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This article is about the dimension. For the update, see Nether Update. For other uses, see Nether (disambiguation).
The Nether

A view of a crimson forest with a hoglin and a ghast in the background.

Nether 'biome'

A view of a nether fortress.

The Nether is a dangerous, hell-like dimension containing fire, lava, fungal vegetation, many hostile mobs, and exclusive structures and biomes.


Main article: Nether Portal
Full and Budget Nether Portal

"Economy" portal without corners (left), full portal (right)

In order to enter the Nether dimension, a player needs to construct a nether portal within the confines of the Overworld. It's important to note that portals created in the End will not function for this purpose. To assemble the portal, the player's initial task involves building a rectangular frame using blocks of obsidian. The frame's dimensions can vary, with the smallest permissible size being 4 blocks × 5 blocks, and the largest being 23 blocks × 23 blocks. Once the frame has been properly constructed, it can be activated by introducing fire into the frame. This can be accomplished using various ignition methods such as flint and steel, fire charge, dispensers, or any substance capable of setting fire ablaze.

The portal allows most entities (with the exception of the wither, the ender dragon, and entities riding or being ridden by another entity) to be transported to a corresponding portal in the Nether. In Survival, the player must stand in a nether portal for 4 seconds to get to the Nether. The player can step out of a portal before it completes its animation to abort the teleport. The portal plays a sound effect while the player is inside it. If there is no corresponding portal, a new 4×5 portal is created. The portal can be destroyed by breaking the obsidian frame, by a nearby explosion, or by placing water in the Overworld or lava into it with a bucket or dispenser. Any of the blocks in the corners can be destroyed without destroying the portal.

In the former Old[Bedrock Edition only] world type, it is impossible to construct a nether portal. The portal block must be placed using cheats. When done, the Nether has the same 256×256 borders as the Overworld, and if a nether portal is then made in the Nether, it can spawn the player outside the world barrier.

If cheats are enabled, players can also teleport to the Nether without using a nether portal: the syntax is /execute in the_nether in Java Edition, and /execute in nether in Bedrock Edition.


Bedrock comprises the top (including and below layer 127) and bottom 4 layers in a rough pattern, essentially making the Nether 128 blocks high unlike the Overworld's 384. In the infinite worlds of the Java and Bedrock Editions, the Nether is also horizontally infinite. In Bedrock Edition, the build limit in the Nether is 128 blocks, despite it being 256 in the End, and 320 in the Overworld.

The Nether has no daylight cycle and no weather. Natural sources of light include fire, lava, portals, shroomlights and glowstone. Even with a light level of 0, the Nether has a dim ambient light (roughly equivalent to light level 8 in the Overworld). Light otherwise functions exactly the same as it does in the Overworld and the End.

The majority of flora in the Nether is fungus-based as opposed to plants. The Nether "grass" consists of specialized Nether mycelium (known as "nylium"). The Nether features its own unique fungi (including nether wart), as well as equivalent huge fungi which serve as trees. The stems of the huge fungi function as logs. Also present are a number of native vines and roots.

With the exception of the Strider, all creatures found in the Nether are hostile and potentially dangerous.

Locations in the Nether correlate to Overworld coordinates, but horizontal Overworld distances are scaled down by a ratio of 8:1 for travel in the Nether. Therefore, traveling one block in the Nether means traveling eight blocks in the Overworld. For example, in a perfect scenario, a player who enters a portal in the Overworld at x=0, z=0 and travels in the Nether to x=1000, z=1000 returns to the Overworld at x=8000, z=8000. This makes portals a useful tool for traveling long distances in the Overworld.

Nether 'biome'

An image of the Nether with a nether fortress.

