The release of Minecraft 1.12 is fast approaching, moving on from weekly Snapshots we are now onto pre-releases! The first pre-release came this week, quickly followed by a second fixing a fatal crash. Learn more about the pre-release here, which includes new advancements and a whole host of bug fixes.
Dinnerbone issues a challenge, a speedrun of the new How Did We Get Here ("Have every status effect that is available in Survival mode, all at the same time.") advancement in hardcore mode.
Minecraft: Switch Edition is released, and quickly receives significant positive reception, including this glowing review from Matt Peckham on time.com, "Having tooled around with it (versus nearly all of Minecraft's other incarnations), I can say it's arguably the finest iteration of Swedish studio Mojang's magnum opus yet. [...] Minecraft is already the finest thing I've experienced in this medium, the answer I'd probably give to the one-thing-you'd-want-on-a-deserted-island question. And thanks to Switch, it just got an order of magnitude better.".