Mojang’s latest snapshot adds a load of new content. This is the massive Nether update that will contain new ores, biomes, and multiple other exciting stuff!


From the Mojang blog;

Items

  • Two new wood-like materials – Crimson Stems and Warped Stems
  • Basalt blocks – you can find them as pillars but they can be placed in any direction
  • New ground surface blocks: Crimson Nylium and Warped Nylium
  • New vegetation: Nether Sprouts, Crimson Roots and Warped Roots
  • Two types of Fungi: Crimson and Warped – try using bone meal to grow them!
  • Warped Wart blocks
  • Weeping Vines that grow from the bottom of a block downwards!
  • A new natural light source: Shroomlights
  • Added Soul Soil! Whenever fire burns on Soul Soil, it burns with a blue flame!
  • Soul Soil can be used to craft Soul Torches – and those can be crafted into Soul Lanterns!
  • Using bone meal on Netherrack can now spread Nylium

Crimson Forest

  • Crimson nylium carpets the cave floor with all kinds of strange new vegetation
  • Huge Crimson Fungi make up the “trees” of this forest, with Shroomlights lighting up the forest floor
  • Weeping Vines grow from the cave ceilings and fungi
  • Hoglins wander these forests
  • Crimson spores swirl through the air

Soulsand Valley

  • An open space made mostly of Soul Sand and Soul Soil
  • Basalt pillars span from floor to ceiling
  • Fossil remains of unknown creatures from the past litter the valley
  • Ash falls through the air
  • A light blue glow envelopes the valley
  • Beware of Skeletons here!

Warped Forest

  • Warped nylium carpets the cave floor with all kinds of strange new vegetation
  • Huge Warped Fungi make up the “trees” of this forest, with Shroomlights lighting up the forest floor
  • A dark blue fog covers the forest
  • Warped spores swirl through the air
  • The Warped Forests are strange, but also the least hostile place of Nether

Netherite

  • A new high-level material found in the Nether. Use it to upgrade your diamond gear!

How to make Netherite

  • Mine Ancient Debris in the lower depths of the Nether. At own risk. No insurance coverage for that
  • Refine it into Netherite Scrap in a Furnace (although that’s kind of slow so you might want a Blast Furnace)
  • Combine 4 Nether Scrap with 4 Gold Ingots in a crafting table to make a Netherite Ingot

Netherite effects

  • Netherite items float in lava so you don’t lose all your gear after that unplanned lava bath
  • Netherite items have higher enchantment value than diamond (but not as high as gold)
  • Netherite tools work faster and last longer than diamond
  • Netherite weapons do more damage than diamond
  • Netherite armor have higher toughness and durability than diamond
  • Netherite armor gives you knockback resistance, so you barely get knocked back at all when hit by arrows and such
  • …and it looks cool!

Netherite effects

World Generation

  • The old Nether biome is now called Nether Wastes
  • Made shipwrecks and ocean ruins a bit less common, so you get more excited when you find one!

We have @Hugman_76’s Tweet right here showcasing the armor and weapons:

Another Tweet from @MineCube_News1 shows all the items showcased against a wall:

The update is available now on PC and macOS via a screenshot update (full update will likely take place later this year).

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