Minecraft 1.20 update is announced during Minecraft Live 2022


Minecraft Live, Mojang’s yearly event took place once again last night and brought us news about the latest developments in the world of Minecraft and some really major updates. While Minecraft Legends was showcased and we got some new information on Minecraft Dungeons, the highlight of course was the Mob Vote and the 1.20 update for the Minecraft main game.

Major content announced during Minecraft Live 2022

1. Camels

Camels were the probably the most popular new feature as the mob is now being added to the game. Camels will roam around in deserts, will be able to carry around two players and have the ability to “dash” over rivers and ravines.

These mobs are passive and while slower than horses, hostile mobs like zombies can’t reach you when you’re riding one. They really look cute and are a great addition to the game.

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2. More default skins

Steve and Alex are now no longer alone in the world of Minecraft as we now have Makena, Efe, Noor, Kai, Ari, Sunny, and Zuri, joining the game on the 29th of November.

3. A new wood type, chiselled bookshelves and hanging signs!

We now have a brand new wood type in the form of bamboo wood, that can be used for all kinds of builds. It’s not coming from trees and adds a new block type called “Bamboo Mosaic”, exclusive to Bamboo wood.

Next up we have bookshelves that can actually hold books! Each bookshelf holds upto 6 books and the texture changes depending on the books in it. It also has some pretty technical applications in redstone for those interested in that aspect and finally we have hanging signs, made by combining regular signs with chains. And well they look pretty cool too.

The Mob Vote

Minecraft 2022 mob vote winner
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After 3.5 Million votes were submitted, we finally have the winner of the Minecraft Live 2022 Mob Vote, and Sniffer, the mob that was thought to be extinct has beat out the Tuff Golem and the Rascal. Sniffer eggs can be found underwater, brought to the surface and hatched. They will then help players find ancient seeds for decorative plants when they grow up.

Over the year, we’ll start getting snapshots and betas which will slowly unravel the whole update for players as instead of giving a theme or title to the update, Mojand has decided to stick to just calling it the 1.20 update and giving sparse details on content as compared to previous years.

This could possibly be due to all the backlash they received for not being able to fulfil their promises and the content from both The Caves and Cliffs and The Wild Update which took time to be implemented or was straight out cancelled (R.I.P., Birch Forests). That was it for this relatively small but still exciting update. We should see more of it soon

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