Most items and blocks in the Nether function the same as they do in the Overworld, with a few notable exceptions:

  • Beds explode and cause fires when a player attempts to sleep in one. It has an explosion power of 5. The explosion is larger than that of TNT, which has an explosion power of 4. They cannot be used as a respawn point.
  • One has to use a powered respawn anchor to respawn in the Nether, but when it runs out of charges, the player once again respawns in the Overworld.
  • There is no way to place liquid water in the Nether without the use of commands, except inside a cauldron. These can be used to put out a player on fire, but are difficult to center oneself in.
    • Using water buckets produces steam particles and a hissing sound, leaving the player with an empty bucket.
    • Ice that is melted or smashed in the Nether does not produce water.
    • A wet sponge instantly becomes a regular sponge when placed.
    • If somehow placed using cheats or when placed inside a cauldron, water takes on a reddish-brown color.‌[Bedrock Edition only]
  • Lava flows twice as far (eight blocks) and six times as fast in the Nether compared to Overworld, basically water's equivalent flow characteristics from the Overworld.
  • Grass blocks and leaves take a dead-looking brownish color because the Nether is dry and hot.
  • Maps generate a brown-gray static pattern. The player's direction indicator spins randomly; its location is still relative to the player's location in the Nether, except in the New Nintendo 3DS Edition, where it is always in the center of the map. Usable significantly for lava ocean travel via strider. Putting the map in the off-hand minimizes the map to help see one's strider footing.
  • Clocks spin wildly, making it impossible to tell the time while in the Nether. Compasses also spin wildly unless connected to a lodestone, which they then point toward.
  • Snow golems rapidly take fire damage and die, due to the Nether being dry and hot. However, they can survive if they have the Fire Resistance status effect.‌[Java Edition only]
  • Stalactites produce lava particles instead of water particles, and do not convert mud above them into clay.[1]


The Nether features unique cave-like terrain with no sky. Lava and fire are common hazards everywhere in the Nether. Areas distant from the player are shrouded in fog of red or blue. The shape of the terrain in the Nether is independent of the biome distribution; instead, the biome alters the surface material and adds terrain features to the netherrack terrain.


Main article: Biome § The Nether

The Nether is divided into several biomes just like the Overworld, each featuring unique terrain, mobs, structures, ambience, etc. There are currently five biomes in the Nether.

Biome Name Description Image
Nether Wastes Initially the sole biome in the dimension before the Nether Update, the nether wastes is the most common biome in the Nether. The surface is composed of uncovered netherrack, exposing more blobs than any other biome. Zombified piglins dominate this biome, and can be found in hordes of up to 4. Ghasts and Magma cubes will also spawn, along with the occasional group of Piglins. Nether Wastes
Crimson Forest The biome is named for its red color, and is covered by the canopies of huge, tree-like fungi. Huge, pig-like animals called hoglins roam around the nylium-covered terrain, while tribes of piglins hunt them for food. This makes it one of the only biomes to have an ecosystem. While not as numerous as in the nether wastes, the occasional zombified piglin also roams, and if near normal piglins, it scares them away.

It is also one of the more habitable biomes in the Nether, due to hoglins being a source of food in the dimension, and despite being a hostile mob, it can be bred, making it perfect for farms in the dimension.

Crimson Forest
Warped Forest This forest-type biome has the most amount of flora in the Nether dimension (due to the additional nether sprouts that are only found within the biome) but also only has two mobs, those being the endermen and the occasional strider. The amount of endermen here makes the biome an ideal place to collect ender pearls before the player has access to the End dimension.

The very low diversity of mobs here makes it another habitable place in the Nether, since no mobs spawned here are naturally hostile to the player.

Warped Forest
Soul Sand Valley This desert-like biome is dangerous, not just because of the huge caverns and darkness that can allow numbers of ghasts and skeletons to spawn, but also due to the deposits of soul sand which slow the player down. Boots enchanted with Soul Speed allow the player to avoid the slowing effect of soul sand. Bluish-colored soul fire is common here and are more dangerous than regular fires. Soul Sand Valley
Basalt Deltas With high amounts of lava and magma cubes, this is one of the most dangerous biomes in the game. The terrain consists of steep and spiky basalt formations along with the flatter deltas. When the biome collides with a lava sea, archipelagos of basalt and gravel form. The biome is almost impossible to build in, which might explain why bastion remnants don’t generate here (unless a bastion remnant generates in a bordering biome).

