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Nether Update
Edition

Java Edition

Official name

Nether Update

Released versions

This guide is a simplified overview of all changes in the Nether Update (Java Edition 1.16.x releases), which assumes at least some familiarity with the Buzzy Bees update (Java Edition 1.15.x releases).

Mobs[]

New[]

Name Image Habitat Drops Note
Hoglin Hoglin BE2.pngBaby Hoglin JE2 BE3.png
  • Hoglins will run if in contact with warped fungi, respawn anchors, or nether portals.
  • Hoglins will turn into zoglins if in the Overworld or the End after 15 seconds.
  • Hoglins can be bred with crimson fungi.
  • Hoglins are hostile towards the player.
Piglin Piglin.pngBaby Piglin.png
  • 8.5% of chance to drop their naturally-spawned equipment.
  • 5 (12 if it's a baby), plus 1–3 per armor piece (when killed by a player or tamed wolf)
  • Adult piglins are hostile and babies are passive.
  • Adult piglins can be bartered with.
  • Piglins will run from placed soul fire and soul fire items.
  • Piglins will not attack the player if they're wearing a piece of golden armor.
  • Piglins will turn into zombified piglins if in the Overworld or the End after 15 seconds.
  • Piglins will occasionally hunt hoglins and wither skeletons, with a 10% chance of doing a ”victory dance” after killing a hoglin by jumping and running around the area.
  • Up to 3 baby Piglins can ride on a baby hoglin at one time. The top one(s) piggy-back.
  • Piglins will also hold, but not barter for, gold items (golden carrots, golden armor, etc.)
  • Piglins will attack any player that has opened a chest in the bastion, mined the nether gold ore, or mined a gold block in front of them.
Piglin Brute Piglin Brute.png
  • 8.5% chance to drop their held item (a golden axe with random durability).
  • 20 (when killed by a player or tamed wolf)
  • Piglin brutes are tougher and stronger variants of piglins.
  • Piglin brutes are always hostile unlike other piglins.
  • Piglin brutes attack the player even when they're wearing golden armor.
  • Piglin brutes do not run away from placed soul fire and soul fire items.
  • Piglin brutes will occasionally join other piglins to hunt adult hoglins, but will never engage themselves.
  • Piglin brutes will turn into zombified piglins if in the Overworld or the End after 15 seconds.
Strider Strider JE2 BE2.gifSaddled Strider JE1 BE1.gifStrider Shiver BE2.gifSaddled Strider Shiver BE2.gif
  • Striders can walk on top of the surface of lava.
  • Striders can be saddled, and can be controlled with warped fungi on a stick.
  • Striders are attracted by warped fungi.
  • Striders can be bred using warped fungi.
  • Striders shiver and turn purple outside of lava.
  • Striders are damaged by rain and water.
Zoglin Zoglin BE.pngBaby Zoglin.png
  • None
  • Zoglins and baby zoglins attack all nearby mobs and players except for creepers and other zoglins.
  • Zoglins are incapable of breeding.
  • Unlike baby hoglins, do not play with baby piglins.
  • Piglins will flee from zoglins if unengaged in combat.
  • Zoglins do not flee from warped fungi.

Changed[]

