Update, Oct. 16, 2021 (12:20 p.m. CT): The Minecraft Live 2021 Mob Vote has ended with the allay as the official winner!
Update, Oct. 16, 2021 (12:05 p.m. CT): The second round of voting for the Minecraft Live 2021 Mob Vote is between the allay and copper golem
Update, Oct. 16, 2021 (11:45 a.m. CT): The first round of voting for the Minecraft Live 2021 Mob Vote has now begun!
Update, Oct. 16, 2021 (9:30 a.m. CT): Ahead of Minecraft Live 2021, thousands of players are preparing for the Mob Vote
Update, Oct. 13, 2021 (10:15 a.m. CT): Mojang Studios has revealed the third mob in the Mob Vote, the button-loving 'copper golem'
Update, Oct. 12, 2021 (10:25 a.m. CT): Mojang Studios has revealed the always-collecting 'allay' for the Mob Vote
What you need to know
- Minecraft Live 2021 brings news, announcements, and reveals to the Minecraft community on Oct. 16, 2021.
- Part of the event is the annual Mob Vote, which lets the community vote on a new mob to be added to Minecraft.
- This year's vote will feature three brand-new mobs, and Mojang Studios has already begun to tease the options.
- The three mobs featured in this year's Mob Vote is the glare, the allay, and the copper golem, each of which have unique attributes.
While Mojang Studios continues to work hard on Part Two of the Caves and Cliffs Update for Minecraft, they're also preparing to showcase the future of Minecraft with the arrival of Minecraft Live 2021. Part of this year's event is the continuation of the annual Mob Vote, which will let the wider Minecraft community for their favorite of three brand-new Minecraft mobs. The winner will be added to Minecraft in a future update!
Ahead of Minecraft Live 2021, which officially airs on Oct. 16, 2021, Mojang has begun to tease and reveal the mob options. The first to be announced is the grumpy glare, but the other two will be shown off over the course of the week before Minecraft Live 2021. We'll be updated this post with the mobs as we learn of them, and the results of the vote during Minecraft Live 2021, so be sure to tune in.
During Minecraft Live 2021, we'll see progress on 1.18 Caves and Cliffs Update Part Two, the future of Minecraft Dungeons, the next major update for Minecraft, the Mob Vote, interviews and more, and maybe even a look at what Mojang Studios is working on next. Of course, we'll also probably see the inspiration for the next wave of Minecraft toys and gifts.
Here are the mobs featured in the Mob Vote at Minecraft Live 2021.
The glare is an adorable grumpy mob that can apparently be of great use to players. These leafy creatures aren't dangerous to players, and can actually give a warning when there's a danger of hostile mobs spawning in the area. Minecraft recently changed how mob spawning works, so hostile mobs only spawn in complete darkness, and glares will let players know if an area is too dark.
Glares do not spawn hostile mobs, and players can actually take glares with them when they travel. Glares simply get really disgruntled whenever it's too dark in the immediate area, which is a sure sign there's danger of spooky mobs spawning there. We don't know much else about the glare's other abilities or behaviors, but they certainly look the part!
The allay is the second mob to be added to Minecraft Live 2021's annual Mob Vote, and looks to be an exciting and unique addition. This equally adorable alternative to the glare is friendly to players, absolutely loves music and dancing, and has a useful behavior! If you give an allay an item, it'll go off to collect similar items that have been dropped on the ground and return them to you. A friend that constantly brings you presents? The allay makes a good case for itself ahead of the Mob Vote.
Allay can pick up nonstackable items like tools and more, can collect items indefinitely, and returns collected items to a point near a note block that it enjoys. Players are already strategizing on how to use allay to make automation of certain tasks easier, even if the allay can only stay within the same chunk that you are in. Ahead of the Mob Vote, the allay appears to be the fan favorite on social media.
