Slabs! Stairs! Signs! Swalls! I mean, walls! Ahem, sorry – I always get overly excited like this when there’s a new update for Minecraft on Xbox One, Windows 10 Edition, iOS, Gear VR, Android and Nintendo Switch out today!
This update is full of building materials announced as part of our upcoming Village and Pillage update. The new villagers aren’t quite ready yet (they’re all busy studying for their new professions) making this update more of a builders dream, as it’s practically overflowing with new stairs, walls, slabs and more!
Gardeners, we haven’t forgotten you. This update brings two new flowers to Minecraft, The Lily of the Valley and Cornflower! Cornflower fans, this means you can finally stop sending our offices millions of letters a month, demanding we put cornflower in the game. Your cornflower wish has been granted!
Other new features include new gamerules and buttons that will take you directly to the feedback site, bug tracker site, or support site. Another hot new feature – lava – can now be placed in cauldrons! Just make sure you place it carefully, yeah? We’d hate to see your new-and-improved garden go up in flames…
In this release, we also have quite a few new features behind the Experimental Gameplay toggle in the world settings. If you’d like to use these features, you must enable Experimental Gameplay first.
These features include the Minecraft Script Engine (what’s the Minecraft Script Engine, you ask? Click here to find out more!) Go to this page of the all-powerful Minecraft Wiki for reference guides and sample packs.
Under the Experimental Gameplay toggle we also have Pillagers, the new Bamboo Jungle biome, lanterns, crossbows with new enchantments, and the block placeholders for the new village blocks (they don’t function yet – hang tight!) Keep in mind we call it Experimental Gameplay for a reason – make sure you backup your worlds!
Have a suggestion for the game? Please put these on feedback.minecraft.net and chat with us about the update on discord.gg/Minecraft
This update will be rolling out thoughout the day across all the Better Together platforms, so keep checking back. Enjoy!