The next Minecraft update, The Wild, aims to expand and improve upon the game’s biomes, whilst also introducing a brand new one – the Deep and Dark biome.
The Wild was shown off as part of Minecraft Live 2021 and is the next big update for the game after Caves and Cliffs Part 2, which still doesn’t have a proper release date beyond “later this year”.
The main purpose of The Wild update is to expand and improve upon biomes that already exist in the game, such as making the Birch Forest biome more unique by giving it taller trees and more open spaces. Mojang seems to be trying to give each biome a lot more to make them feel distinct from one another, alongside adding new content like boats that have chests installed in them. It’s not quite as huge as the Caves and Cliffs update but looks set to help keep Minecraft fresh.
Another big addition is the mud blocks, which come from the new Mangrove Swamp area. As the name implies, this swamp area will have mangrove trees that give you mangrove wood. The area also introduces mud blocks, which you can create yourself by using water and dirt, and a frog mob. The frog mob was a particularly popular addition, with fans cheering at its inclusion. There’ll also be tiny Minecraft tadpoles, just in case you needed something else to look forward to.
That’s not all though, as a brand new biome will also be introduced through the update. The Deep Dark biome, which was originally supposed to be introduced as part of the Caves and Cliffs update, will introduce the incredibly creepy Warden mob and acts as a sort of subterranean lair underneath the bedrock layer. Mojang shared off a fair bit more of the new biome, as well as showing the Warden off properly. The Wardens are eyeless enemies that react to sound and vibrations, essentially making them the Clickers of the Minecraft world.
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Save $150 on these noise-cancelling Sony headphones, along with more Best Buy Top Deals of the week – Yahoo Singapore News
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‘Fortnite’ Down With Players Stuck Floating Outside New Chapter 3 Map – Forbes
Fortnite Chapter 2 has ended and Chapter 3…has not quite started just yet. After the calamitous battle against the Cube Queen, Fortnite (and right now, the Epic Launcher) is down until Chapter 3 comes online. Last time this happened, we got a black hole animation for a few days. Now? My guess is that won’t be that long, but players are now floating in a vast ocean, waiting to make their way to the map.
So, how did we get here?
Well, to start things off, players are put in a somewhat defensible area alongside a friendly blue cube, who fought back against the Cube Queen and her hordes of Cube Zombies and flying saucers until it was impossible to survive.
Then, that transitioned seamlessly into a cutscene where The Foundation rescues Jonesy from Doctor Sloane’s torture and reveal himself to be none other than The Rock, which is no great shock, given all the hints the game and he have been doling out lately. But it is neat to see him playing a Fortnite original character, rather than himself or something from a different licensed IP, which is how we usually see celebrities enter Fortnite.
We were warped back to a playable sequence where we ran through tunnels under the island, escorted by a scientist that sounded suspiciously like Joel McHale. Once the chamber flooded, we emerged to watch the entire island flip over and reveal a brand new island underneath, which will serve as the Chapter 3 map.
Then, a tidal wave came, as you imagine might happen when an entire island flips over, and now players are stuck floating clutching debris like Jack in Titanic, waiting for the greenlight to head to the map. As of right now, we do not know how long that will be.
Fortnite is moving over to Unreal Engine 5 as of this new chapter, so it’s a bigger transition than usual. But we also did see the battle pass trailer leak earlier today, implying that perhaps it won’t be that long until the game returns. Maybe tonight, I’d guess no later than tomorrow, so players can still hop in during the weekend, but we’ll have to see. Stay tuned for updates as we get them.
As far as Fortnite events go it was…pretty good. Lately, these have been more cinematic than not, where you’re a pretty passive observer. This one integrated a cutscene directly, and I personally find the concerts more engaging, but it was still cool.
So, you can keep trying to log in to see when Fortnite stops being down, but it’s likely going to be a bit, so keep an eye on social media for clues on when things will return and you can dive into Chapter 3. More to come, stay tuned.
Update: Debris is starting to float through the water. Maybe this is how we end up on shore eventually:
Update 2: The map is slowly being revealed by this website, asking people to flip their social media photos and post #FortniteFlipped
Leaked Fortnite trailer reveals Spider-Man and a new island for Chapter 3 – The Verge
Fortnite’s Chapter 2 comes to an end on Saturday, but a trailer for Chapter 3 has already leaked, reportedly from Epic Games’ Polish YouTube channel (via Kotaku). Based on the trailer, the next chapter is poised to be a significant update, adding a brand new island, new mechanics, and your friendly island Spider-Man.
The Chapter 3 island looks to have a lot of new areas to explore, including the Daily Bugle and a location reminiscent of the Aztec-themed Sunny Steps from Fortnite’s first chapter. There appear to be new ways to get around, such as sliding down hills to get some extra speed and swinging from high places. And it seems you’ll be able to retrieve stashed weapons from previous matches using tents, which could add some extra strategy to playing a few rounds with your friends.
The leaked trailer shows some new playable characters joining the game, including Spider-Man (who looks to be available in the battle pass) and skins for Marcus Fenix and Kait Diaz from Gears of War. Epic also appears to be adding The Foundation, a mysterious character from Chapter 2 who might be played by Dwayne Johnson.
One thing the trailer doesn’t reveal is exactly when Fortnite Chapter 3 will be available. The black hole downtime between chapters 1 and 2 lasted for nearly two days — hopefully, we don’t have to wait as long to swing onto the new island in Chapter 3.
If you want to watch the end-of-chapter event, you might want to log on soon, as it kicks off at 4PM ET Saturday.
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