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Posted: Feb 16, 2020 in Minecraft Server Updates

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The long awaited Nether update is finally here and testing has begun! This is one of the most exciting updates that people around the world have been waiting for! There’s an enormous amount of new things to go over in this first snapshot so let’s dig right in!


Nether Update Features


  • Added new Nether blocks!
  • Knockback resistance is now a scale instead of a probability
  • Added Crimson Forest biome to the Nether
  • Added Hoglins – they don’t do much yet, but they have cute flappy ears!
  • Patrols no longer spawn when the player is close to any village
  • Added Netherite!
  • Added Soulsand Valley biome to the Nether
  • Walls do not have gaps anymore when stacked vertically
  • Added Warped Forest biome to the Nether


New Blocks


  • 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


Crimson Forest


  • 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
  • Weeping Vines grow from the cave ceilings and fungi
  • Hoglins wander these forests
  • Crimson spores swirl through the air


Soulsand Valley


  • An open space made mostly of Soul Sand and Soul Soil
  • Basalt pillars span from floor to ceiling
  • Fossil 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!


Warped Forest


  • 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
  • A dark blue fog covers the forest
  • Warped spores swirl through the air
  • The Warped Forests are strange, but also the least hostile place of Nether




  • A new high-level material found in the Nether. Use it to upgrade your diamond gear!


How To Make Netherite


  • 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 (although that’s kind of slow so you might want a Blast Furnace)
  • Combine 4 Nether Scrap with 4 Gold Ingots in a crafting table to make a Netherite Ingot


Netherite Effects


  • Netherite items float in lava so you don’t lose all your gear after that unplanned lava bath
  • Netherite items have higher enchantment value than diamond (but not as high as gold)
  • 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 armor gives you knockback resistance, so you barely get knocked back at all when hit by arrows and such
  • …and it looks cool!


And so much more!


There’s so much that we didn’t even cover everything! There are new commands, sounds, bug fixes, biome generation changes and the list goes on! If you want to get the complete and full run down of every single change made be sure to check out Mojang’s post here! We also have the snapshot available now for all Apex Hosting servers so be sure to generate a fresh new world and hop in to try all these new features and help make this the best update ever!


Have fun,

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