- A fan theory suggests that “The End” region in Minecraft is actually a future version of the game’s world destroyed by Endermen.
- The theory proposes that the End Portals used to access the region are a means of time-traveling to the end of the world.
- Minecraft fans hope for more updates and content for The End region, as recent updates have focused on other areas of the game.
A Minecraft fan has come up with an interesting theory about the true meaning behind the game’s “The End” region, positing some major story elements of the game. The beloved sandbox game from Mojang offers plenty for players to do within its world beyond the creativity at the surface. While the game does not have a main narrative progression, players are able to travel through different dimensions like the Nether and eventually reach the game’s final boss in The End. However, one fan has a bold theory about the meaning behind the game’s final region.
Despite the massive popularity of Minecraft, the game does not technically feature a main story for players to complete. While players can progress by upgrading their tools, exploring dungeons, and slaying the Ender Dragon, Minecraft does not present any story elements within the game to guide the players. Some of the game’s spinoffs like Minecraft Legends have implemented story modes and some DLC, like Minecraft Star Wars: Path of the Jedi, come with their own enclosed narratives. However, one fan may have discovered a unique storytelling element within Minecraft‘s base game.
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A theory from totallynotdragonxex looks to potentially explain the reasoning behind the name for “The End” within Minecraft. The user suggests that The End is a future version of Minecraft‘s world, with the Endermen continuing to destroy the world for an extended period of time and leaving it as a husk. The post also suggests that the End Portals that players use to access the End are in fact a means of time-traveling to the end of the world, believing that the “Free the End” achievement alludes to this possibility.
Many fans in the replies were intrigued by the ideas proposed by the Reddit user’s theory, adding their own input based on official material. A leaked book written by Minecraft creator Jeb about the game’s design suggests that the Endermen’s ultimate goal is to “collapse all dimensions.” Other fans echoed the user’s interest in The End, hoping that Mojang eventually expands The End with more mobs and content. The End has received some updates since Minecraft‘s launch, introducing End Cities and Ships within the desolate region.
The interesting theory surrounding the End comes as many of Minecraft‘s updates have shifted away from the game’s endgame region. The upcoming 1.21 update has already been confirmed to be adding new variants for Minecraft‘s copper and tuff blocks, giving more uses to the under-utilized resources. The update was also confirmed to be adding the new “trial chambers” as special upgraded dungeons with new traps, enemies, and rewards. Minecraft fans will have to hold out hope that Mojang eventually brings new content to the game’s final region.
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