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The crab: one of the three new mobs that want to join Minecraft!

Mob Vote: Crab

Cast your vote from October 13

Grab your spyglass and adjust your focus, because for the next three days we’re taking a look at the three new mobs that want to join Minecraft, starting with the crab!

The crab has one gigantic claw, which it likes to wave around as it scuttles through its home in the mangrove swamp. This giant claw is very special because if a player manages to find one, they can use it to place blocks further away! Sounds pretty cl-awesome to me. Just like its real-world counterparts, the crab is important to the mangrove swamp eco-system, which is why you can find it hiding between the vines of this mud-tastic biome. But take a tip from the video below – if you’re going to play hide and seek with this potential new mob, then keep your eyes peeled!

Do you want the crab to be the next mob to scuttle into Minecraft? Then cast your vote! The mob vote opens at 1 pm EDT October 13, and closes at 1:15 pm EDT on October 15. The winner will then be announced during Minecraft Live, which starts at 1 pm EDT on October 15!



This year, you can vote for your favorite new mob within Minecraft! Join the live event server on Minecraft: Bedrock Edition to submit your vote, meet the Tinies, play mini-games, and even indulge in some mob parkour! You can also vote right here on, or via the Minecraft launcher. You only get one vote too – so even if it looks like you pull those in-game server levers multiple times, know that only your final vote will be counted! 


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.


Tune into Minecraft Live via our YouTube channel or right here on on October 15, 1 pm EDT (or find your timezone here). See you there!

Sophie Austin
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