Name Image Changed
Bee Bee.gif
  • Reduced the maximum distance a bee can wander away from its home hive when randomly wandering to around 22 blocks.
  • Grow up and count down their breeding cool down when inside a beehive.
Cow Cow.png
  • Cows can now be milked in Creative mode.
Enderman Enderman.png
Ghast Ghast JE2 BE2.gif
  • Ghasts' sounds are now heard at a shorter range.
Mooshroom Red Mooshroom JE4.png
  • Mooshrooms can now be milked in Creative mode.
  • Mushroom stew and suspicious stew can now be obtained in Creative mode.
Parrot Red Parrot.pngBlue Parrot.pngGreen Parrot.pngCyan Parrot.pngGray Parrot.png
  • Parrots imitate hostile mobs less often.
  • Parrots no longer randomly imitate hostile mobs when gamemode is on Peaceful.
Snow Golem Snow Golem.png
  • Snow golems are now damaged by splash and lingering water bottles.
  • Snow golems now drop carved pumpkin when they are sheared.
Villager Plains Villager Base.pngSnowy Villager Base.pngJungle Villager Base.pngSavanna Villager Base.pngSwamp Villager Base.pngTaiga Villager Base.png
  • When any villager is struck by lightning, the witch it is converted to will no longer despawn, regardless of whether the villager had been traded with or not.
Farmer villager Plains Farmer.pngSnowy Farmer.pngJungle Farmer.pngSavanna Farmer.pngSwamp Farmer.pngTaiga Farmer.png
  • Farmer villagers can now put seeds in the composter to create bone meal.
  • Farmers can now use bone meal to grow crops.
Wither Wither.png
  • Withers can now be summoned using soul soil in the base.
Zombie Pigman Zombified Piglin BE6.pngBaby Zombified Piglin BE5.png
  • Zombie pigmen were renamed to "zombified piglin" and given a new model and texture.
  • Zombified piglins now also spawn rarely in crimson forests.
  • Zombified piglins no longer attack players who have not attacked a zombified piglin.
  • Zombified piglins now stop being angry if the targeted player dies nearby. (But only if gamerule forgiveDeadPlayers is set to true)

Blocks[]

New[]

Name Image Obtaining Tool Required Uses
Ancient Debris Ancient Debris JE1 BE1.png
  • Ancient debris can be found in the Nether, but are extremely rare.
  • Never generates exposed to air, and is most common between levels 8 and 22.
Pickaxe (Diamond or better)
  • Ancient debris can be smelted into netherite scrap.
  • Ancient debris can be used in blast-resistant doors.
Block of Netherite Block of Netherite JE1 BE1.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Netherite Ingot

Pickaxe (Diamond or better)
  • Blocks of netherite can be used decoratively, as a storage block for netherite ingots, or as part of a blast-resistant wall/door.
  • Blocks of netherite can be used in the base of a beacon.
Lodestone Lodestone JE1 BE1.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Chiseled Stone Bricks +
Netherite Ingot

Pickaxe
  • Lodestones can be used to link one or more compasses to its position, acting as a waypoint.
  • Lodestones can be used in any dimension.
Basalt Basalt (UD) JE1 BE1.png Pickaxe
  • Basalt can be used as a decorative block.
  • Basalt can be crafted into polished basalt.
Polished Basalt Polished Basalt (UD) JE1 BE1.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Basalt
Pickaxe
  • Polished basalt can be used as a decorative block.
Blackstone Blackstone JE3 BE2.png
  • Blackstone can be found in large patches in basalt deltas.
  • Blackstone can be found on all nether biomes at the lava level.
Pickaxe
  • Blackstone can be used as a substitute for cobblestone in certain crafting recipes.
  • Blackstone can be made into slabs, stairs and wall variations.
  • Blackstone can be crafted into polished blackstone.
  • Blackstone's bottom texture is changed with the top texture.
Polished Blackstone and
Chiseled Polished Blackstone
Polished Blackstone JE1 BE1.png

Chiseled Polished Blackstone JE1 BE1.png

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Blackstone
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Polished Blackstone Slab

Pickaxe
  • Polished blackstone can be used as a decorative block.
  • Polished blackstone can be made into slabs, stairs and wall variations.
  • Polished blackstone slabs can be used to craft chiseled polished blackstone.
Polished Blackstone Bricks and
Cracked Polished Blackstone Bricks
Polished Blackstone Bricks JE2.png

Cracked Polished Blackstone Bricks JE2.png

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Polished Blackstone
Ingredients Smelting recipe
Polished Blackstone Bricks +
Any fuel


