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Try the first Minecraft 1.20 features

Preview the upcoming mob and blocks!

Minecraft Live 2022 is still fresh in our collective memory, so perhaps you don’t need a refresh about the four features we announced for Minecraft 1.20. Luckily I’m going to give them to you anyway because on Wednesday, October 19 they will be available in Java Snapshot and Bedrock Beta & Preview!

Depending on what platform you’re playing Minecraft on, you can access the camel, hanging signs, chiseled bookshelf, and bamboo woodset in a Java snapshot or a Bedrock preview/beta. Never used this function before? No problem! We’ll walk you through the process for each platform here.

Keep in mind that these are all early versions, which means that we’re going to keep working on them before we release them into the main game. Whatever platform you choose, we want to hear your thoughts! You can send all your feedback here and report bugs at bugs.mojang.com

Let’s take a little look at what Minecraft 1.20 has in store for you. The camel has dashed, then sprinted, and then resumed dashing into Minecraft, with the speed only fitting for a creature with such toweringly tall legs. Like most mobs, you can tempt and breed it. You can also saddle it, but the twist is that since it’s so big – there’s enough space for you and a friend! 

Another feature ready for you to try are the hanging signs. Using any wood type you like, you can place them beneath or on the side of blocks. I tried to write a love letter to the camel on mine, but the gentle giant doesn’t seem to know how to read. No way is it ignoring my plea for friendship!

Unfortunately for my dear camel I also can pen epic poems to it instead and store them all in the chiseled bookshelf, along with my quills and enchanted books. Good thing too, because I don’t want to be accused of being the type of writer that keeps “intellectual” “books” on display just for show. Please don’t look too closely, let’s move on instead.

The fourth and final feature in this round is the bamboo wood set. I was always fond of these beautiful trees and now I can finally make my admiration known with bamboo builds! Like other wood types, you can craft things like slabs and stairs, but bamboo also brings you mosaic blocks which are perfect for flooring, and a lovely raft. To explore all these new features, all you need to do is download the Java Snapshot or Beta/Preview. Have fun, and don’t forget to send us your feedback!  

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