Minecraft's Nether Update 1.16 is now live on both Bedrock and Java, its patch notes revealing the addition of new biomes, mobs and much more.
The Nether Update 1.16 expands the number of biomes you can encounter in the titular region by four while also introducing new features like Ruined Portals to Minecraft.
There are also quite a few new blocks alongside a sizeable amount of other additions that you can check in the Minecraft Nether Update 1.16 Patch Notes just below.
Minecraft Nether Update 1.16 Patch Notes
Here are all the changes and additions introduced to Minecraft Bedrock in its Nether Update 1.16. Find the full Nether Update Java patch notes at this link.
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
- Warped Wart blocks can be cleared quickly using a hoe
- A dark blue fog covers the forest!
- Warped spores swirl through the air
- Twisting Vines grow from the cave floor and fungi
- The Warped Forests are strange, but also the least hostile place of Nether
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
- Nether Wart blocks can be cleared quickly using a hoe
- Weeping Vines grow from the cave ceilings and fungi
- Hoglins wander these forests
- Crimson spores swirl through the air
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
- Fossile 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
Basalt Deltas can now be found in the Nether!
- Remnants of volcanic eruptions, this biome sports a high concentration of Basalt columns and lava deltas
- Walking through, you will be surrounded by flakes of flowing white ash
- Magma Cubes finally have a place to call home, spawning very frequently
- A new block, Blackstone, can be found in large patches here
- The original Nether biome is now called Nether Wastes
Nether Biome Fog
- Biome fog color smoothly blends between biomes. Smooth.
- Piglins are an aggressive civilization that live in the Nether
- They mostly hang around in the Crimson Forest, but you might find some in the Nether Wastes, too
- They think of players as target practice and will attack on sight
- However, if you dress appropriately, they will see you as a respectable figure, or tolerable at least
- Piglins are suspicious of strangers and if they see you opening a chest or mining a block of gold, they will assume that you're stealing and will treat you accordingly
- Piglins LOVE gold and get very distracted by gold items
- Gold ingots are currency to piglins, and you can throw ingots at them or interact with them while holding an ingot to barter for various goods
- Piglins sometimes get hungry and hunt hoglins for food. Or they try at least. The results... vary
- Piglins prefer to hunt and fight in groups and when a fight is happening, everyone wants in
- Piglins that somehow end up in the overworld become zombified fairly quickly
- Piglins are creeped out by soul fire and zombified piglins, and will stay clear whenever possible
- Wither skeletons are a historic enemy and piglins will attack on sight
- Baby piglins are not as dangerous but they can be mischievous, so watch your back
- ... and they like to play with baby hoglins
- Hoglins are big aggressive beasts that live in Crimson Forests
- They attack players on sight so be careful, they can easily knock you off a ledge!
- Hoglins drop pork and sometimes leather, but not willingly
- You can breed hoglins by feeding them crimson fungi, but do so at your own risk
- Hoglins get hunted by piglins sometimes, but they don't go down without a fight!
- Despite this, hoglins and piglins aren't enemies - they are more like an ecosystem
- Baby hoglins like to pretend they are tough - but don't worry, they are more like angry puppies with no teeth
- Want to keep hoglins off your back? Pro tip: Hoglins hate the smell of warped fungi!
- Striders are neutral mobs that stride the Nether, preferably through lava
- Striders can be mounted if they first get a saddle placed on them
- Similar to pigs, they can be controlled by the player, using mushroom-on-a-stick!
- They are not hostile
- They spawn in lava, and are fire immune
- When they are not in lava, they freeze, shiver, and move slower
- You can breed striders by feeding them warped fungus
- Baby striders follow their parents
- Zombie pigmen are now known as zombified piglins, and they now have ears... well, at least one ear
- Zoglins are zombified hoglins - the result of bringing a hoglin into the overworld
- Unlike hoglins, they can't be bred or fed, and they don't care about warped fungus
- Beware - these beasts are raving mad and attack just about everything they see!
New Gameplay Features:
- Remains of ancient Nether portals can now be found in the Nether and Overworld!
What's made of Blackstone and full of Piglins and Hoglins? Bastion Remnants!
- Added 4 separate Bastion Remnant types: Bridge, Hoglin Stable, Housing Units, and Treasure Room
- You can find these sizable structures in all biomes in the Nether, except for the ashy cliffs of Basalt Deltas
- Explore, loot, and conquer a Bastion Remnant to call it your home...but beware, Piglins don't take kindly to intruders stealing their things
- Added a new music disc from Lena Raine titled 'Pigstep', which can only be found in Bastion chests
The only stone whose color is almost as dark as the humor of Mojang's former writer and friend, Tom Stone!
