Mojang has finally given us a look at the next big update to come to Minecraft - Caves & Cliffs!
Unveiled at Minecraft Live, Update 1.17 will make some changes to the Overworld that fans have wanted for a long time.
It will also introduce a new mob...
The cute little Mexican salamanders are coming to Minecraft!
As the first amphibian in the game, the Axolotl will be a must-find mob for players when the new update arrives.
WELCOME HOME: Axolotls have a new home in Minecraft
But what do these critters do? And where can you find them?
Where to find Axolotls
You won't find these new mobs swimming around just anywhere.
Axolotls will only appear in the pools inside Lush Caves. To find a Lush Cave you will need to look for the new Azalea tree on the surface.
How to tame Axolotls
These new mobs are tameable, and you can take them with you on any aquatic adventure.
To tame you simply need to catch them in a bucket! Then they will be happy to swim along with you next time you go into water.
GOING ON AN ADVENTURE: Axolotls are very helpful!
Axolotls will act a lot like aquatic dogs and attack hostile mobs on your behalf. They'll fend off Drowned, Guardians, and even attack fish.
When taking damage they will play dead and activate regeneration powers, but that doesn't make them immortal so be careful!
Caves & Cliffs Update release date
So when can you go and find some Axolotls? Well, unfortunately you'll have to wait a while.
Mojang has quoted release date of Summer 2021 for the Caves & Cliffs Update.
That window is of course fluid with how covid restrictions impact development. However, Mojang were able to hit their target with the Nether Update which is a good sign for Update 1.17.