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Meet the Hoglin

The Piglin Beast gets a new name!

Baron Sweetcheeks. Waddles Jr. Professor Oinkington. Tom Stone. All names I pitched for the Piglin Beast, all rejected. I can’t really complain though, because we asked YOU to suggest names for the Piglin Beast after we revealed it at MINECON Live, and your suggestions put mine to shame.

We narrowed your suggestions down to a few favourites, and then after much internal debate in the Mojang offices (with lots of tears, screaming, and frankly aggressive dance-offs) we went with Professor Oinkington! I mean, the Hoglin! Sorry, professor.

A massive thank you to everyone who made a suggestion for this tusked mob’s title. Our game is nothing without our amazing community of players, and we love opportunities like this where we can get you more involved in how we make Minecraft. We’ll introduce you properly to the Hoglin in the upcoming Nether Update. Watch Jens and Agnes talk more about it in this video:

Want to get more familiar with the Nether before the big update? Try our handy guide!

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