Minecraft Live 2021 was a live event held on October 16, 2021 at 16:00 UTC. It announced The Wild Update, the next update after Caves & Cliffs: Part II, and contained a mob vote in which the allay won.
The event was mentioned in a video released by Mojang Studios called "Caves & Cliffs Special: Looking Forward". Agnes Larsson said that the next major update would be announced at Minecraft Live 2021.
The event was later formally announced in a video by Mojang Studios released on September 2, 2021.
The mobs that were on the vote were the glare, allay, and the copper golem.
- The glare would have been a small ghost-like mob that would have been able to alert players to an area that is dark enough for hostile mobs to spawn in.
- The allay will be a small fairy-like mob that will be able to collect greater amounts of an item that is given to it. It will pick up dropped items in loaded chunks and will be able to carry up to a stack at a time, and will not be able to duplicate items or take items out of chests. It will drop the items that it collects when in range of a note block.
- The copper golem would have been a small robot-like mob that would have been created with copper. It would have been attracted to copper buttons, which would also come with the golem had it won. According to Ulraf on Twitter, the copper golem would have the oxidation removed with either an axe, or being struck by lightning. It would also have turned into a statue at full oxidation.
Failing mobs are less likely to be added to the game, but they still do have a chance to be implemented.
Voting took place in two rounds. The losing mob, the glare, was eliminated from consideration in the second round. The winner of the the second and final round was the allay.
Minecraft Live: Vote for the Next New Mob!
Minecraft Live 2021 announced the additions and changes to both Minecraft in the form of The Wild Update which includes the voted in allay, the Deep Dark (being postponed from 1.18 to 1.19) and swamp features promised in MINECON Live 2019. Seasonal adventures in Minecraft Dungeons were also announced. On November 2, 2021, both Java and Bedrock editions of Minecraft will be coming to Xbox Game Pass for PC as part of the Minecraft PC Bundle. Both editions will be playable from the Minecraft Launcher.
Videos can be found here.
- "Caves & Cliffs Special: Looking Forward" – Minecraft on YouTube, June 4, 2021
- "On Oct 16, Minecraft Live is coming to a zombie-inducing screen near you! Read more about the livest live show, and prepare yourself for the never ever controversial mob vote, block-breaking announcements, and – of course – absentminded chickens" – @Minecraft on Twitter, September 2, 2021
- "Minecraft Live 2021: Vote for the glare!" – Minecraft on YouTube, October 11, 2021
- "Mob Vote 2021 Glare" by Sofia Dankis. Minecraft.net, October 11, 2021
- "Minecraft Live 2021: Vote for the allay!" – Minecraft on YouTube, October 12, 2021
- "Mob Vote 2021 Allay" by Sofia Dankis. Minecraft.net, October 12, 2021
- "Allays are not item duplicators, they pick up items nearby on the floor that are the same item it has been given. So you could give it a dirt block, then it will find dirt blocks that are dropped, collect them, then return and drop them to you or a note block you've set up." – @kingbdogz on Twitter, October 12, 2021
- "They cannot get items from chests either. Only dropped items. You could feasibly use this for item sorting if you make a cool contraption :D" – @kingbdogz on Twitter
- "Are you forever pushing buttons? Want to craft a new friend? Are Tiny Agnes and Tiny Jens really saved – were they ever lost? Will the Copper Golem get your vote at #MinecraftLive on Oct 16? Learn more about the mob with some-assembly-required." – @Minecraft on Twitter, October 13, 2021
- "Like with copper blocks, you can use an axe to scrape away the golem to clean it!" – @_Ulraf_ on Twitter, October 13, 2021
- "That lightning rod on it's head is not just for show 😉 Yes it will!" – @_Ulraf_ on Twitter, October 13, 2021
- "YES" in response to a question about if the copper golem would become a statue when fully oxidized – @_Ulraf_ on Twitter, October 13, 2021
- "The Mob Vote is open! It's time pick your favorite: Glare, Allay or Copper Golem! Vote now!" – @Minecraft on Twitter, October 16, 2021
- "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 on Twitter, October 16, 2021
- "Coming November 2 to Xbox Game Pass for PC: Minecraft Java and Bedrock Editions" by Megan Spurr. Xbox Wire, October 16, 2021