Mojang may be adding another mob boss to Minecraft. In the game’s latest snapshot, the developers revealed plans to add sounds to mob heads. When players place a mob head on a note pad, it will play a specific sound.
Besides this announcement, the developers revealed that they were adding pig heads to the mix. He’s the first new gang leader in a while.
Mojang wrote on its official blog:
“This week’s Java Snapshots and Bedrock Betas & Previews will introduce you to the next feature in Minecraft 1.20: Playable Crowd Sounds! When you place a Crowd Head on a Notepad, it will now play the ambient sound of that crowd.”
He added :
“This feature also brings Pig Heads to the collection which already includes the Zombie, Creeper, Skeleton, Skeleton Wither, and Ender Dragon. Finally, you can create a Zombie Zymphony or an Ender Dragon Alarm System. Want to create some creeper machine white noise to help you sleep at night?
Currently, only Creepers, Zombies, Wither Skeletons, Skeletons, and Ender Dragon have a collectible monster head.
This new feature is available in the latest round of snapshots. If it works well, players will be able to experience it in the full version of the game once the 1.20 update arrives.
The blog post also stated that more details will be revealed before the update is fully released. This likely means mob heads, chiseled shelves, sniffer, hanging signs, and camels won’t be the only major additions to the game.
When is the 1.20 update expected to arrive in Minecraft?
Update 1.20 was officially announced on Minecraft Live in October, where Mojang also revealed key information about Legends and Dungeons, two of its other games.
The developers have given update 1.20 a loose “2023” release date, which could mean anytime between January and December of next year. They probably haven’t set an official release date yet to avoid any planning issues and set aside enough time to go all out.
Many fans believe that Update 1.20 will be released in the first part of the year. Spring seems to be a popular time for new releases, and it’s possible the update will come out around that time.
Unfortunately, there has been no official word from Mojang beyond the 2023 announcement. However, as the update gets closer, more information and details will become available.