page): Minecraft's dingy underground realm has been given a makeover in the Nether update, out today. Once you dig down into your blocky worlds, you'll find new biomes to explore, like fungal forests, and bump into their denizens, some friendly and some, not so much. If this sounds appealing, you can give up natural light forever and spend the rest of your days living in the Nether, letting you respawn there even if you go back above ground. With four new biomes (Basalt Deltas, Crimson Forest, Soulsand Valley and Warped Forest) comes a whole bunch of weird ecosystems playing host to new creatures, blocks, locations to explore, and AI behaviours. Of the new additions, the piglins and hoglins have to be my favourites. Piglins are pig-folk who live underground, and while they're naturally hostile to players, their love of gold means that they'll turn neutral if you're decked out in gold armour. Life is tough in the Nether. You might have seen some of this if you checked out the Nether snapshot, but the full update includes a massive list of tweaks, new stuff to explore, and more things to hit. The Nether update is out now for Windows 10 and Java versions.