Mojang has officially announced that the upcoming Minecraft 1.20 patch will be called the Trails & Tales update. According to Mojang, the name represents the journey Minecraft takes players on, and the unique stories each player brings back.
Minecraft Trails & Tales update is ‘all about self-expression’
The announcement that the Minecraft 1.20 patch will be known as Trails & Tales came as part of the new Minecraft Monthly news show that Mojang is publishing on YouTube. Some of the significant features that the patch will bring include a cherry blossom biome that hosts pigs, sheep, and bees and the long-awaited archaeology system initially planned for the Caves & Cliffs update in 2021. The update will also introduce the Sniffer mob, camels, bamboo rafts, and customizable armor trims.
Here’s what Minecraft game director Agnes Larrson had to say about the Trails & Tales update:
“The 1.20 update is all about self-expression, specifically self-expression through representation, storytelling, and world-building. And, it’s the journey – your trails – that ties it all together. The Minecraft worlds belong to the players – and so do the stories, or tales, about those worlds.”
Minecraft players can currently test these features as part of the Bedrock betas and previews and Java Snapshots. However, there is no release date yet for the Trails & Tales’ full launch across all platforms, but Mojang has indicated that it will arrive “later this year.”