'Minecraft Live' is Back on October 15

Originally published at: 'Minecraft Live' is Back on October 15 - XboxEra

Developer Mojang Studios has announced that Minecraft Live is back for 2023, airing on the 15th of October at 1pm EDT. This show is bound to bring a sneak peak to future additions to the game as well as another chance to vote for a new mob. Last year’s vote gave us the ‘Sniffer’, an ancient mob that was once extinct but one that this writer has yet to find in his worlds.

Mob Vote timings will range from 1pm EDT on Friday, October 13 to 1:15pm EDT on Sunday, October 15. You can click here for starting time conversions and end time conversions for your region. The show itself will be viewable on the Minecraft Launcher or right here on their YouTube channel. Time conversions for that can be found here.

Have a gander at the full Mojang Studios blog post below or click here to visit the page.

🎉#MinecraftLive is coming🎉

Tune in October 15 for all things Minecraft!https://t.co/0pvdxJeOlp pic.twitter.com/l6lFaeysDJ

— Minecraft (@Minecraft) September 13, 2023


Join us on October 15!

A screaming goat once told me* that October is the BEST month. Not just because it’s full of pumpkins (yum!) or because all the skeletons in my save file finally fit in (aww!), but because Minecraft Live is back on October 15, and this year it’s bigger and blockier than ever!

*Or was it the Minecraft Live team? My memory is baaaaah-d…

If you’ve never watched our epic, once-a-year livestream before, then you are in for a treat. Not only do we spend an hour talking about Minecraft (our favorite topic), but we dive into news from Minecraft and Minecraft: Legends; share snippets of what you can expect in the future, and reveal the winner of the hotly anticipated mob vote!


That’s right, the mob vote is making a triumphant return this year, with three new mobs for you, our wonderful community, to choose between!

When you cast your vote for a new mob, you help us decide what we’ll spend time developing. Then the mob gets added into the game as part of the next major update! Last year’s winner was the sniffer: an ancient mob that was once extinct. Now it has been sniff-sniffing around our Overworlds since the summer, digging up ancient seeds, and looking adorable.


Voting will be open for longer this year, and you will have just over 48 hours** prior to Minecraft Live to cast your vote! Voting opens at 1pm EDT on Friday, October 13, and closes at 1:15pm EDT on Sunday, October 15. What does that mean in your time zone? Find out what time the mob vote starts for you, and what time the mob vote ends for you (because too much math makes my head hurt). 

**48 hours and fifteen minutes, to be exact!


Like last year, you’ll be able to cast your vote within Minecraft! Join the live event server on Minecraft: Bedrock Edition to submit your vote, meet the Tinies, play mini-games, and even indulge in some mob parkour. You can also vote right here on Minecraft.net, or via the Minecraft Launcher. Our special event server will also remain open for 24 hours after the end of Minecraft Live, which means you’ll have an extra day to finish that scavenger hunt!

Which mobs can you vote for? That’s a secret – for now. You’ll have to wait until the beginning of October for that special news! Or maybe I’ll be sneaky, and scatter some clues in each of our articles? I guess you’ll have to read them all and find out!

Watch Minecraft Live on our YouTube channel or right here on Minecraft.net on October 15! The show starts at 1pm EDT, and you can check your global showtime here!