https://www.minecraft.net/en-us/article/minecraft-snapshot-20w06a The first snapshot for 1.16, the "Nether Update" is here, and we're very excited to share it with you! This snapshot contains new biomes, blocks, and a fancy new ore called "ancient debris". FEATURES IN 20W06A 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! TECHNICAL CHANGES IN 20W06A Added a locatebiome command COMMANDS LOCATEBIOME New command that locates a specified biome. Useful in creative mode when you’re looking for a specific biome and don’t want to fly around randomly searching for it. Syntax: locatebiome <biome> Parameters: biome - The id of the biome to find PARTICLES New particle types: ash, crimson_spore, soul_fire_flame and warped_spore RENDERING Nailed Entity shadows to the ground.