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

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

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

As always, there are no secrets hidden on launch day, Minecraft game director Agnes Larsson and developer Ulraf Vaknin assure me. Mojang is as committed to player feedback as ever, or else why the hell bother with instant builds, release candidates, and beta builds? And the developers talked about some of the changes that 1.19 underwent after players got down to business.

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