- Jasper shares a preview of the new Stone Bricks and Vines, with an animated side-by-side comparison.
- Maria shares a potential new recipe book button design, and another (animated) idea.
- Dinnerbone has updated the 1.13 Command Changelog, "...highlights will be selector syntax changes & experimenting with testfors". Find the changelog on reddit here.
- The release date and trailer for Story Mode, Season 2 Episode 2 have been released. Available August 15th on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Mac, iOS, and Android-based devices.
- Minecon 2017 has been announced as Minecon Earth, a 90 minute live stream on November 18th at 17:00 GMT. Special guests, a costume contest and limited edition merchandise!
- Along with the Minecon Earth announcement, Mojang have announced Community Events. These events will take place all over the world throughout the year, featuring special guests, tournaments, merchandise, costume contests, unique content and more! Minevention, Minefaire and Blockfest have been announced as Community Events, with many more coming soon.
- The Better Together Update beta didn't release this week but the Minecraft team are working hard at squashing bugs and are getting closer and closer every day.
- The Minecraft: Java Edition beta launched in China this week.
This Week in Minecraft: August 12th