Grab your best suit of diamond armor and take a leap through an interdimensional portal to explore the Minecraft Nether Update, which releases globally today for free on Java and all Bedrock Edition platforms.
Uhhh…What’s the Nether again? The Nether is the “dark side” of Minecraft – an underworld teeming with lava, mobs, and adventure! The Nether Update will make the area more accessible to players than ever before, while offering new crafting materials, mobs and biomes to explore that are exclusive to the Nether.
Tell me more about the new content! The Nether Update will introduce four new biomes, two new mobs, a new crafting material and more to the sandbox! Players can find the new Soulsand Valley, Basalt Deltas, Crimson Forest and Warped Forest biomes, where adventurers may encounter fearsome foes arriving with the update such as Piglins and Hoglins. New creatures called Striders can also be bred and ridden across the Nether’s rivers of lava to explore more of what the Nether has to offer. Netherite is a new crafting material even stronger than diamond! Delve into the Nether’s darkest depths to find Netherite ore and turn yourself into a Netherite-clad juggernaut – though digging straight down is still not recommended.