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This electrifying screenshot is a hint for what's to come during Minecraft Live – starting 1 pm UTC on October 15!

3 days until Minecraft Live

Everything you need to know before the show!

In just three days, we’ll be live with all the newest Minecraft news, the deepest dives with content creators, and a sprinkling of top-secret secrets. The mob vote is also kicking off tomorrow, and it will span two days! Although I still don’t know how I’ll be able to choose just one favorite mob, I’m going to try and make a decision by the end of this article. So let’s dive into everything you need to know before Minecraft Live spreads its elytra wings and lifts off for 2023.


When does Minecraft Live start? 

Minecraft Live starts live streaming at 5 pm UTC on Sunday, October 15. If you have no idea what that means in your time zone, then you are not alone! I only just learned that “CET” doesn’t stand for “creepers explode tirelessly”. You can find your global showtime here (or by checking the handy image below).

Where can I watch Minecraft Live 2023?

Watch Minecraft Live on our YouTube channel or on Follow the countdown online, or set an alarm by clicking the bell icon on YouTube to be notified when it starts!

You can also find the audio-description version of Minecraft Live, and the American Sign Language version of Minecraft Live.


Can I watch Minecraft Live in another language?


Yes! Minecraft Live will be broadcast LIVE in the following languages: Chinese (Simplified), English, Brazilian Portuguese, and LATAM Spanish.

Thanks to a wonderful bunch of talented community members, you can also watch Minecraft Live in the following languages! Find your preferred language below:

Korean - Sleepground

Japanese - TAMAchan + Masuo + Nobaman

German - Spark of Phoenix

European Spanish - Manucraft

French - TheGuill84

Swedish - Matinbum  

Italian - Hemerald

Arabic - Mostafa GAME OVER

Portuguese - Forever

Spanish - Soy Pan


There are also going to be twenty-eight fast follow languages too, so you’ll be able to watch on demand after the live broadcast in: Arabic, Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Castilian Spanish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese! 

What is the mob vote? 

The mob vote is where we ask you, the community, to choose which mob should be developed and put into Minecraft forever! Last year you voted in the sniffer, a previously extinct mob who uses its large nose to sniff up ancient seeds! 


When can I vote for my favorite new mob?

The mob vote opens tomorrow, October 13 2023 at 5 pm UTC, and will be open for just over 48 hours. Check what that means in your timezone here


How do I cast my vote? 

There are three different ways you can cast your vote for your favorite new mob: via the live event server, via the Minecraft Launcher, or via!

The live event server is only available on Minecraft: Bedrock Edition, and features an exciting, mini-game-filled map created in partnership with Gamemode One! Join the live event from 5pm UTC tomorrow to submit your vote, meet the Tinies, play mini-games, and even indulge in some mob parkour!

If you play Minecraft: Bedrock Edition on Sony PlayStation or Xbox, you will be able to join the live voting map without having an online subscription to Xbox Game Pass or Sony PlayStation® Plus. You will even be able to vote for your favorite mob without owning a copy of the game during a designated window on both Xbox and PlayStation. Please note that dates might vary due to timezone: 

- Xbox: Oct 8 (10 am PST) - Oct 16 (3 pm PST)

- Sony PlayStation: Oct 12 (9 am PST) - Oct 15 at (midnight PST)

To make sure the voting is fair and secure, you will need to sign in with your Microsoft account to cast your vote via the in-game server,, or via the Minecraft Launcher. You only get one vote – so even if it looks like you can pull those in-game server levers multiple times, know that only your final vote will be counted! 


Which mobs can I vote for? 

This year, you can choose between three new mobs: the penguin, the armadillo, and the crab

The penguin is a social mob, and you'll find it waddling around the stony shores biome. A little clumsy on land, the penguin is a strong swimmer when it's in the water. It's helpful too, because this amphibious mob can help your boat travel faster! 

The armadillo lives in the savannah biome. If you startle the armadillo, it will curl up into a blocky ball! The armadillo also drops a scute that you can use to craft a new type of armor, wolf armor – which will give your pet wolf some extra protection. 

The crab makes its home in the mangrove swamp and has one enormous claw! It doesn't just use it for waving at players (hello!) - this giant claw is actually very special. If a player manages to find one, they can use it to place blocks further away when building.


Nab special Character Creator items via Twitch and TikTok 

Watch Minecraft Live on Twitch and you’ll be able to unlock up to three exciting Character Creator items for Minecraft: Bedrock Edition* that combine to create a frog-tastic set! You have to watch the livestream to participate (not the video on demand!) so tune in from 5 pm UTC on October 15, and watch until the end to collect all three items! 

There will also be a special drop for TikTok users, with a soothing cherry grove theme! Drop a special Minecraft word into selected Creator channels across the US, Australia, France, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Vietnam, and Thailand and you’ll unlock something special to wear in-game!

*Character Creator items only available on Minecraft: Bedrock Edition (sold seperately). 


Don’t miss Minecraft Live! 

Are you ready for a whole hour of Minecraft news, deep dives, chats with creators, and more? I am! Although I still haven’t picked a favorite mob… I know I only get one vote, but I wish I could vote for them all! 

Tune into Minecraft Live via our YouTube channel or right here on on October 15, 5 pm UTC (or find your timezone here).

See you there! 

Sophie Austin
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