During his March 6 Minecraft episode, YouTube king Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg’s attempt to ride the new Nether mount ended in spectacular fashion.
After years of waiting, Minecraft players finally got a major overhaul to the game with the Nether Update. The 1.16 version of the title adds biomes, NPCs, materials, and more.
However, PewDiePie’s journey to ride the new Strider mount didn’t go how he planned. The Swede’s hilarious attempt to travel on the creature quickly went down in flames.
PewDiePie’s mount attempt goes down in flames
Fresh off the YouTuber’s fans making memes about his Netherite mistake in a previous episode, he vowed to his viewers that he would finally obtain the precious material.
However a couple of seconds into getting to the Nether, he got distracted by the new Strider mounts that walk on lava and attempted to ride them. “So I made fun of these last time. Anything that walks on lava shouldn’t live!” he exclaimed.
“This is a little scary, I’m not gonna lie. Feel like I could die like any second. We have to get out to them,” he said as he made his way down to the bottom towards the lava’s edge. As he laid down blocks to make a path, he said, “Oh God. Oh, that’s scary, I don’t like this.”
Pewds took a couple of steps when out of nowhere a mount abruptly spawned from out the lava and knocked him over to his death. He screamed in Swedish as he reloaded his save file.
“I’m going to ride those things! Where did he even come from?!” he asked as he made his way back across the lava. He finally managed to throw a saddle on a Strider and sat on top of it. He celebrated his new mount after attacking a Ghast and killing the enemy with his sword.
His enthusiasm was short lived, however, as the slow creature hardly moved, so the YouTuber decided he wanted to get off. “Take me back. I change my mind,” he said. He then hopped off and missed the path he had created and fell to his death. “I’m done. I’m stopping,” the 30-year-old exclaimed, quitting out of the game.
(Timestamp 03:53 for mobile users.)
While PewDiePie was clearly joking when he quit the game, the situation was understandably frustrating. The new mount requires a lot of risk, and isn’t exactly the best reward.
Despite the setback, the Swede is crushing it on YouTube with his weekly Minecraft videos. Viewers clearly love his adventures in Bro-land, as they continue to pull in millions of views.