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Minecraft Dungeons Flames of the Nether DLC Receives Release Date

Mojang's Minecraft Dungeons will be receiving its fourth paid DLC 'Flames of the Nether' on February 24, 2021, on all platforms where the game is available for purchase. Here's everything we know about this new DLC.

What Is Minecraft Dungeons?

Minecraft Dungeons is a cooperative dungeon crawler spin-off of Minecraft. It was released for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, and Xbox One on May 26, 2020, after being delayed from its initial release date of April 2020 due to the pandemic.

Minecraft Dungeons is set in the same world as Minecraft. However, they are wildly different from each other. They differ on the base gameplay in that the original sandbox game is an open-world sandbox while Minecraft Dungeons is a hack-and-slash dungeon crawler in an isometric perspective. This spin-off also has a narrative while the original game has none.

Gameplay screenshot of Minecraft Dungeon

What Is In The Flames Of The Nether DLC?

Mojang announced that there will be six missions included and that it will be a "journey to the blazing heart of the Nether itself." This may mean a handcrafted level will be added, as the game employs both procedurally generated content and human-designed levels.  There will be new artifacts, weapons, and gears - what they are and the number of them is not specified. The DLC will also include two new skins and a pet: Baby Ghast.

The Flames of the Nether DLC is not just the additional content that Minecraft Dungeons is bound to receive. There will also be a free DLC that is already in the pipeline for this game. Mojang calls it the "most ambitious free update" for the game.

This free update will include a major new feature called Ancient Hunts, procedurally generated end-game missions that take place inside and outside of the Nether. Successfully completing these Ancient Hunts and destroying the Ancient mobs will reward the player with top-tier Gilded Gear. There is a chance of getting Gold, a new currency that will be useful in dealing with the new-arrived merchant Piglin who is stationed in your camp.

Flames of the Nether will arrive as part of the Minecraft Dungeons' Season Pass priced at $19.99. There is currently no pricing for the Flames of the Nether DLC as a standalone, but it could be inferred that it will cost $5.99 like the three previous DLCs.

What Are The Other DLCs of Minecraft Dungeons?

Jungle Awakens

Jungle Awakens is the first DLC pack for Minecraft  Dungeons. It was released on the 1st of July 2020. The DLC introduced the following in the game:

Name Type
Abomination Vine Mob
Archaeologist Skin
Barrier* Enchantment
Corrupted Seeds Artifacts
Dingy Jungle Location
Explorer Skins
Jack o’ Lantern* Mob
Jungle Abomination Mob
Jungle Zombie Mob
Leapleaf Mob
Melon Slice Consumable
Mossy Skeleton Mob
Oakwood Brew Consumable
Ocelot Mob
Ocelot Armor Gear
Overgrown Temple Location
Panda Mob
Panda Plateau (Secret Level) Location
Parrot Mob
Poison Others
Poison-Quill Vine Mob
Quick Growing Vine Mob
The Monkey Motivator* Gear
Vine Whip Gear
Whip Gear
Whisperer Mob

*Included with the DLC but is unused in-game

Creeping Winter

Creeping Winter was the second DLC pack for Minecraft Dungeons. It was released on the 8th of September 2020. A gameplay feature that was added with this DLC is the requirement for a player to break the ice block surrounding them in order to move if they fall into the icy water. Below are the things introduced in Creeping Winter.

Name Type
Acrobat Enchantment
Arctic Fox Mob
Bag of Souls Enchantment
Burst Bowstring Enchantment
Busy Bee Enchantment
Cooked Salmon Consumable
Dynamo (Melee) Enchantment
Dynamo (Ranged) Enchantment
Frost Armor Gear
Frosted Fjord Location
Frosty Skin
Frozen Zombie Mob
Horse Consumable
Ice Wand Mob
Iceologer Mob
Icy Creeper Mob
Illusioner Mob
Lone Fortress Location
Lost Settlement (Secret Level) Mob
Mage* Mob
Polar Bear Mob
Quest Giver* Mob
Rabbit Mob
Snow Armor Gear
Snow Bow Gear
Stray Mob
Sweet Brew Consumable
Tumblebee Enchantment
Winter Warrior Skin
Winter's Touch Gear
Wretched Wraith Gear

*Included with the DLC but is unused in-game

Howling Peaks

With the Opulent Armor, you can destroy everything

Howling Peaks was the third DLC for Minecraft Dungeons. It is a Mountain-themed DLC that introduced the wind-based areas and additions. The previous two DLCs are part of the Hero Pass. The Howling Peaks is part of the Season Pass which includes the Flames of the Nether DLC as well as the two unnamed upcoming DLCs with an Ocean theme and an End theme. Below are the Additions of the Howling Peaks DLC which was released on the 9th of December, 2020.

Name Type
Armored Mountaineer Mob
Baby Goat Mob
Burst Gale Bow (Unique variant of Wind Bow) Gear
Chill Gale Knife (Unique Variant of Tempest Knife) Gear
Climbing Gear Gear
Cooked Salmon Consumable
Colossal Rampart (Secret Level) Location
Death Barter Enchantment
Dense Brew Consumable
Echo of the Valley (Unique variant of Wind Bow) Gear
Emerald Skin
Emerald Gear Gear
Emerald Shield Enchantment
Enchanter's Tome Artifact
Environmental Protection Enchantment
Gale Sanctum Location
Glided Glory (Unique variant of Emerald Armor) Gear
Goat Mob
Goat Gear (Unique variant of Climbing Gear) Gear
Illager's Bane Enchantment
Life Boost Enchantment
Llama Mob
Llama Skin
Lucky Explorer Mob
Mountaineer Mob
Multi-Roll Enchantment
Opulent Armor (Unique variant of Emerald Armor) Gear
Pink Armored Mountaineer (Unused) Mob
Rampart Captain Mob
Ravager Mob
Resolute Temptest Knife (Unique variant of Tempest Knife) Gear
Roll Charge Enchantment
Rugged Climbing Gear (Unique variant of Climbing Gear) Gear
Rushdown Mob
Satchel of Elements Artifact
Scatter Mines Artifact
Squall Golem Mob
Sweet Berries Consumable
Tempest Golem Mob
Tempest Knife Gear
Updraft Tome Artifact
Wind Bow Gear
Wind Caller Mob
Windswept Peaks Location
Wooly Cow Mob

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