December 5, 2021

Minecraft’s The Wild Update Introduces Frogs & Mangrove Trees

An upcoming Minecraft update, called The Wild Update, has been announced and will launch in 2022. The hugely successful survival sandbox game places players in massive randomly-generated worlds and tasks them with gathering resources to survive. Continued updates have helped enhance Minecraft‘s world generation over time, with the upcoming Cave & Cliffs Update Part 2 changing biomes so that they generate more realistically.

The latest update for MinecraftCaves & Cliffs Update Part 1, introduced major changes to the game’s deepest caves and tallest cliffs. Back in June the first part of this two-part update brought interesting new mobs, unique new resources, and useful new items into the game. Underwater areas received bizarre axolotl creatures, and goats can now be found roaming the game’s mountains. Copper and amethyst can also be found in caves, giving players new reasons to dig deep into Minecraft‘s caves. Previews of Caves & Cliffs Part 2, which show off further additions like biome blending, were shown at the recent Minecraft Live digital event.

Alongside showing previews of Caves & Cliffs Part 2, Minecraft Live also announced a brand-new update to the game called The Wild. This update, coming at some point in 2022, appears to focus on general improvements for swamp biomes. A new Mangrove Swamp biome will be added, which features shallow water and overgrown mangrove trees. Frogs will be a new mob found in these swamps, and mud blocks can be created by adding water to a dirt block. Boats with built-in chests will make exploring these waterlogged areas more efficient for players.

Watch the highlight video from Minecraft Live 2021 on YouTube here.

Alongside the extensive new Mangrove Swamp biome, The Wild Update will bring a larger and much scarier new location to the game as well. Minecraft’s new Deep Dark Cities are terrifying underground areas with their very own enemies, loot and gameplay features. Deep Cities are massive cavernous areas filled with ruins for players to explore, with mysterious central structures containing the most useful loot. A new Sculk resource will also spread throughout these areas, and players can earn experience or enchantment points for harvesting them.

Minecraft is an ever-expanding title, which has allowed the game to maintain a strong fanbase for over a decade. New biomes and environmental generation systems are being introduced in Caves & Cliffs Part 2 and The Wild Update, making the game even more exciting to explore. Minecraft‘s worlds have always been massive, but earlier iterations of the game could create environments that are awkwardly shaped or confusingly placed. The Wild Update will greatly increase the immersive nature of swamps while also adding creepy underground Deep Cities.

Source: Minecraft Live/YouTube, Minecraft/YouTube

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