What you need to know
- Minecraft is a massive open world game from Mojang and Microsoft
- It regularly receives major updates to add new features and mechanics
- The next big update, dubbed Buzzy Bees, is coming on December 11, 2019
- You can buy Minecraft for $20 from Microsoft
Update December 11, 2019: The Buzzy Bees update is now available to download for all players on the Java and Bedrock Editions of Minecraft! Go forth and download to your hearts content, and see what all the buzz is about.
Update December 9, 2019: A Mojang employee has clarified that the official release date for the Buzzy Bees update is actually December 10, 2019, with some people recieving the update on December 11 due to time zones and staggered update rollouts.
Mojang has finally announced the official release date for Minecraft's next feature update. The Buzzy Bees update is coming December 11 to the general public, and comes right in time for the holidays. The update will bring with it an all new passive mob, a ton of mechanics, ingredients and even a unique new building block in the honey block. The list of changes and additions is quite extensive, so Minecraft is getting an injection of life to get people playing the game before the start of the new year.
Players will get to play with the brand new bees, a frankly adorable passive mob that comes with unique and clever mechanics and behaviors included. On top of that, the bees make honey (spoilers) which can be used to craft new blocks and adds new crafting recipes to the game.
Will you be giving the new update a try? Let us know below!
Keep the bees
A lively world of bees, plus some other things
So much has already been said about Minecraft. How it's a masterpiece, and a true, genuine classic. How it revolutionized the video game world. But did you know it has bees? That's right, which makes the game even more awesome than it already was.
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