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Minecraft 1.20.5 Update

Posted: Apr 25, 2024 in Minecraft

mc head By Nathan Young

Minecraft has been hard at work bringing magic to the game and once again, they’ve accomplished just that by launching 1.20.5! Minecraft 1.20.5 is the newest version of Java Edition, bringing with it a lot of new features considering we’re nearing the end of the 1.20 updates. You and your friends can expect to see the new Armadillo from mob vote 2023 on top of a variety of new wolf variants and armor. This, in addition to brand-new achievements, fixes, and quality-of-life improvements to the UI makes this a worthwhile update to try. Join us below as we explore the features of this version in more depth, covering the reasons you need the armadillo and wolf variants for your base!

Minecraft 1.20.5 Newest Mob – Armadillo

First up crawling into your server, you can expect to see the newest armadillo mob. This docile creature can be encountered in savanna and badlands biomes. The armadillo can drop scute upon being defeated, offering players the ability to craft custom wolf armor. Gear up with this to begin, as you’ll need plenty of wolf armor for the next additions to this 1.20.5 update.

Minecraft 1.20.5 Armadillo


Brand-New Wolf Variants

Minecraft 1.20.5 Wolf Variants

Howling straight into the update as one of the biggest new features, Minecraft has graced us with eight new wolf variants. This is on top of the regular wolf we all know and love. These variants range from the woods wolf found in Forest biomes to the rusty wolf found in Sparse Jungle biomes. Which one will you be bringing on your team first?


Wolf Armor for the Pack

With a team of glorious wolves ready to head into battle, you need to protect them. Circling back to the great armadillos, you’ll need to take them out to get scute and then craft the armor. This wolf armor can then be dyed different colors before adding it in all its glory to your companion. From there, your four-legged friend will be better protected from the deadly mobs found in the world of Minecraft.

Minecraft 1.20.5 Wolf Armor


Additional Improvements

Minecraft 1.20.5 UI

What else can you expect in this already epic update? Minecraft 1.20.5 brings a lot to the table, but some of our favorite changes are the little things they’ve added. This includes four new achievements that you can earn from experiencing armadillo and the latest wolves. On top of that, the UI of Minecraft has been entirely updated with a fresher look. This includes a new menu background, different screen elements, and even a touch to the credit screen after defeating the Ender Dragon.


Enter the Experiment – Try These Updates Today

We’re not done covering the excitement yet! To add to the new features of this update, more experimental features have been added to the game. These are features that you and your friends can experience early by enabling the experimental option on your server. You can enable experimental Minecraft with this guide and after, you’ll be ready to dive into:

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