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The Nether Update[edit]

Minecraft 1.16

Java Edition

Official name

Nether Update

Release date


Development versions
Protocol version

Data version

1.16, the first release of the Nether Update, is a major update to Java Edition It focuses mainly on the Nether, adding a new family of mobs, Piglins, and redesigns the structure of the Nether adding new biomes. This update also introduces many new blocks.

The update was originally revealed during the MINECON Live 2019 livestream[1]



Soul Fire JE1.gifBlue Fire
  • Acts the same as regular fire
  • When fire is on top of soul sand, it will be blue regardless of dimension
  • Spawns naturally in the Soulsand Valley
  • Spreads to red fire outside of the Nether
Crimson Fungi JE1.pngWarped Fungi JE1.png32px32px32pxNether Fungi
  • Spawn in their respective biomes
  • Can be used to craft random Suspicious Stew
32px32pxNether Wart Logs
  • Spawn in their respective forest variants