Minecraft: Trails & Tails Update Now Available

Trails & Tails Update Mojang Studios

Do you have a knack for adventure? Do you like finding rare stuff in different places? If so, the new patch for Minecraft is for you! The Trails & Tails update added a bunch of new stuff - some of which are related to archaeology.

In this patch, you will find a couple of "suspicious" things that hold something valuable inside. Suspicious Sand is found in Desert Temples, Desert Wells, and Warm Ocean Ruins. The Suspicious Gravel, on the other hand, is found in the Cold Ocean Ruins and new Trail Ruins.

You will know if a block is a Suspicious Sand or Suspicious Gravel because they are more pronounced than other blocks beside them. Once you've found one, you must use the new Brush item to uncover cool stuff, including diamonds, sniffer eggs, and the new pottery sherds. Be careful when brushing these blocks because they are quite fragile and break easily when mishandled.

Speaking of pottery sherds, crafting four of them together creates a Decorated Pot with a picture on each side. A total of 20 pottery sherds have been added in this update, which you can find in these Archaeology sites: Desert Wells, Desert Temples, Cold Ocean Ruins, Warm Ocean Ruins, and Trail Ruins.

You can find the other new content introduced in Minecraft's latest update below:

Cherry Groves

  • Added a new Cherry Grove biome, with pretty cherry blossom trees
    • The biome can be found in the mountains, in similar places as Meadows
  • Added a new Cherry wood set, with all the corresponding wooden things you can craft from it
  • Pink particles fall from beneath Cherry Leaves
  • Added a new Pink Petals block with lots of pink flowers on the ground
    • Each Pink Petal block can contain up to 4 petals
    • Using Bone Meal on it increases the number of petals
    • Placing a Pink Petal into an already placed block increases the number of petals
    • Drops the number of petals in the block when mined
    • Updated the seed picker with a Cherry Grove biome option

Bamboo Wood Set

  • Added a new Bamboo wood set, with all the corresponding wooden things you can craft from it
  • Block of Bamboo can be crafted from 9 Bamboo and can be stripped like other wood logs
  • Bamboo Planks crafted from Block of Bamboo yield only 2 planks compared to 4 for wood logs
  • Added a new "Mosaic" plank variant that is unique to Bamboo called the Bamboo Mosaic
    • It can be crafted with 1x2 Bamboo Slabs in a vertical strip
    • You can craft Stair and Slab variants of Bamboo Mosaic
    • Bamboo Mosaic blocks cannot be used as a crafting ingredient where other wooden blocks are used, but they can be used as fuel
  • Added a unique Bamboo Raft and Bamboo Chest Raft which can be crafted like normal boats, but with Bamboo Planks
    • They function the same as ordinary boats, but have a unique look to them

Hanging Signs

  • Hanging Signs are a more expensive version of normal Signs
    • Crafted with 2 chains and 6 stripped logs of your preferred wood type
    • Crafting results in 6 Hanging Signs
  • Can be hung up in the following ways:
    • Underneath a block that can provide support in the center, like a full block or a fence
    • Attached to the solid side of a block
    • Attached to the side or underneath another Hanging Sign
  • Unlike normal Signs, they cannot be placed directly on the ground without support from the side or above
    • However, Hanging Signs that have a horizontal bar will not pop when the supporting block is removed

Minecraft Trails & Tails update is available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, Android, iOS, and PC.

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