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Let's talk about the Minecraft Snapshot 20W13A, 20W14A, 20W15A AND 20W16A | The Nether Update!chat_bubble

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PMC started 04/18/2020 2:48 pm history
The__Minecraft__Dude replied 07/23/2020 11:16 am



Over the course of a month, Minecraft introduced some new features to be included in the upcoming Minecraft Nether Update and released some snapshots including 20W13A, 14A, 15A, and this week , 20W16A which added even more cool things to the Nether. New blocks, new tunes, new structures, mobs and more! Feel free to share screenshots and your experiences if you've played any of them. We are excited to hear what the community thinks!




🌳A NEW BIOME!
BASALT DELTAS
The volcanic biome called Basalt Deltas were added to the Nether, for a total of 4 different, dark, and dazzling depths to explore!

Composed mostly of basalt and blackstone mountains, you'll find lava lakes magma blocks, and basalt columns along your travels through this lilac hazed biome. You'll encounter fortresses and caves filled with quartz ore, and see ghasts and striders wandering through the fog!

The falling white ashes and purple fog may seem a bit more inviting that other Nether Biomes, but don't be fooled; basalt deltas are challenging biomes!


File:Basalt Deltas.png
Basalt Deltas




NEW BRICKS & BLOCKS!
  • Chiseled nether bricks are created with two nether brick slabs
  • Cracked nether bricks new variant of Nether Bricks and can be obtained by smelting Nether bricks in a furnace
  • Quartz bricks are a cosmetic block crafted with 4 blocks of quarts.
  • Blackstone is an entire new set of stone blocks and include regular, polishes and polished brick variants! This new stone can be used to craft stone tools and furnaces.
  • Gilded Blackstone has chance of dropping gold nuggets when mined with a pickaxe, otherwise it will drop itself. Piglins will become hostile towards you if you break this stone. Update 20w16a: can now naturally generate in Bastion Remnants and be found in chests!
  • Lodestone is crafted from Netherite Ingot and chiseled stone bricks. This new block helps you get your bearings and uses the enchant and potion glint. Compasses can me used on lodestones to make them point to the stones.
  • Chain can only be found in the Bastions. Can also be crafted using 2 iron nuggets and 1 iron ingot in a vertical line formation. See Bastion Remnants for photo of recipe.

chain

A note on compasses: as of 20W14A they can become enchanted with Curse of Vanishing!



Chiseled Nether Brick

Cracked Nether Brick


Lodestone

Quartz Bricks
Blackstone

Polished Blackstone

Chiseled Polished Blackstone

Gilded Blackstone






Press play before reading about the Bastions!

pigstep [​music disc exclusively found in bastion remnants]

BASTION REMNANTS
These new structures can be found in all Nether biomes with the exception of Basalt Deltas! Think of them as nether castles that generate 4 types of structures. They include:

  • Bridges! You'll know you've come across one when you see it becuase it looks like a piglin with a face carved into it. Enter inside to discover multiple levels of walkways surrounded by lava.
  • Hoglin Stables consist of an open cavity with damaged hoglin stables on either side.
  • Housing Units consist of a central courtyard with nether wart growing in the middle, surrounded by multiple ruined towers.
  • Treasure Rooms that consist of a large wall with a bridge leading to a treasure room where you can find a center loot area and magma cube spawner. Chests may contain enchanted netherite gear and center loot ara can contain a nether wart farm or blocks of gold!
  • Chains are a new block that can be found in the Bastion Remnants.



Bastion remnants are the only place where the Pigstep music disc, the piglin banner pattern, chains, and netherite gear can be found naturally.






crafting recipe for chain. Chain can be found in bastions.





RUINED PORTALS
These mysterious structures can be found in all biomes, underground as well as underwater. They generate as partial portals and with a chest that contain golden items alongside other items tused to build portals. There are 13 variants; 10 normal size and 3 larger.



