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. This update was announced at MINECON Live 2019.[1] It is to be released on Java Edition as version 1.16.[2]

Notable features[edit]


  • New blocks:
    • Blue Fire
      • Created when fire is created on or somehow spreads to soul sand, regardless of dimension or biome.
    • Nether fungi
    • Nether grass
    • Target block
    • Other unnamed blocks.
  • New mobs: Piglin, and Piglin beasts
  • New generated structures:
    • Bastions
  • New biomes:
    • Soulsand valley
    • Netherwart forest red,
    • Netherwart forest blue.



  1. "Everything We Announced At MINECON Live 2019" –, September 28, 2019
  2. "Minecraft Snapshot 19w40a" –, October 2, 2019