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Everything players need to know

Zombies were one of the first mobs added to Minecraft. They are creatures of the night and are very attracted to players and villagers.

Players who are looking to play Minecraft should know all about zombies’ behavior if they want to survive the night.

Zombies have unique mechanics in Minecraft, with the ability to call for reinforcements. They also burn in daylight, which is great news for players hiding away during the long night.


Also read: How to repopulate a village in Minecraft


Zombies in Minecraft

Spawning

Shown: A group of Zombies spawning on top of a Woodland Mansion (Image via Minecraft)
Shown: A group of Zombies spawning on top of a Woodland Mansion (Image via Minecraft)

Zombies have a chance of spawning in groups of four at a light level of seven or less.

All zombies also have a 5% chance of either spawning as a zombie villager or a baby zombie. Baby zombies have an additional 5% chance of spawning on top of a chicken, known as a Chicken Jockey.

Zombies have an 80% chance of spawning as a Husk in desert biomes. They are also found in 50% of Dungeon mob spawners.

In addition to all of this, some zombies will spawn with tools or armor, making them stronger than regular zombies.


Behavior

Shown: Two zombies loitering in front of a Woodland Mansion (Image via Minecraft)
Shown: Two zombies loitering in front of a Woodland Mansion (Image via Minecraft)

Zombies will pursue players within 40 blocks compared to other mobs’ 16 block radius. This makes zombies some of the most annoying mobs in Minecraft.

In addition to this, zombies who are damaged by the player can call any other zombies within a 67 block radius. On Hard mode, additional zombies have a chance to spawn when a zombie is attacked by the player.

Zombies will attack villagers, Iron Golems and Wandering Merchants, posing as a massive threat to the safety of villages. If the village’s Iron Golem ends up dying, there will be nothing protecting the villagers from the zombie onslaught.


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Shown: A Zombie being cleansed by the rays of the Sun (Image via Minecraft)
Shown: A Zombie being cleansed by the rays of the Sun (Image via Minecraft)

Zombies do not like sunlight, as it causes them to be completely enveloped in flames.

10% of zombies who are pursuing a player or a villager will also bang on closed doors if they are in the way. On Hard difficulty, they can even break the doors down.

If a zombie has their head submerged underwater for more than 30 seconds, they will transform into Drowned.


Also read: The Drowned in Minecraft: Everything players need to know

Published 18 Mar 2021, 06:37 IST



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