Prepare yourselves, Minecraft enthusiasts! After a year-long wait since version 1.19, the highly anticipated Minecraft 1.20: The Trails & Tales update is finally arriving on June 7, 2023.
While this update doesn’t introduce drastic changes to the game’s world generation algorithm, it brings forth a plethora of exciting features that fans have been eagerly requesting.
Let’s dive into the detailed Minecraft patch notes for update 1.20 and explore what’s in store for players.
Uncovering Ancient Treasures
If someone had told us back in 2011 that Minecraft would one day feature an archeology system, we would have raised our eyebrows in disbelief. But that’s the beauty of modern Minecraft. With the introduction of Trail Ruins, players can embark on their own archaeological adventures as they stumble upon ancient ruins peeking through the terrain.
These ruins can be found underwater as well and may contain Suspicious Sand or Gravel, which can be excavated to discover Pottery Sherds or Armor Trims.
Unlocking Artistic Possibilities
The Pottery Sherds, a term familiar to archeology enthusiasts, can be combined to create intricate patterns on pots that you can proudly display in your Minecraft world.
Furthermore, the update allows you to customize the appearance of your armor using the new Armor Trims. These unique patterns can be found in various structures throughout the game, including Trail Ruins, Strongholds, and Fortresses.
By combining Armor Trims with an armor piece in a smithing table, you can carve fascinating designs onto your armor, making it stand out from the rest.
Additionally, you have the flexibility to choose different resources like gold, diamond, or emerald to customize the color of your armor.
Unveiling New Creatures and Environments
Venturing into ocean ruins, you’ll encounter a new ancient dinosaur mob known as the Sniffer. By unearthing their eggs and patiently waiting for them to hatch, you can bring these extinct creatures back to life. Once hatched, the Sniffer grows into an adorable passive creature that occasionally sniffs up ancient seeds from the ground.
In line with the ongoing addition of realistic mobs, the update introduces camels, naturally spawning in deserts. Similar to horses, camels offer a reliable mode of transportation. Their tall stature provides the advantage of protection, as hostile mobs can’t reach you while riding a camel.
However, instead of a full jump, camels possess a small hop that grants a swift burst of forward movement.
Delighting in New Biomes and Building Materials
A long-awaited feature becomes a reality with the addition of sweeping forests adorned with vibrant pink cherry blossom trees. Players can now revel in the beauty of these forests and harvest pink wood to construct structures. Additionally, delicate cherry blossom petals drift through the air, providing decorative elements to enhance your world.
Bamboo, previously utilized mainly for scaffolding, finally gains a new purpose as it becomes a fully-functional building block. Like other wood types, bamboo can now be crafted into stairs, slabs, doors, and more, expanding your creative possibilities.
Enhancing Aesthetics and Functionality
Chiseled Bookshelves make their debut as decorative blocks that not only add charm to your library but also serve as storage for your books. These bookshelves possess a unique appearance, allowing for added variety in your in-game library.
Moreover, hanging signs offer more functionality compared to regular signs. These signs can be properly hung from blocks above or beside them using chains, eliminating the need for visually unappealing floating signs in your world.
Unlocking the Secrets of Redstone
The update introduces some intriguing redstone features, such as Calibrated Sculk Sensors and Vibration Resonance, which the Minecraft experts can employ to create mind-blowing contraptions. In essence, Amethyst Blocks can retain and emit vibrations, enabling the utilization of vibration-sensing Sculk Sensors in various contraptions.
With Minecraft 1.20: The Trails & Tales update, Mojang Studios has once again demonstrated its commitment to delivering an enriching and immersive experience for players. Get ready to dive into the exciting new features, unravel ancient mysteries, and unleash your creativity in the world of Minecraft.