Need a reason to return to Minecraft on Nintendo Switch? Well, get ready to explore some fiery new worlds next week!
Mojang has confirmed that the much-anticipated Nether Update will finally be launching for all platforms (including Nintendo Switch) on 23 June 2020. The update promises a complete overhaul of the Nether location by adding new biomes, enemies, and materials
While there’s no official release trailer for the Nether update right now, you can check out a quick summary of the new additions below:
GET TO KNOW THE DARK SIDE OF MINECRAFT
Beyond the Overworld awaits an ancient realm, unexplored by most players—until now. The Nether Update brings the heat to an already fiery dimension with new biomes, mobs, and blocks.
A MATERIAL STRONGER THAN DIAMOND
Pure netherite—the strongest, most durable material in Minecraft—is no more. Piglins mined it all out. Now the only way to obtain it is by salvaging netherite scrap from ancient debris.
PREPARE TO BATTLE OR BARTER WITH THE PIGLINS
Piglins can be grumpy, though are willing to trade items if you bring the right goods. Stay on their good side if you can!
OR HUNT THEM!
The snoutiest, tastiest mob in Minecraft! Keep away from the Hoglins, or hunt them if you dare. Approach them with caution.
THE TARGET BLOCK
Have you ever wanted to make your Redstone switches more flexible? Try the Target Block!