Even though the magma cubes here are dangerous, their spawning rate makes the biome ideal for collecting magma cream, which can be used for brewing Fire Resistance potions. Blackstone also generates more commonly here than in other Nether biomes, making the basalt deltas ideal for making stone tools.

Basalt Deltas

Generated structures[]

The Nether contains a variety of unique generated structures. Though equally vast, it contains far fewer types of generated structures than the Overworld.

Name Description Image
Nether Fortress Nether fortresses are large, castle-like structures that are composed of nether bricks. This structure is often found bridging over lava seas, or tunnelling through netherrack.

This structure is the only place blazes and wither skeletons spawn, making fortresses the gateway to both bosses in the game: the ender dragon and the wither. Fortresses also contain blaze monster spawners, as well as small nether wart farms where nether wart can be obtained. Nether fortresses can be found in all Nether biomes.

A nether fortress bridging over a basalt deltas biome.
Nether Fossil Nether fossils are structures comprised of bone blocks. These structures have 14 different designs. Unlike fossils in the Overworld, coal ore does not generate within these fossils. This structure generates exclusively within soul sand valley biomes. A nether fossil.
Bastion Remnant Bastion remnants are large fortifications made up of blackstone, blackstone bricks and basalt. A large amount of gold blocks and loot chests can be found within these structures. They generate in four distinct variants, each with its own unique structure and loot. These structures are inhabited by the piglins and piglin brutes, and in certain variants hoglins as well. These structures generate within any Nether biome except for the basalt deltas. A bastion remnant.
Ruined Portal A structure containing what appears to be a destroyed nether portal and various types of stone or blackstone materials, when generating in the Overworld or the Nether, respectively. Netherrack generates on the ground around the portal, and a chest containing loot generates with the structure.

These structures can be found in any Overworld and Nether biome.

A ruined portal.

Terrain features[]

The Nether has a lot of different terrain features which generate within the biomes of the Nether.

Name Description Image
Lava sea Lava seas generate at and below level 31 in all Nether biomes.

Striders can be found striding across these seas.

Lava sea
Glowstone blob Glowstone blobs generate on the ceiling of the Nether in all biomes. A glowstone blob
Basalt pillar Basalt pillars generate in soul sand valley biomes and on the lava seas present there. A basalt pillar
Delta Deltas are sheets of constrained lava and magma blocks found among the terrain of basalt deltas biomes. Lava delta
Hidden lava Single blocks of lava are buried within netherrack in all Nether biomes. These are particularly dangerous when mining in the Nether, as the lava can quickly flow out and overwhelm the player when uncovered. HiddenlavainNether


The Nether is home to its own share of mobs, most of which are fire- and lava-proof. Skeletons, chickens, and endermen are the only Overworld mobs that can naturally spawn in the Nether; in Java Edition, baby zombified piglins may spawn as chicken jockeys.

Other Overworld mobs do not naturally spawn in the Nether but can be teleported through portals (with the exception of withers and ender dragons).

BlazeFace ZombifiedPiglinJockeyFace EndermanFace GhastFace HoglinFace HoglinJockeyFace MagmaCubeFace
Blaze Chicken Jockey
[JE only]
Enderman Ghast Hoglin Hoglin Jockey Magma Cube
PiglinFace PiglinBruteFace SkeletonFace StriderFace StriderJockeyZombifiedPiglinFace WitherSkeletonFace ZombifiedPiglinFace
Piglin Piglin Brute Skeleton Strider Strider Jockey Wither Skeleton Zombified Piglin


Naturally generated[]

Naturally generated blocks includes those that are created through the world seed.

