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Minecraft developer Mojang wishes all of his console gamers a happy holiday with a big update and a few DLC packs.
The phenomenon of block building is now at version 1.10 on Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo systems. This patch, known as the “Vacation Update,” introduces theft, new potions, and more. It’s free and downloadable now. Mojang and publisher Microsoft are also rolling out some new packs and skin packs for gamers who are fans of Fallout or the happiest time of the year.
These types of updates and DLC releases are an essential way for Microsoft to keep gamers interested in Minecraft, which debuted on PC as an unfinished demo in 2009. Free updates allow players Players can check out what’s new on whatever platform they choose, then the Skin Packs allow players to spend cash to help fund the future development of one of the best-selling games of all time.
Here’s a preview of Update 1.10:
- Theft arrives in console editions.
- To fly, you must equip yourself with a new item called Elytra.
- You can find the Elytra in “The End” realm.
- Mojang and his partner 4J Studios updated The End with End Cities and End Ships.
- You can create new potions, like lingering potions, using Dragon’s Breath.
- Minecraft now has new status effects: Levitation and Luck.
- The Amplified Terrain option when starting a new world on Xbox One or PlayStation 4 increases the differences between valleys and mountains. This is to get the most out of the Elytra.
If that free content isn’t enough, you can spend $ 6 to unlock the Fallout Mash-up Pack. This DLC includes 44 skins that will make your characters look like the irradiated cast of Fallout RPGs from publisher Bethesda. You can also use a Pip-Boy inspired user interface.
If you’re looking for something more festive, you can get the Merry Bundle for $ 7. This includes a number of holiday-themed DLCs that will let you cover your world with bells, string-tied gifts, and warm woolen mittens. It is not yet clear if this includes whiskers on kittens.
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