Latest Minecraft Dungeons dev diary shares details about Howling Peaks DLC, Apocalypse Plus mode

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What you need to know

  • Minecraft Dungeons is a steadily improving dungeon-crawling ARPG from Mojang Studios and Double Eleven.
  • The game has already gotten several updates and DLC, but the next one will add some much-requested endgame features.
  • In the latest Minecraft Dungeons developer diary, you can learn more about the Howling Peaks DLC and some of its features.
  • The upcoming DLC will add levels, mobs, gear, puzzles, and 20 all-new difficulty levels to power-up and increase the challenge.

Minecraft Dungeons is a clever co-op focused ARPG from Mojang Studios and Double Eleven, which takes strong inspiration from games like the Diablo franchise. It launched with tons of promise but little content, and now the game is steadily delivering with free updates and paid expansions alike. The next DLC for Minecraft Dungeons is the Howling Peaks DLC, which was revealed at Minecraft Live, and is finally adding some much requested endgame features. You can learn more about the expansion in the latest Minecraft Dungeons developer diary.

Beside the expected additions from Howling Peaks, matching what was added in Jungle Awakens and Creeping Winter, Minecraft Dungeons is also added new Apocalypse Plus difficulties in a free update, which will massively raise the ceiling for power levels, gear drops, and challenge in the game. This will add a huge amount of replayability to Minecraft Dungeons, and give veteran players a reason to come back and grind to reach higher levels.

Howling Peaks will also add three new levels, new mobs, and a ton of new gear including Climbing Gear and Emerald Armor. There should be a lot to explore in the next Minecraft Dungeons DLC, and fortunately we won't be waiting for a long time. Howling Peaks is expected later this year, in December, and should beat out the new year to deliver fresh Minecraft Dungeons content to us.

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