Minecraft Nether update: everything new, from Netherite to new biomes

From today Minecraft The update revisits the Nether, the creepy realm filled with lava, swine enemies, and terrifying fortresses. The Nether is now much more developed and includes a new resource, Netherite, which is even stronger than the Diamond. These are the most important changes in today’s Nether update and how they change the standard Minecraft experience.


Minecraft Players love mining and crafting, and Netherite is a powerful material. Extract ancient debris in the Nether, combine Netherite junk with gold bars, and players will earn Netherite bars. They can then fuse the Ingots into their Diamond gear to create elements that float in lava, last longer, and look good.

New biomes and environments

If a player explores the superworld in Minecraft They will stumble across different environments called biomes; Jungles, deserts, wastelands, swamps, forests, and icy tundra are common. Before the update, you could also explore the Nether using an obsidian portal, but it was just a large expanse of red rock – a single biome.

The traditional Nether environment that players are used to is still there as their own biome, which is now called Nether Wastes. This update also adds multiple new biomes to the Nether.

Minecraft: a player mine in a new abyssal biome

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Basalt deltas

An area that was once punctuated by volcanic eruptions, this biome is filled with white ash, magma cubes, and a new stone called Blackstone.

Bastion Remains

The civilization version of the Nether, these Blackstone ruins are filled with Piglin and Hoglins. The remains of the bastions will appear in all the biomes of hell, except the basalt deltas, and will act as the equivalent of the peoples’ hell. Players can explore and loot these structures, stopping enemy spawns and allowing the remnants to act as a base camp in a hostile world.

Crimson forest

These mushroom forests are full of large mushrooms and mysterious lights. Players can cultivate Nether Wart and scale Weeping Vines in this covered biome, and the air is full of spores. Players can mine bright mushrooms known as Shroomlights with their hoe, and light up environments with these handy mushrooms.

Valley of Souls

These open deserts are made from Soul Sand and Soul Soil, which are scary and slow players. Fossils, basalt pillars, and skeletons are in abundance.

Deformed forests

The least dangerous abyssal biome, these blue warped forests are filled with all kinds of strange vegetation and fungi.

Minecraft: a player prepares for a battle in the Nether

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New enemies and creatures.

Zombie Piglins fill the Nether and attack players, but the new Nether update also adds corrupted versions of these creatures. The new Piglins are members of an aggressive civilization that lives in Crimson Forests and Nether Wastes, and will attack players who are not groomed in the proper armor, or who touch chests in Piglins’ houses. They will also trade with players in exchange for gold bars.

Meanwhile, the Hoglins are big aggressive boys who live in the crimson forests and attack players with great knockback effect. Piglins will occasionally hunt them for food. If a player brings the Hoglin into the normal world, he will become a terrifying new zombie enemy – a Zoglin!

Finally, players can saddle up a new passive Strider creature. A Strider’s long legs allow it to walk on lava oceans, but it won’t budge unless it can follow the scent of some tasty deformed mushrooms on a stick.

There is much to discover in the new Minecraft update, along with tons of quality-of-life features like better redstone cabling, villagers AI updates, new enchantments, and the ability to fire TNT from afar with a burning projectile. Be sure to check out the full patch notes on the official Minecraft site for all the details.

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