The Wild Update is sure to be this year's big content drop for Minecraft.

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Following on from the impressive double whammy of Caves & Cliffs part one and Caves & Cliffs part two, players around the world have been clamouring for the next major version of the game.

And there’s some good news on this front: the Minecraft 1.19 update release date is inching closer and closer.

We already know some of the details concerning The Wild Update (aka update 1.19), with the developers of Minecraft having previously explained that the update will centre around two things – 'beautiful nature' and 'really scary activities and adventures'.

We can’t wait!

Read on for everything you need to know about the Minecraft 1.19 update including when it’s likely to drop into the game.

Minecraft: The Wild Update 1.19 release date

The Minecraft 1.19 release date is expected to take place in 2022. The Wild Update should be coming this year, then!

That's what the developers have promised, but they haven't yet confirmed a precise date or even a month at this stage.

When we learn more, we'll be sure to let you know. Until then, it's probably best to keep the entire year free.

What is Minecraft: The Wild Update?

The developers of Minecraft have explained that The Wild Update is focused on two things - 'beautiful nature' is one of them, and the other focus will be 'really scary activities and adventures'.

One thing we know for sure is that players will be able to visit the subterranean Deep Dark once this update has taken effect - there will be entire ancient Deep Dark Cities down there, and players will have to contend with a hostile mob called The Warden.

Minecraft: The Wild Update gameplay

During the show at Minecraft Live 2021, the developers treated us to the first gameplay footage pertaining to the Minecraft Wild Update.

You can take a look below to see what Deep Dark Cities will look like when they come to the game:

Minecraft: The Wild Update 1.19 trailer

If you didn't watch Minecraft Live, you will have missed the fandom-imploding moment when the developers revealed The Wild Update for the first time.

While we wait for more information about the Minecraft 1.19 release date to emerge, take a look below to relive that moment in all its glory:

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