Minecraft Live 2021 is coming soon, and with it they’re teasing new features fans can vote on. The first teased is the Minecraft glare mob, which can warn you against monster-spawning darkness.
The Minecraft glare mob is a small green creature that looks like a shrub, but with a set of eyes hiding within. If this mob gets voted into the main game, it will fly into areas that are dark and will start flipping out if they’re dark enough for monsters to spawn.
This is naturally useful for both newcomers to Minecraft and veterans alike, because we’ve all hollowed out one of those underground bases and kept questioning whether or not that one patch of rock is lit enough to stop monster spawns.
Here’s a new trailer for the potential creature:
Two more potential additions to the game will be revealed through this week ahead of Minecraft Live 2021. Last year’s winner was a glow squid, and while Mojang tries to add every old biome feature to the game, there isn’t a guarantee these mob votes will get into the game.
Minecraft Live 2021 kicks off on October 16th at 12 PM Eastern.
In case you missed it, Mojang has been teasing up various tweaks and changes to the game in the upcoming 1.18 update. The new changes in the latest snapshot include even bigger biomes, fixed terrain elevation, and more – read more about that here in our previous report.
Minecraft is available for Windows PC, Linux, Mac (all via the official website), Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Android, iOS, Amazon Fire, Amazon Fire, and Fire TV. The Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, and Wii U versions have been discontinued and are no longer supported.