The world of Minecraft has been buzzing lately as we approach the end of 2020. On top of big events this month, we even have tons to look forward to next year with the massive Caves and Cliffs update.
But before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s catch up on the biggest stories in Minecraft this week.
Famous Content Creator Dream is Accused of Faking World Record Speedrun
Dream is one of the fastest rising content creators in Minecraft with millions of Youtube subscribers and regular viewers.
Dream has done speedrunning Minecraft content for some time, but his recent escapades into competitive Minecraft speedrunning have gone sour fast.
This comes after a series of Dream speedrunning streams were analyzed by the Minecraft Speedrunning Moderation team.
In their 20+ page research report, and following video summarizing the studies, the team concludes that Dream faked his World Record Minecraft speedrun attempts by falsifying his blaze drop rates and piglin bartering RNG.
According to their statistical analysis of the situation, they conclude the likelihood of Dream’s speedruns being legitimate is at 1 to trillions odds.
What’s That in the Water? Axolotls Have Arrived
Minecraft 1.17 Caves and Cliffs will bring a ton of new content to the game in 2021, and some of its most exciting additions include new mobs.
One of these new Minecraft mobs is the Axolotl, an aquatic animal that eats fish.
While it’ll be a tough fit for your aquarium, Axolotls are an awesome creature and look fantastic – and you can see it in game now thanks to the new Minecraft Java Snapshot!
DON’T MISS IT: Minecraft 1.17 Caves and Cliffs Mobs
The axolotl is fascinating, so you’ll definitely want to experience them yourself. They have 5 different colors of different rarities, dry up when left outside of water (and take damage as a result), play dead when in danger in combat, and will follow players holding fish.
Minecraft Dungeons Chills and Thrills is Here!
Holiday events are hitting all over gaming, and it’s no different for Minecraft, and Minecraft Dungeons.
Minecraft Dungeons Chills and Thrills is a brand new event that’s in full swing, and will run to December 30th.
The seasonal event includes six Winter-themed trials, two trial modifiers, and unique collectibles like Arctic Fox Armor and more.
DON’T MISS IT: Minecraft 1.17 Caves and Cliffs Items
If you’re looking for a new challenge in Minecraft Dungeons, Chills and Thrills is the perfect thing to return to, and you can pick up a new weapon and new armor to face it.
This event is a great followup to the new Minecraft Dungeons DLC pack Howling Peaks.