Mojang Shows off the First Screenshots of the Nether Update in Minecraft

Minecraft's Nether getting a new biome

By Grayshadow, Posted 06 Feb 2020

Today, Mojang showed off the new update coming to Minecraft. Featuring new updates to the Nether.

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The update will bring a brand new area to explore in the Nether. Adding an entirely new biome. Called the Crimson Forest this area will feature new blocks, enemies, and more. 


Added new Nether blocks!

Knockback resistance is now a scale instead of a probability

Added Crimson Forest biome to the Nether

Added Hoglins – they don’t do much yet, but they have cute flappy ears!

Patrols no longer spawn when the player is close to any village

Added Netherite!

Added Soulsand Valley biome to the Nether

Walls do not have gaps anymore when stacked vertically

Added Warped Forest biome to the Nether


Many new block types have been added!

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 Forests can now be found in the Nether!

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


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


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 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!


Soulsand Valleys can now be found in the Nether!

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!


Ghasts sounds are now heard at a shorter range

Updated block sounds for Bone Blocks, Netherrack, Soul Sand, Netherwart, Nether Bricks and Quartz Ore


Warped Forests can now be found in the Nether!

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


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!


Added a locatebiome command



New command that locates a specified biome. Useful in creative mode when you’re

looking for a specific biome and don’t want to fly around randomly searching for it.

Syntax: locatebiome <biome>


biome - The id of the biome to find


New particle types: ash, crimson_spore, soul_fire_flame and warped_spore


Nailed Entity shadows to the ground.


MC-17431 - Shift-clicking stacked items with a data tag into the enchanting table GUI removes data tags from the moved item

MC-45619 - Water, Signs, Vines, Torches etc. in the same block as item frame break item frame’s redstone signal

MC-52178 - Cape doesn’t move down while sneaking / Cape detaches from body while sneaking

MC-59363 - Items in item frames are deleted if both mouse buttons are used simultaneously

MC-82235 - Baby pigs turn into adult zombie pigmen when struck by lightning

MC-92889 - Mending doesn’t always consume experience if the player wears items with mending that are already fully repaired

MC-93198 - Throwing potions / throwable projectiles causes both hands to bob up and down

MC-93631 - Pistons pop off blocks attached to their back when retracting

MC-96436 - Eggs/snowballs/xp-bottles break instantly when thrown while riding a horse

MC-97958 - Small slime has no jump or squish sound

MC-103655 - Cats don’t stand up when using right click on them while they’re sitting on chests or beds

MC-109370 - Bottom face of column blocks are rotated 180 degrees

MC-109844 - en_us.json contains unused strings

MC-109850 - Redstone wire doesn’t have a bottom texture

MC-112630 - Carrot on a stick cannot be broken

MC-113381 - Falling dust particles of anvil and concrete powder blocks are black

MC-120335 - Flower pot bottom texture is not rendered because of incorrect “uv” values in the model file

MC-131440 - The message for trying to sleep at the wrong time implies that you can only sleep at night during a thunderstorm

MC-131770 - Rain particles appear one block below the water or lava surface

MC-132607 - Splitting slimes and magma cubes do not copy NoAI value

MC-134162 - Item entities can break turtle eggs

MC-136868 - Ignited TNT, arrow or trident turns black when it falls on soul sand or snow layers

MC-138600 - Cats don’t bring gifts if they have already decided to sit on your bed

MC-140544 - Pickaxes don’t speed up piston breaking

MC-148474 - Sloped powered detector rails break when pushed or pulled by a piston

MC-149052 - Stonecutter recipe list doesn’t show item tooltips

MC-149776 - Cartography Table requires string for the recipe to show up in the recipe book

MC-150020 - Composter is in the “Miscellaneous” category instead of “Decoration” like the other workstation blocks

MC-154867 - Tamed cats remain sitting if the world is reloaded while the cat is sitting on a chest

MC-158807 - You can remove cursed enchantments on items by repairing them in inventory

MC-159300 - Villagers that have been infected by a zombie can despawn, even if they have been traded with

MC-159773 - Shulkers can teleport to non-solid faces, and don’t teleport to some solid faces

MC-159918 - Foxes don’t run from polar bears

MC-159963 - Minecarts can break turtle eggs

MC-160897 - Dropping an item using the drop key displays the hand animation but dropping items from within the inventory does not

MC-160902 - Arm swings when right-clicking on full minecart

MC-161156 - Silverfish and endermites appear black on soul sand

MC-161259 - Using the carrot on a stick while riding a pig plays no hand animation

MC-162881 - Composter doesn’t display particles when being fed composting items through a hopper

MC-163286 - /setblock ~ ~ ~ air destroy does not destroy liquids

MC-164184 - Breaking a shulker box with contents in Creative mode drops the block at an incorrect location

MC-164948 - Entity shadow renders through transparent blocks

MC-167077 - Foxes sleep on top of honey blocks, even in broad daylight

MC-167512 - Glass in the hand is rendered differently depending on the “Clouds” setting

MC-167989 - Spawn point is not set when monsters are nearby

MC-168540 - Threads created by net.minecraft.Util.backgroundExecutor() have misleading names

MC-168772 - Experience orbs can crush turtle eggs

MC-169679 - Composters do not make sounds when fed by hoppers

MC-169692 - Entity shadow floats slightly above the ground

MC-169832 - Transparent item models have inconsistent rendering when a glowing entity is present

MC-170128 - Cannot build an EntityType without a datafixer due to an IllegalArgumentException

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Platform(s): Xbox One, PS4, Wii U, Switch, Xbox 360, PS3, PC, 3DS, Mobile
Publisher(s): Microsoft, Mojang
Developer(s): Mojang
Genres: Adventure
Themes: Creative
Release Date: 2011-11-18

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