0.1
Pickaxe
  • Polished blackstone bricks can be used as a decorative block.
  • Polished blackstone bricks can be made into slabs, stairs and wall variations.
  • Polished blackstones can be smelted in a furnace to create cracked polished blackstone bricks.
Blackstone,
Polished Blackstone and
Polished Blackstone Brick
Slabs, Stairs and Walls
Blackstone Slab JE1.pngPolished Blackstone Slab JE1 BE1.pngPolished Blackstone Brick Slab JE1 BE1.png

Blackstone Stairs (N) JE1.pngPolished Blackstone Stairs (N) JE1 BE1.pngPolished Blackstone Brick Stairs (N) JE1 BE1.png

Blackstone Wall JE1 BE1.pngPolished Blackstone Wall JE1 BE1.pngPolished Blackstone Brick Wall JE1 BE1.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Blackstone or
Polished Blackstone or
Polished Blackstone Bricks
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Blackstone or
Polished Blackstone or
Polished Blackstone Bricks
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Blackstone or
Polished Blackstone or
Polished Blackstone Bricks
Pickaxe
  • Blackstone, Polished Blackstone and Polished Blackstone Brick slabs and stairs can be used as decorative blocks.
  • Blackstone, Polished Blackstone and Polished Blackstone Brick walls can be used as decorative blocks, as well as a barrier to keep mobs both inside a space, or outside one.
Polished Blackstone
Button and Pressure Plate
Polished Blackstone Button JE1.png

Polished Blackstone Pressure Plate JE1 BE1.png

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Polished Blackstone

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Polished Blackstone

Pickaxe
  • Output redstone signals when pressed or stepped on.
Gilded Blackstone Gilded Blackstone JE2 BE2.png
  • Gilded blackstone can be found in bastions.
Pickaxe
  • Gilded blackstone has a chance to drop gold nuggets or the block itself.
    • Gilded blackstone is affected by the Fortune enchantment.
Nether Gold Ore Nether Gold Ore JE2 BE1.png
  • Nether gold ore can be found at any height in the Nether.
Pickaxe
  • Nether gold ore drops gold nuggets.
    • Nether gold ore is affected by the Fortune enchantment.
  • Nether gold ore requires Silk Touch to be obtained.
  • Nether gold ore otherwise behaves exactly like normal gold ore.
Chiseled Nether Bricks Chiseled Nether Bricks JE2 BE2.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Nether Brick Slab

Pickaxe
  • Chiseled nether bricks can be used decoratively.
Cracked Nether Bricks Cracked Nether Bricks JE1 BE1.png
Ingredients Smelting recipe
Nether Bricks +
Any fuel


