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Minecraft gets a Deep Dark biome and Warden mob in new 1.19 Snapshot

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A very scary Minecraft 1.19 snapshot, Mojang say, with the introduction of a new biome along with a new mob - and you can test it all out right now.

Exploring underground is about to get a lot more interesting, with the addition of the Deep Dark biome. Not only will you find Ancient City structures underground, you'll also come face to face with the Warden - a new mob. The Warden comes with a new Darkness mob effect, which is a major new mechanic. When nearby you'll be afflicted with it, which lowers the gamma down to a "Moody" level, making torches more important than ever. This can be tweaked in the Accessibility settings though.

Careful, they sense vibrations and can smell you.

They also added Sculk, Sculk Veins, Sculk Catalyst and Sculk Shrieker blocks. Some of these blocks will alert Wardens if you go too near, or step on them. This all sounds quite exciting actually, Minecraft is really starting to add in more fun things while exploring.

More info in the blog post.

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6 comments

pb 18 Feb
The important question is: did it get Steam Deck fixes? ;-)
scaine 18 Feb
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I've had my money's worth with this game over the years and don't play any more, but I was still disappointed to hear that I have to "migrate" my account to be a Microsoft Live account in order to login and play.
WorMzy 18 Feb
QuoteCareful, they sense vibrations and can smell you.

Crap, I guess I need to rethink my baked beans and brussels sprouts diet.
Quoting: scaineI've had my money's worth with this game over the years and don't play any more, but I was still disappointed to hear that I have to "migrate" my account to be a Microsoft Live account in order to login and play.
Me too, especially since just this month I'm finally, for the first time in four years, in a position to host a server again to play with a friend I used to do that a lot with. I mean, I'll probably still do it, but c'mon, I already migrated from a Minecraft account to a Mojang account some years ago, it's getting ridiculous at this point.
Maki 19 Feb
I highly recommend Minetest (with the "MineClone 2" mod if you really want to have the Minecraft experience) instead of this game.

The forced migration to Microsoft accounts leaves a bad taste and the general tactics of the company which now owns Minecraft makes me worry it's going to drop Java-edition soon enough and force migration to Bedrock.

Best find an alternative now, and Minetest is pretty decent.
TheRiddick 22 Feb
For VR people can also try cyubeVR; no native release for Linux however.
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