The release of Minecraft 1.20 is scheduled for early 2023, and with the addition of new items and biomes, it could be one of the coziest Minecraft updates to date.
Minecraft is widely regarded as one of the most relaxing video games ever created. Minecraft is the best game when it comes to player freedom and creativity. Players have complete creative freedom over what they build, where they build it, and when they build it. Minecraft’s tools let players build some of the coziest buildings ever seen in a video game. Mood lighting, customizable furniture, and plants are used to make environments that make players feel instantly relaxed, and it looks like the 1.20 update will keep this trend going.
The Minecraft 1.20 update will add a lot of new stuff at the start of the next year. In Minecraft 1.20, there will be new mobs, creator features, and skins, as well as a number of new biomes. As is the case with every major Minecraft update, 1.20 also adds a plethora of new buildable blocks and craftable items, some of which give the update a cozy feel.
Minecraft 1.20 Exudes Real Cozy Atmospheres
In general, Minecraft’s major updates are not particularly cozy. The majority of Minecraft’s previous updates have focused on adding new animals to the game or allowing players to explore new depths of the world, from the ocean to the deepest mines and even the Nether. Consequently, these updates have never really emanated coziness. For example, the last major update titled Caves and Cliffs focused on introducing new cave biomes and ore types to the game. The most hospitable additions to Caves and Cliffs were its new clay pots and candle blocks.
The 1.20 update of Minecraft, on the other hand, adds several key features that are certain to make the game feel even cozier. This update to Minecraft adds bamboo as a new type of wood. While bamboo may not seem like a particularly hospitable material, structures made from it will have a certain rustic quality, and when combined with the new bamboo raft object, players are sure to be able to construct quaint little villages from it. A hanging sign is another new object that will add a great deal of character to a player’s town. These signs can be placed on posts or hung from the sides of buildings, allowing players to clearly identify each structure in their village.
The chiseled bookshelf is one of the coziest new items added to Minecraft in version 1.20. The carved bookshelf, comprised of six wooden planks and three wooden slabs, allows players to finally store their books somewhere. When a player places a book on a shelf, a cute and colorful sprite will appear on the shelf. This new object is not only quite practical, but it also feels very cozy when tucked away in a house’s corner or used as the foundation of a grand library. When combined with the relatively new candles, these chiseled bookcases will immediately impart a cozy, warm atmosphere to any structure.
When paired with update 1.20’s potentially revamped birch forest biome, all of these new additions will feel even cozier. The birch forest biome has been teased for a redesign for some time, and update 1.20 could finally deliver it. Currently, the biome appears a little drab and washed out. Using recently released concept art as a guide, this redesigned birch forest could include more foliage, fallen trees, and wildlife, such as bees clinging to tree trunks. If this biome is reworked in Minecraft’s 1.20 update, it could pave the way for incredibly cozy forest dwellings.