Mojang, the developers of Minecraft, have taken to Twitter to announce what is quite possibly the single most important piece of news you’ll read today. The zombie pigmen are getting a makeover, complete with a new name! The update is relatively small, but brings the iconic mob into the present with an updated design that more closely matches other Minecraft mobs, as well as prepares it for the upcoming update to the Nether.

What makes a mob truly terrifying? Why, flappy ears of course! Get ready to shiver and shake when the updated Zombified Piglin model comes knocking on your door! pic.twitter.com/LU1STWmAyl

— Minecraft (@Minecraft) February 9, 2020

When the Nether Update is released later this year the zombie pigman will be no more. Instead, it is being renamed to the zombified piglin, to bring it in-line with the new mob, the piglins, that will be added. More importantly, the “new” mob is getting flappy ears to complete its look, making it my new favorite hostile mob. Besides the new name and appearance, the zombified piglin should behave the exact same as the old zombie pigmen.

Is the zombified piglin worth some excitement, or are you feeling “meh” about it? Let us know in the comments below!

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