Minecraft 1.16 Snapshot 20w06a is everything we wanted to see added to the Nether. New blocks, new items, new biomes, new armor, new weapons.

Minecraft 1.16 Snapshot 20w06a

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.

Blocks:

  • Many new block types have been added.
  • 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 Forests can now be found in the Nether.
  • 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.

Netherite:

  • 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.

Soulsand Valley:

  • Soulsand Valleys can now be found in the Nether.
  • 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.

Sounds:

  • Ghasts sounds are now heard at a shorter range.
  • Updated block sounds for Bone Blocks, Netherrack, Soul Sand, Netherwart, Nether Bricks and Quartz Ore.

Warped Forest:

  • Warped Forests can now be found in the Nether.
  • 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.

World Generation:

  • The old Nether biome is now called Nether Wastes.
  • Made shipwrecks and ocean ruins a bit less common, so you get more excited when you find one.

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How to install:

  • To install the snapshot, open up the Minecraft Launcher and enable snapshots in the “Launch Options” tab.
  • Snapshots can corrupt your world, please backup and/or run them in a different folder from your main worlds.

Minecraft 1.16 Snapshot 20w06a Download Links:

Client: Download from Server 1 (.json)

Server: Download from Server 1

Obfuscation Maps:

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Server