Nether Update

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Official logo for the Nether Update.

The Nether Update is an upcoming major update themed around revamping the Nether. It adds multiple new features to this dimension, such as new biomes and mobs. The update was announced at MINECON Live 2019[1] and is set to release sometime after the month of May 2020, presumably in June or early July .[2] It will be released as Bedrock Edition 1.16.0 and Java Edition 1.16.[3][4]

Notable features[edit]

Additions[edit]

An example of the biomes in the Nether as of the update, with a crimson forest to the far left, nether wastes up close, warped forest on the back, and basalt deltas to the far right.

New blocks[edit]

New Items[edit]

New mobs[edit]

New generated structures:[edit]

New biomes:[edit]

New enchantments:[edit]

New advancements[Java Edition only][edit]

Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Namespaced ID

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Those Were the Days
[upcoming: JE 1.16]
Enter a Bastion RemnantNethernether/find_bastion

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Hidden in the Depths
[upcoming: JE 1.16]
Obtain Ancient DebrisNetherHave ancient debris in your inventory.nether/obtain_ancient_debris

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Who Is Cutting Onions?
[upcoming: JE 1.16]
Obtain Crying ObsidianNetherHave crying obsidian in your inventory.nether/obtain_crying_obsidian

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Oh Shiny
[upcoming: JE 1.16]
Distract Piglins with goldNetherGive a piglin one of these 22 gold-related items while it is aggressive towards the player. Other gold-related items, if any, are ignored for this advancement and by the piglin.nether/distract_piglin

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This Boat Has Legs
[upcoming: JE 1.16]
Ride a Strider with a Warped Fungus on a StickNethernether/ride_strider

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War Pigs
[upcoming: JE 1.16]
Loot a chest in a Bastion RemnantThose Were the DaysOpen a chest in a bastion remnant.nether/loot_bastion

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Not Quite "Nine" Lives
[upcoming: JE 1.16]
Charge a Respawn Anchor to the maximumWho Is Cutting Onions?nether/charge_respawn_anchor
Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Namespaced ID

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Country Lode, Take Me Home
[upcoming: JE 1.16]
Use a Compass on a LodestoneHidden in the DepthsHave a lodestone compass in your inventory.nether/use_lodestone
Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Namespaced ID

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Cover Me in Debris
[upcoming: JE 1.16]
Get a full suit of Netherite armorHidden in the Depthsnether/netherite_armor

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Hot Tourist Destinations
[upcoming: JE 1.16]
Explore all Nether biomesThis Boat Has LegsVisit all of these 5 biomes. The advancement is only for Nether biomes. Other biomes, if any, may also be visited, but are ignored for this advancement.nether/explore_nether

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Bullseye
[upcoming: JE 1.16]
Hit the bullseye of a Target block from at least 30 meters awayTake AimShoot the center of a target with a projectile from at least 30 blocks away.adventure/bullseye
Changed Advancements ‌[Java Edition only][edit]
Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Namespaced ID

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Serious Dedication
[until JE 1.16]
Completely use up a diamond hoe, and then reevaluate your life choicesA Seedy PlaceExhaust the durability of a diamond hoe, breaking it.husbandry/break_diamond_hoe
Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Namespaced ID

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Serious Dedication
[upcoming: JE 1.16]
Use a Netherite ingot to upgrade a hoe, and then reevaluate your life choicesA Seedy PlaceHave a netherite hoe in your inventory.husbandry/break_diamond_hoe

Changed "Serious Dedication" requirement, from needing to completely use up a diamond hoe, to craft a netherite hoe.

Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Namespaced ID

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We Need to Go Deeper
Build, light and enter a Nether PortalIce Bucket ChallengeEnter the Nether dimension.story/enter_the_nether

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Nether
Bring summer clothesEnter the Nether dimension.nether/root

Changed "We Need to Go Deeper" to "Nether", the requirements are the same.


Miscellaneous Changes[edit]

Videos[edit]

Videos made by slicedlime:

New soundtracks[edit]

Rubedo[edit]

Chrysopoeia[edit]

So Below[edit]

New Music Disc[edit]

Pigstep[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • Similarly to the announcement of Update Aquatic, this update was announced during the development of the previous release, and before the features of that version were included in a full release.
  • Version numbers are the same for both Java and Bedrock editions, starting with this update.[11]

References[edit]

  1. "Everything We Announced At MINECON Live 2019" – Minecraft.net, September 28, 2019
  2. https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2020/05/18/minecraft-connecting-more-players-than-ever-before/
  3. "Minecraft Snapshot 19w40a" – Minecraft.net, October 2, 2019
  4. "The Bedrock Nether Update beta is here!" – Minecraft.net, March 16, 2020
  5. As in hanging from the bottom of blocks
  6. as in from the top of blocks
  7. The crafting recipe requires 4 of each in a shapeless recipe to create.
  8. a b this was exclusive to Bedrock edition previously, and is now being added to Java edition
  9. a b c Java edition only
  10. as specified earlier in "blackstone"
  11. "That is the plan! 👇 So that it’s not so confusing anymore."@chupacaubrey, March 16, 2020