Minecraft Nether Update is out now, adds four new achievements

By Heidi Nicholas,
We have just picked up the Update 1.16.0: Nether Update achievement list for Minecraft, Minecraft (Android), Minecraft (Kindle Fire), Minecraft (Win 10), Minecraft (WP), Minecraft (iOS) and Minecraft (Nintendo Switch). We're expecting more lists to show up throughout the day.

There are 4 achievements worth a total of 125 Gamerscore, none of which are secret.


Name Description Gamerscore
Bullseye Hit the bullseye of a Target block 15
Cover me in debris Wear a full set of Netherite armour 50
Oooh, shiny! Distract a Piglin using gold 30
Hot tourist destination Visit all Nether biomes 30
Minecraft's Nether Update is out today. Aside from these four achievements, the update also adds achievement rewards, where you'll get Dressing Room items for completing achievements. There's also new biomes, new mobs, and new blocks, as well as new material Netherite, and a new themed adventure. The four new biomes include the Warped and Crimson Forests, Soulsand Valley and Basalt Deltas, with Nether Biome Fog helping to blend the biomes. There's three new mobs: the Piglins, gold-obsessed creatures found in the Crimson Forests and the Nether Wastes, Hoglins, which can be hunted in the Crimson Forests, and Striders, which seem to be one of the Nether's only non-hostile creatures, and which can be saddled for riding around the Nether. There's also zombified variants of the Piglins and Hoglins.

New gameplay features include the Ruined Portals, which Mojang says are "remains of ancient Nether portals", Bastion remnants, Blackstone, a respawn anchor to help with the many inevitable deaths in the Nether, and Netherite: a tougher and more durable material than diamond. There's also a target block, a lodestone to help you find your way, and the Soul Speed enchantment to help you travel through Soul Sand. Mojang has also added in a huge range of new blocks, including Warped Stems, Crimson Nylium and Shroomlights, along with new music and sounds to complement your exploration of the Nether. Lastly, Mojang has released a "Nether-themed adventure", Way of the Nether, in which "a dimensional rift has appeared in Poppy Isle and the mayor has gone missing". Your task will be to brave the Nether and save the mayor. This adventure can be found for free on the Minecraft Marketplace. If you're looking to learn more about the Nether update, check out what we've covered about the new mobs and materials, as well as the new biomes.

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Minecraft is developed by Mojang Studios and published by Xbox Game Studios, and was released on 19 December 2016.
Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've just finished studying a Masters in English Literature, but I've been obsessed with gaming since long before then. I began on the PS2 with Spyro, before graduating to the Xbox 360 and disappearing into Skyrim. I'm now a loyal RPG fan, but I still like to explore other genres — when I'm not playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey, or being lured back into Red Dead Redemption 2 or The Witcher 3!