The copper golem is the final mob in Minecraft Live 2021's Mob Vote, and, like the other two options, gives players a ton of reasons to vote for it. The copper golem is actually crafted by players out of pure copper, and, like other copper pieces, oxidizes over time until it freezes into a statue. Copper golems are full of energy, and absolutely love to push copper buttons (regardless of what they do). That's right, copper buttons would also be added to Minecraft if the copper golem was voted in.
Copper golems won't tamper with any other buttons besides copper ones, which means existing redstone contraptions are safe. Also, they have a lightning rod on their head that can attract lightning, which disperses any oxidation. Players can also use an axe to quell the progress of oxidation, similar to other copper blocks. Copper golems are friendly, and won't really interact with other players or mobs. Many players are theorizing how copper golems may be used to automate some redstone contraptions.
Update, Oct. 12, 2021 (10:25 a.m. CT) — The 'allay' is the second mob featured in the Minecraft Live 2021 Mob Vote
Mojang Studios has now revealed the 'allay,' a friendly mob that loves music, and enjoys collecting similar items and dropping them off near music blocks. You can watch the allay's reveal trailer for the Mob Vote up above, and learn a little bit more about what makes this particular mob special.
Update, Oct. 13, 2021 (10:15 a.m. CT) — The 'copper golem' is the final mob featured in the Minecraft Live 2021 Mob Vote
The third and final mob in this year's Mob Vote is the 'copper golem,' another friendly mob that is actually crafted by players out of pure copper. These energetic friends oxidize over time, love pushing the brand-new copper buttons, and in general are a lot of fun to have around.
Update, Oct. 16, 2021 (9:30 a.m. CT) — Players are discussing every mob on social media ahead of the Mob Vote
On social media, especially Twitter, thousands of players are flocking to discuss every mob ahead of the Minecraft Live 2021 Mob Vote. Many players have already seemingly decided which mob they plan to vote for, with the allay, especially, seemingly building up a lot of attraction (at least, on Twitter). We've updated the above post with additional information on each mob to help you make an informed decision before voting.
Update, Oct. 16, 2021 (11:45 a.m. CT) — The first round of voting between the glare, allay, and copper golem has begun
The Mob Vote is open! It's time pick your favorite: Glare, Allay or Copper Golem!
Vote now!The Mob Vote is open! It's time pick your favorite: Glare, Allay or Copper Golem!
Vote now!— Minecraft (@Minecraft) October 16, 2021October 16, 2021
The first round of voting in the Minecraft Live 2021 Mob Vote has officially begun on Twitter, and is being held between the glare, allay, and copper golem. The mob that receives the least number of votes in round one will be disqualified from the Mob Vote, while the two remaining winners will move on to a second round of voting later during the show. You'll need a Twitter account to vote, and you can do exactly that above!
Update, Oct. 16, 2021 (12:05 p.m. CT) — The second (and final) round of voting is between the allay and copper golem
In third place it’s the Glare, we guess you aren’t as afraid of the dark as we are? That leaves the Allay and the Copper Golem going head-to-head in the final round!
Vote for your winner now!In third place it’s the Glare, we guess you aren’t as afraid of the dark as we are? That leaves the Allay and the Copper Golem going head-to-head in the final round!
Vote for your winner now!— Minecraft (@Minecraft) October 16, 2021October 16, 2021
With the glare knocked out in the first round of voting, the second part of the Minecraft Live 2021 Mob Vote is between the allay and the copper golem. The round of voting is now live, and you can vote right now directly above. Whichever mob wins this vote will win overall, and will be added to Minecraft in a future update.
Update, Oct. 16, 2021 (12:20 p.m. CT) — The Minecraft Live 2021 Mob Vote has concluded with the allay winning it all
After two rounds of intense voting, the allay is the official winner. This item-loving mob will be added to Minecraft in The Wild Update in 2022, and beat out both the glare and copper golem with over one million votes in each poll. In the end, the allay won with 54.3% of the the votes, while the copper golem lost with the remaining 45.7%.
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