Minecraft has been a gaming icon since it was released in 2011, when players across the world first logged on to create and survive in these new worlds. In the last decade, it has seen a number of updates and continues to receive a wide variety of content through updates. And now, the long-awaited archeology feature has been revealed for an upcoming Minecraft update.
The Minecraft website has provided a blog post revealing that archeology will be included in the game as part of the 1.20 update. There will also be new social media channels later, such as players will be able to go digging and discover new pottery fragments.
Players will need to go out to the desert to dig digging ditches that could be dug with a shovel, revealing "suspicious sand" blocks. These will need to be brushed with a new tool brush and can turn into pottery shards. If you match one up with three other shards, you may make unique tales.
This feature was first introduced during Minecraft Live as part of the Caves & Cliffs update, but it was postponed in part due to the COVID-19 epidemic. Now, the update is finally scheduled to be released sometime this year.
Players who wish to get a sneak peek at the feature as soon as possible should read Mojang's guidelines for testing early previews.