Ph1LzA discovers a possible new dimension in Minecraft

A new dimension, like the End and Nether, might come to Minecraft in the future.

Screengrabs via Ph1LzA on YouTube, Mojang

Popular streamer Phillip “Ph1LzA” Watson, who is mainly known for his Minecraft content, discovered that an upcoming disc might hint at the addition of a new realm to the game sometime in the future while testing the latest Minecraft snapshot. The disc, which will officially be introduced in the 1.19 Wild Update, features a series of ominous sound effects rather than music.

The Minecraft version 22W16A snapshot introduced a new music disc that players can only collect in survival mode through attaining nine disc fragments found in chests around the ancient city biome. As usual, players who aren’t sticking to survival mode can still use creative mode to instantly attain the disc.

Ph1LzA previously uncovered what might be Minecraft lore hidden in the depths of the ancient cities, but the new addition of this music disc might give an explanation for the giant, portal-like structure standing in the center of every ancient city biome that has left players confused.

Screengrab via Mojang

The music disc, which is officially titled “five,” features sound effects that only exist in the ancient city biome, including various sculk blocks and the Warden. A breakdown of the sounds that play throughout the duration of the track are as follows:

  • The disc begins with static followed by a warp-like noise.
  • The track goes silent for a little while, followed by the sound of flint and steel lighting and fire.
  • A bat squeaking noise plays alongside the sound of walking.
  • The walking sound increases in volume, and starts to sound heavier before suddenly stopping.
  • Breathing sounds follow immediately after the previous footsteps and a loud roar occurs.
  • The roar is replaced by tranquil, soft music that does not last long.
  • The sound of footsteps resurfaces accompanied by the bubbling of lava and a twinkling sound, potentially that of amethyst.
Screengrab via Mojang
  • A warping noise, similar to a portal, plays.
  • Alongside the warping noise, a sculk shrieker activates.
  • A human-like coughing noise plays, and a series of loud, intense noises, as well as those of stone and sand, play in unison.
  • Another warp noise plays, followed by silence.
  • An intense heartbeat sound plays, followed by static.
  • The sound of the deepslate block is heard, alongside a series of unknown noises.
  • A multitude of loud warping sounds play at the same time, and build up before ceasing altogether.
  • The sound of footsteps rises again, and a sculk sensor clicks.
  • A Warden shrieks, and its roar grows in intensity before becoming distorted and ending.

“Honestly, it’s pointing towards a dimension,” Ph1LzA said after listening to the disc. “It has to be. It genuinely has to be.”

Because music disc “five” can only be found through obtaining nine disc fragments within the ancient city biome and many of the sounds on the track are those exclusive to the upcoming biome, the disc seems to tell a story, hint at lore, and provide insight into possible future Minecraft updates.

“I’m just picking apart key things,” the streamer continued. “Ancient city confirmed in the disc, like, we heard it. Portal placement or portal pinging, from like being activated or like a slot being filled. Sculk sensor going off, soul sand, which we know is in the middle around where that portal-looking thing is.”

Screengrab via Mojang

The sounds on the disc also sound almost exactly like those of a portal being activated. Because so much goes on at once while the disc plays it is impossible to say for sure, but the specific sounds exclusive only to the ancient city biome, combined with the suspicious portal-like structure located in the middle of ancient cities, appear to be massive hints for what’s to come.

“It’s just such a clear indication that there has to be, like, something more to do with the ancient cities,” Ph1LzA said. “Why else go through so much effort to make this place so dangerous and not really give you that much of a reward?”

“The more I think about it, the more it makes sense. The Warden needs to be guarding something,” the streamer concluded. “What, he’s guarding treasure? No, he’s guarding a portal. He’s guarding a gateway. It makes so much sense. Why else make him so strong as well?”

Ph1LzA streamed his entire exploration of the past few Minecraft snapshots live on his Twitch channel. He also uploaded a condensed version of the stream on his YouTube channel.

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Kacee Fay

Staff Writer at Dot Esports primarily covering Minecraft, Genshin Impact, MC Championship (MCC), Disney Dreamlight Valley, general gaming, and streaming. She has been avidly writing and gaming her whole life and now spends her time combining the two. Kacee graduated from San Diego State University in 2021 with a Bachelor’s Degree in English and a Certificate in Creative Editing and Publishing. She then joined Dot Esports as a Freelance Writer in 2022 before transitioning to a Staff Writer in 2023. In her spare time, she enjoys buying more books than she can read, gaming alone or with friends, drinking too much tea, struggling to keep up with all of the streamers she loves to watch, attending concerts, fangirling over movies and television, listening to music, and spending time with her family, friends, and pets, who are the most important parts of her world.