Minecraft ditched fireflies in the 1.19 update so kids’ real pet frogs won’t croak

Minecraft 1.19 launches today, loading up the Wild Update’s new biomes, mobs, and technical changes. It’s the final push of (almost) all the new features that were originally presented to players during Minecraft Live in 2020 and the last of three pretty major updates.

As ever, there are no secrets hiding away on launch day, Minecraft game director Agnes Larsson and developer Ulraf Vaknin assures me. Mojang is as committed to player feedback as ever—or else why on earth bother with snapshot builds, release candidates, and betas—and the developers talked through some of the changes that 1.19 underwent after players got hands-on.

Leave a Comment