- Added a new set of stone blocks with regular, polished, and polished brick variants!
- Added Gilded Blackstone - Blackstone which has been imbued with gold and has a chance of dropping gold nuggets when broken
- You can find these new blocks in Bastion Remnants
- Blackstone can be used to craft a Furnace
- Blackstone can be used to craft stone tools
- Added the respawn anchor that can set your respawn point in the Nether
- Use while holding Glowstone to charge to a maximum of four charges - each respawn depletes one charge
- You can charge the Respawn Anchor using a Dispenser
- Netherite items float in lava so you don't lose all your gear after that unplanned lava bath
- 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 items have higher enchantment value than diamond (but not as high as gold)
- Netherite armor gives you knockback resistance, so you barely get knocked back at all when hit by arrows and such- Netherite blocks can be used as the base of a beacon and netherite ingots can be used as the fuel for a beacon. Weird flex but ok
- And it looks cool!
- 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 or blast furnace
- Combine 4 netherite scrap with 4 gold ingots in a crafting table to make a netherite ingot
Crating Netherite Tools and Armor
- Add one of your diamond tools or armor pieces into a Smithing Table with a netherite ingot
- The Smithing Table will preview your new netherite item in the right slot. Take it out to craft!
Because let's face it, your aim could use some practice
- The closer you hit to the center, the larger the redstone signal!
- You will need one hay block and four redstone for this recipe
Never suffer again drudging through Soul Sand Valleys - Soul Speed has you covered!
- Shine your boots of choice with this soul-sucking enchantment to speed around on Soul Sand and Soul Soil!
- There's a downside: Enchantments will slowly degrade your boots each Soul block you walk on
- Can only be obtained by bartering with those pesky Piglins
A new block that can help you get your bearings!
- Crafted from a netherite ingot and chiseled stone bricks
- Use a compass on a lodestone to point the compass to that lodestone
- Two new non-flammable wood-like materials - Crimson Stems and Warped Stemsv
- Hyphae of Crimson and Warped Stems, including their stripped versions, can be crafted. Similar to wood from the Overworld
- 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
- Using bone meal on Netherrack can spread Nylium
- New vegetation: Nether Sprouts, Crimson Roots, and Warped Roots
- Warped and Crimson roots and fungi can be placed into pots
- 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!
- Weeping vines are climbable!
- 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!
- Soul Campfire - A campfire with blue flames craftable with Soul Soil or Soul Sand
- Added patches of Blackstone and Gravel to all Nether biomes at and below lava level
- Nether gold ore can now spawn in the nether!
- Nether gold ore can be mined with any pickaxe and will drop gold nuggets
- Added Chiseled Nether Bricks, Cracked Nether Bricks, and Quartz Bricks blocks
Music and Sounds:
- We’ve added three new tracks, all composed by the very talented Lena Raine
- Rubedo is played in the Nether Wastes
- Chrysopoeia is played in Crimson Forests
- So Below is played in Soulsand Valleys
- Added moody sounds to the Nether
- Added underwater music
- Added ambient cave sounds
- A large amount of sounds have had their volume and pitch slightly changed in order to get close to Java Edition parity
- Players can now use Emote animations in game as a fun way to express themselves! Emotes are assigned to an Emote wheel within the Dressing Room. There are Emotes available for free, purchase, and as achievement rewards
- This feature rewards players with Dressing Room items when completing achievements. If an achievement is already unlocked, the reward can be redeemed immediately. Rewards are the full gambit of Dressing Room items, including Emotes
- Bullseye – Hit the bullseye of a Target block (15G)
- Cover me in debris – Wear a full set of Netherite armor (50G)
- Oooh, shiny! – Distract a Piglin using gold (30G)
- Hot tourist destination – Visit all Nether biomes (30G)
- Bedrock mob despawn rules have been changed to now work similarly to Java Edition's mob despawn rules. This allows mobs to more consistently despawn around the player
- Any mobs that have been set to persist (tempted, name-tagged, tamed, bred, etc.) will never naturally despawn
- Almost all naturally spawning mobs will automatically despawn when they're 44 blocks or further away from the nearest players in a world with simulation distance 4. On higher simulation distances, mobs are despawned when they're in a chunk at the edge of the simulation distance up to a distance or 128 blocks from the nearest player
- Fish automatically despawn at a max range of 40 blocks or further on all simulation distances
- If mobs are between 32 and 44 blocks from the nearest player, they must not take damage for 30 seconds as well as succeeding a 1 in 800 chance
