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How to get Netherite in Minecraft – crafting guide and tips

Published: 10/Feb/2020 13:25 Updated: 23/Jun/2020 15:36

by Connor Bennett


Minecraft’s 1.16 Nether update is officially here, and that means players have a brand-new material to use called Netherite. Here’s everything you need to know about finding, smelting, and crafting using Netherite.

Minecraft first released as an alpha back in 2009, with what you could do in-game only being limited by your imagination. Since then, it has gone on to become one of the most popular games of all-time – eclipsing 180 million copies sold. 

Minecraft remains super popular, and Mojang continues to update the game regularly, with June 23 finally bringing the Nether Update. This massive content dump sees the developers completely overhaul the Nether realm, introducing new mobs, three biomes, and most importantly Netherite to the game.

Netherite armor in Minecraft
The Nether has been given a new look in Minecraft with the addition of Netherite.

Of course, to get your hands on Netherite, you need to head to the Nether, but it’s well worth the trip. It may be the rarest material in the game, but it’s also stronger and more durable than diamond, meaning you can take even more damage compared to those in the shiny blue gear. The substance is rare though, and on top of that, it’s going to cost you if you want to actually use it.

However, players have quickly sussed out the quickest and easiest ways to get ahold of the brand-new material, even though its spawn levels aren’t exactly the easiest to narrow down.

Like the rarer materials in Minecraft, Netherite only spawns in veins at certain levels below the surface.

How to get Netherite – step-by-step guide

  1. Go into the Nether with a Diamond Pickaxe
  2. Dig down between levels &7 to Y16
  3. Mine four ‘Ancient Debris’ blocks across these levels
  4. Take the material to the surface and refine it using a furnace
  5. Use the Crafting table to combine four Netherite scrap with 4 gold ingots to form a Netherite ingot, which can then be used to craft items.

As it stands, Netherite can only be used to upgrade crafted diamond weapons and armor instead of creating an entirely new one out of the material itself. 

All you have to do is take the weapon or piece of armor that you want to upgrade, toss it on the crafting table, place a piece of Netherite ingot above it and you’ve got yourself a pretty durable weapon.

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You can also enchant the Netherite gear like other pieces of equipment, however, if you try and upgrade an already enchanted weapon with the ingot, you will lose your enchantment. 

Of course, as the material is tested further, the developers may make some slight adjustments in its spawn rate and levels but, for now, just follow the step-by-step guide to grab some Netherite.


Mr Beast gives away $10k in most ridiculous Minecraft challenge yet

Published: 28/Nov/2020 13:12

by Daniel Cleary


YouTube star Jimmy ‘Mr Beast’ Donaldson has given away another massive prize worth $10,000 to one random player in his latest Minecraft survival challenge.

Mr Beast is one of the biggest content creators on YouTube and is well known for his generosity, giving hundreds of thousands of dollars away to strangers in some of his past uploads.

During his latest video on his gaming channel, Mr Beast Gaming, the YouTuber revealed that he would be hosting a bizarre Minecraft challenge with a whopping $10,000 Subway gift card up for grabs.

Mr beast hosting a challenge video
Mr Beast, YouTube
Mr Beast has hosted plenty of unique challenge videos on his YouTube channel.

In one of his most ridiculous challenges yet, Mr Beast explained that this survival challenge would have plenty of interesting twists and turns before the winner was decided.

While it appeared to start off as a regular Minecraft ‘Hunger Games’ match, Mr Beast did not tell those participating that, instead of the border closing in on them from all sides, lava would begin to fill the map from down below.

This secret change seemed to catch plenty of players off-guard, after many of them immediately trekked down to the mines, in an attempt to gear up with diamond armor and equipment.

Mr Beast, who was spectating all of the action from above, would also spice things up by dropping rare pieces of equipment in front of a group to incentivize more fights.

In another twist, the YouTuber shared that the final player standing would not win anything, and that the full $10,000 Subway gift card would go to the person in 2nd place instead.

The final stage of the challenge was extremely close, with the last few players all falling into the lava at the exact same time. It was AltirixGaming though, the one who managed to claim the $10,000 prize.

Mr Beast has hosted other unique challenges on the sandbox title, such as his recent video where he gathered more players for an epic $50,000 Minecraft building competition.