The air is crisp, pumpkins are popping up everywhere, and the Minecraft community is buzzing with anticipation. Why? Because Minecraft Live is making a grand return on October 15! This year promises to be “bigger and blockier than ever,” according to the Minecraft Live team.
What to Expect
For those new to the Minecraft universe or anyone who hasn’t experienced the annual livestream event, prepare yourselves for a blocky bonanza. Minecraft Live will be streamed on YouTube and Minecraft.net, beginning at 1 pm EDT. This one-hour special will cover a broad spectrum of topics related to both Minecraft and its spin-off, Minecraft: Legends. Not just that, but the event will also reveal the winner of the eagerly awaited mob vote for 2023!
The Power of the Mob Vote
Yes, you read that right! The mob vote is back, giving the community a chance to decide which new mob will be added to Minecraft as part of the next major update. Last year, the community voted in the sniffer—an adorable creature that’s been roaming around the Overworld, digging up ancient seeds. The voting for this year’s mob will commence at 1 pm EDT on Friday, October 13, and conclude at 1:15 pm EDT on Sunday, October 15. That’s over 48 hours for you to cast your vote and potentially shape the future of Minecraft!
How to Cast Your Vote
Like the previous year, you’ll be able to vote directly within Minecraft by joining the live event server on Minecraft: Bedrock Edition. But that’s not all; this special event server will remain open for 24 hours after the end of Minecraft Live, offering mini-games, mob parkour, and even a scavenger hunt. Voting can also be done on Minecraft.net or via the Minecraft Launcher.
The Minecraft Phenomenon
Since its inception in 2009, Minecraft has undergone incredible growth, selling over 200 million copies and boasting 126 million monthly active users as of May 2021. The sandbox game has also spawned successful spin-offs like Minecraft Dungeons and Minecraft Legends, each offering unique gameplay elements while staying true to the Minecraft universe.
A Quick Look Back
Minecraft has a rich history of updates and expansions. Notably, the Nether Update in 2020 brought new biomes, mobs, and items. In 2021, the first part of the Caves & Cliffs Update added new blocks, items, and mobs, elevating the game’s underground and mountainous terrains.
Minecraft Live serves as a nexus point for the community, developers, and fans worldwide. It not only celebrates the game’s past achievements but also provides a glimpse into its future. So, whether you’re a Minecraft veteran or a newcomer eager to delve into a world of endless possibilities, October 15 promises to be a day filled with revelations, excitement, and most importantly, blocks.