Ruined Portal in the Nether




SOUL FIRE
A variant of the campfire with flames of souls! Crafted similarly to the original campfire, but instead of coal or charcoal, you'll be using should sand or soul soil. Soul fire burns forever and doesn't smother in the rain. You can use soulfire to craft torches and lanterns

Also note: original campfires can be crafted using stems and hyphae, a 1.16 20W13A update.





soulfire







MOBS!
Snapshot 20W13A added the Strider Mob! Striders can walk on the top surface of lava and be saddled. They're keen on the smell of warped fungi. As of 20W14A, Strider features were balanced out for better user experience.

20W14A added the Zoglin, a zombigified Hoglin that can't be fed or bred unlike their Hoglin counterpart.


Strider Spawn Egg

Zoglin Spawn Egg




Strider



Zoglin




🎶 NEW MUSIC

Who doesn't love a good tune?!
  • Rubedo will be played in the Nether Wastes
  • Chrysopoeia will be played in Crimson Forests
  • So Below will be played in Soulsand Valleys and in Basalt Deltas
  • Pigstep
Lena Raine is the composer of these spoopy sounds, and you can read more about her and her process for creating music for Minecraft in this article.




Rubedo


Chrysopoeia

So Below










MEMBER REVIEWS SORTED BY SNAPSHOT

20W13A Snapshot Reviews
Minecraft Snapshot 20w13a | New Strider Nether Mob and Lodestone Block! by Shireen


20W14A Snapshot Reviews

Minecraft 20w14a Out Now! New 1.16 Java Edition Snapshot Released! a video review by Jed Nemch


20W15A Snapshot Reviews
20w15a Out Now! Minecraft 1.16 Snapshot Out! BASALT DELTAS BIOME a video review by Jed Nemch


20W16A Snapshot Reviews

Bastion Remnants & Ruined Portals! a blog review by Hipercreative

Minecraft Snapshot 20w16a | Bastion Remnants & Ruined Portals a video review by Shireen





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assignment IS THAT IT?!
Nope, there is so much more to this update than we can put into this post. Feel free to read Mojang's full release notes here!
You can also check out all of the new additions and specifics about almost everything in the 1.16 Update by visiting the Minecraft Wiki!


Technical Changes & Bug Fixes in 20W13A



Technical Changes & Bug Fixes in 20W14A


Technical Changes & Bug Fixes in 20W15A


Technical Changes & Bug Fixes in 20W16A




GET THE SNAPSHOTS
To install any of these snapshots, open up the Minecraft Launcher and enable snapshots in the "Installations" tab.


What are you looking forward to most with these updates!?
Vote in the poll or comment below!
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07/23/2020 11:16 am
Level 2 : Apprentice Miner
The__Minecraft__Dude
the new nether update is..... i cant even describe how awesome it is. its my fav update
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07/04/2020 11:08 am
Level 1 : New Miner
Joe momma YT
Why are piglins so mean? I know your supposed to wear gold armor and not mine gold but why are they even meaner in Bastion Remnants?
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06/20/2020 1:03 am
Level 4 : Apprentice Crafter
thisguyiscool
Its coming in 4 days
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06/09/2020 4:04 pm
Level 8 : Apprentice Crafter
anteavi
I really like the Basalt Deltas because it has the dust thingies in the air and it adds a really cool atmosphere. It also feels lonely and mysterious.
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05/13/2020 9:53 am
Level 10 : Journeyman Miner
Minecraftfano
Today's new snapshot!!!!!!!?!!?!?!😅
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05/06/2020 2:19 pm
Level 47 : Master Miner
WandererReece
I read Mojang decided to nerf Twisted Vines today. I got kinda scared, so I decided to test it. It's not much of a nerf. 1.25 stacks of bonemeal was enough to go from y1 to y255. Ladders remain obsolete!
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05/06/2020 6:26 am
Level 2 : Apprentice Explorer
joy_chu
So Below sounds AMAZING!!
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04/30/2020 1:51 pm
Level 26 : Expert Artist
bestgamerintheworld24
I really, really love all the new blacktone and basalt blocks. My favorite color is black, after all
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04/29/2020 6:17 pm
Level 47 : Master Miner
WandererReece
I just fell in love with the Twisted Vine. It can be put on almost anything, if not everything, and less than 1 stack of bonemeal can grow it from y1 to y255.

