Minecraft Update 1.20 Trails and Tales artwork and logo

If you were hoping Minecraft's latest update Trails & Tales would shake up the gameplay or add something truly revolutionary, I'm afraid you're going to end up being dissapointed. Rather than expand upon the gameplay, the Trails & Tales is mostly here to offer you all sorts of new customization options to spruce up both your character and base.

These cosmetic items include such things as hanging signs, cherry trees and accompanying pink wood blocks, decorative bamboo blocks, as well as the ability to spruce up your armor with a variety of trims. You can also look forward to two new friendly mobs. The first of these is the Camel which has the ability to walk over obstacles 1.5 blocks tall (fences for example), as well as the option to seat two players at the same time.

Minecraft Trails & Tales update screenshot of the lovely pin cherry blocks

The cherry trees are quite lovely!

The second friendly mob is the Sniffer which, as you might recall, was the winner of the community mob vote during Minecraft Live 2022. Unlike camels the Sniffers cannot be found naturally in the wild, but must instead be hatched from an egg secured through archaeology. Besides being able to dig for the new Torchflower Seeds, the Sniffers don't have any particularly useful purpose. Still, they're big and they're cute, so it's always nice to have a couple hanging around!

Finally, the Trails & Tales has also brought with it the titular Trail Ruins which can be found in taigas, old growth forests and jungles. As you might expect, these ancient ruins are filled with all sorts of goodies for you to pillage, including some of the aforementioned armor trims along with a couple of bits of pottery.

What all of this looks like in action, as well as how cute the new animals are, that you can check out through the launch trailer below. Have a gander:

If you prefer the written word, however, you can check out the full patch notes over at the official website. Have fun with the new stuff!

Minecraft Trails & Tales update screenshot of the camel and armor trims