The Brief: Netherite memes reference the new valuable and powerful material to be found in the latest Minecraft update.
On February 5, 2020, Minecraft released the details of their 1.6 update, the “Nether update,” which is set to include a new powerful material known as Netherite. This substance can float in lava, is stronger and more durable than Diamond, and has a higher enchantment value than Diamond. It can be used to upgrade Diamond gear. The Nether update announcement inspired numerous Netherite memes that explore the potential of this new feature.