Pickaxe
  • Cracked nether bricks can be used decoratively.
Quartz Bricks Quartz Bricks JE2.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Block of Quartz
Pickaxe
  • Quartz bricks can be used as a decorative block.
  • Quartz bricks have a different pattern than stone bricks.
Shroomlight Shroomlight JE1 BE1.png
  • Shroomlights can be found on huge fungi.
Hoe
  • Shroomlights emits a light level of 15, similarly to glowstone.
Warped Wart Block Warped Wart Block JE1 BE1.png
  • Warped wart blocks generate as a part of huge warped fungi.
Hoe
  • Warped wart blocks can be used as a decorative block.
Twisting Vines Twisting Vines Plant JE1 BE1.png
  • Twisting vines generate in the warped forest biome.
  • Twisting vines grow upward.
Any
  • Twisting vines can be used as a decorative block.
  • Twisting vines can be climbed like vines.
  • Twisting vines can be grown using bone meal.
Weeping Vines Weeping Vines Plant JE1.png
  • Weeping vines generate in the crimson forest biome.
Any
  • Weeping vines are placed on the bottom of a block and grows downward.
  • Weeping vines can be used as a decorative block.
  • Weeping vines can be climbed like vines.
  • Weeping vines can be grown using bone meal.
Nether Sprouts Nether Sprouts JE2 BE2.png Any
  • Nether Sprouts can be used as a decorative block.
  • Nether Sprouts can randomly offset.
  • Nether Sprouts can be obtained with shears.
Crimson and Warped Roots Crimson Roots JE1 BE1.pngWarped Roots JE1 BE1.png Any
  • Crimson roots and warped roots can be used as a decorative block.
  • Crimson roots and warped roots can randomly offset.
Crimson and Warped Fungus Crimson Fungus JE1 BE1.pngWarped Fungus JE1 BE1.png Any
  • Fungi can be used as a decorative block.
  • Crimson fungi can be used to breed hoglins, while warped fungi will repel them. Warped fungi can be used to breed striders.
  • Fungi can be grown into huge fungi when bonemeal is used on it.
Crimson and Warped Nylium Crimson Nylium JE1 BE1.pngWarped Nylium JE1 BE1.png
  • Crimson nylium generates in crimson forests and warped nylium in warped forests.
Pickaxe
Crimson and Warped Stem Crimson Stem (UD) JE1.pngWarped Stem (UD) JE1.png
  • Stems comprise the trunks of huge fungi.
Axe
  • Stems can be placed directionally, similarly to logs.
  • Stems do not burn and cannot be used as fuel in a furnace.
  • Stems can be stripped.
Crimson and Warped Hyphae Crimson Hyphae (UD) JE1.pngWarped Hyphae (UD) JE1.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Crimson Stem or
Warped Stem
Axe
  • Hyphae does not burn and cannot be used as fuel in a furnace.
  • Hyphae can be stripped.
Stripped Crimson Stem and
Stripped Warped Stem
Stripped Crimson Stem (UD) JE2 BE1.pngStripped Warped Stem (UD) JE2 BE1.png
  • Created by right-clicking on a stem with an axe.
Axe
  • Can be used as a building block.
Stripped Crimson Hyphae and
Stripped Warped Hyphae
Stripped Crimson Hyphae (UD) JE1.pngStripped Warped Hyphae (UD) JE1.png
  • Created by right-clicking on a hyphae with an axe.
Axe
  • Can be used as a building block.
Crimson and Warped Planks Crimson Planks JE1 BE1.pngWarped Planks JE1 BE1.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Crimson Stem or
Warped Stem
Axe
  • Crimson and warped planks can be used to craft respective slabs, stairs, fences, fence gates, pressure plates, buttons, doors, trapdoors, and signs.
  • Crimson and warped planks do not burn and cannot be used as fuel in a furnace.
Crimson and Warped
Slab and Stairs
Crimson Slab JE1 BE1.pngWarped Slab JE1 BE1.png

Crimson Stairs (N) JE1 BE1.pngWarped Stairs (N) JE1 BE1.png

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Crimson Planks or
Warped Planks
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Crimson Planks or
Warped Planks
Axe
  • Decorative blocks.
Crimson and Warped
Fence and Fence Gate
Crimson Fence JE1 BE1.pngWarped Fence JE1 BE1.png

Crimson Fence Gate JE1 BE1.pngWarped Fence Gate JE1 BE1.png

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Crimson Planks or
Warped Planks +
Stick
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Stick +
Crimson Planks or
Warped Planks

Axe
  • Prevent mobs and players from jumping over them.
  • Fence fates can be opened and closed.
Crimson and Warped
Door and Trapdoor
Crimson Door JE1 BE1.pngWarped Door JE1 BE1.png

Crimson Trapdoor JE1 BE1.pngWarped Trapdoor JE1 BE1.png

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Crimson Planks or
Warped Planks
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Crimson Planks or
Warped Planks
Axe
  • Can be opened and closed.
Crimson and Warped
Button and Pressure Plate
Crimson Button JE1 BE1.pngWarped Button JE1 BE1.png

