what you need to know
- Minecraft 1.20, the next major Minecraft content update, focuses on player expression and creativity.
- On Tuesday, Mojang Studios announced another new feature coming with the update: armor skins.
- Players can customize their favorite armor with one of 11 unique patterns and 10 different colors.
- The feature is being tested in the new Minecraft: Java Edition Snapshot 23w04a, which is available to players now.
The next Minecraft content update is well underway, and Mojang Studios is hard at work on Minecraft 1.20. The forthcoming release will focus on player expression, representation and creativity, and the latest feature announced by the studio follows the theme perfectly. On Tuesday, Mojang Studios introduced Armor Skins, a new way for players to customize their in-game look.
As revealed on Minecraft.net, armor adornments are a new personalization feature leading to the world’s best-selling survival game with the release of the Minecraft 1.20 update. Armor adornments are a way for players to customize their armor pieces and appear to support virtually every armor type in the game. Here’s a quick overview of what you need to know about armor trimmings:
- Armor pieces come in 11 different designs and 10 different colors
- Armor Adornments are applied to each armor piece individually, allowing you to mix and match to your heart’s content
- You need to find Blacksmith Templates, a new ingredient required for Blacksmith upgrades to apply armor adornments
- Unique armor adornments can be found in special locations, such as: B. a Piglin-inspired armor adornment in Nether Bastions
- You can change the color of armor pieces by combining the forge template with gems and ingots like diamonds, copper, and netherite
Minecraft players won’t have to wait long to try armor adornments for themselves, as Mojang Studios is testing the feature with the latest snapshot of Minecraft: Java Edition. The new, experimental Minecraft 1.20 feature will be available for other platforms via Minecraft Preview in the near future. Armor skins will likely change and evolve over time as the community provides feedback, but the feature in its current state should be relatively stable and polished, in line with Mojang Studios’ updated strategy for implementing new Minecraft features.
In case you missed it, the last snapshot of Minecraft: Java Edition (and the first of 2023) brought some much-needed accessibility features to the game. We also recently got our first look at the sniffer mob in Minecraft, a friendly mob that should also arrive with the rest of the Minecraft 1.20 update.
Minecraft is hands down one of the best PC games you can play and it’s great to see the next major content update evolving with new features. Mojang Studios is still keeping much of the update close to its belt, but the armor trimming feature should be an exciting addition for gamers. If you’re interested, you can try the feature in Minecraft: Java Edition starting today.
Minecraft: Java Edition is available now through PC Game Pass and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, making Microsoft’s flagship gaming subscription the best way to experience Minecraft wherever you play.