The Minecraft Entity Wizard lets anyone create their own Minecraft mobs
Mojang Studios showed off the Minecraft Entity Wizard, an accessible and easy-to-use tool that aims to enable any player to design and implement their own mob ideas in Minecraft. The tool gives players building blocks based on mobs that already exist, and allows players to change the models’ colors, shapes, dimensions, and much more. Players can also customize the behavior and traits of the mobs, and see them in action in Minecraft. Players can check out the Minecraft Entity Wizard at Blockbench.net. — Zachary Boddy
We got our first look at Minecraft Legends’ opening cinematic
Mojang Studios closed out the Minecraft Legends section of the show by revealing for the opening cinematic for the upcoming action-strategy game. It looks incredible, and I have to say — everything that was shown of Minecraft Legends during Minecraft Live 2022 makes the game my most anticipated title of 2023 (even more than Starfield and Redfall). I genuinely cannot wait until Minecraft Legends comes out. The world is beautiful and begs to be explored, the gameplay is exciting and detailed, and the story is extremely alluring. Minecraft Legends cannot come soon enough. — Zachary Boddy
Minecraft Legends coming in Spring 2023, to evolve after launch with new content
After revealing fresh gameplay footage and new details for Minecraft Legends, Mojang Studios tightened the previous “2023” release window to a more concise Spring 2023 window. Players likely won’t have to wait too long to get their hands on Mojang Studios and Blackbird Interactive’s fascinating action-strategy Minecraft spin-off. The studios are also working to make Minecraft Legends accessible and approachable to as many players as possible, with a wide variety of options and settings to cater to different kinds of players.
It was also revealed that Minecraft Legends will continue to expand and evolve after its launch with brand-new content. Mojang Studios cautions that the form of this post-launch support will likely differ from Minecraft and Minecraft Dungeons, with more information to come in the future. Still, the launch of Minecraft Legends will not be the end, as Mojang Studios continues to help it grow with fresh features and additions. — Zachary Boddy
Minecraft Legends shows off online co-op gameplay, new mobs, and more
Mojang Studios used Minecraft Live 2022 to showcase a live demo of online co-op gameplay in Minecraft Legends, featuring four separate players. The gameplay footage reveals more of the gorgeous world in which Minecraft Legends is set, as well as combat against the deadly Piglins invading the Overworld alongside an army of friend mobs. Players are introduced to new mobs featured in Minecraft Legends such as the Horde of the Spore, a unique group of varied Piglins with special abilities, traits, and designs.
We get to see more of the fascinating world in which Minecraft Legends is set with a look at several biomes, a first look at the game’s UI, how the various tools work to recruit friendly mobs and collect resources, how allays can aid players in building, and how players can navigate the world astride their mount. We even see unique world features like Speed Weeds and Bounce Caps, which temporarily increase players’ movement speed and jump height when they’re crossed while exploring.
Mojang Studios also reaffirmed that Minecraft Legends will feature team-based player-versus-player (PvP) online multiplayer. It’s not clear what form this multiplayer will take, but we know it’ll have online matchmaking. More details will be revealed in the coming months. — Zachary Boddy
Minecraft Legends to focus more on story, introduces The Hosts mobs
During Minecraft Live 2022, Mojang Studios reiterated that Minecraft Legends will focus more on its narrative campaign than any previous Minecraft game, even Minecraft Dungeons. To this end, the studio revealed the franchise’s first fully voiced mobs, which appear in Minecraft Legends as the voices of the Overworld. The Hosts will aid players in their quest to save the Overworld in Minecraft Legends, and they look fascinating.
Named Foresight, Action, and Knowledge, after the skills players will need to employ in order to succeed, The Hosts will provide players with knowledge and tools throughout the story of Minecraft Legends. This includes the tools that build the foundation of Minecraft Legends’ unique action-strategy gameplay, like the Flame of Creation to build friendly mob spawners, the Banner of Courage to direct your followers, and the magical Lute to summon helpful allays for resource gathering and building. — Zachary Boddy
The Minecraft Legends world is filled with adorable mobs
Minecraft Live 2022 has revealed that the world of Minecraft Legends is brimming with a lively ecosystem of adorable and cute mobs. Some are familiar from Minecraft, like llamas, ocelots, and pigs, but we also got a look at some brand-new mobs like the amazing badger and… the regal tiger? Each of these mobs will have their own behaviors in the world, and will be curious about the player as they progress through their quest. I can’t wait to see more of Minecraft Legends’ world! And to make a regal tiger friend of my own to help carry me through it all. — Zachary Boddy
This is your last chance to cast a vote in the Minecraft Mob Vote 2022
While the Minecraft: Bedrock Edition server has closed, Mojang Studios has revealed that players can still vote in the Minecraft Live Mob Vote 2022 for the next 15 minutes (approximately)! Head to the Minecraft Launcher or Minecraft.net right now to cast your last-minute vote for the Sniffer, Rascal, or Tuff Golem. Go, go, go! — Zachary Boddy
Minecraft Live is almost here — This is how to watch
The day has finally arrived! Minecraft Live is less than an hour away from beginning (at least, its pre-show is), and it’s time for viewers all around the world to grab some drinks and snacks, settle in, and enjoy the show! Alternatively, those unable to view or uninterested in viewing the entire event can instead bookmark this space, where I’ll be covering every announcement as it’s revealed.
