It’s that time of the year again…that’s right! Minecraft Live has just concluded, and along with it has brought plenty of new sneak peeks into the next Minecraft update - The Wild - which is scheduled to be released in 2022. It’s important to remember that this update is separate from part two of the Caves and Cliffs update, which is scheduled to come out in late 2021.
The Deep Dark biome, which was originally scheduled to come out with the Caves and Cliffs update, has now been moved to join the Wild update, along with its signature mob - the fearsome Warden - and its unique blocks, skulk sensors, which detect sound. We have also been given an updated look at its features.
The Deep Dark isn’t the only biome as they’ve added the Mangrove Swamp which brings along a new kind of tree, mangrove trees with large roots within the ground. This makes our first new kind of wood in quite some time. They’ve also decided to give already existing biomes a much clearer distinction, such as the Birch Forest which would have its trees taller and more spread out, along with the addition of wildflowers.
Along with this, frogs - you heard right - frogs and tadpoles are coming to Minecraft. Along with frogs, their favorite food has also joined them as fireflies are now in the game. Mojang has also decided to add upgraded boats to the game, allowing them to now have chests for extra storage. The new mud block has a plethora of uses, being able to make clay as well as fancy new bricks for all those builders out there.
There was one more thing decided during Minecraft Live, that being the winner of the mob vote. The candidates were the Glare, a mob that alerts you if hostile mobs are nearby, the Allay, a mob which can pick up items and collect them for you, and the Copper Golem, which can dance and can randomly push copper buttons which would get added along with it. In the end, the community decided on voting in the Allay to the next update, with the Copper Golem coming in second and the Glare in third.
We’re all awaiting The Wild to come around, and to be able to explore these new biomes and entities. Let’s hope they are what we imagine them to be.
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