The Minecraft universe is constantly expanding, inexorably stretching to the outer limits of possibilities in the gaming industry. It’s an unstoppable force of impossible size, a juggernaut determined to dominate new realms as it continues to grow. Minecraft dominance is inevitable, and the next chapter in its creators’ devious plan will be revealed to all at the next Minecraft Live event.
Jokes about Minecraft’s influence on the gaming industry aside, it’s always a big deal when Mojang Studios hosts its annual Minecraft Live event to reveal and discuss the impending future of builds, tweaks, and updates. of Minecraft. Minecraft Live is officially returning in 2022, and it should be exciting for a number of reasons. Here’s everything you need to know about Minecraft Live 2022, including how to watch it and what viewers can expect.
What is Minecraft Live?
Minecraft Live is the modern, remote iteration of the Minecon of the past, an in-person Minecraft-themed convention that was pulled due to the effects of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, Mojang Studios (and potentially guests) are hosting a live-streamed event, where it reveals the next 12 months of Minecraft. The show is exciting business for the Minecraft community year after year, and generally attracts a huge increase in traffic and discussion online.
Minecraft Live began life in 2020 and returns for a third year to give players a taste of what to expect from the growing Minecraft universe. This year’s show will have some new surprises and some major updates to the previous years’ formula, but overall those who have joined Minecraft Live in the past should be familiar. It’s undoubtedly the biggest day of the year for Minecraft and its community, and it’s an event not to be missed.
Minecraft Live 2021, for example, revealed Minecraft 1.19 “The Wild Update”, Minecraft Dungeons: The Cloudy Climb (its first seasonal adventure), the annual crowd vote (which led to the addition of allay to Minecraft ), the arrival of Minecraft: Java Edition to PC Game Pass, and more. We have every reason to believe that this year’s Minecraft Live event will be an equally, if not more, exciting look at some of the best games from Xbox’s Mojang studios.
Minecraft Live 2022: How to watch
Minecraft Live 2022 is officially streaming on Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. CT / noon ET / 5:00 p.m. BST.
It hasn’t been revealed how long Minecraft Live 2022 will run for, nor do we know for sure if there will be a pre-show before the main event. It’s reasonable to assume the show will be between 60 and 90 minutes long and there will be a pre-show, but that’s pure speculation at the moment. We will update this section as soon as we have more information.
When Minecraft Live 2022 begins, you can tune in to the broadcast through any of the following official Minecraft channels and sources:
Minecraft Live 2022: What to expect
The Minecraft brand is a true franchise at this point, with a variety of games and products in the works. Minecraft Live 2022 is expected to shed light on many of these upcoming expansions to the Minecraft universe, and much of what we can expect has already been teased or revealed by prequel. Of course, there are also bound to be surprises, but we’ll probably have to wait for the actual event to see them.
Without further ado, here’s what we can expect from Minecraft Live 2022, including some speculation:
- The next content update for Minecraft. Minecraft 1.19 “The Wild Update” was the release that brought many new mobs, blocks, and features to Minecraft, but it was a smaller content update that focused more on polish than changes majors. During Minecraft Live 2022, we should learn more about the content plans for Minecraft: Bedrock Edition and Minecraft: Java Edition for 2023, likely falling under the major version number “1.20”.
- Unfortunately, we have no idea what the next content update named Minecraft might be or include.
- We could finally see the arrival of delayed or backdoor features like Archeology and Birch Forest overhauls on top of the update theme, but we’ll just have to wait for Minecraft Live 2022 to find out.
- A fresh look at Minecraft Legends. One of the most exciting upcoming game releases of 2023 is Minecraft Legends, an all-new addition to the Minecraft universe that boldly combines real-time strategy and action-adventure elements into one epic title. It’s almost guaranteed that we’ll see plenty of Minecraft legends during Minecraft Live 2022, which is expected to arrive in the first half of 2023.
- While I don’t expect a definitive release date this soon, we might see more Minecraft Legends gameplay or dive deep into what players can expect from this ambitious game.
- The next seasonal adventure in Minecraft Dungeons. Minecraft Dungeons has become an incredible action-RPG title, with an absurd amount of content packed into its small install size. The latest era of Minecraft Dungeons moved from story-based DLC expansions to Seasonal Adventures, which are themed content passes aimed at keeping players engaged over time.
- The Minecraft Dungeons team has been quiet lately, so it’s all but certain that the next seasonal Minecraft Dungeons adventure will be revealed during Minecraft Live 2022.
- A new Minecraft mob community vote. Each year, Mojang Studios has offered three mob designs to the Minecraft community, including one intended to be added to the game. The last crowd vote during Minecraft Live 2021 resulted in the direction to Minecraft as part of The Wild Update . This year, the popular vote returns, but it takes a different form.
- Instead of voting on Twitter during the broadcast, Minecraft fans will be able to vote through a Minecraft: Bedrock Edition server, the Minecraft: Java Edition launcher, or on Minecraft.net.
- Voting will also begin on October 14, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. CT / noon ET / 5:00 p.m. BST, giving people a full 24 hours to vote.
- Mojang Studios will reveal the winner during Minecraft Live 2022.
- An update on Minecraft numbers. It’s likely that Mojang Studios will take the opportunity provided by Minecraft Live 2022 to share the growth of the Minecraft community over the past year. Minecraft continues to be the best-selling video game of all time, and the game may have continued to grow in popularity since the last time Mojang Studios provided an update.
- A moment of speculation. Everything listed above has a decent chance of catching up during Minecraft Live 2022, though there may be plenty of surprises in store. I’d like to take a moment to speculate on what else might appear during the show, including the absurd and the improbable.
- It’s known at this point that at least one Minecraft movie adaptation is in the works, but there was silence on the project long before its expected release date passed us by earlier this year. Could we finally see an official Minecraft movie reveal during Minecraft Live 2022? It’s certainly possible, but I’m not convinced.
- With Minecraft Dungeons and the now defunct Minecraft Earth, Mojang Studios has made clear its intention to expand Minecraft into new genres of video games. Minecraft Dungeons was a smash hit, and Minecraft Legends looks set to replicate that success in 2023. Mojang Studios is almost certain to be working on other Minecraft video game projects, though. Could we see a teaser for a new Minecraft game during Minecraft Live 2022? With Minecraft Legends still fresh in everyone’s mind, I highly doubt that will happen, but it’s fun to dream.
- Minecraft: Education Edition is a powerful educational tool built on top of Minecraft: Bedrock Edition, and it’s used by hundreds of schools and organizations around the world. The platform regularly benefits from new features, updates, lesson plans and educational worlds, although the fanfare tends to be relatively quiet due to the nature of the tool. Still, Minecraft: Education Edition may make an appearance during Minecraft Live 2022, either to announce a new project or collaboration, or to share an update on its success and growth.
- Finally, just to throw a wildly absurd spanner in the works… What if Minecraft Earth was revived? Minecraft Earth was a mobile AR game that aimed to bring Minecraft into the real world – with obvious inspirations from Pokémon Go. chillingly slow drop of cool content. Minecraft Earth closed its doors in 2021, never to be reopened again… Or could they? No, Minecraft Earth is dead, but I can’t help but imagine a world in which it succeeded.