Take Flight in the Next Update for Minecraft: Console Editions

Today we give a sneak peek into some of the long-awaited features we’ll be bringing to “Minecraft: Console Editions” in December. Since adding banners, beets and polar bears with our last update in October, the team has been hard at work on our biggest Minecraft console update of the year – the Holiday Update! You’ll be getting new mobs, items, blocks and status effects, in addition to UI, game and tutorial updates. With any sneak peek, we aren’t revealing everything right now, but here are some of things we’re most excited to deliver to players:

 

  • If you’re sick of spending all your time walking on solid ground, just equip the new Elytra, which enables players to glide through the air!

 

  • You’ll find your Elytra in The End, which has been updated to include End Cities, End Ships and all the Chorus Plants, Flowers and Purpur you can handle.

 

  • Like potions? Use Dragon’s Breath to create Lingering Potions if you want to leave some status effects on the ground for a friend or foe to happen upon. Speaking of status effects, we’re adding a couple new ones as well – Levitation and Luck.

 

  • If you’re just getting started on a new world on Xbox One, you can turn on Amplified Terrain. This option makes the differences between mountains and valleys more extreme – so put that Elytra to good use!

 

More details will be shared on the Holiday Update when it launches for free in late December across all Minecraft console platforms.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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