Microsoft Studios and developer Mojang have released the Nether update for Minecraft.
The update brings numerous changes to the Nether, including new biomes, the Netherite material, Piglins, Hoglins, Redstone Target Blocks, and the Way of the Nether map (as part of the Minecraft Marketplace, for free).
You can find the Nether Update trailer below.
You can find the abriged rundown on the new content (via the official website) below.
GET TO KNOW THE DARK SIDE OF MINECRAFT
Beyond the Overworld awaits an ancient realm, unexplored by most players—until now. The Nether Update brings the heat to an already fiery dimension with new biomes, mobs, and blocks.
A MATERIAL STRONGER THAN DIAMOND
Pure netherite—the strongest, most durable material in Minecraft—is no more. Piglins mined it all out. Now the only way to obtain it is by salvaging netherite scrap from ancient debris.
PREPARE TO BATTLE OR BARTER WITH THE PIGLINS
Piglins can be grumpy, though are willing to trade items if you bring the right goods. Stay on their good side if you can!
OR HUNT THEM!
The snoutiest, tastiest mob in Minecraft! Keep away from the Hoglins, or hunt them if you dare. Approach them with caution.
THE TARGET BLOCK
Have you ever wanted to make your Redstone switches more flexible? Try the Target Block!
FREE MAP: WAY OF THE NETHER
A dimensional rift has appeared overnight in Poppy Isle and the mayor has gone missing! It’s up to you to venture into the Nether and figure out what happened.
- Discover all the additional Nether biomes
- Study the latest Nether mobs and learn which are dangerous and which are useful
- Mine and craft using the latest mineral, netherite
- Research the Nether and save the mayor!
Minecraft is available for Windows PC, Linux, Mac (all via the official website) Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U, Android, iOS, Amazon Fire, Amazon Fire, and Fire TV. The game also supports Samsung Gear VR and Oculus on certain platforms.
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