- Minecraft’s upcoming Breeze mob is being creatively utilized by fans in various ways, from elytra launchers to multiplayer minigames.
- The next big update for Minecraft is expected to feature subterranean trial chambers, challenging combat gauntlets, new blocks, and the Breeze mob.
- The versatile nature of the Breeze mob is showcased in a video, demonstrating how players can trap and launch its projectiles, and use it for an elytra launch system.
Even the most simplistic of Minecraft‘s mechanics can be exploited by players who think creatively enough, and one fan has already found several clever ways of using the upcoming Breeze mob in applications ranging from elytra launchers to multiplayer minigames. The latest snapshot preview now available in Minecraft‘s Java Edition gives fans a lot of new content to explore, but it’s important to keep in mind that none of these experimental features are yet set in stone.
While Minecraft‘s latest major content drop in the Trails and Tales update may have left many fans disappointed, the game’s next big update is shaping up to be something very interesting. While the Minecraft community is a long way off from getting a release date, update name, or even full list of features to expect from next year’s update, the Minecraft Live 2023 event did reveal some big future additions. At the present time, it seems that the massive subterranean structures known as trial chambers will be the crown jewel of Minecraft‘s next update. These new, naturally-generating structures will each contain a challenging combat gauntlet of sorts, in addition to various new blocks and a new mob known as the Breeze.
This new elemental monster wields the power of the wind to push players around and throw them up in the air, and has quickly caught the attention of the game’s community. One very enlightening video put together by a fan and YouTuber popularly known as Gerg documents several unexpected uses for Minecraft‘s new Breeze mob which will undoubtedly be appreciated by many others in the Minecraft community. First among these designs is a sort of “Breeze cannon” which allows players to trap the mob’s projectiles in a stream of water and punch them to send them at targets. Perhaps the most practical example is how several of the Breeze’s projectiles can be “contained” and released to fire the player high into the sky, potentially acting as the ideal elytra launch system.
The clip also highlights a couple of other cool builds making use of the Breeze, including a conceptual minigame. Fans interested in these creations should take a look at the original video to get a better understanding of how to replicate them, but in any case, this handful of neat designs makes it clear just how versatile this new mob appears to be. Of course, the functionality and balancing of the Breeze hasn’t yet been finalized by developers, but Java Edition players can get an early look at the Breeze for themselves by opting into Minecraft‘s latest snapshot version.
Doing so will also allow fans to get a look at more than just the Breeze, with many players captivated by Minecraft‘s trial chamber structures and the new loot available from them. The currently-useless trial keys seem particularly mysterious, leaving many fans to wonder what they’ll be used for.
Minecraft is a sandbox video game that puts players in procedurally generated worlds and offers them no guidance whatsoever in where to go or what to do, creating a sense of freedom that was unparalleled in 2011. Minecraft has gone on to become the highest-selling video game of all time.
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