Minecraft to Get Pillagers, Pandas and More via New Updates

Mojang, the developer of popular co-operative video game Minecraft has announced a new spin-off of the original game called Minecraft: Dungeons at Minecon Earth 2018. However, this is not the only big news coming out of the annual Minecraft event. Mojang has also detailed the next Minecraft update that includes new additions like Pillagers, Pandas, new NPCs like the librarian and the butcher. Pillagers will carry crossbows and the players will be able to craft their weapons to use against them or any other enemies.

In addition to the details of the new update, Mojang has also detailed the new ways of how add-ons will work. Mojang official blog post about the new update reads “Previously, add-ons only allowed you to modify existing mobs in the game, but with New Entities you can add more mobs. You can use Data Driven Spawning to control which mobs spawn in your worlds. Animations will give you more customisation options, so you’ll be able to craft the horrifying eight-legged mob of your dreams/our nightmares. Particles will let you pretty up your mobs with cool effects. All of these features are on the way and you can try them in the Minecraft beta on October 3rd.”

Mojang has further stated in the blog post that scripting API is also very close to getting implemented. Once it is rolled out, it will mark a new beginning in Mojang embracing mods. The blog post reads “We’ve never officially supported modding in Minecraft, but the Add-Ons system combined with the Scripting API is the beginning of the era where we do.”

Apart from these changes, Mojang had earlier announced its plans of updating three existing biomes in Minecraft; Taiga, Desert, and Savanna with the players deciding which one to update first by casting their votes. As per the results of the votes cast, Taiga has received the maximum votes so it will be updated first by the company. Desert and Savanna will also see an update in the coming days.

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