Minecraft Live returned for 2023 and brought with it some big announcements, including a new Star Wars DLC that takes players from padawan to Jedi knight, Planet Earth III DLC, a ton of new features in mid-2024’s Minecraft Vanilla Update 1.21, and more!
We’re here to break down all the biggest announcements in one place to ensure you don’t miss a thing!
Minecraft’s Star Wars: Path of the Jedi DLC Will Take Players From Padawan to Jedi Knight
On November 7, the Minecraft Marketplace will be home to the Star Wars: Path of the Jedi DLC that will take players from “padawan to Jedi knight and showcase a variety of gameplay features including lightsaber combat and using Force powers.”
Iconic Star Wars characters will also be showing up throughout the adventure, including Ki-Adi-Mundi, Shaak Ti, Coleman Kcaj, Saesee Tiin, and Plo Koon.
Planet Earth III DLC Will Be Released in 2024 From Minecraft Education and BBC Earth
In celebration of the upcoming Planet Earth III series this fall, Minecraft will be presenting its own Planet Earth III DLC from Minecraft Education and BBC Earth in 2024. Much like its Frozen Planet II DLC, this content will “immerse players in the wonders of the natural world with the overarching message that everything in nature is connected and we therefore need to take care of our planet so it can take care of us.”
Minecraft Legends to Receive Some Exciting New Updates, Including New Lost Legends
Minecraft Legends principal design director Craig Leigh shared some exciting updates coming to Minecraft Legends, and they include new Lost Legends like Creeper Clash in time for Halloween and Snow vs Snout in December.
Minecraft Legends’ December update was also teased, and it will see the addition of frogs, a new piglin unit and structure, and new witch allies who can throw potions.
Minecraft Vanilla Update 1.21 Will Add a Ton of New Features in Mid-2024
Minecraft Vanilla Update 1.21 will arrive in mid-2024 and will add a bevy of new features, including automated crafting, combat trial chambers, copper bulbs, a trial spawner, and the Breeze.
The Crafter is the name of the automated crafting system and it will be of “particular interest for redstone engineers.”
The combat trial chambers will be procedurally generated structures undergound and will present new and unique challenges for players to overcome. The Breeze will appear in these trials and they move by jumping and shooting wind energy projectiles that explode. Also, it will explode immediately if they run into a player.
The copper bulb is a new light-emitting block that will oxidize overtime, and the more oxidized it is the dimmer it becomes.
Lastly, the Trial Spawner will not spawn any additional mobs for a while after it has spawned a specified number of mobs. These spawners will also reward players by ejecting its loot.
Winner of the 2023 Mob Vote Is the Armadillo
The Minecraft community had the chance to choose either an armadillo, penguin, or crab for the for the 2023 Mob Vote, and the armadillio won with a 42.3% win percentage. Crab came in second with 32.5% and penguin came in last with 25.2%.
Minecraft’s 15th Anniversary Celebration Will Kick Off in 2024
While no specific details were shared, it was confirmed that 2024 will see the kick off of Minecraft’s 15th Anniversary Celebration.
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