- The following mobs do not follow these despawn rules:
- Wither Boss
- Ender Dragon
- Evocation Illager
- Iron Golem
- Snow Golem
- Elder Guardian
- Wandering Trader
- Curse of Binding
- Curse of Vanishing
- Updated block sounds for Bone block, Netherrack, Soul Sand, Nether Wart, Nether Brick, Quartz Ore, Honey block, and Honeycomb block
- Tools now make noise when they break
- Villager trade values have been changed to closely match Java Edition
- Players more reliably raise their popularity within a village
- Trading with villagers now correctly increases popularity
- Curing a Zombie Villager now grants additional popularity
- Popularity will become more neutral over time
- Increased golem spawn rate and modified spawn rules
- At least 75% of the villagers must have worked in the past day
- Minimum 20 beds and every villager has a bed
- Only 1 golem will spawn for every 10 villagers
- Villagers no longer close powered iron doors
- Villagers no longer run around their houses during raids
- The raid boss bar now reappears when returning to a raid from another dimension
More Parity Changes
- Dropped items are now three-dimensional objects and spin
- Passive mobs now spawn on blocks they are supposed to
- Pufferfish now have a middle inflation state when approached
- We will update the missing sounds in a future update
- Planting an oak or birch sapling next to a flower now has a chance of spawning a bee nest, once the sapling has grown
- Water now freezes from the edges, matching the Java Edition
- Players now receive Conduit Power effect when in the rain
- Podzol is now generated under large Spruce trees when grown by the player
- The Wither no longer breaks obsidian during its spawning animation
- Fence Gates can now be placed without supporting blocks underneath
- Oak and Birch saplings grown within 2 block radius of a flower now have a 5% chance to grow a tree with a Beehive
- Updated the texture of Nether Brick blocks
- Damaged Bows can again be used to craft Dispensers
- Flowers can now be removed from flower pots using interact/right-click
- Changed Eye of Ender explode particles to match Java Edition
- Tweaked the texture of the Iron Bars item so they match Java Edition
- Pumpkins can be placed without a support block underneath
- Boats placed on top of Cactus blocks will now take damage and break
- Observer blocks no longer immediately detect a state change when placed
- All mobs (including the player) will no longer drown in lava. This means that a potion of water breathing is no longer required for swimming in lava!
- Blocks moving underneath top snow now correctly cause top snow to be destroyed
- Top snow can now be placed on composters and cauldrons
- Corrected book render location on lecterns to match Java Edition
- Grindstone now removes repair penalty when removing enchantments
- Particle color for Bad Omen is now dark green
- Woodland Mansion 'arena' room had incorrect slab type floor
- Cocoa Pods now break when in water
- The Ender Dragon fireball no longer causes excessive damage
- Carrot on a stick, shield, and shovel now lose durability consistently in Bedrock
- Knockback resistance is now a scale instead of a probability
- Entities now get pushed by flowing lava
- The Wither can now be summoned using Soul Soil as a base
- Creepers now deal damage when in a boat on the water
- Mobs that panic now do so for all damage types
- Hoe is now a digger-item and can dig Nether Wart Block, Warped Wart Block, Hay Block, Dried Kelp Block, Target Block and Shroomlight. Hoes can be enchanted like other diggable items
New Server Window
- Created a new server tab play screen layout to provide more information about third-party servers: Description, screenshots, available games, and news/updates
- Removed colors from third-party server messages for accessibility purposes
- Fixed ping latency clarity for players, now provides latency value separate from player count
- Added messaging to explain what adding a server does
Kicking and Banning Changes
- Problem players can be now be removed from your world by pausing and going to the Player Permissions screen
- Anyone with Operator permissions will be able to kick players. Trusted players can help moderate your world
- Kicked players will not be able to rejoin LAN games while the world is open
- Kick Command
- Problem players can also be kicked with the new /kick command, optionally including a reason for kicking
- The kick command can use target selectors, such as /kick @a [c=-2]
- Banning and Realms Permissions
- Realm owners can also ban problem players by pausing and going to the Player Permissions screen
- Realm owners can now change permissions of players in their Realm from the Player Permissions screen
- The name of the Realm is now shown on the pause screen
- The '/spawnpoint' command can now be used in the Nether
- The splash screen has been updated with the shiny, new Mojang Studios logo!
You can check out the extensive list of fixes alongside all changes aimed at map makers and add-on creators in the full Minecraft Nether Update 1.16 patch notes.
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