The Ender Dragon is coming to Minecraft Pocket and Windows 10 editions

Minecraft fans playing the Pocket Edition and Windows 10 Edition beta will soon be able to take on the powerful Ender Dragon. As revealed by developer Mojang, both the Pocket and Windows 10 editions will get the chance to enter The End dimension with a forthcoming update to a significatnt version number, 1.0.

From Mojang:

We didn't pick that number for the lols. Our next update is packed with features but most significant is probably The End and its iconic inhabitant - The Ender Dragon. Though you can carry on playing after defeating the misunderstood beast, for many, taking it down is the ultimate goal in Minecraft. Something to aim for and achieve after hours of play. A tangible end-game for Survival players.

Should you defeat the Ender Dragon, you'll get a chance to explore the outer islands of the End and its mysterious End Cities, where a new Shulker mob and purple building blocks can be found.

Aside from the addition of The Ender Dragon, Mojang notes that the 1.0 update will also increase the world height to 256 blocks, allowing you to take your builds to new heights. More importantly, this update will mark near feature parity between the Pocket and Windows 10 versions and the original Java version of the game.

Are you looking forward to taking on the Ender Dragon in Minecraft Pocket and Windows 10 editions? Let us know in the comments!

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  • so finally dropping the 'beta'?
  • Hell yeah, awesome news!! :)
  • Really nice. Feature parity is good. It would be nice if it also meant multiplayer between both versions.
  • YES i've been waiting for this at PE
  • pe going to be able to continue worlds on the win 10 version at all ?
  • I hope that once the versions reach feature parity we can port saves from the Java version to the Windows 10 version. (I can understand if they don't put effort into going the other way.) I have a save with friends on the Java version that we've put a lot of time into, but I would really like to move to the Windows 10 edition for the better performance and easier multiplayer.
  • Maybe trading with villagers too?
  • I hope so.
  • Add achievements for the WP version please !!
  • I tried to defeat ender dragon on pc version. I switched to creative node juat to defeat him. Damn its hard to get him those things that heal him doesn't help either.
  • Why Windows Phone didn't got it?? It is released to all other OSes even Windows 10 Edition but not Windows Phone!