Naturally created[]

Naturally created blocks are created through a combination of events that lead these blocks to be placed by natural causes, not by the player.


These blocks are generated as part of nether fortresses, bastion remnants, and ruined portals, but only when the "generated structures" option is on.

Technical information[]


NameIdentifier(JE)Numeric ID


In Java Edition, the Nether is stored in .minecraft/saves/worldname/DIM-1. Deleting this folder resets the Nether, so that all player-made changes and buildings in that dimension are undone.

In Bedrock Edition, the com.mojang/minecraftWorlds/world ID/db folder contains several collections of chunks. Some of these files are used for the Nether, but it is impossible to tell which ones simply by reading the file name.


Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Gamerscore earned Trophy type (PS4)
PS4 Other
Into The NetherConstruct a Nether Portal.Light a nether portal.30GBronze
Cover me in debrisWear a full set of Netherite armorHave a full set of Netherite armor in your inventory.50GGold
Oooh, shiny!Distract a Piglin using goldGive a piglin a gold item while it is aggressive toward the player.30GSilver
Hot tourist destinationVisit all Nether biomesThe achievement can be completed if one visit biomes in different worlds.30GSilver


There is a whole tab dedicated to the Nether in the advancement system, all involving visiting the Nether in some way in order to advance.

Icon Advancement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Resource location
Advancement-plain-rawWe Need to Go Deeper
Build, light and enter a Nether Portal Ice Bucket ChallengeEnter the Nether dimension.story/enter_the_nether
Bring summer clothes Enter the Nether dimension.nether/root
Advancement-fancy-rawReturn to Sender
Destroy a Ghast with a fireball NetherKill a ghast by deflecting a ghast fireball back into it via hitting or shooting a projectile at the fireball.nether/return_to_sender
Advancement-plain-rawThose Were the Days
Enter a Bastion Remnant Nethernether/find_bastion
Advancement-plain-rawHidden in the Depths
Obtain Ancient Debris NetherHave an ancient debris in your inventory.nether/obtain_ancient_debris
Advancement-fancy-rawSubspace Bubble
Use the Nether to travel 7 km in the Overworld NetherUse the Nether to travel between 2 points in the Overworld with a minimum horizontal euclidean distance of 7000 blocks between each other, which is 875 blocks in the Nether.nether/fast_travel
Advancement-plain-rawA Terrible Fortress
Break your way into a Nether Fortress NetherEnter a nether fortress.nether/find_fortress
Advancement-plain-rawOh Shiny
Distract Piglins with gold NetherWhile aggravated, give a piglin one of these 25 gold-related items in the #piglin_loved item tag: Other gold-related items do not distract the piglin and do not trigger this advancement.nether/distract_piglin
Advancement-plain-rawThis Boat Has Legs
Ride a Strider with a Warped Fungus on a Stick NetherBoost[2] a strider with a warped fungus on a stick.nether/ride_strider
Advancement-fancy-rawUneasy Alliance
Rescue a Ghast from the Nether, bring it safely home to the Overworld... and then kill it Return to SenderKill a ghast while the player is in the Overworld.nether/uneasy_alliance
Advancement-plain-rawWar Pigs
Loot a Chest in a Bastion Remnant Those Were the DaysOpen a naturally generated, never-before opened chest in a bastion remnant.nether/loot_bastion
Advancement-plain-rawCountry Lode, Take Me Home
Use a Compass on a Lodestone Hidden in the Depthsnether/use_lodestone
Advancement-fancy-rawCover Me in Debris
Get a full suit of Netherite armor Hidden in the DepthsHave a full set of netherite armor in your inventory.nether/netherite_armor
Advancement-plain-rawSpooky Scary Skeleton
Obtain a Wither Skeleton's skull A Terrible FortressHave a wither skeleton skull in your inventory.nether/get_wither_skull
Advancement-plain-rawInto Fire
Relieve a Blaze of its rod A Terrible FortressHave a blaze rod in your inventory.nether/obtain_blaze_rod
Advancement-fancy-rawHot Tourist Destinations
Explore all Nether biomes This Boat Has LegsVisit all of the 5 following biomes: The advancement is only for Nether biomes. Other biomes may also be visited, but are ignored for this advancement.nether/explore_nether
Advancement-plain-rawInvicon Nether StarWithering Heights
Summon the Wither Spooky Scary SkeletonBe within a 100.9×100.9×103.5 cuboid centered on the wither when it is spawned.nether/summon_wither
Advancement-plain-rawLocal Brewery
Brew a Potion Into FirePick up an item from a brewing stand potion slot. This does not need to be a potion. Water bottles or even glass bottles can also trigger this advancement.[3]nether/brew_potion
Advancement-plain-rawBring Home the Beacon
Construct and place a Beacon Withering HeightsBe within a 20×20×14 cuboid centered on a beacon block when it realizes it has become powered.nether/create_beacon
Advancement-fancy-rawA Furious Cocktail
Have every potion effect applied at the same time Local BreweryHave all of these 17 status effects applied to the player at the same time: The source of the effects is irrelevant for the purposes of this advancement. Other status effects may be applied to the player, but are ignored for this advancement.nether/all_potions
Bring a Beacon to full power Bring Home the BeaconBe within a 20×20×14 cuboid centered on a beacon block when it realizes it is being powered by a size 4 pyramid.nether/create_full_beacon
Advancement-fancy-rawHow Did We Get Here?
Have every effect applied at the same time A Furious CocktailHave all of these 31 status effects applied to the player at the same time: The source of the effects is irrelevant for the purposes of this advancement. Other status effects may be applied to the player, but are ignored for this advancement.
This is a hidden advancement, meaning that it can be viewed by the player only after completing it, regardless of if its child advancement(s), if any, have been completed.
Advancement-plain-rawIs It a Balloon?
Look at a Ghast through a Spyglass Is It a Bird?Look at a ghast through a spyglass while the ghast is focused on you.adventure/spyglass_at_ghast



