The Deep Dark Biome Will Finally Hit 'Minecraft' With the Wild Update — Here's When It's Coming

Sara Belcher - Author

Jun. 6 2022, Updated 3:03 p.m. ET

'Minecraft' Wild Update
Source: Mojang

It's been more than a decade since Minecraft was first released, and now it has become one of the most widely played titles. In 2021, developer Mojang released the Caves and Cliffs update, which was previously regarded as the biggest content update to hit the game since its release.

Now, though, Mojang is at work on another update, dubbed the Wild update. But when is update 1.19 coming to Minecraft? Here's what we know about it — including the exact release date.

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What's in the 1.19 Wild update for 'Minecraft'? New blocks, items, and biomes.

The Caves and Cliffs update featured new mobs like the Axolotl and the glow squid, along with other new blocks and a rehaul of the caves in the game. The Deep Dark biome that was originally planned for the Caves and Cliffs update has been moved to the Wild update, along with a lot of new content. This is also the update that will feature the new Allay mob, which was voted on by viewers during the Minecraft Live event in 2021.

Swamp biome in 'Minecraft'
Source: Mojang/@jason_metch on Twitter

Swamp biome in 'Minecraft'

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This new biome will feature the Warden mob — a blind creature who uses vibrations to sense its enemies and is incredibly hard to kill. While other mobs have rewards for defeating them, it's recommended you leave the Wardens alone, as they become faster and harder to kill the more you attack them.

The swamp biome will also be getting a redesign with this new update, introducing mud, the Mangrove Swamp biome, frogs, tadpoles, and a bunch of new blocks to build with.

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What is the release date for the Wild update in 'Minecraft'?

After much anticipation, the Wild update is finally confirmed to be released on June 7, 2022, for both the Java version and Bedrock version of Minecraft. While those who have been playing the Java version of the game have been able to get a sneak preview of the update in various previews, the entire update will be available to all players, regardless of what platform they're playing on starting June 7.

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How to download the 1.19 update for 'Minecraft.'

For the most part, so long as you have your consoles set to automatically update your games, you should be able to log onto the new update when it's released. There's no clear release time for the update, but it's expected to be available by noon in your local region at the latest.

To ensure you're playing the most up-to-date version on the Java edition of Minecraft, click the drop-down menu located next to the "Play" button and make sure you click "Latest Release."

If you're playing Minecraft on a console, navigate to the title and then click the "options" button. This should open a menu where you'll be able to check for a software update. If the update is available and has not yet been downloaded, you'll be prompted to do so then. Wait for the version to download. If you have your console set up to automatically download updates, then check your recent downloads to see if Version 1.19 has been added to your game.

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