The next big Minecraft update is already on its way - and it's going to be wild!
This year, Minecraft celebrates its tenth (!) birthday - and it's far from being old news. Who would have thought back then that a much ridiculed block game would become a long-running hit. There is (unfortunately) no fixed release date for the new update yet, but it is certain that the two-part update will be released this year. Rumor has it that it could be ready by summer. The Wild update is basically based on Cliffs and Caves. The focus is more on qualitative improvements.
The Deep Dark Cities
There is a new underground structure: The Deep Dark Cities. This was actually already planned for the Cliffs and Caves update, but was postponed again. With "The Wild" the time has finally come.
In the Deep Dark Cities there are the Sculk Blocks and the Sculk Sensors - and the world looks simply sensational and atmospheric. The right vibe is provided by the numerous candles, for example, which give the whole thing that extra bit of eerie gloom. A huge atmospheric dungeon structure awaits you in the Deep Dark Cities.
The Deep Dark Cities are completely integrated into the Deep Slate area.
A little bit about the Sculk Blocks
One of the new Sculk Blocks is the Sculk Catalyst Block. When you kill a zombie, its "soul" is sucked into the Catalyst Block. If you then dismantle these blocks, you will receive experience points. You can also simply put them somewhere else.
The Sculk Shrieker is triggered by a Sculk Sensor and is then easily recognized by the rings it emits. The Shrieker emits loud sounds and darkens the environment within seconds.
In the Deep Dark Cities there are the so-called Ancient Structures, which you have to explore to get unique loot. What these are, however, is unfortunately not yet known.
If you make a few too many noises in the Deep Dark Cities and trigger a few too many Sculk Shriekers, your new enemy will appear: the Warden. Now you have to hide and make as little noise as possible. The Warden doesn't need eyes at all. He can also sense your vibrations and unfortunately he can also smell you. But you can distract him with noises, for example with snowballs.
The Wild is called The Wild for a reason
The Deep Dark Cities are only one part of the big Minecraft update. Some biomes will also be reworked and the wilderness will be brought to the fore. The Wild will thus live up to its name. One biome that will change in particular is the swamp biome. At least that's what the artwork presented in the Minecraft Live Event suggests. To help you find your way around the new biomes, there will also be boats with crates that you can use to row across the water.
"The Wild" update also brings a tree variety in the swamps. There you will find mangroves. By the way, the seedlings will be planted underwater. New tree also means new type of wood, namely mangrove wood. Purely visually it reminds a bit of the jungle wood.
The mangrove swamp brings new blocks
In the mangrove swamp you will find mud blocks. You can make them as follows: Take a water bottle and then right click on earth. If you then place the mud block on a Dripstone, it will suck out the water and dry the mud into clay. You can also use the mud blocks to build.
Frogs and fireflies
And new mobs will be available with "The Wild" update: Frogs! They hop through the swamp biome, splash in the water or chill on water lilies. What would a swamp be without fireflies? That's probably what the Minecraft developers thought. That's why there are finally fireflies in the swamp with the new update.
Oh yes, as with almost all mobs, there is of course also a baby version of the frogs, namely tadpoles. Depending on where they grow up, the adult frogs will then be adjusted in color.
The Community Mob
In the community vote, the Allay made the race. This one helps you collect items. If you give him an item, such as a block, he will go in search of it and bring you the items.