Java Edition Indev
0.3120100107Added a map theme named "Hell". It was a normal map, but with a lava ocean, perpetually dim lighting, and a black sky with dull red clouds.
Java Edition Infdev
20100227-1The themes of the world, including the hell one, have been removed.
20100327The defunct map theme button have been removed from the interface.
Java Edition Alpha
September 18, 2010Notch mentions the return of the hell biome, and that it can be used for fast travel, based on a transportation method used in the novel series The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan. Within a dangerous transportation system, "the Ways", people could travel a massive amount of distance in a few days instead of weeks.
v1.2.0October 4, 2010This announcement poster hinted that the hell world would utilize portals and that distance traveled inside the hell world would be multiplied greatly on the map above ground.
October 8, 2010Notch reveals a new block type, now known as soul sand, that would be included in the new dimension.
October 10, 2010A screenshot was released by Notch depicting what the Nether would look like.
October 11, 2010Notch makes mention of the first mob to be added to the Nether, saying "You will hate the Ghast."
October 25, 2010Notch tweets that he is working on the second new Nether mob, and says that they are less dangerous but are otherwise "pointless."
October 29, 2010Notch was conflicted on naming the new dimension; he wanted to avoid "re-using existing religious names", and wanted to use a more creative and original name. He considered both "the Slip" and "the Nexus" but felt that neither felt "[M]inecrafty enough". It was eventually changed to "the Nether" on the day of the Halloween Update release.
previewA preview of the Halloween Update was sent out to two gaming websites later that day.[4] Interestingly, the name "the Slip" was used in this release.
Added the Nether, including ghasts, zombie pigmen, netherrack, soul sand, glowstone, and nether portals.
v1.2.2Lava was made to flow farther than it did on the Overworld.
Java Edition Beta
May 2, 2011Portals were made to function properly in multiplayer, allowing players in servers to teleport between the Overworld and the Nether.
1.6Test Build 3Beds in the Nether were made to explode if used.
The Nether now finally works in multiplayer.
Java Edition
1.0.0September 16, 2011Jens Bergensten tweets a teaser screenshot of changes to the Nether terrain generation, including nether fortresses.
September 19, 2011Jens releases a second teaser screenshot, showcasing the structure of the upcoming nether fortresses.
September 21, 2011Jens mentions that he is finished with most of the new Nether features, including two new mobs, one of which is a "retexturing attempt".
Beta 1.9 PrereleaseMany new additions to the Nether, including: magma cubes, blazes (as well as blaze monster spawners and blaze rods), nether fortresses (including nether bricks, nether brick stairs and Nether brick fences), nether wart, ghast tears dropped by ghasts and gold nuggets dropped by zombie pigmen.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 4With the addition of the Silk Touch enchantment, it was possible to legitimately obtain water using ice in the Nether.
Beta 1.9 Prerelease 5The ability to pick up ice blocks with the Silk Touch enchantment was removed.
1.2.112w06aSnow golems now take damage in the Nether.
1.3.112w16aAdded the /give command. Using it to get water or flowing_water blocks allows another way to place water in the Nether.
12w17aIce can now be obtained with Silk Touch again, but ice no longer melts into water in the Nether.
12w22aRarely, nether portals spawn zombie pigmen.
12w27aGrowing nether wart is no longer restricted to the Nether – it can be grown in the Overworld and the End.
1.4.212w32aZombie pigmen can wear armor, and the sword they are holding makes them deal more damage.
12w34aAny mobs and entities can travel through nether portals.
12w36aAdded wither skeletons.
1.4.612w49aAdded nether brick slabs.
1.513w01aNether quartz ore is added to the Nether, which spawns around netherrack.
13w02aLava flows more quickly in the Nether, and hidden lava can be found in the Nether.
1.6.113w18aChests can now be found in nether fortresses.
2013 Music UpdateFour music tracks added for the Nether, including "Concrete Halls", "Dead Voxel", "Warmth" and "Ballad of the Cats".
