So the new Minecraft version, Minecraft 1.14 "village and pillage" is now in the final pre-release phase. While it\u2019s a whole new update, it centers in the construction and addition of new villages.\r\n\r\nIf you\u2019re a fan of building and crafting, without a doubt, you\u2019ll love the 1.14. All kinds of new village styles will adapt to all the latest and previous biomes to expand the world in a way you didn\u2019t imagine.\r\n\r\nThe best part is that it will not only include regular villages like savannah villages, but it will include very creepy ones such as zombie villages! But that\u2019s not it, some people consider this as the most significant Minecraft update, surpassing even the 1.13 version by adding a vast number of new things! Let\u2019s check it out!\r\n\r\n \r\nIs it coming out soon or will we have to wait?\r\nAs we all know, the supposed release date was for early 2019, but by now we also know that we\u2019ll have to wait a bit longer. While many users may be annoyed by this, the newest pre-release make it visible why it would take so long.\r\n\r\nStarting by the fact that they\u2019ve upgraded almost every texture in the game, this couldn\u2019t be a job to be done in a rush. Including the grass block which is determining for Minecraft structure, changing it without the necessary care could ruin the whole gaming experience.\r\n\r\nAlso, there\u2019s a vast number of new elements such as the bamboo forest and pandas, which we could already see in the Bedrock edition and PlayStation 4 edition (many details were being slowly released on these versions prior adding them to the java version).\r\n\r\nBesides that, the pre-release one showed a lot of bugs yet to be fixed, so it would take some more time. Nevertheless, the feedback for the second release makes the process much faster, and users are already helping fix all the remaining bugs, so Majong announced the official release date would be out soon.\r\n\r\nTo everyone's surprise, the update is closer than we thought, the update was scheduled for April 23, 2019.\r\nWhat\u2019s new about this Village and Pillage update?\r\nAs we already mentioned, if there\u2019s something new about this update is the textures. They\u2019ve changed almost everything, and the upgrades are fantastic. But that\u2019s far from being everything, like the blocks, mobs, and biome updates are also huge. They even included shipwrecks, a trendy addition filled with treasure chests.\r\n\r\nAs the name implies, a whole new set of mobs called pillagers is included. These villagers are hostile, and they are armed with a crossbow that shoots arrows every 3 seconds. They can engage in battles with neutral mobs and attack villagers, but they will never attack other pillagers.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nSome other great features as the \u201cBad Omen\u201d come along with the villagers. Also, they may ride \u201cRavagers\u201d which are also hostile and destructive four-legged mobs that move slowly but generate massive damage.\r\n\r\nLet\u2019s check out some of the new features we\u2019ll have when this version is finally released:\r\nBlocks\r\nTo begin with, you\u2019ll be able to climb vines without adding support blocks. But besides that, there\u2019re fantastic additions:\r\n\r\nUtility blocks: you can find them in villages\r\n\r\n\u2022 Barrel: it\u2019s found at the fisher cottage, and it is a small container. Works similarly to a single chest but with a solid block for functioning.\r\n\u2022 Bell: you can\u2019t craft it, only find it in villages and it goes \u201cDing\u201d when right clicked.\r\n\u2022 Blast furnace: faster for melting, and as efficient as a conventional furnace but gives fewer experience points. Find it at the armorer shop.\r\n\u2022 Cartography table: expand your maps. Find it at the cartographer shop.\r\n\u2022 Composter: decompose fruits and veggies to produce bone meal.\r\n\u2022 Grindstone: pretty useful it removes simple enchantments from tools while combining the durability of two damaged ones. Gives back a bit of experience.\r\n\u2022 Lectern: several players can read a book at the same time.\r\n\u2022 Loom: improves banners patterning.\r\n\u2022 Smoker: increase your food cooking with the same fuel efficiency as a furnace.\r\n\u2022 Stonecutter: craft from stones with only one block.\r\n\r\nBuilding blocks:\r\n\r\n\u2022 Scaffolding: build with bamboo blocks.\r\n\u2022 Lantern: new light block, it\u2019s craftable.\r\n\u2022 Different signs from different woods.\r\n\u2022 Several stairs, slab and walls variants such as bricks, red nether, end stone, and stone bricks; red, smooth and regular sandstone; regular and polished diorite and granite, etc.\r\nMobs\r\n\u2022 Wandering trader\r\n\u2022 Trader Llama\r\n\u2022 Brown mushroom\r\n\u2022 Fox\r\n\u2022 Panda\r\n\u2022 Pillagers\r\n\u2022 Ravagers\r\nItems\r\n\u2022 Crossbow: always remains loaded and ready-to-shoot while in the inventory. It deals a bit more damage and can be enchanted. Three new crossbow-only enchantings are available.\r\n\u2022 Bamboo: for crafting scaffolding.\r\n\u2022 Suspicious stew: according to the flowers used to craft it, it produces different effects. It can also be found in a treasure chest inside shipwrecks.\r\n\u2022 Dyes: now you can craft different tints such as brown, blue, white and black dyes. They all are crafted from various elements.\r\nWorld Generation: this is probably one of the categories with better updates.\r\n \r\n\r\n\u2022 Plains, desserts, savannah and taiga biomes are now unique.\r\n\u2022 New village for the ice plains.\r\n\u2022 Pillagers now respawn around the pillagers' outpost which has a loot chest on top.\r\n\u2022 Fresh flowers including cornflower, Lilly of the Valley and wither rose.\r\n\u2022 Sweet berry and sweet berry bushes.\r\nBiomes\r\nA bamboo jungle is now included with its hills. There you can find unique bamboos and natural pandas.\r\n\r\n \r\nStatus effect\r\nThe mentioned Bad Omen that unleashes a villager raid into any village when the cursed player enters it. Makes villagers stop trading and it\u2019s acquired when killing a villager patrol leader.\r\nScreenshots\r\n \r\nWhat other changes can we found in this update?\r\nIf that\u2019s not enough for you, don\u2019t worry! There\u2019s much more to be added in this new release. Now you can repair tools with grindstone instead of crafting grid; the clothes on the villagers will be related only to the biome they come from; cats are now tamable with a collar included, and ocelots can breed.\r\n\r\nSo, now you have a general idea of what\u2019s coming next in the Village and Pillage version of Minecraft! What do you think? Are you as excited as we are? Bet you are! On April 23, 2019, a new world in Minecraft begins!