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Someone built Hollow Knight's Forgotten Crossroads hot spring in Minecraft

Hollow Knight's soul pool recreated in Minecraft
(Image credit: Mojang Studios)
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I can't get enough of Minecraft players recreating videogame landscapes and the latest to boggle my mind is one of Hollow Knight's hot springs (opens in new tab), created by Reddit user Skeeterjalt (opens in new tab). In Hollow Knight, these hot springs are located throughout the map but this one, in particular, is The Forgotten Crossroads hot spring, and taking a dip in its water rejuvenates the knight's health. 

It's a great build, but the feature that impresses me the most are the blocks that Skeeterjalt used to create the water's glow. There aren't any blocks in Minecraft that allow you to get that particular effect, so Skeeterjalt had to improvise by using white glass blocks and a Minecraft texture pack (opens in new tab) to make the lava white. Chuck a couple of dazzling shaders (opens in new tab) on top and you have a glowing soul pool.

Here's what the hot spring looks like In Hollow Knight for comparison:

(Image credit: Team Cherry)

Skeeterjalt says that they are working on recreating the entire Hollow Knight map and are currently two months into the project. I'm surprised that parts of Hollownest haven't been done before, considering Minecraft players have already built Doom, The Witcher 3 (opens in new tab), Stardew Valley (opens in new tab), Breath of the Wild (opens in new tab), and so many more inside the sandbox.

Rachel had been bouncing around different gaming websites as a freelancer and staff writer for three years before settling at PC Gamer back in 2019. She mainly writes reviews, previews, and features, but on rare occasions will switch it up with news and guides. When she's not taking hundreds of screenshots of the latest indie darling, you can find her nurturing her parsnip empire in Stardew Valley and planning an axolotl uprising in Minecraft. She loves 'stop and smell the roses' games—her proudest gaming moment being the one time she kept her virtual potted plants alive for over a year.