Minecraft Nether Update Beta LandscapeSource: Windows Central

What you need to know

  • We're in the final stages of development for the Nether Update on Minecraft.
  • This means lots of general quality of life updates and fixes in recent snapshots.
  • The newest one is no different, which also tweaks changes made in a recent snapshot.
  • It's available now, and inches us closer to a full release of the Nether Update.

After a few weeks hiatus, Mojang Studios is returning with a flurry of new snapshots and betas for Minecraft. This one carries bug fixes and general improvements, as expected, but also tweaks changes to redstone wires made a few snapshots ago, and adds new options for creating custom worlds.

The biggest changes in the new snapshot includes:

  • Individual redstone pieces can now toggle between a cross and a dot. Redstone dots will not power adjacent blocks.
  • New import/export functionality that allows players to create custom world profiles and save them for later use.
  • New experimental settings that allow players to tweak their custom worlds with greater control.
  • New command lines to disable chat and multiplayer options.
  • Bug fixes and improvements.

If you're interested, you can check out the full changelog here. Otherwise, you can read our full guide on how to install and play Java Edition snapshots.

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This snapshot is another in the long road to the Nether Update, which hopefully won't be too far out now. Mojang Studios continues to focus on polish in recent snapshots and betas, signifying that we're getting close to a possible release.

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