Before the savage update arrives in 2022, Minecraft Bedrock is testing these fun new frog monsters that will officially join version 1.19. The new version of Minecraft for Windows includes frogs, their tiny tadpole babies, and many of their new features for you to try out.
From what we know of frog mobs so far, they spawn in swampy biomes where they’ll spend time smashing fireflies in the air and jumping on Dripleafs. We already knew some other cool things about frogs, like how they hatch as tadpoles and become one of three varieties of frogs depending on the biome they mature in. Mojang had also hinted that the frogs would be useful to gamers in some way, but didn’t initially let on how.
Today Patch Notes for Bedrock 1.18.10 let’s talk about at least some of what frogs can do and it sounds both very awesome and very silly. Frogs can eat small Slime enemies, turning them into Slime Balls, which are a key ingredient in existing recipes like Sticky Plungers and Sinkers.
It turns out that frogs also have a taste for spicy enemies. They can eat tiny Magma Cubes, which then turn into Froglights. Like Glowstone Blocks and Sea Lanterns, it looks like Froglights will be a nice source of decorative light. Identical to the frogs themselves, they also come in three varieties depending on the type of frog that creates them. Awesome!
A few more frog-related questions get answered in the 1.18.10 patch notes – frogs will indeed be breedable, for starters. For now, Mojang says that frogs can be driven and raised on Seagrass, but that’s just a fictional food. I’d bet that when Update 1.19 goes live, they’ll have a native swamp food they prefer instead.
This update also includes a list of bug fixes along with other changes to align Bedrock and Java.
If you want to try befriending some frogs, you’ll find the toggles for Wild Update’s experimental features in the options for creating a new world or changing the settings of an existing world.