Bastion remnant not generating in new spigot 1.16.1 release

just wanted to give you guys a heads up that it isnt generating the bastion remnants or any fortresses

Can’t reproduce. Is your problem already fixed? I hope!
Note: always update to latest version of PaperMC

I recall something in the level.dat files about generate-structures being set to 0 (false). Check your level.dat files for the nether dimension with an NBT editing program.

Not sure if it’s the same for you, but I had this issue, and after spending a few days looking around, I found that it was linked to the Varlight plugin for me. I had to update to the latest version for structures to begin generating. It won’t generate in pregenerated chunks. If you don’t wanna reset your map to generate structures, you can regen/delete chunks 1 by 1 via WorldEdit.