Good by ladders and vines. It was nice knowing you!
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04/25/2020 2:52 pm
Level 26 : Expert Dragonborn
iSayCr4pAlot
Wow bro this looks pretty cool I gotta say!
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04/24/2020 12:52 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
AnimalLoverx5
Yeah the pigmen are cool but overall the whole update is awesome!
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04/23/2020 9:01 am
Level 1 : New Miner
Creeper_aw_man-
I mean, I like the update but I’m going to miss the pigmen
2
04/23/2020 10:25 am
Level 1 : New Miner
swunglepord862_Alt
truth
2
04/23/2020 11:56 pm
Level 50 : Grandmaster Answer
BIO
gamer time
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04/23/2020 11:25 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
deaz-
After so many years its going to be fun to come back to the nether and actually enjoy the time i spend there !
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04/23/2020 8:14 amhistory
Level 25 : Expert Mage
Kefaku
When Grian posted his Video on YouTube in wich he said, he´d love to see broken portals in minecraft, I thought that this never will be added :-) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FE72KSMOSDM)
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04/23/2020 4:33 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
PoeticalEmber
I am excited for this update! Minecraft has continued to better and better itself with each update, and now the Nether, one of Minecraft's earliest features, is becoming more fleshed out and up to date. Mojang is truly outdoing itself.
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04/23/2020 12:06 pm
Level 22 : Expert Ninja
planc_
A youtuber xisumavoid just stated his speculation that 20w17a might be the last snapshot before 1.16 release. I still am a little bit upset that they renamed the zombie pigman to zombified piglin instead of zombie piglin.
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04/26/2020 6:35 am
Level 17 : Journeyman Waffle
Busaruba
Bit weird. But zombified piglin sounds sort of scientific if you know what I mean!
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04/24/2020 3:21 am
Level 98 : Overlord Programmer
MamiyaOtaru
I'd be rather surprised. There's at least one nasty bug in 20w17a that corrupts older worlds (rain underground, maps messed up). I guess they could do a bugfix version and call it a release candidate, and not do any more "snapshots" with added features or anything. But 20w17a makes a ton of changes under the hood and I suspect it's going to get some time to get them all verified working smoothly
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04/24/2020 5:30 am
Level 22 : Expert Ninja
planc_
That is terrifying. Backward compatibility is important because I want to keep my stuff in the older map.
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04/22/2020 1:30 pm
Level 20 : Expert Dragon
Armok
I've been absolutely loving the nether update so far, really happy we finally have a nice black block to build with, and It'll be fun returning to the nether and enslaving hanging out with the new piglin inhabitants



also netherite just looks badass af, really happy we have something that isn't garish to look at as the end tier, and hopefully this'll meant future diamond upgrades too
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04/22/2020 9:50 am
Level 17 : Journeyman Waffle
Busaruba
Ruined portals and chains are just a good idea! Think, chains will let me use lanterns as ceiling lamps, and ruined portals, don't need to bring obsidian anymore!
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04/22/2020 4:00 pm
Level 20 : Expert Hunter
Culpeo
"All too easy." - Darth Vader
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04/26/2020 6:32 am
Level 17 : Journeyman Waffle
Busaruba
🤣🤣🤣
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04/26/2020 11:26 am
Level 20 : Expert Hunter
Culpeo
deep quotes
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05/16/2020 9:45 am
Level 17 : Journeyman Waffle
Busaruba
yup
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04/23/2020 5:54 am
Level 1 : New Explorer
JetDrop45
is it not supposed to be out today
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04/22/2020 2:57 pm
Level 10 : Journeyman Dragon
Eaglewing
I like most of it so far, but the thing i don't really like is the bastions, they are just blackstone chuncks with tunnels carved into them.
It would be nice if Mojang fixed them up to be better and cleaner
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04/23/2020 9:06 am
Level 1 : New Miner
Creeper_aw_man-
So the nether until now just not netherack
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04/23/2020 10:40 am
Level 10 : Journeyman Dragon
Eaglewing
haha, wait, i don't rly get it
3
04/22/2020 11:06 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
k0neko
I like alot of the new blocks, they did a great job!
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04/22/2020 8:38 pmhistory
Level 8 : Apprentice Engineer
Mr_Nobody1166
Oh, also, besides what I said previously about Bastions, I absolutely LOVE the /locatebiome command! It's a great quality of life command which makes it easy to find a mushroom island or any other rare biome without using a mapping tool like Amidst. It's really overlooked and underrated, and I wanted you to bring your attention to it.
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04/29/2020 5:54 pm
Level 47 : Master Miner
WandererReece
Yes, that is so underrated. Only the majority of players requested that for years.
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04/22/2020 7:03 pm
Level 26 : Expert Toast
mouse36
just in case anyone's seen Grian's video on suggestions for the nether update, they actually took most of his suggestions (probably because he's on Hermitcraft haha), including the ruined portals. i'm looking forward to nether geysers!
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04/29/2020 6:01 pm
Level 47 : Master Miner
WandererReece
Grian isn't the first to suggest it. Many other players suggested it before the Nether Update was announced. Most players justified their suggestion with, "There's nothing in the game that hints Nether Portals exist."

