The winner of the Minecraft Live 2022 Mob Vote is making its debut in Minecraft 1.20! The sniffer is an ancient mob that was extinct… until now! Well, if you decide to help it thrive, that is. To bring the sniffer back to Minecraft, you will need to find its eggs and help them hatch, which you can try out for the first time in a Bedrock beta and preview and Java snapshot that will be coming soon!
In the earliest snapshots, betas, and previews you will be able find the sniffer in Creative Mode without all its functions, for example finding and hatching the egg. But don’t worry, the sniffer that will join Minecraft 1.20 is going to have all the functionality that you voted for during Minecraft Live 2022! As always, we would love for you to send us your feedback, so we can continue working on it and make it the best sniffer it can be. You can send us all your thoughts to our dedicated Minecraft 1.20 feedback site and report any bugs you find at bugs.mojang.com.
When getting to know the final form of the sniffer, the first step is to ready yourself for an adventure. You’re going to have to set out into the Overworld and start searching. Sniffer eggs can be found in suspicious sand, which also contains other objects like pottery shards. Once you’ve unearthed your egg, it’s time to help it hatch! I implore you to pay close attention to this part of the process, because you have not lived until you have seen a snifflet burst out of its shell.
When your snifflet is born and you’ve stopped cooing over how cute it is, it will grow up into a sniffer. This mob is not only huge, but also helpful. Being a bit of a botanist, it will sniff out seeds that used to exist when they first roamed the Overworld! You can plant them to fill your game with the new unique decorative plants.