Better Together Update Out Now!

Finally, the new anticipated Minecraft game is now rolling out across the world, bringing with it a whole host of new features including the marketplace, servers and cross-platform play.

It’s probably the most significant update we’ve made in Minecraft’s recent history - we’re releasing a new version of the game that lets players on Xbox, mobile, VR and Windows 10 play together! — minecraft.net.

Players on Mobile will receive an automatic update to the new Minecraft game, players on Xbox One with a digital copy of the game can download now and players on Xbox One with a physical copy of the game will receive the update in the coming days. The Nintendo Switch update is not ready yet, it will be arriving this winter as a free upgrade. 

New Features 

  • Stained Glass
  • Fireworks (with Elytra boost!)
  • Parrots
  • Banners
  • Armor Stands
  • Jukebox and music discs
  • Recipe Book
  • Book & Quill
  • Ravines
  • Coarse Dirt
  • New world start options: Starting Map; Bonus Chest; Trust Players
  • New game rules: Show Coordinates; TNT Explodes; Natural Regeneration
  • Added '/tickingarea' command to create areas that still update when no players are there
  • Player permissions
  • Zombie Villager spawn egg
  • In-game host options
  • Paper doll viewer
  • Outline selection toggle
  • In-game player names toggle
  • HUD opacity toggle
  • Expanded Xbox Live multiplayer world settings
  • New loading screens with funny and helpful tips
  • How to Play screen
  • Remix 3D export functionality (Windows 10 only)
  • New achievements
  • Server Partners
  • Realms invite links
  • Mash-up Packs and Texture Packs will now decorate the main menu and in-game HUD

Looking to learn more about the Better Together update? Check out our previous article covering the update here.

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