Console updates continue!

Llamas, parrots and illagers arrive on Console Edition!

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.

With that in mind… here’s an update for you! Yay! It should be rolling out right now across Xbox and Playstation platforms, with Switch and Wii U to follow on later tonight.

New Features:

  • 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)

As well as all these fancy features, the release also makes two new bits of DLC available:

There's the all new '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! Gross! But cool!

That's joined by the Mini Game Heroes skin pack - the second of our packs especially designed for elite competitive Minecrafters. Check out the skins here.

Lots of good stuff - with much more to come. Enjoy!