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What’s new in Minecraft 1.20? Minecraft 1.20 update changelog

What’s new in Minecraft 1.20? Minecraft 1.20 update changelog
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Even though Minecraft was released 11 years ago, Mojang regularly updates the game and adds new features. Sometimes, they even make opinion polls to decide what should be added to the next update. In this guide, you will find out about everything new added to the game in Minecraft 1.20. You can also learn about the Minecraft 1.20 release date and other vital information about this update.


During the Minecraft Live October event, Mojang announced that the newest update will not be released until 2023. Most players expected that this update will be out in November or December - unfortunately, their expectations won’t be fulfilled.

Speaking of the specific release date, it will most likely be in January 2023. Historically, the developers have released updates in January several times before. Moreover, the previous 1.19 version was released in June of 2022, and six months should be enough to prep the next update.

Of course, keep in mind that these are only our assumptions. Mojang might prepare a huge update and release it in the late spring or summer - nobody knows for sure.


The fact is that every Minecraft update has its name. In most cases, this name is based on the changes it brings to the game. During Minecraft Live 2022, the developers didn’t mention the name of the next update, which is pretty surprising.

Based on the recent news about 1.20, it will most likely be named Desert update, Savanna update, or Archaeology update. But the name of the update is not as important as the content - continue reading the guide to find out what will be added in the 1.20 Minecraft update.


Before continuing to read the article, you should know that there is a lot of confirmed and unconfirmed information about the newest update. We have only included the official information.

Live mob vote winner

This year, Mojang made a special Minecraft Mob Vote 2022. In this vote, they suggested a few mobs that could be added to Minecraft, and with over 50% of the votes, Sniffer won this competition. So, it will be added in the 1.20 update.


You should know that Sniffer is a peaceful mob that will sniff out seeds for new plants in Minecraft. Also, there will be a baby version of a sniffer that can be tamed. Below, you can see the confirmed image of the sniffer.

New Skins

Skins are a great way for developers to make money, and it's an excellent opportunity for players to customise their character and stand out among others. Currently, Mojang confirmed that they will add 7 new skins in the 1.20 update.

However, remember that this number might change - Mojang might make a few more skins and add them in further updates.

Hanging Signs

Hanging signs will be added in the 1.20 update. At the moment of writing, there is no crafting recipe for them, but most likely, you'll have to use chains and ordinary signs to prepare hanging signs.

Bamboo Wood and Blocks

Many players have asked about it for a long time, and the developers are finally fulfilling their requests. Using bamboo, you'll be able to make a particular bamboo mosaic block and raft, which is a new type of boat in Minecraft.

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Chiseled Bookshelf

Chiseled bookshelf is an updated version of a classic bookshelf in Minecraft. You will be able to store regular and enchanted books inside these shelves. Moreover, they can interact with Redstone components, which is an additional advantage over classic Minecraft shelves.

Spectator Mode

Spectator Mode was spotted this year in a Minecraft Preview video, and it's one of the most widely anticipated mechanics in Minecraft. Using it, you can fly through blocks and move far away to find a village or cave.

New Mobs

It is evident that in the 1.20 update, Mojang will add new mobs to Minecraft. However, at the moment of writing, they have only officially confirmed camels. Camels will be spawned in the desert biomes, and they will be the largest Minecraft animals.

Once you tame them, you can ride camels - plus, 2 players will be able to ride a camel at the same time, which is insane. Unfortunately, there are no stats for camels, but it seems that more information on them will be released soon.

Other changes might happen in the 1.20 update. Among the most speculated ones are banners in maps, fixing nether portal bugs, custom shields, combat changes, and new biomes. There are no official comments on these changes yet, though.

In conclusion, the new 1.20 Minecraft update will be released in 2023, and most likely, it will happen in January or February. Also, there is an assumption that it will be a significant update and will be released in the spring or summer.

Fortunately, Mojang regularly provides the community with information about the newest update, so it's best to follow the developers' social media accounts and read the news. And while you're here, make sure to check our list of the best Minecraft Pocket Edition shaders