Category: Minecraft Official

Console: Next Update Brings Flight In December

 

 

Console Minecraft has always been chasing the Java version, in terms of updates. With each version, it gets closer, and faster, every time. Not expected until mid to late December, the Holiday Update will bring a lot of features familiar to desktop into the living room:

 

 

 

 

  • 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!

Many of the features hinted in the Holiday Update run parallel to the Java version’s End Update, so it’s reasonable to expect seeing many of them on console soon. Will you be ready to take flight?

 

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20 Possible Secrets in 1.11

 

 

Xisumavoid often goes over the various nuances of major updates. In this installment, he goes over 20 new items added in 1.11 that may have escaped many players’ notice. Did you know any of these already? Did you learn any new ones?