Minecraft Live returns in October

The annual streaming Minecraft event, Minecraft Live, will take place this year on October 15th.

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This morning, Minecraft announced our annual celebration, Minecraft Live, will air on October 15 at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET with the community preshow beginning at 9:35 a.m./12:35 a.m. ET! You can check out the broadcast at Minecraft.net/live or on Minecraft’s YouTube channel.

If you’ve never watched our epic, once-a-year livestream before, then you are in for a treat. Not only do we spend an hour talking about Minecraft (our favorite topic), but we dive into news from Minecraft and Minecraft: Legends; share snippets of what you can expect in the future, and reveal the winner of the hotly anticipated mob vote!

Mob Vote 2023

That’s right, the mob vote is making a triumphant return this year, with three new mobs for you, our wonderful community, to choose between!

When you cast your vote for a new mob, you help us decide what we’ll spend time developing. Then the mob gets added into the game as part of the next major update! Last year's winner was the sniffer: an ancient mob that was once extinct. Now it has been sniff-sniffing around our Overworlds since the summer, digging up ancient seeds, and looking adorable.

Mob vote timings

Voting will be open for longer this year, and you will have just over 48 hours (48 hours and fifteen minutes, to be exact!) prior to Minecraft Live to cast your vote! Voting opens at 1pm EDT on Friday, October 13, and closes at 1:15pm EDT on Sunday, October 15. What does that mean in your time zone? Find out what time the mob vote starts for you, and what time the mob vote ends for you (because too much math makes my head hurt).

How to vote

Like last year, you’ll be able to cast your vote within Minecraft! Join the live event server on Minecraft: Bedrock Edition to submit your vote, meet the Tinies, play mini-games, and even indulge in some mob parkour. You can also vote right here on Minecraft.net, or via the Minecraft Launcher. Our special event server will also remain open for 24 hours after the end of Minecraft Live, which means you’ll have an extra day to finish that scavenger hunt!

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