Honestly, I'm surprised Mojang finally added it despite the fact this is the "Nether Update".

I'm also greatly surprised that there is a Nether Update.
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04/22/2020 7:58 amhistory
Level 33 : Artisan uwu
sparklecare
new music
because they all sound spooky to me
my favourite is probably chrysopoeia
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04/22/2020 3:22 pm
Level 63 : High Grandmaster Necromancer
Asphyxious
Tp Makers are so hyped !
7
04/21/2020 4:43 pm
Level 4 : Apprentice Miner
PigIin
I love my motherland
2
04/22/2020 12:49 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
thatcrazeykid 118
Pigstep is so cool!
5
04/21/2020 5:09 pm
Level 11 : Journeyman Explorer
BogiTheKozak
Wow. Finally took some time to look into this. It looks amazing, cant wait for all those new blocks!
4
04/21/2020 7:57 pm
Level 26 : Expert Procrastinator
xShadowStarx
The music is so cool!
5
04/21/2020 3:35 pmhistory
Level 8 : Apprentice Skinner
purplechesire
i love this! so excited for this. the nether is getting more ''life'' lets say it like that. also i loved pigstep.
3
04/21/2020 2:01 pm
Level 32 : Artisan Magical Girl
JadeFire170
Here's my opinion on this update (As I said, this is an opinion. No hate please, ty. <3)

The nether has needed an update for quite a long time now, and it's good that we are getting one now and not later.
I love the new biomes, ambient noises, chains, ruined nether portals, and some of the new blocks. Those are my favorite things that I am looking forward too. However, I am not too excited about everything else. The new music, maybe. But it isn't the same knowing that Daniel Rosenfeld didn't compose it.

I'm not a person who is against change, but if it's a change that somehow violates my nostalgia... then that is a different circumstance lol.
It's good that most fans are accepting the update, but this update has ups and downs in my opinion.

If anyone has some input about this statement, feel free to reply! I'm open to see what everyone else thinks about it. :)
3
04/21/2020 9:27 am
Level 19 : Journeyman Mage
c14159
I bet they got the name "Strider" from lotr. :)
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04/29/2020 6:10 pmhistory
Level 47 : Master Miner
WandererReece
Yes, because the rouge king and a goofy mob have so much in common.
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04/22/2020 8:23 pmhistory
Level 20 : Expert Hunter
Culpeo
I get your meaning but, no, it was definitely Half-Life 2 if at all. xD
1
04/21/2020 11:33 am
Level 1 : New Miner
smcbot
wasn't that spelled stryder? lol tho
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04/21/2020 3:38 pmhistory
Level 41 : Master Theorist
Makaneek
No. Just no.
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04/21/2020 3:21 am
Level 1 : New Crafter
Cyclopse Girl
I'm definetely gonna make saunas and salt chambers in the Nether for my tropical island place, and striders will be the employees. I'm really excited to see the new biomes in my world.
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