Minecraft developer Mojang is gearing up for this yr’s huge 1.20 launch, and following on from final week’s revelation it will lastly introduce the sport’s long-delayed archaeology system, the studio has now confirmed it will additionally usher in a brand new cherry blossom biome and sniffer mob.
The sniffer, you would possibly recall, got here out high amongst Minecraft gamers throughout final yr’s Minecraft Dwell mob vote, beating out two different choices: the Rascal and Tuff Golem. As soon as 1.20 arrives, gamers will need to use their new archaeology instruments to discover suspicious sand seeking sniffer eggs. Hatching these will finally produce a totally grown sniffer, in a position to sniff out seeds lengthy thought misplaced to time, however that when planted, will develop into distinctive blooms.
And speak of blooms brings us properly to Minecraft 1.20’s different freshly introduced addition: the aforementioned cherry blossom biome. As detailed in Mojang’s blog, the massive, fluffy timber that develop right here entice the likes of pigs, sheep, and bees, inflicting them to spawn within the space.
Moreover, the timber may be felled to create a full, pink-hued wooden set that features the brand new hanging signal object, and people who need to deliver a splash of pink to areas exterior the cherry blossoms’ pure habitat can plant cherry tree saplings elsewhere on the earth.
Minecraft’s 1.20 replace – which was beforehand confirmed to additionally embody the likes of camels and bamboo rafts – would not but have an ETA past a imprecise “2023”, however people who need to pattern its new options early can accomplish that as quickly as its related snapshots, betas, and previews launch.