Crimson Pressure Plate JE1 BE1.pngWarped Pressure Plate JE1 BE1.png

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Crimson Planks or
Warped Planks

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Crimson Planks or
Warped Planks

Axe
  • Output redstone signals when pressed or stepped on.
Crying Obsidian Crying Obsidian JE1 BE1.png Pickaxe (Diamond or better)
  • Crying obsidian is used to craft respawn anchors.
  • Has the same blast resistance and hardness as obsidian.
Respawn Anchor Respawn Anchor Charges 0 JE1 BE1.pngRespawn Anchor Charges 1 JE1 BE1.gifRespawn Anchor Charges 2 JE1 BE1.gifRespawn Anchor Charges 3 JE1 BE1.gifRespawn Anchor Charges 4 JE1 BE1.gif
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Crying Obsidian +
Glowstone

Pickaxe (Diamond or better)
  • The player can set their spawn point by clicking the respawn anchor in the Nether.
  • Only four charges can be set at once, and one is used up for every respawn.
    • Respawn anchors can be recharged with glowstone.
    • Respawn anchors emit 4 different light levels depending on what charge it is at.
  • Respawn anchors explode if used in the Overworld or End.
  • Respawn anchors can be charged with a dispenser.
Soul Soil Soul Soil JE1 BE1.png
  • Soul soil generates in the soul sand valley, alongside conventional soul sand.
Shovel
  • Fire lit on soul soil appears as soul fire.
  • The player does not sink and is not slowed when walking on soul soil.
  • Soul soil can be used to summon the Wither.
Soul Fire Soul Fire JE1.gif
  • Soul fire generates naturally in the soul sand valley biome in the Nether.
  • Fire lit on soul soil is soul fire regardless of dimension.
Any (drops nothing)
  • Soul fire deals damage at a rate of 2 per second as opposed to the 1 per second of regular fire.
  • Soul fire repels piglins.
  • Soul fire has a hitbox.
Soul Campfire Soul Campfire JE1 BE1.gif
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Stick +
Soul Soil or
Soul Sand +
Any Log or
Any Stripped Log or
Any Wood or
Any Stripped Wood or
Any Stem or
Any Stripped Stem or
Any Hyphae or
Any Stripped Hyphae

Axe (drops charcoal)
  • Soul campfires emit a light level of 10, instead of 15 by the regular one.
  • Soul campfires have a blue flame instead of orange.
  • Soul campfires deals damage at a rate of 2 per tick as opposed to the 1 per tick of regular campfire.
  • Soul campfires have all behaviors of the campfire.
  • Soul campfires repel piglins.
Soul Torch Soul Torch.gif
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Coal or
Charcoal +
Stick +
Soul Soil or
Soul Sand
Any
  • Soul torches give off a light level of 10.
  • Soul torches repel piglins.
Soul Lantern Soul Lantern JE2 BE1.gif
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Iron Nugget +
Soul Torch


  • Soul lanterns are crafted similarly to a normal lantern, using a soul torch instead of a normal torch.
Pickaxe
  • Soul lanterns give off a light level of 10.
  • Soul lanterns repel piglins.
Chain Chain (UD) JE1 BE1.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Iron Nugget +
Iron Ingot

Pickaxe
  • Chains can be used as a decorative block.
  • Chains can be used to suspend bells and both types of lanterns.
Target Target JE1 BE1.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Redstone Dust +
Hay Bale

Hoe
  • Targets emit a Redstone signal for 1 second when hit with most projectiles.
  • The closer a projectile hits to the center, the stronger the signal it gives off.

