Minecraft 1.14, AKA the Village And Pillage update, is a large update of the game due for release on the Java edition in early 2019. Here’s a list of all the changes and updates to the game.
New for 1.14 is this hostile mob. Pillagers have one thing in mind: the destruction of Villagers and their inhabitants! Pillagers will spawn either as part of random patrols in the wild (close to Villages), as part of Village Raids or surrounding an Outpost – a large tower they call home (see below).
Pillagers are equipped with the new Crossbow weapon which has a small chance of dropping if killed. Pillagers will automatically target and attack nearby players, Villagers and Iron Golems. Pillagers won’t attack each other but can engage other hostile mobs if damaged by them in error. Pillagers can also ride the new Illager Beast mob into battle as well.
This is the natural home of the Pillagers and can spawn in any Biome where you might find a regular Village, always close to a nearby Village. The Outpost is dominated by the central Watchtower, which will be surrounded by several Pillagers as standard. You might also find other structures around the tower too.
If you can defeat the Outpost’s defenders you’ll find a chest on one of the upper levels of the Watchtower. As well as randomly generated loot you’ll always find a Crossbow in the chest.
In Minecraft 1.14 Villages are being updated to be Biome specific. That means each will look quite different based on the Biome you find it in. Here are some screenshots of the newer Villages as they’re released into the game:
Villagers too are seeing a major revamp as part of the update. Villager changes include:
- New skins/textures for Villages, different per Biome
- Villagers won’t trade during a Raid
- New Villager trades
As with any major update to the game, a number of new blocks have been added. Here are all the new blocks:
The Lectern allows several players to all read the same Book at the same time by placing it in the Lectern. The Lectern generates in certain Villages.
Lanterns provide a welcome new light source in the game for players. You can find them in the world naturally generated in Villages and can craft them using 8 Iron Nuggets surrounding a Torch in the center.
Lanterns can either be placed on top of a block or hang down under a block. They emit a light level of 15 compared to the 14 of a Torch.