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Latest Snapshot For Minecraft Java Adds Nether Biomes

Posted on February 11, 2020 by Nick Moreno

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It was this past Minecon back in September of last year that we learned of a chest full of news regarding the approaching future for Minecraft. Dividing a vote between three different biomes, Mojang left the fate of a needed update to one of these three regions in the hands of the community. Ultimately, the fans nominated that Mountains would be the ecosystem to inherit new traits like goats, more snow, and in-depth topographic detailing.

While the biome will be the first to receive the update later on in the coming future, we also learned of another approaching update that also breaths more life into Minecraft. Specifically the nether – Mojang disclosed that a new client update will add vegetation and even biomes to dress the red coated underworld.

Now in the most recent snapshot for Minecraft, 20W06A, the promised additions have made its way to the Java version. Here is the full list of new blocks that can be found in the nether:

  • Two new wood-like materials – Crimson Stems and Warped Stems.
  • 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.
  • New vegetation: Nether Sprouts, Crimson Roots and Warped Roots.
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • Using bone meal on Netherrack can now spread Nylium.

Deciphering these new regions, Mojang shares that three biomes are named the Crimson Forest, Soulsand Valley, and Warped Forest. The first introduces a slew of unique vegetation, fungi, spores, and new mob the Hoglin. Traversing to second landscape is inhabited with basalt pillars touching the ceiling, imbedded fossil remains, and homes as a preferred territory for skeletons. The final biome shares similar characteristics to the Crimson Forest, but instead offers gloomy blue fog and is clarified to be the safest region of the nether.

Additionally, Mojang shares a new mineral named Netherite. Cited to be a upgrade from your diamond tools, the new material offers greater benefits like immunity to lava, greater enchantment value, better durability, and a striking aesthetic.

What are you most excited about from this new snapshot for Minecraft?

Minecraft is out now for PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation Vita, Android, and iOS.

Source: Mojang

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