Now that the Minecraft 1.16 update has had time to settle in, it looks like players are starting to wonder what is on the horizon in the 1.17 patch! Big changes to things like caves to mountains and all sorts of ideas are being thrown around as ideas. However, nothing is currently concrete yet, and officially there has been no inkling on where Mojang will decide to turn their focus to next. That doesn’t mean we can’t speculate though! So, we’ll take you through what is currently known about the next Minecraft update and when you can expect additional information.
Minecraft 1.17 Release Date
Included at the Minecraft Live Event is the Mob Vote! This is going to put three different mobs up against each other, where you and other Minecraft players can vote for which one they prefer. The new additions have been announced, and are the Glow Squid, Icelogoer, and the Moobloom. Each one resides in a different biome, with the Glow Squid appearing in deep ocean, Icelogoer in the high mountains, and the Moobloom occupying the flower forest.
It looks like we’re going to get more details on what is going be coming down the pipe in Minecraft at the Minecraft Live Event/Minecon this year. The event will be taking place on October 3rd, 2020 so we will have to wait until then to find out what exactly Mojang has planned for the next content updates for the game.
The End Update
There’s a lot of speculation out there about the 1.17 Minecraft update, but unfortunately there’s no concrete information about anything. There hasn’t been any credible leaks, and everyone who works on the game has been keeping their mouths shut about it. October is on the way, as of this writing, so we can expect some details soon. Here’s a look at some of the suggestions that players have had.
A lot of the speculation for this patch seems to stem around a cave update. This has not been confirmed and there’s no information that backs up the fact that this will be what Mojang works on next. A lot of players see caves as a fairly boring area that could easily be improved. You could change up how they form, make them far more mysterious and fun to explore, and even add some new ores and mobs to them. If you’ve played any Minecraft in the past, you will know that you spend quite a bit of time down in the depths looking for Diamond and other valuable resources. Making these areas more scenic and rewarding to adventure into would be a welcome addition to the game.