Console Update Out Now!

 

This new update is out now on Playstation and Xbox, and will be rolling out on Switch and Wii U this evening. Here's a rundown of what is included:

 

  • 7 new Achievements/Trophies
  • New UI engine (saving significant memory - which should boost performance!)
  • Llamas
  • Parrots
  • Woodland Mansion
  • Treasure Maps
  • Observer Block
  • Totem of Undying
  • Illagers! Vindicator, Vex and Evoker!
  • ‘Bouncy’ Beds
  • Dyeable beds
  • Option to change Biomes size to match other platforms (since they are smaller on console by default)

This update also includes 2 new DLC packs:

 

Giants Glide Track Pack, "...featuring a trio of deadly aerobatic challenges in which players swoop around oversized furniture, weaving between the limbs of massive mobs, and even through the icky tubes within the human body itself!"

 

Mini Game Heroes skin pack, "...the second of our packs especially designed for elite competitive Minecrafters. This pack stars the colourful heroes of our Minecraft mini games, including... Bat Team, Cow Team, Cat Team, Elder Guardian Team, Horse Team, Llama Team, MagmaCube Team, Slime Team, Spider Team and Villager Team!"

 

And, Mojang had this to say about the future of the Minecraft Console Edition following the Better Together Update announcement:

As you probably know, we’ll soon be bringing you the Better Together Update, which will combine console and mobile editions into one super-lovely version of Minecraft - but that doesn’t mean we're twiddling our thumbs in the meantime! Console Edition will still be getting updated with new features, and those platforms which won’t support the Better Together Update will continue getting updates even after it lands.

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