Changed[]

Name Image Changed
Bamboo Sapling Bamboo Shoot JE1 BE1.png
  • Renamed to "Bamboo Shoot".
Beacon Beacon JE6 BE2.png
Bell Bell JE3.png
  • Bells will now ring when hit by any projectile.
Bone Block Bone Block (UD) JE2 BE2.pngBone Block (EW) JE2 BE2.pngBone Block (NS) JE2 BE2.png
Campfire Campfire JE2 BE2.gif
  • Campfires now ignite when hit by any burning projectile.
Dispenser Dispenser (S) JE4.png
  • Dispensers can now saddle pigs, striders, and tamed horses, donkeys and mules.
  • Dispensers can now put horse armor on tamed horses.
  • Dispensers can now put carpets on tamed llamas.
  • Dispensers can now put chests on tamed llamas, donkeys, and mules.
  • Dispensers can now shear mooshrooms and snow golems.
  • Dispensers now display a new death message: [player] went off with a bang due to a firework fired from [item] by [player/mob]
Fire Fire.gif
Flower Pot Potted Dandelion underside.pngPotted Poppy underside.pngPotted Allium underside.pngPotted Azure Bluet underside.pngPotted Oxeye Daisy underside.pngPotted Blue Orchid underside.pngPotted Red Tulip underside.pngPotted Orange Tulip underside.pngPotted White Tulip underside.pngPotted Pink Tulip underside.pngPotted Red Mushroom underside.pngPotted Brown Mushroom underside.pngPotted Oak Sapling underside.pngPotted Birch Sapling underside.pngPotted Spruce Sapling underside.pngPotted Jungle Sapling underside.pngPotted Acacia Sapling underside.pngPotted Dark Oak Sapling underside.pngPotted Cactus underside.pngPotted Fern underside.pngPotted Dead Bush underside.pngPotted Cornflower underside.pngPotted Lily of the Valley underside.pngPotted Wither Rose underside.pngPotted Bamboo underside.png
  • Flower pots now have a bottom texture.
Gravel Gravel JE5 BE4.png
  • Gravel now generate naturally in all nether biomes at the lava level.
Jigsaw Block Jigsaw Block (S) JE3 BE2.png
  • Jigsaw blocks can now have one of 12 orientations.
  • Now have a new "Keep Jigsaws" option that controls whether jigsaw blocks in the resulting structure after using "Generate" will remain jigsaw blocks or be replaced by their "Turns Into" block.
    • Defaults to "ON".
Lantern Lantern JE1 BE1.gif
  • Lanterns can now be waterlogged.
Lava Lava.gif
Nether Wart Block Nether Wart Block JE3 BE3.png
  • Nether wart blocks now generate as a part of huge crimson fungi.
Netherrack Netherrack JE4 BE2.png
  • Using bone meal on netherrack adjacent to nylium converts it into nylium.
    • If two nylium blocks of different types are present, it chooses the type at random based on how many blocks of each type are around it.
Observer and Block of Redstone Observer JE4 BE3.pngBlock of Redstone JE2 BE2.png
Redstone Dust Redstone Dust JE2 BE2.png
  • A single redstone wire is now represented as a cross.
  • Redstone will provide power to blocks on sides it shows a visual connection to, and not do so on those sides without a visual connection.
  • A wire on top of a block, which is redirected from below, will now power the sides it is redirected to.
    • Wires that redirect upwards to wires on non-conductive blocks used to only be redirected visually, now this redirection applies to their behavior as well.
  • A wire that is redirected to go over a block will now always provide power to the block. This is most noticeable when the wire has signal strength 1.
  • Redstone dust's hitbox now adjusts to its shape.
  • Redstone dust now visually connects when traveling up soul sand and 8-layer snow stacks.
  • Redstone dust now visually connects when going up the back (including far-side) of Stairs
  • Particles are now generated across the entire area of the redstone dust. (Fixed Bug: MC-181566)
Smithing Table Smithing Table JE2 BE2.png
Snow Snow Block JE2 BE2.png
Soul Sand Soul Sand JE2 BE2.png
  • Soul sand now generates in soul sand valley biomes at the lava level of the lava ocean.
  • Soul sand with a rail on top will no longer slow-down minecarts.
  • Doors, buttons, torches, pressure plates and redstone can now be placed on soul sand.
Structure Block Structure Block JE2 BE1.png
  • A structure block's maximum size per axis now expands to 48.
TNT TNT JE3 BE2.png
  • TNTs now ignite when hit by any burning projectile.
Vines Vines JE2 BE2.png
  • Vines now play a sound when climbed.
Wall Cobblestone Wall JE2 BE2.pngMossy Cobblestone Wall JE2 BE2.pngStone Brick Wall JE2 BE1.pngMossy Stone Brick Wall JE2 BE1.pngAndesite Wall JE2 BE1.pngDiorite Wall JE3 BE1.pngGranite Wall JE1 BE1.pngSandstone Wall JE2 BE1.pngRed Sandstone Wall JE2 BE1.pngBrick Wall JE1 BE1.pngPrismarine Wall JE1 BE1.gifNether Brick Wall JE2 BE2.pngRed Nether Brick Wall JE2 BE1.pngEnd Stone Brick Wall JE1 BE1.png
  • Walls in the middle of a row have longer pillars when stacked vertically.
    • Block state now uses none, low, and tall for east, west, north, and south directional values.

