When did the Warden come to Minecraft?

When did the Warden come to Minecraft?
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Written by 

Tarran Stockton


20th Oct 2023 14:51

The Minecraft Warden was added to the game a while back, but players jumping into the popular for the first time in a while may be shocked by their first encounter with the deadly mob.

Minecraft is known by everyone at this point, but more players jump in every day - meaning many may not understand how the game has evolved over time since the earlier versions. If you want to know when the fearsome Warden was added to Minecraft, read on below.

When was the Minecraft Warden added?

promo art of the the Wild Update, showing the Minecraft Warden enemy
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The Warden was added to Minecraft as part of the 1.19 Wild Update, which was released on June 7th, 2022. They were initially announced in 2020 and were set to be part of one of the earlier Caves and Cliffs updates before being pushed back.

What is the Minecraft Warden? 

Minecraft Warden towers over a player wielding a bow.
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The Warden is one of the newer Minecraft mobs, and is a massive creature that has excellent tracking abilities, setting it apart from the other enemies in the game; they can be found in the Deep Dark biome in caves.

Wardens can sense players by using antennas on their heads, letting them seek out vibrations from movement or breaking blocks. This means if you aren't careful in caves, a Warden can come out to surprise you easily.

They're also extremely powerful and resilient to damage, meaning your best option is to run away until progress far enough into the game to get the best weapons and armour.

That's everything you need to know about the Minecraft Warden, including when it was released and what exactly they are.

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Tarran is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon. He previously wrote reviews for his college newspaper before studying Media and Communication at university. His favourite genres include role-playing games, strategy games, and boomer shooters - along with anything indie. You can also find him in the pit at local hardcore shows.

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