Minecraft The Wild Update: The awesome first official snapshot is finally here; check details now
The first look of Minecraft The Wild Update is here! After a long wait, Mojang, the publisher of Minecraft has finally revealed what the upcoming summer major update will look like, and we must say it looks pretty impressive. The Minecraft update teaser was part of the 22w11a snapshot shared on Twitter yesterday by the tech lead of Minecraft who goes by the username @slicedlime. Players can now explore the first iteration of these new changes and features in this version. The snapshot brings in new mobs, the Deep Dark biome, new blocks and quality of life upgrades. Find out everything there is to know about this huge Minecraft update.
Minecraft snapshot 22w11a: The Wild
The biggest addition in this new update will be the Deep Dark biome. In its official changelog, Minecraft said, “Dig into the depths far underground to uncover the darkest biome in Minecraft - the Deep Dark”. The floor of the Deep Dark is covered in Sculk, the new decorative blocks of Minecraft. Another interesting fact is there will be no mob spawns in Deep Dark. We have already seen the Deep Dark biome in the experimental snapshot shared by Mojang in February but the regular snapshot series now gets it as well. Snapshots are the testing versions of Minecraft, periodically released by Mojang Studios. These versions of the game have unrefined features and are used to balance the versions and remove bugs.
Apart from Deep Dark biome, which we have already seen previously, the new Minecraft update also gets a new mob called frogs. Frogs, just like their real-world counterparts, can jump, swim, walk on land and croak. They eat small slime and small magma cubes to give out slime ball and Froglight block, respectively. Froglight is a luminous decorative block also being added in Minecraft The Wild update. There are three frog variants and each gives out a specific Froglight. Tadpoles have also been added to Minecraft. Tadpoles are born when Frogs mate and depending upon the region of birth (Cold, Temperate, Warm) they become one of the three variants of Frog.
The update is also bringing mangrove wood blocks, mangrove leaves and propagules. Players can use them to propagate mangrove trees and collect wood to make a variety of objects. The Minecraft snapshot also adds mud and mud bricks to the game. Mud will sink the player a little but unlike soul sand, it will not slow them down. Finally, different types of sculk blocks have also been added. They include sculk catalyst block, sculk vein block, sculk shrieker block, and the regular sculk block.
Minecraft The Wild update will also add the quality of life addition of 3D directional audio for a more engaging experience.