Items[]

New[]

Name Image Obtaining Uses
Banner Pattern (Snout) Banner Pattern JE1 BE1.png
  • Snout banner patterns have the same function as any other banner pattern.
Music Disc (Pigstep) Music Disc Pigstep JE1 BE1.png
  • Pigstep music discs have the same function as any other music disc.
Netherite Scrap Netherite Scrap JE2 BE1.png
Ingredients Smelting recipe
Ancient Debris +
Any fuel


Netherite Ingot Netherite Ingot JE1.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Netherite Scrap +
Gold Ingot


  • Netherite ingots can be used for upgrading diamond armor, weapons and tools
Netherite Armor Netherite Helmet JE2 BE1.pngNetherite Chestplate JE2 BE1.pngNetherite Leggings JE3 BE2.pngNetherite Boots JE2 BE1.png
Ingredients Smithing recipe
Diamond Helmet or
Diamond Chestplate or
Diamond Leggings or
Diamond Boots +
Netherite Ingot
Upgrade Gear


  • Does not burn in lava.
  • Floats on lava.
  • Tougher than diamond armor.
  • Have higher durability and enchantability than diamond.
Netherite Axe, Hoe, Pickaxe, Shovel, and Sword Netherite Axe JE1.pngNetherite Hoe JE1.pngNetherite Pickaxe JE1.pngNetherite Shovel JE1.pngNetherite Sword JE1.png
Ingredients Smithing recipe
Diamond Axe or
Diamond Hoe or
Diamond Pickaxe or
Diamond Shovel or
Diamond Sword +
Netherite Ingot
Upgrade Gear


  • Does not burn in lava.
  • Floats on lava.
  • All items, except the hoe, deal 1 more damage than their diamond counterparts.
  • Have higher durability, mining level, breaking multiplier, and enchantability than diamond.
Warped Fungus on a Stick Warped Fungus on a Stick JE1 BE1.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Fishing Rod +
Warped Fungus

  • Warped fungus on a stick can be used to control Striders
  • Warped fungus on a stick functions similarly with striders as carrot on a stick separately would with pigs.
Spawn Egg
(Hoglin/Piglin/Strider/Zoglin/Piglin Brute)
Hoglin Spawn Egg JE2.pngPiglin Spawn Egg JE1.pngStrider Spawn Egg JE1 BE1.pngZoglin Spawn Egg JE1 BE1.pngPiglin Brute Spawn Egg JE1 BE1.png
  • Can be obtained only via creative inventory.
  • Has the same function as any other spawn egg.

