Update 1.10 (and more!) on console today!

Mobs, blocks, items, mash-up packs, skins, maps!

Are you feeling a bit left because of our recent PC/Mac and Pocket / Windows 10 updates, console kids? Aww. There's no need to be sad. Christmas is just around the corner. And (if you've been well-behaved) Santa might bring you a tangerine or something.

Also... we've just released a big update for all console editions of Minecraft!1!

This one features a wide range of Minecraft goodness from new mobs to fresh status effects. We've also revamped The End - take a visit to that mysterious place after updating and you might find End Cities, End Ships and a complete gamechanger known as Elytra - which will give you a whole new perspective on your world.

Here’s the full changelog:

  • New mobs: Shulker, Stray Skeleton, Husk Zombie, Skeleton Trap Horses
  • New Blocks: Chorus Flower, Chorus Plant, Dragon Head, End Gateway, End Rod, Purpur Block,
  • Purpur Pillar, Purpur Stairs, Purpur Slab
  • New Items: Chorus Fruit, Chorus Fruit, Dragons’s Breath, Elytra, End Crystal, Lingering Potion, Water Splash Potion, Popped Chorus Fruit, Potion of Luck, Tipped Arrow; Spruce, Birch, Jungle, Acacia, and Dark Oak boats
  • New Status Effects: Levitation, Luck
  • The End: significant changes to The End dimension – End Cities, End Ship
  • Crafting: UI updated to allow crafting fireworks, similarly to how Banners are crafted
  • Brewing: changed to include a slot for Blaze Powder
  • Tutorial: new Tutorial world, including tutorials for Banners and Elytra

Alongside all of that excitement, we’ve also released a bunch of new mash-up packs, maps, and skins for each console edition. Click through the illustrative images below for all the info!

The Fallout Mash-Up pack is available on all console editions for $5.99 USD or equivalent. Go on an adventure in your own blockalyptic wasteland!

The Fallout pack includes 44 skins, custom textures, re-skinned mobs, a post-apocalyptic map, a soundtrack compilation and Pip-Boy inspired UI.

The Festive Battle Map is available separately for $1.99, or as part of the Merry Bundle. Nothing like a heated battle to get into the holiday spirit!

The Merry Bundle is available on Xbox and Playstation Editions for $6.99 USD or equivalent. It includes the Festive Mash-up Pack, Skin Pack, and Battle Map.

We're also releasing both of our Dr Who skin packs on Xbox and Wii U. They cost $2.99 USD each or $5.49 for the double bundle. Both of these are already available on Playstation consoles.

Get both packs for access to over 100 characters from all eras of the show including the Doctors (obv.), K9 (yeay!) and the Cybermen (boo). It's a funny old show, Dr Who.

It's Minecraft's third birthday on Playstation and first on Wii U. To celebrate, we're giving away a free Skin pack featuring the original developers in their favoured attire.

Since the infamous "incident" of 2014, Daniel Kaplan has been banned from riding pigs in the office. It was fun while it lasted though, and influenced the ending of Minecraft: Story Mode's first season.

Written by
Owen Jones

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