In March, Minecraft revealed new details about its 1.20 Trails and Tales update, which emphasizes “self-expression through acting, storytelling, and world-building.” Now, the update finally has a release date.
Today, Minecraft released a blog post revealing that Trails and Tales will be free to download on June 7th. The blog post also delves into the details of the update, which introduces quite a few new mobs and blocks, as well as some minor changes introduced towards storytelling.
Trails and Tales brings the long-awaited camel, which can accommodate two riders, and the sniff, the “gentle giant” that the community voted for during Minecraft Live 2022. It also introduces two new wood species: bamboo and cherry, the latter of which is found in Cherry Orchard (a new biome). to update).
Your Journey Is About to Begin: The Trails & Tales Update Arrives June 7th! 🎉
Get ready to bring your stories to life, whether you’re hatching a hunter, exploring a cherry orchard, trimming your armor, or so much more. Mark your calendars and start planning! pic.twitter.com/jPNe0nyMdb
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The update also includes archeology, its main new mechanic, which allows players to dig through sand to find tools and pottery shards that can be pieced together.
Trails and Tales also offer armor skins that allow for even more customization. The update will also include some minor changes to decorative blocks, including hangable banners, playable mob sounds, and the ability to store enchanted books in a new type of bookshelf.
We gave Minecraft 9 our 2011 review, calling it “an open world, a blank page that you just dare jump to and do whatever you want with it.” The game has expanded a lot since then, though, for more information on newer Minecraft features, find the game’s full history here and find ideas for what to build in 2023 here.
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