They’re here, they’re actually here! The armadillo, eight new wolf variations, and wolf armor are now officially released in today’s Minecraft’s Armored Paws drop, and are available to play in Minecraft: Java Edition and Minecraft: Bedrock Edition. Just remember to not sprint full-speed at the armadillos!

The Armadillos

This shy critter prefers the heat of the savanna and badlands and will roll up if you approach it too swiftly or loudly. Aside from being an adorable addition to the Overworld, the armadillo also drops a very valuable item for doting wolf parents: the scute. But before you grab your sword and start swinging at a poor armadillo, you should know that they only drop scutes when you brush them, or randomly as they walk around. You can’t tame them, but you can sneak right up to them while going “aaaaawwwwwwwwwww” and that’s good enough for me!

The Wolves

Unlike armadillos, wolves can become loyal companions that would face even the scariest of mobs for you. Now you can finally pay them back (or make them face even scarier mobs) by giving them armor that will keep them safe and even withstand multiple creeper explosions! Plus, you can dye the armor to tell your pets apart much more easily. Although that won’t be much of a problem anymore, now that there are eight (yes, EIGHT) new wolf variations!

The original wolf is now called the pale wolf, and the new variations are the woods, black, ashen, chestnut, rusty, spotted, snowy, and striped wolf! Each of them can be found in a different biome. I’ll let you discover which, because finding them is half the fun! The other half is matching a collar to each fur color.

You can read the full patch notes for today’s update here.

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