Nether (biome)

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The Nether,[until BE 1.16.0 & JE 1.16] or Nether Wastes,‌[upcoming: BE 1.16.0 & JE 1.16] is a biome found in the Nether.

Description[edit]

The Nether Wastes is a barren biome made of netherrack with expansive lava lakes and occasional glowstone clusters, nether quartz and nether gold ore.‌[upcoming: JE 1.16 & BE 1.16.0] Ancient Debris[upcoming: JE 1.16 & BE 1.16.0] also generates in the Nether but does not generate exposed to air.

Ghasts, zombie pigmen, magma cubes, endermen, striders[upcoming: JE 1.16 & BE 1.16.0] and piglins[upcoming: JE 1.16 & BE 1.16.0] may spawn here. Nether fortresses can generate in this biome.

In Bedrock Edition, if the Nether is used as the biome for Overworld generation, a bedrock ceiling generates at altitude 128. If a river generates in the Nether biome, the bedrock ceiling does not generate over the river biome (which exposes sunlight). The terrain consists entirely of stone, without any netherrack or nether related block generated. Although the terrain is entirely stone, no ore is generated (including dirt, gravel, andesite, etc.).[until BE 1.16.0] Caverns and lakes (with red-colored water) still generate. The player is still able to place water in an Overworld Nether biome, but trying to sleep in a bed still causes an explosion.

Until Java Edition 1.16:

MobSpawn chanceGroup size
Hostile category
Ghast[note 1]501534
Zombie Pigman1001534
Magma Cube21534
Enderman11534
  1. Only 5% of spawn attempts succeed.

‌In Java Edition 1.16[upcoming]:

MobSpawn chanceGroup size
Hostile category
Ghast[note 1]501684
Zombified Piglin1001684
Magma Cube21684
Enderman11684
Piglin151684
Passive category
Strider60602–4
  1. Only 5% of spawn attempts succeed.

Until Bedrock Edition 1.16.0:

MobSpawn chanceGroup size
Hostile category
Ghast401561
Zombie Pigman1001562–4
Magma Cube101561–4
Enderman61561

‌In Bedrock Edition 1.16.0[upcoming]:

MobSpawn chanceGroup size
Hostile category
Ghast401711
Zombified Piglin1001712–4
Magma Cube101711–4
Piglin151714
Enderman61711
Passive category
Strider20202–4


Data values[edit]

Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
Nether[until JE 1.16]nether 8biome.minecraft.nether
Nether Wastes‌[upcoming: JE 1.16]nether_wastes 8biome.minecraft.nether_wastes

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID Translation key
Nether[until BE 1.16.0]hell 8[verify]
Nether Wastes‌[upcoming: BE 1.16.0]hell[verify] 8[verify]

History[edit]


Java Edition Alpha
v1.2.0previewAdded the Nether, including ghasts, zombie pigmen, netherrack, soul sand, glowstone, and nether portals.
The Nether biome is known as "Hell".
Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 PrereleaseAdded nether fortresses, which generate in the Nether, along with the blazes that spawn in them.
Added magma cubes, which spawn in the Nether.
1.915w31aThe Nether biome fog has now been removed.
15w31cThe Nether biome fog has now been re-added.
1.1318w19aThe biome "Hell" has now been renamed to "Nether".
pre5The biome ID hell has now been changed to nether.
Upcoming Java Edition
1.1620w06aThe biome "Nether" has now been renamed to "Nether Wastes".
20w07aAdded piglins, which can spawn in Nether wastes.
20w13aAdded striders, which can spawn in Nether wastes.
20w19aPatches of blackstone now generate in nether wastes at level of the lava ocean.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.12.1build 1Added the Nether biome, known as "Hell".
Upcoming Bedrock Edition
1.16.0beta 1.16.0.51The biome "Nether" has now been renamed to "Nether Wastes".
Added piglins, which can spawn in the Nether Wastes.
beta 1.16.0.57Added striders, which can spawn in lava sea the Nether Wastes.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU11.0Patch 11.0.1Added the Nether.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Added the Nether.

Issues[edit]

Issues relating to "Nether biome" or "Nether Wastes" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.