Minecraft Villagers Are Out Of Control After The Latest Update

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Villagers have been a part of Minecraft for a few years now, mostly just being quiet and boring. But the latest Minecraft update, Village & Pillage, has changed villagers and suddenly fans are encountering some strange and annoying locals.

Village & Pillage is a massive update, possibly the biggest update Minecraft has ever received. It adds, changes and fixes a huge list of things. Some of these changes involve the villagers of Minecraft. They’ve become more rowdy and odd.

This latest update was focused on villages, so many players have been moving into nearby villages to help build them up and protect them. But it seems villagers don’t respect their privacy. Minecraft users noticed almost immediately that villagers will now just sleep wherever they damn well please. One player even came home to find a villager in their bed, even though they locked their home up using a button and iron door. And here’s disturbing fact: Villagers sleep with their eyes open.

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Some players have also discovered villagers sleeping in beds while their heads float above them. This is a bug and a bit creepy.

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A crafty player shared on Twitter one way to remove these unwanted villagers. They simply used their fishing rod to pull the NPC off the bed and onto the floor.

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Other players have encountered villager children jumping on their bed, like mad lads.

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Some Minecraft players have also encountered villagers who just move into their home or garden and start doing whatever they want. One player encountered a villager who traveled a short distance to reach the player’s home and then started living and working there. Over on the Minecraft subreddit, the player desperately asked others “How do I get him to leave without hitting him?”

Another player walked into their home to find villagers breeding, which is awkward.

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When they aren’t sleeping or banging in strangers’ homes, it seems villagers will stay up all night bumping into stairs. They have trouble climbing stairs, so if you do want to keep them out, maybe trying building your home elevated off the ground and have a small staircase to get in.

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Possibly unrelated to the new update, but one player encountered a trader NPC that ran around like a chicken with its head cut off.

After years of living quiet lives as simple farmers or traders, it seems the populace of Minecraft has decided to get a little wild.

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I say, good for them.

Kotaku Weekend Editor | Zack Zwiezen is a writer living in Kansas. He has written for GameCritics, USgamer, Kill Screen & Entertainment Fuse.

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OtakuMan24
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I’ve found a few solutions to handling these new villagers.

First, if you want them to stop sleeping in your bed, make enough beds for all the villagers to sleep comfortably. It may require building some extra houses, but this ensures a content village.

Two, make sure you have plenty of work stations for the Villagers. In order to have villagers operate more like NPCs from western RPG games, like say, Ultima VI, the Villagers need a work station to hang out at during the day so they’ll be easier to find. It also helps ensure that any unemployed villagers have a chance of becoming useful.

It is possible to kick a villager out of a bed by simply attempting to sleep in one occupied by a villager. This will promptly kick them out and while they may be sore about it, you show them who’s boss and reclaim your rightful bed.

If all else fails, Villagers still can’t open fence gates.  Just fence off your house and keep them away.