Minecraft Live 2020 has come and gone and we have a full recap below! Who won the Mob vote, what was shown off, and what cute creature was announced!?
They opened up with news on thier newest world update, which will overhaul the caves we’ve come to know and love. The Caves and Cliffs update will great enormous mountains, as well as adding new cave variants, mobs, ores and crafting. Some of the things they showed off include: cave lakes/waterfalls, Lush Caves, Dripstone caves (stalagmite and stalactites), Sculk growths (essentially new redstone type blocks). They also showed off a new enemy mob, the blind and dangerous cave dweller, Warden.
The Caves and Cliffs update will also contain the Mountain Update, which brings…..GOATS!
Included in this update? A new blocks, powder snow, copper and Amethyst, which will bring on a whole new group of crafting opportunities!
Minecraft Dungeons has tons of updates on the way, including an overhaul to the traders, bosses, enemies and more DLC! One of the biggest announcements was Crossplay! We’ll all be able to play together, regardless of platform!
Minecraft Education Edition
“In the early days of Covid-19, when most places were under lockdown, we made Education Edition free for educators and released free content from it for everyone on Marketplace. We’re going to be adding a new free map releasing soon in both Minecraft: Education Edition and Marketplace based on the teachings of US Congressman John Lewis. The map is called “Good Trouble: Social Justice Movements Around the World” and is just the beginning, more lessons in a new equity & inclusion category will be added this fall.”
They also spoke on the Global Build Championship! From Minecraft.net:
“This is the first time that we’re challenging students from around the world to design and build a space that promotes a healthy environment for people and animals alike! I wanted to make a flippant joke about this but it sounds really lovely so I’m going to make up for it in the next segment, OK? Students can go here to check if they have access to Minecraft: Education Edition, which is where all submissions will be built. Educators, parents, and gaurdians can register their students in teams of 1-3 at aka.ms/MinecraftEducationChampionship for a certificate of completion and the chance to win Minecraft prizes! “
The third and final new mob announced was the amazingly cute Axolotl. We have an article up about this as well, as we are super super excited about this little dude showing up! They also showed off the new item, telescope, that allows you to see farther away to scope out the area. The get into the copper block a little bit more, and they show off that it will actually patina as time passes! You can use the copper block to craft a lightning rod, that will attract lightning wherever you put it! Also showing up in this update will be the bundle! A Backpack type system that will allow you to stack even more than before! There will be Archaeological Excavation sites littered across worlds as well, that will allow you to dig up artifacts.
Finally, the winner of the mob vote is unveiled! We’ve been tracking the mobs and their trailers all week, and we all had our own favorites!
The Glow Squid is your winner! Can’t wait to see the ocean lit up with 100s of these dudes!