1.7.213w37aAdded the /setblock command which can place water in the Nether.
1.814w03aAdded the /fill command which can place water in the Nether.
14w25aRemoved the item forms of water. The /give command can no longer be used to get water in the Nether because water can no longer exist in inventories (just as a placed block). /setblock or /fill should be used in place of /give.
1.915w31aRemoved the Nether fog.
15w31cRe-added the Nether fog.
15w49aThe wither and ender dragon no longer travel through portals.
1.1016w20aEndermen now rarely spawn in the Nether, and can now pick up netherrack.
Added magma blocks.
Added red nether bricks and nether wart blocks, which can be crafted but do not otherwise generate naturally in the Nether.
1.1318w06aVertical air cavities, stretching from bedrock level as far as Y=35 and filled with lava to Y=10, now occur in chains across the bottom of the Nether, often forming extensive ravines.
18w19aThe biome "Hell" has been renamed to "Nether".
pre5The biome ID of the Nether has been changed from hell to nether.
1.1418w43aAdded nether brick walls and red nether brick slabs, stairs and walls.
19w14aSoul sand and gravel now generate around lava sea level instead of between y level 60 and 65.[5]
1.1620w06aAdded 3 new biomes to the Nether, the crimson forest, warped forest and soul sand valley, while renaming the original Nether biome to nether wastes.
Added ancient debris, a rare ore that generates in the Nether.
Added hoglins, which spawn exclusively in the crimson forest in the Nether.
20w07aAdded piglins, which spawn in both the crimson forest and nether wastes in the Nether.
20w09aChanged the ambient lighting in the Nether, it is now much darker
20w10aAdded ambience to the Nether.
20w11aAdded twisting vines to the warped forest biome in the Nether.
Added nether gold ore to the Nether.
20w13aAdded striders, which spawn on lava lakes.
20w15aAdded the basalt deltas biome to the Nether.
Added 3 new music tracks including: "Chrysopoeia", "Rubedo" and "So Below".
20w16aAdded bastion remnants to the Nether.
Added ruined portals which can generate in the Nether.
1.16.220w27aAdded piglin brutes, which spawn in bastion remnants.
Pocket Edition Alpha
April 22, 2015Tommaso Checchi tweets a picture of the Nether, showing that it is officially in development.
He later tweets stating that he will not tell how finished it is or what version it will be in.[6]
v0.12.1build 1Added the Nether.
Water can be placed in the Nether by breaking ice.
build 6Lava now spreads faster in the Nether.
v0.15.0build 1Endermen can now spawn in the Nether, and can now pick up netherrack.
v0.16.0build 1Water cannot be placed in the Nether without inventory editing or using commands.
Pocket Edition
1.0.0Four music tracks added for the Nether, including "Concrete Halls", "Dead Voxel", "Warmth" and "Ballad of the Cats".
1.1.3alpha magma blocks.
Added red nether bricks and nether wart blocks, which can be crafted but do not otherwise generate naturally in the Nether.
Bedrock Edition
1.16.0beta 3 new biomes to the Nether, the crimson forest, warped forest and soul sand valley.
Added ancient debris, a rare ore that generates in the Nether.
Added hoglins and piglins, hoglins spawn exclusively in the crimson forest in the Nether, while piglins spawn in both the crimson forest and nether wastes in the Nether.
beta ambience to the Nether.
Added nether gold ore to the Nether.
Added striders, which spawn on lava lakes.
Added the basalt deltas biome to the Nether.
Added 3 new music tracks including: "Chrysopoeia", "Rubedo" and "So Below".
Added bastion remnants to the Nether.
Added ruined portals which can generate in the Nether.
Gravel and blackstone patch can now generate below lava sea level in the Nether.
1.16.20beta piglin brutes, which spawn in bastion remnants.
Legacy Console Edition
TU1CU1 1.0 Patch 11.0.1Added the Nether.
TU9Added new music to the Nether.
Added nether fortresses.
Added Reset Nether option to force regeneration of the Nether. This is helpful for older saves that didn't have a nether fortress.
TU43CU33 1.36 Patch 13Endermen can now spawn in the Nether, and can now pick up netherrack.
Added magma blocks.
Added red nether bricks and nether wart blocks, which can be crafted, but do not otherwise generate naturally in the Nether.
New Nintendo 3DS Edition
0.1.0Added the Nether.
1.3.12Improved view distance.


