Minecraft Nether Update Java ImageSource: Windows Central

What you need to know

  • Minecraft is currently on the 1.16 Nether Update branch, the most recent major release that overhauled the Nether dimension.
  • Today, Mojang Studios is releasing the 1.16.3 update for Minecraft: Java Edition, which has been in testing for a while now.
  • The update is very minor, and simply fixes a handful of bugs present in the Java Edition of Minecraft.

We reported on the Release Candidate for the 1.16.3 update a few days ago, and now it's officially rolling out to the public for Minecraft: Java Edition. This is a very minor update that builds on top of the Nether Update, and fixes a handful of bugs that were present.

The changelog for fixes in the official 1.16.3 update includes:

  • Giving an item and a gold ingot to a baby piglin and killing it duplicates the item
  • Piglins, Piglin Brutes, Hoglins and Zoglins have trouble pathfinding to the player when attacking

It's a simple update that tackles a few key issues, but doesn't do much else. Keep in mind, this update is just for the Java Edition, so it isn't releasing for the Bedrock Edition on other platforms.

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Things are slow in the Minecraft universe right now ahead of the Minecraft Live event on October 3, 2020, where we're expecting huge announcements for Minecraft and Minecraft Dungeons, including a possible teaser about the next update for Minecraft. Mark your calendars, because October 3 is going to be a big day for Minecraft fans.

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