Minecraft’s next update will finally add archaeology to the game

Minecraft‘s 1.20 update is looking very exciting, with a lot of new features, a new biome and will finally add archaeology to the game.

The description for the new archaeology feature reads:

When you’re ready to get started with your new career as a Minecraft Archeologist, or M’archeologist as it’s known colloquially, head out to a nearby desert. That’s where the sand lives. Yes, yes, beaches have sand too. Good for them. But we’re looking for a special type of sand today. Pick a nice plot inside a desert temple and start shoveling. As we continue to work on archeology, more dig site areas will be added.

While you’re digging, look out for a new block: suspicious sand! As the name suggests, you need to tread carefully here. Or rather, brush carefully. Along with new blocks and a general air of mystery, archeology also brings a new tool: The brush. Break it out, and carefully brush your block of suspicious sand. This allows you to extract whatever is hiding within, which can be anything from pottery shards to random objects!

You can see some of the archaeology images shared by the Minecraft team below:

Minecraft‘s 1.20 update is set to release at some point in 2023.

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.



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