Cast your vote for the next mob being added to ‘Minecraft’

What new Minecraft mob will the community choose to add into the game in this year’s Minecraft Live? Stay tuned to find out.

One of the most well-known sandbox games of all time, Minecraft has recently received a huge boom in popularity that has only grown since lockdown started, with its multi-platform availability adding to its appeal and reach. Currently, the game is available on Xbox, PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, Android, and iOS, with single and multiplayer options.

Due to the ongoing pandemic last year, Mojang made the executive decision to change its yearly Minecon event into an entirely online one, Minecraft Live. The event primarily consists of a livestream, featuring various Minecraft-related announcements and news about future updates, as well as community events and teasers for upcoming content. Last year’s Minecraft Live included the annual mob vote, which the Glow Squid won, bringing bright and eye-catching neon inks to the game in the 1.17 update.

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Minecraft Live is returning in 2021, complete with new reveals, events, and content for the community to look forward to. The livestream is taking place on Sunday October 17 at 3AM AEST.

Now, the first of the mob vote candidates has been announced. We’re starting out strong with the Glare, a grumpy, leaf-covered mob that will alert players if the light conditions are low enough to spawn hostile mobs. This could be useful with the upcoming Caves and Cliffs update, especially for Bedrock Edition players since they do not have access to the debug screen.

Mojang will be releasing more information about the other candidates this week, so be sure to keep an eye on the official Minecraft Twitter. Who knows if these tidbits will make or break your decision as you cast your vote for this year’s new Minecraft mob?

You can also watch the Minecraft Live 2021 announcement trailer below.