If you are planning to tune in, though, here’s how to watch Minecraft Live 2022. The show kicks off on Saturday, Oct. 15, at 11:00 a.m. CT / Noon ET / 5:00 p.m. BST, with the pre-show beginning exactly 30 minutes before the main event. You can see some more time zones in the image above. As for where to watch Minecraft Live, Mojang Studios suggests heading to either Minecraft.net or YouTube. You can also find links for Twitch, Facebook Gaming, American Sign Language (ASL) translation, audio description, and a myriad of different languages in the guide linked above.
No matter where you’re watching or who you are, Mojang Studios has put in the effort to ensure that Minecraft Live 2022 is accessible to all potential viewers. I’m excited to finally see what the studio has in store for its repertoire of Minecraft games, and I look forward to watching the event alongside the rest of the Minecraft community. Minecraft Live 2022, here we come! — Zachary Boddy
Highlighting what to expect from Minecraft Live 2022
The largest Minecraft event of the year is mere hours away, and the broadcast is bound to be brimming with big, bold, beautiful bulletins detailing what’s to come to the Minecraft universe in the future. Of course, the question in the minds of many would-be viewers is, “What can we expect from Minecraft Live 2022?” The night before the main event, I want to take a moment and share what we believe will appear during tomorrow’s Minecraft Live show.
- We’ll almost certainly see the first details of the next major Minecraft content update, which will fall under the 1.20 version number. It’s not clear what the theme, or even the name, of the upcoming update will be, but we can be sure the world’s largest creative-survival game is destined to gain new mobs, blocks, and features when it arrives.
- We’ll also probably catch another look at Minecraft Dungeons Season 3, which already got a sneak peek ahead of the show. We know the general outline of what’s to come in the massive release for Mojang Studios and Double Eleven’s action-RPG extravaganza, and Minecraft Live 2022 is bound to give us more details about the animal-themed Seasonal Adventure, new content and multiplayer for The Tower, and the free Tree Top Tangle level.
- Minecraft Legends is the next addition to the expanding Minecraft gaming universe, and its unique blend of action and strategy gameplay is an enticing combination. During Minecraft Live 2022, I expect we’ll see fresh gameplay for the upcoming title, and possibly some more information regarding the story or release date. There’s almost no chance Minecraft Legends doesn’t make an appearance at the show, but we’ll have to wait to see exactly what’s in store.
- Finally, the Minecraft Mob Vote 2022, which has already opened its doors for voting, will come to a close when Mojang Studios announces the winner during Minecraft Live 2022. Will the Sniffer, Tuff Golem, or Rascal join the ranks of Minecraft’s roster of mobs? We won’t have to wait long to find out — make sure to get your votes in before the show begins!
Between the next Minecraft update and more information regarding Minecraft Legends, this year’s Minecraft Live stream is shaping up to be an exciting affair. I’m personally ecstatic to learn which mob will win the mob vote, as well. You can read more about which mob I, and other members of the Windows Central team, are voting for down below (spoiler alert: I’m rooting for the Sniffer). Tune into this space tomorrow for all the latest announcements and reveals from Minecraft Live! — Zachary Boddy
The Mob Vote is live! Will it be the sniffer, rascal, or tuff golem? 🗳️ Cast your vote now through https://t.co/M1J589C0W7, the Minecraft Launcher, or the in-game Bedrock server! Voting closes October 15 noon EDT. #MinecraftLive pic.twitter.com/MSfdJG49SaOctober 14, 2022
The Minecraft Mob Vote discussions are heating up
With the official Minecraft channel finally tossing some wood onto the Minecraft Live Mob Vote 2022 fire, discussions among members of the Minecraft community are heating up. Everyone is dividing into clear-cut sects arguing for each of the three mobs to win. Although… one mob appears to be cutting through the noise better than the rest, or at least its fans are awfully vocal.
My personal pick of the bunch, the Sniffer, is swarming Twitter with fan art of all kinds and repeated calls to vote for it. The Rascal and Tuff Golem are putting up a valiant effort, but has this year’s Mob Vote winner already been decided? Of course, I’m biased for my plant-shrouded fren, so perhaps I’m only seeing what I want to see. Either way, anything can happen in the Minecraft Mob Vote 2022, and we won’t know the definitive answer until Mojang Studios reveals it during tomorrow’s show. — Zachary Boddy
Encountering server issues when voting in the Minecraft Mob Vote? You’re not alone
Several members of the Minecraft community, myself included, have been encountering server issues on Minecraft.net, preventing us from submitting our vote in the Minecraft Live Mob Vote. It’s likely that a huge number of players are currently swarming the Mob Vote. Fortunately, it seems that the voting process is more reliable when done through the Minecraft: Bedrock Edition server or the Minecraft Launcher. If you’d still prefer or need to be able to vote online, keep trying periodically over the next few hours. Remember, you have a full 24 hours to cast your vote! — Zachary Boddy
The Minecraft Mob Vote 2022 officially kicks off voting
The Minecraft Live Mob Vote 2022 is opening its doors for players to begin voting. Three mobs are vying for victory this year: the adorable and ancient Sniffer, the secretive and mischievous Rascal, and the decorative and customizable Tuff Golem. You can read everything you need to know about each mob and how the Mob Vote works at the link above, but we’ll summarize the important bits for you here.
