Minecraft Update Adds Glow Squid

Following a fan vote, you can get a Glow Squid in your game, complete with bioluminescent ink to jazz up your other items.

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Minecraft has debuted an all-new monster called the Glow Squid, and it's all because of the fans' votes from the recent Minecraft Live virtual event. The squid doesn't just come about naturally, however, so we'll let you know how you can find it.

TechRaptor reports that the time being, at least, Glow Squid eggs can only be found in the creative inventory. Once you kill a Glow Squid, you can get a bioluminescent ink sack that you can use to make glowing text. Just combine the ink sack with another item at a crafting table, and then use a regular glow sack if you want to remove the glowing effect.

Minecraft Live took place in October and the event included a live vote to determine the next mob that would be added to the block-building game. The choices came down to the Iceologer from Minecraft Dungeons, which would be a new hostile mob that occupies snowy regions, a Moobloom from Minecraft Earth, which would have a special interaction with flower forest biomes, and the Glow Squid. Ultimately the Glow Squid won in the final vote between it and the Iceologer.

More recently, Mojang announced it will be shutting down Minecraft Earth, the home of the Moobloom. The AR game is said to have suffered from the lack of travel allowed by the global coronavirus pandemic, so the studio chose to reallocate its resources toward other projects.

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