Changed[]

Name Image Changed
Bone Meal Bone Meal JE3 BE3.png
Clay Clay Ball JE2 BE2.png
  • Clay is renamed to "Clay Ball".
Compass Lodestone Compass JE1.gif
  • Using a compass on a lodestone creates a lodestone compass, which points to that block.
  • Compasses can now be enchanted with Curse of Vanishing.
All hoes Wooden Hoe JE3 BE3.pngStone Hoe JE2 BE2.pngIron Hoe JE2 BE2.pngGolden Hoe JE3 BE3.pngDiamond Hoe JE3 BE3.pngNetherite Hoe JE2.png

Biomes[]

New[]

Name Image Description Structures
Soulsand Valley Soulsand Valley.png
  • An open space made mostly of soul sand and soul soil.
  • Basalt pillars span from floor to ceiling.
  • Nether fossils generate across the valley.
  • Ash falls through the air.
  • A light blue glow envelopes the valley.
  • Ghasts and skeletons traverse the valley.
  • Biome-exclusive ambient sounds can be heard within the valley.
  • The music track 'So Below' composed by Lena Raine will play inside this biome.
  • Soul Sand can be found on this biome at the lava level of the lava ocean.
Warped Forest Warped Forest.png
  • Warped nylium carpets the cave floor with nether sprouts and warped fungi growing throughout the biome.
  • Huge warped fungi make up the "trees" of this forest, with shroomlights lighting up their interiors.
  • Many twisting vines grow upwards from the floor of the biome.
  • A dark blue fog covers the forest.
  • Warped spores swirl through the air.
  • The warped forests are the least hostile places in the Nether.
  • Endermen can be found more frequently within the forests.
  • Biome-exclusive ambient sounds can be heard within the forests.
Crimson Forest Crimson Forest.png
Basalt Deltas BasaltDeltas.png
  • Basalt is found in an abundance in this biome.
  • Patches of blackstone generate inside the basalt formations.
  • A gray fog covers the deltas.
  • White ash swirls through the air.
  • Magma cubes spawn very frequently within the deltas.
  • The basalt deltas come with a variety of ambient sounds.
  • The music track 'So Below' composed by Lena Raine will play inside this biome.

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Name Image Changed
Nether The Nether.png
  • The Nether was split into biomes.
Nether (as original biome) Nether.png

Structures[]

New[]

Name Image Generates Chests Mobs Description
Bastion Remnant Bastion Remnant.png Generate in the Nether in all biomes except basalt deltas. Yes (3)
  • Serves as the home of piglins.
  • Piglin brutes spawn only in this structure.
  • Gilded blackstone naturally generates only in this structure, both as one of the blocks that make up the structure and as chest loot.
Nether Fossil
Nether fossils generate in the Nether and are found exclusively in soul sand valley biomes. No No
  • Remains of unknown creatures
Ruined Portal Overworld Ruined Portal 1.png Generate in all biomes in both the Nether and the Overworld. They can spawn underground (partially or fully), underwater, or exposed to the air. Yes (1) No
Basalt Pillar
Basalt pillars generate in the Nether and are found exclusively in soul sand valley biomes. No No
Huge crimson fungi and Huge warped fungi Huge Crimson fungi.pngHuge Warped fungi.png Huge crimson fungi generate in crimson forest and huge warped fungi generate in warped forest No No

Music[]

New[]

Four new music tracks composed by Lena Raine have been added to the game.

Filename Gameplay Soundtrack Title Track Preview
Rubedo Nether Wastes "Rubedo"
Chrysopoeia Crimson Forest "Chrysopoeia"
So Below Soul sand valleys

and Basalt Deltas

"So Below"
Pigstep Music Disc

(Bastion Remnants)

"Pigstep"

Enchantments[]

New[]

Enchantment Max Level Applicable Items Notes
Soul Speed III
  • Makes the player move faster when on Soul Sand and Soul Soil, and overrides the slowing functionality of the former.

Gameplay[]

New[]

Name Description
Bartering

Changed[]

Name Changed
Fishing To find treasures, the bobber must be cast into water that is at least 5x3x5 blocks.