New Minecraft Update Paves The Way For Axolotls

Minecraft Axolotl Snapshot

Minecraft is one of the biggest games in the world, especially due to its availability, simplicity, moddability, and much more. That said, as 2020 draws to a close, players look forward to what’s on the horizon, including the Caves and Cliffs update, which is set to arrive next summer. However, a new snapshot for the popular title has made way for all of the adorable axolotls.

Taking to the game’s website (via Windows Central), the devs outlined what is new with Minecraft Java Snapshot 20W51A. Included with a few changes, bug fixes, and more, one thing stands above the rest: the axolotl. This neutral amphibious mob doesn’t spawn in the world just yet, but players can find their spawn eggs in the creative inventory. Here’s everything you need to know about the cute creature in the game:

  • Axolotls currently love tropical fish, though this may change. Tropical fish or tropical fish buckets can be used to mate axolotls.
  • Axolotls will swim around with you if you’re holding a tropical fish or tropical fish bucket in one of your hands.
  • When a player kills a mob that the axolotl was attacking or being attacked by, the axolotl will show its appreciation by granting the player temporary regeneration and removing any mining fatigue effects.
  • You can pick up your axolotl in a water bucket and carry it around just like a salmon or cod!
  • Axolotls will always chase after squids and other types of fish.
  • Axolotls are skittish, but they will attack Drowned and Guardians if you tempt them with their favorite food – tropical fish!
  • Axolotls do not like it out of the water and will dry up and begin taking damage if they are out of water for longer than 5 minutes.
  • An axolotl will not dry up as long as they are in water or rain.
  • Sometimes when an axolotl takes damage, it will pretend to be dead so that it stops being attacked.
  • There are four common varieties and 1 rare variety of axolotl.
  • Axolotls do not spawn in the world in the world yet, but you can find spawn eggs for them in the creative inventory.

Snapshot 20W51A is currently available for Minecraft: Java Edition players. For those looking to get your hands on the snapshot, ensure that snapshots are enabled in the Installations tab in the game launcher. It is important to note that snapshots have the potential to corrupt a player’s world, so it is best to backup any and everything. Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as this story develops, and for other gaming goodness going on right now, check out the following:

What say you, gamers? Are you excited to see the adorable axolotls in Minecraft? Can you not wait for the Caves and Cliffs Update? Sound off in the comments section below, and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7!

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Eric is an editor and writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he is not staring at a computer screen filled with text, he is usually staring at a computer screen filled with controllable animations. Today's youth call this gaming. He also likes to shoot things. With a camera, of course.


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