Minecraft: The Nether Update Has A Release Date, And It's Close

Mojang Studios has announced that the Minecraft Nether Update is coming this month--here's when.

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Minecraft is gearing up for its next major update, the Nether Update, which will add new biomes to the previously rather samey Nether. A release date has been announced, and Minecraft users on Switch, PS4, Xbox One, PC, and mobile will be able to download it from June 23.

This update will also be made available in the Java edition on the same day, if that's your preference.

The official Minecraft page is bringing up an error message on its Nether page at the time of writing, but Rock Paper Shotgun has all the details. This update adds four new Nether biomes, called Soulsand Valley, Crimson Forest, Warped Forest, and Basalt Deltas. They'll include new enemies and unique spawn rates depending on where you are.

The Nether soundtrack, composed by Lena Raine, has also been released to Spotify. You can listen to the 20 minutes of new music below.

Minecraft continues to receive major new updates, more than a decade after its release. The Minecraft RTX open beta recently added ray-tracing to the experience, and it looks stunning. The game has sold over 200 million copies.

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