Minecraft: The Wild Update Revealed by Mojang, Launches Next Year

It's been a big weekend for Minecraft fans. Hosted on October 16th, Mojang's latest annual event gave fans a look at their future plans. While Caves & Cliffs: Part II launches before this year ends, Mojang unveiled their next big update for 2022, calling this "The Wild Update."

So, what can fans expect? Firstly, the Deep Dark biome has been moved from Caves & Cliffs into The Wild, which includes the new Warden mob. A second new biome, Mangrove Swamps, is also coming. That includes mud blocks, a new wood variant from mangrove trees, fireflies and a passive mob, Frogs.

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Minecraft: The Wild Update Revealed by Mojang, Launches Next Year

Minecraft Live also brought us this year's latest mob vote. Going up against Glare and Copper Golem, victory went to The Allay - a small "fairy-like" mob that can collect large amounts of an item given to it. Convincingly winning both rounds, over 1 million fans participated in this. You can watch the full highlights below.

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Rounding out this update's newest changes, Boats with Chests are finally coming, alongside Sculk blocks within the Deep Dark Biome. Mojang also confirmed they're seeking greater parity between Minecraft's Bedrock and Java Editions, though how they'll achieve this remains unknown.

There's no release date yet for The Wild beyond a vague 2022 window, but there's still more. As a bonus, Mojang revealed both PC editions are finally joining Xbox Game Pass for PC on November 2nd. We'll keep you informed as we learn more.