Players will have the next 24 hours to cast their vote — until Friday, Oct. 14, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. CT / Noon ET / 5:00 p.m. BST (when Minecraft Live 2022 begins) — for one of the three mob choices. You can only choose one, but you may change your vote as many times as you like during the 24-hour period. To vote, players will need to sign into their Microsoft Account and cast their vote in a special Minecraft: Bedrock Edition server, the Minecraft Launcher, or on Minecraft.net.
The competition is stiff this year, with each of the three mobs bringing something unique to the Minecraft universe should they win. The Minecraft community is bound to be divided, but what about the Windows Central team? Here’s the mob of choice, the reasoning behind it, for some of us here at Windows Central (starting with me).
While the Tuff Golem’s adorably stoic, stony frame calls out to my heart, there’s only one mob for whom I’ll vote in this year’s Minecraft Mob Vote: The Sniffer. Resurrecting a long-extinct species of mob brings enticing new lore into the Minecraft universe, and that’s without mentioning the prospect of the exciting new plant life the Sniffer would bring with them. Of course, the Sniffer is also just plain cute. — Zachary Boddy
While Mojang has put forward three intriguing mobs this year, my vote lies with the Sniffer. It’s not only a chance to grow your own adorable mob — the exotic plants they’ll unearth add a ton of new opportunities for landscaping and exploring the world of horticulture. I’m already drafting up plans for a killer tropical greenhouse for when the update (hopefully) arrives. — Matt Brown
I want to see the Tuff Golems win. Golems are awesome, and the idea of one that’s extra tuff is simply delightful. They’re super-customizable and super-loyal, so what is there not to like? — Samuel Tolbert
My pick has to be the Sniffer. While the Rascal’s enchanted-items-in-a-mineshaft sounds like a great addition to Minecraft’s repertoire, it’s hard to turn down the idea of getting a new mob and new plants to go along with it. I want to see what sorts of amazing ancient plants Sniffers could dig up and all the cool enchantments or other materials that can be crafted with them. — Nick Sutrich
I’m picking the obvious choice: the Rascal. My favorite element of Minecraft has never been the building or creativity — these require patience which I don’t possess. No, the real pull of the game for me is exploration, and spelunking away into the caves is my first port of call. Going on an underground adventure with the chance of discovering a Rascal would add an extra layer of excitement for me. The Rascal is in itself a mini-game, dropping sweet loot if you manage to spot them three times; What’s not to love about loot? — Jennifer Young
While the Rascal’s playful nature and the charm of the Tuff Golem’s in-house strolls are all well and good, I have to admit that I find the concept of the Sniffer significantly more interesting than what these mobs have to offer. I’m always excited by new reasons to go on adventures in Minecraft, and searching for ancient Sniffer eggs deep underwater is quite the motivation. Plus, revitalizing a near-extinct species would also give the game an exciting new form of progression, allowing me to feel like I’m truly making an impact on the game’s world and its ecosystem.
I also love the sound of customizing my bases with exotic plants grown with seeds found by the sniffer, as right now, our options for flora decorations are very limited. I can already envision creating a botanical garden area, complete with greenhouse-like glass walls and roofing, that’s filled with vibrant flowers, special types of vines, and other strange and unique types of plant life. Finally, the Sniffer is simply adorable with its cartoonishly-oversized nose and grass-covered back. The fact they can also grow to be very big means we might be able to ride one, too, which would be awesome. — Brendan Lowry
Greetings! It’s that time of year again — Minecraft Live is right around the corner, where Mojang Studios and the talented team behind the Minecraft universe will share a peek at what they’re working on.
We’re expecting plenty of big announcements for Minecraft, Minecraft Dungeons, and Minecraft Legends, and there may be some surprises in store, too. Of course, you can’t afford to miss the annual mob vote inspiring passionate discussions across the Minecraft community. Minecraft fans simply can’t afford to ignore Minecraft Live 2022.
Windows Central will be providing live coverage of the Minecraft spectacle over the next couple of days. We’ll start by covering the Minecraft Mob Vote — including some personal picks from the Windows Central team — and post regular updates to this space as news arrives and the Minecraft Live 2022 event kicks off. Be sure to check in regularly, and thanks for joining! — Zachary Boddy, Windows Central Gaming News Writer