Minecraft 1.21 Update: Release Date And Features

Minecraft fans are thrilled due to all the recent information we have received about the Minecraft 1.21 Update during Minecraft Live 2023. Since the presentation also featured the winner of the Minecraft Mob and more details about a possible release date, we have compiled a list of all the key features in this guide.

From mysterious structures to all the new hostile mobs, here is everything you need to know about the new additions that will be installed in the Minecraft world.

Minecraft 1.21 Release Date Speculated

New Features in Minecraft 1.21 Copper Bulbs

Although there isn’t an official release date, during Minecraft Live 2023 the developers said that they haven’t decided on a name yet and for now they will be calling it ‘1.21’, however, it will be released midway through 2024.

Let us take a look at all the previous updates and their release date, first, so that we can navigate when exactly will we get to access all the new features

  • Minecraft 1.17 – June 8, 2021
  • Minecraft 1.18 – November 30, 2021
  • Minecraft 1.19 – June 7, 2022
  • Minecraft 1.20 – June 7, 2023

Considering the fact that most of the recent updates took place in June, we could possibly get the Minecraft 1.21 update in June 2023.

New Features in Minecraft 1.21

Minecraft 1.21 Update Trial Chambers

Trial Chambers

This update will feature a new structure called the Trial Chambers. It is an underground dungeon and is filled with copper and tuff blocks. These blocks will be added to the update as well. Players will have to take on all the challenges they face in these chambers and explore this dungeon to find some unique items.

Apart from encountering dangerous mobs, you will also be greeted with chests. Since this is a new addition, there are some key features that you will find inside the rooms of this structure.

New Blocks in Minecraft 1.21 Update

New Features in Minecraft 1.21 Crafter


During Minecraft Live 2023, Mojang Studios announced we will receive the ultimate crafting stations that will cater to all our crafting needs. This crafting utility block will be powered with the help of the Redstone. It will also have the option to collect and store items, so that you can make use of a recipe whenever you feel like crafting something.

Copper Bulb

A new light source block will be added with the new update and it will be called Copper Bulb. The light it emits will get dim due to oxidization, however, you will be able to use your Axe to bring back the light. Additionally, you can also use a Redstone to turn it off and back on.

Trial Spawner

New Features in Minecraft 1.21 Trial Spawners

This rare block will spawn enemy mobs, depending on the number of players. Once you have successfully completed the challenge and destroyed all the hostile mobs you will be rewarded with loot that is dropped by this spawner. After this, the Trial Spawner block will go into cool-down and will emit smoke to convey the message that no enemies will spawn until the cool-down period is over.

This will last for up to 30 minutes and you will once again be able to start this challenge and collect some rare resources through the loot. If you are lucky enough, this spawner might also drop the Trial Key, which is also a new item that will be added in the update.

New Mobs in Minecraft 1.21 Update

New Features in Minecraft 1.21 The Breeze

The Breeze

You will have to defeat this new addition playful hostile mob, named Breeze. You will encounter this enemy while exploring the Trial Chambers and although Breeze might remind you of Blaze, both their attacks are very different from one another.

It is white, blue, and purple in color and uses a wind-charged attack to destroy its opponents. This particular attack doesn’t deal much damage, however, the Breeze’s wind burst will interact with all the neighboring entities and can severely damage them.


Also known as the fan favorite, the Armadillo is the winner of the Minecraft Mob Vote 2023. These mobs can be found mostly residing in the Savanna Biome and they will drop Scute, an important resource that can be used while crafting armor for your wolves. They are brown in color and usually curl up into their shells whenever they feel threatened.


New Features in Minecraft 1.21 Bats

Even though the Bat mobs are already a part of Minecraft, the new update will showcase them in a new upgraded texture. Apart from this, their flying animation has also been slightly adjusted, which makes it look even more realistic.

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