5 Interesting Minecraft Facts

#1 Cave Sound Creeper Face

One of my favorite things in Minecraft has got to be the sound effects! I was shocked by the discovery made by someone in the Minecraft Community that there’s a secret, hidden, Creeper face lurking in the sound waves of an audio file!

The sound we’re talking about here is “cave14.ogg” and I had to test it for myself to believe it! It makes me wonder what other hidden messages are in the game.

#2 Minecraft Steve was the First Monster

Humans, known as monsters in the code, were hostile mobs that look identical to the players with default skin. They didn’t do anything other than spawn in random places and wander around the world aimlessly, they would attack players who were nearby. They were later removed from the game.

#3 Helmets Protect Zombies from the Sun

If a Zombie is outside when the sun comes out, it’s bad news for them. However, if the Zombie happens to be wearing a helmet, they will be (at least temporarily) protected from the suns damaging rays! Eventually, the helmet will break and the Zombie will die, but it’s a nice little touch from the devs!

#4 First Version of Minecraft Took 6 Days To Make

A Swedish programmer known as Notch wanted to make a sandbox game, and May 10th 2019 he began work on what is now known as Minecraft. May 16th, just six days later, the “alpha” version of Minecraft was made public

#5 Creepers Began as an Error in the Code

Did you know Creepers were not intentional? According to Notch, he was attempting to create a pig, but accidently switched the figures of the height and length when inputting the code. The result was the creature we love to hate, the Creeper!

That’s all! Leave a comment of your favorite random Minecraft Fact!

Minecraft 1.17 Snapshot Adds Glowsquid!

Minecraft Java has just released another snapchat for the Cave and Cliffs Update! Snapchat 21w03a is now available for Minecraft players everywhere to tests and adds a bunch of experimental Cave and Cliffs update features. One of the most exciting ones is the Glow Squid! Just to recap, the glow squid won the mob vote at Minecraft Live, and now we can finally take a look at it for ourselves!

The Cave and Cliffs Update is set to release sometime this Summer in 2021. This will a bunch of new and exciting features, changes and improvements to the cliffs and caves around Minecraft.

Who else is excited??

The full changelog for Minecraft: Java Edition snapshot 21w03a includes:

New features

  • Added glow lichen!
  • Added glow squid!

Glow Lichen

  • A dim light source that generates in caves
  • Use shears to pick it up
  • Use bonemeal to spread it along block surfaces

Glow Squid

  • Glow squids have been added, but do not yet spawn naturally. You can find spawn eggs for them in the creative inventory
  • Glow Squids are well-lit and can be seen from even far distances!
  • When killed, glow squids drop glow ink sacs
  • Glow ink sacs can be used on signs to make the text super visible, even at night! Works with colors!
  • Craft a glow item frame by combining a glow ink sac with an item frame in a crafting table. Any item in a glow item frame is perfectly illuminated, even at night!
  • Use an Ink Sac on a sign to remove the glow effect
  • Axolotls will attack any glow squids they see, so…be careful


  • Dripstone blocks can be crafted from 4 pointed dripstone

Bug fixes

  • Mobs suffocate / go through blocks when growing up near a solid block
  • Spawner with weight 0 crashes game
  • Shulker rendering position desync and generates ghost shulker when destroying shulker-ridden boat or minecart
  • Players can’t tempt animals with food while other players are closer to the animal
  • Setting Json text value to null throws exceptions and crashes
  • Shulkers in boats and minecarts do not sit up if previousely attached to blocks sideways
  • Shulkers can’t be pushed back
  • Using a monster spawner to spawn shulkers spawns white shulkers
  • Shulkers cannot be pushed inside non-solid blocks
  • Random transparent line in shulker box GUI texture
  • Gaps in an animation’s used frames throws ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException
  • Shulkers do not teleport correctly when going through a portal
  • Shulker boxes cannot be opened if next to a shulker mob
  • Shulkers teleport with original dimension coordinates after passing through portals
  • Shulkers are afraid of being next to another shulker
  • Shulkers open into blocks when unable to teleport
  • Shulkers aren’t aligned to the grid for a split second after being spawned in
  • Boats don’t try dismounting you on land
  • Server is unable to prevent a player from dismounting a vehicle, causing a desync
  • Shulker bullet subtitles are not capitalized correctly
  • Right-clicking an empty bundle sometimes plays hand animation
  • Bundle use stat never increases
  • Game mode selection is ordered differently
  • “type” in loot table number providers is not optional anymore
  • Game crashes when trying to shift-click a chest into the inventory of a donkey whose chest is being removed
  • block.pointed_dripstone.drip_[liquid/cauldron] has no subtitles
  • Pointed dripstone can be placed atop each other, even if a player would be inside the hitbox of the lower dripstone
  • Dripstone subtitles are not capitalized properly
  • Dripstone caves biome name is not properly capitalized
  • Dripstone caves generate merging dripstones in impossible ways
  • Dripstone generated in dripstone caves can replace lava sources which looks weird
  • Mobs cannot spawn in Dripstone Caves
  • Issues with chunk rendering when height limit is large
  • Summoning dust or dust_color_transition particles kicks nearby players when on a server
  • player sub-predicate of entity_properties predicate only passes if game mode is specified
  • Shulkerboxes / bundles duplicate items when destroyed by two fire blocks simultaneously
  • Shulker boxes and bundles drop their items twice when thrown into a lava cauldron

Among Us Comes To Minecraft?!

A creator by the name of bloxxed_ has made this amazing Among Us map in Minecraft! You may be familiar with Skeld, and now you can see it in all it’s pixelated glory in Minecraft! He want kind enough to provide a downloadable version which we added to our Minecraft survival server (Minecraft Forever, IP: play.minecraftforever.com)

To get there, go to our Hub server with /server hub, and then use /warps and open the Official Server Warps. Then click Skeld!


Official Minecraft Update: Java 1.16.5 Changes

Hello Survivors!
Looks like our pals, Mojang, has released another minor update for 1.16! We’re now on 1.16.5. This isn’t really a game changing update, looks like just a few fixes on the back end.

Minecraft 1.16.5 includes 3 Fixes

  • MC-203337 – java.lang.IllegalStateException: POI data mismatch: already registered.
  • Fixed two major server stability issues.

If you play on our official survival server, Minecraft Forever, you’ll be pleased to know you can go ahead and play on 1.16.5, OR stay on 1.16.4 (if you’re using shaders). The choice is yours 🙂

If you aren’t playing our server, WHY NOT!? Come check us out!
IP: play.minecraftforever.com
Discord: https://discord.gg/6DkS7ra