Microsoft has been working diligently to keep the console versions of Minecraft as fun as the PC ones, which includes all the fun patches. They’ve released a teaser for the Minecraft holiday patch, which brings new mobs, items, blocks, status effects, and UI, tutorial, and generic game updates. The information they’ve given in an Xbox news post can be found here:

  • If you’re sick of spending all your time walking on solid ground, just equip the new Elytra, which enables players to glide through the air!
  • You’ll find your Elytra in The End, which has been updated to include End Cities, End Ships and all the Chorus Plants, Flowers and Purpur you can handle. Don’t say we didn’t warn you if one turns out to be a Shulker.
  • Like potions? Use Dragon’s Breath to create Lingering Potions if you want to leave some status effects on the ground for a friend or foe to happen upon. Speaking of status effects, we’re adding a couple new ones as well – Levitation and Luck.
  • If you’re just getting started on a new world on Xbox One or PlayStation 4, you can turn on Amplified Terrain. This option makes the differences between mountains and valleys more extreme – so put that Elytra to good use!

The Minecraft holiday update releases for Xbox, PlayStation, and WiiU consoles in December for free.


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