The Ender Update and Festive Mash-Up pack hit Minecraft Pocket and Windows 10 Editions

The big Ender Update is finally here for Minecraft's Pocket and Windows 10 editions. With the update, each edition takes a big step forward to version 1.0 and introduces the End Dimension, the Ender Dragon, and much more.

The additions in the Ender Update also take the Pocket and Windows 10 Editions much closer to feature parity with their desktop (Java) cousin. Unfortunately, the Ender Update is only available for iOS and Android devices on mobile at this time, but you can still check it out on your full Windows 10 PC or tablet. Here's a look at what you can expect to be added with the update, from Minecraft.

  • The End, End cities, End ships, Ender dragon & all the other >- End goodies
  • Ender Pearls
  • Eye of Ender
  • Ender Chest
  • Dragon head
  • Shulkers & shulker shells
  • Chorus fruit and popped chorus fruit
  • End stone & End stone brick
  • End poem
  • Purpur block, purpur pillar, purpur slab & purpur stairs
  • End Rod
  • Dragon Egg
  • Exit Portal & End Gateway
  • Ender charge
  • Ability to craft lingering potions in survival
  • Ability to craft tipped arrows in survival
  • Ability to respawn Jean? the Ender Dragon
  • Dragon's breath
  • Elytra
  • Ender crystals
  • 256 world height!
  • World seed library
  • Igloos & polar bears
  • Strongholds now fully implemented and have a chance of spawning in newly generated chunks
  • Support for world templates

If that isn't enough, the update also adds in the Festive Mach-Up Pack for 2016. Available for $3.99, the pack adds some new holiday-themed skins and a new snowy world to roam. Check it out in the trailer below.

If you're an avid Minecraft player on either platform, let us know in the comments what you're most looking forward to checking out!

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl

  • My son has been anxiously awaiting this update and can't wait until he get's home from school.
  • Trading yet ? Is realms a leggy mess ? I have like 100 animals and its giving me random damage and slow updates.
  • When are they ever going to make these all UWP or, at the very least, Play Anywhere?
  • I believe they are waiting till they have feature parity. Even then I think it'll be difficult for ALL editions. Can't have a UWP on Android and iOS.
  • Can I share worlds across Pocket (Windows 10 Mobile) and Windows 10 yet?
  • Goodbye life.. 😄
  • BTW do not see the update yet (W10M)
  • Same here
  • Can't pull down the update yet
  • I am waiting for an update to allow Realms to be cross compatible with all versions of Minecraft. When that time comes, I will be so excited. It will be nice to be able to play from my phone, computer or Xbox and still be able to play on the same world no matter where I am.
  • Do you play now. Could create so much now :)
  • I do play now, and I enjoy all I can do. But it would be nice to be able to play on my Realm no matter whether I am on my phone, computer or Xbox.
  • Does the W10M version not allow you to sign in to your XBOX Live account?
  • Not yet
  • The Festive Mash Up pack is $4.38 here in Hungary, because of stupid extra taxes... But I bought it anyways :D The included Christmas map looks really cool, but is pretty hard in survival, because food is pretty limited. At least until you find the chest with melons, apples and other goodies :D
  • Great we can finish dans hair.
  • Now that Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition is out of beta, there are only 29 days remaining to save $17 ($19.80 CAN) off the full price of $26.99 ($31.39).  
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  • I dont know if anyone recognized it, but the Windows 10 Mobile version still lacks the update... Is it killed or something?!
  • Yes, same here. On their site they don't have either instructions for installing add-ons for the Windows Phone version. Very strange...
  • I'm really curious what's going to happen... Would be cool if the PE would be dumped and W10 Edition made UWP... But I guess that would be a bit of more 'drama' from the developer's side...
  • I was hoping for that too. That way it would be really universal and the texture packs bought on PC would show up on mobile also.
    Maybe that's the long term plan and this is also the reason why they don't bother adding XBox synchronisation to the Phone version?
  • Has anyone been able to get the Windows 10 Mobile pocket update yet?? I keep checking and it's not available for download
  • Nope. Not available yet. Let's hope it arrives before christmas ;)
  • Is it only me or what Microsoft says and what they really do about Windows Mobile is so different? They always say "W10 Mobile is important" but in practices, delays are so frequent. In fact, I'm used to be happy when there is some delays, because the rule is to get nothing never.
  • or before 2017... Why nobody knows why it isnt on win10mobile store? I searched the full internet about it and found nothing..  
  • Yep, I did the same. Same result. Very few people seem to be concerned. They might just have abandoned it on WP. And almost nobody cares... :(