Issues relating to "The Nether" are maintained on the bug tracker. Report issues there.


  • Upon entering the Nether as a single player, the passage of time freezes in the Overworld, resuming when the player returns unless the /forceload command is used. This is due to the spawn chunks no longer being ticked, and not chunks loading and unloading as some players believe. The spawn chunks are kept loaded when there are no players in the Overworld, but most stuff other than basic redstone stops working.
  • The numbers for the 3 dimensions are -1=the Nether, 0=Overworld, 1=the End. This contributes to a misconception that the Nether is "below" the Overworld, although Dinnerbone confirmed that they are simply separate dimensions.[7]
  • In Bedrock Edition, if a section of the bedrock ceiling is removed (e.g., through commands) mobs can spawn directly below where the ceiling should be, despite the surface density cap in the Nether being 0.
  • In Legacy Console Edition, the size of the Nether is limited, with bedrock walls surrounding it on all sides. The Overworld-Nether ratio varies depending on the world size: it is 1:3 for Classic and Small worlds, 1:6 for Medium worlds, and 1:8 (the same as Java and Bedrock editions) for Large worlds.
  • The crimson and warped forest biomes are suggested to decontaminate the Nether environment from potential landfill pollution that coincides with the presence of Ancient Debris, as stated from an article from the official Minecraft website regarding netherite scrap.[8]


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