One of Minecraft’s biggest – and most anticipated – updates arrives later today for the seminal block-based exploration and survival game.
Developer Mojang has already confirmed that we’ll be seeing the game arrive on June 23, though there hasn’t been a set time we can expect for the title to arrive on our consoles, phones or PCs.
The update is a pretty substantial one – it introduces four new biomes, four new mobs, new materials and more besides. Safe to say, the Nether Update is going to be a proper game-changer.
We’ve got all the key information you need to know about the update below.
Minecraft Nether Update – Release Time
There has been no indication what sort of time the release will be pushed out, however it’s worth bearing in mind that past Minecraft updates have been published in the late afternoon or evening in UK time.
That’s because these updates tend to roll out in the morning or around midday in the US, and that results in things kicking off a bit later here in the UK and Europe.
Of course, this isn’t really predictable and the update is liable to go live at any time – just don’t plan your day around playing the Nether Update when, chances are, it’ll be arriving a bit later than usual.
We’ll keep our eye on the game and update you when it’s available.
Minecraft Nether Update – Patch Notes
A full list of changes and updates is available over on the Minecraft N ether Update page – but brace yourself if you head over there, it’s absolutely massive.
In the mean time, we’ve wrapped up the biggest additions to the game for ease:
Crimson and Warped Fungi
Crimson and Warped Stems
Crimson and Warped Hyphae
Crimson and Warped Planks
Warped Wart Block
Crimson and Warped Nylium
Crimson and Warped Roots
Blackstone (and its variants)
Nether Gold Ore
Block of Netherite
Nether bricks variants
Warped fungus on a stick
Pigstep music disc
Snout banner pattern
New generated structures:
Soul Sand Valley
Soul Speed: allows players to walk quickly on soul sand.