What you need to know
- Minecraft Dungeons is an action-RPG spin-off from Mojang Studios and Double Eleven, which gets regular updates and expansions.
- The next major expansion for Minecraft Dungeons is 'Hidden Depths,' and heads to all Minecraft Dungeons platforms on May 26.
- Today, Mojang Studios released the latest Minecraft Dungeons Diary on YouTube focusing on the 'Hidden Depths' DLC.
- The video goes over some of the new features and content coming in 'Hidden Depths,' as well as the upcoming Anniversary Event.
Minecraft Dungeons is gearing up to be incredibly busy next week with the release of the Minecraft Dungeons Hidden Depths DLC expansion. The new premium expansion, free update, and accompanying Anniversary Event to celebrate Minecraft Dungeons' first year all drop at the exact same time: May 26 on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, PC, PS5, PS4, and Switch. To prepare players for the upcoming horde of new content, Mojang Studios has released the latest Minecraft Dungeons Diary focusing on the Hidden Depths DLC.
The newest Minecraft Dungeons Diary is awesome if you're excited about the upcoming Minecraft Dungeons expansion, and even if you're looking to jump into the game for the very first time. A ton of new info is revealed about Hidden Depths, the free update, and the rewards players can look forward to during the Anniversary Event. Here are some of the biggest reveals during this Minecraft Dungeons Diary:
- Hidden Depths will include two main missions and one secret level. Like every other expansion for Minecraft Dungeons (with the exception of Flames of the Nether), the Hidden Depths DLC will include two main missions and one secret level for players to discover. Each level will go through several underwater biomes and areas, and be filled with new mobs, gear, and puzzles for players.
- Tons of new gear, including at least four exclusive rewards for the Anniversary Event. Hidden Depths will include lots of new gear for players to uncover, including awesome water-themed weapons like the massive and powerful anchor or the brutal harpoon crossbow. Completing Seasonal Trials for the Minecraft Dungeons Anniversary Event can also net you sweet loot like the Sparkler melee item, Sweet Tooth cake armor, Sugar Rush bow, and Birthday Cap cosmetic item. You can check below for screenshots of all the confirmed gear we saw in the Minecraft Dungeons Diary.
- Lots of new mobs and mob variants. Minecraft Dungeons will bring a ton of new mobs into Minecraft Dungeons from vanilla Minecraft, like guardians and drowned, but we'll also see new variants of existing mobs like the sunken skeleton. Overworld mobs from other parts of the game will also apparently make an appearance in new and exciting ways. At the end of Hidden Depths is a new massive boss fight to look forward to (we're expecting a corrupted elder guardian of some kind).
- New quality-of-life updates. Of course, major game updates aren't just about new content. Minecraft Dungeons will also include some quality-of-life updates, including a new accessibility toggle that allows you to turn off screen shake for abilities and weapons. I know I'm using that.
- Free update additions. Hidden Depths will, of course, include a new free update that adds new content for all players, regardless of whether or not they own Hidden Depths. This time around, players can look forward to a ton of new enchantments, ocean mobs in Ancient Hunts, and more. The most exciting addition are Raid Captains, however, which are super powerful mobs that can be found anywhere in Minecraft Dungeons. Defeating these mobs will make the remainder of that mission extra difficult, but the rewards at the end will be incredible.
If you want the full scoop on the Minecraft Dungeons Hidden Depths DLC, be sure to check out the latest Minecraft Dungeons Diary. You can also take a peek at some screenshots of the new gear we included below. You're not able to pre-order or purchase Hidden Depths for Minecraft Dungeons yet, but it is included in the Minecraft Dungeons Season Pass that you're able to purchase right now, which includes previously released expansions like Howling Peaks and Flames of the Nether.
Minecraft Dungeons is also available through Xbox Game Pass on consoles and PC, and Xbox Cloud Gaming through Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. Only the base game is included, but this still gives you a ton of content to check out (with more added in free updates all the time!).
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Zachary Boddy (They / Them) is a Staff Writer for Windows Central, primarily focused on covering the latest news in tech and gaming, the best Xbox and PC games, and the most interesting Windows and Xbox hardware. They have been gaming and writing for most of their life starting with the original Xbox, and started out as a freelancer for Windows Central and its sister sites in 2019. Now a full-fledged Staff Writer, Zachary has expanded from only writing about all things Minecraft to covering practically everything on which Windows Central is an expert, especially when it comes to Microsoft. You can find Zachary on Twitter @BoddyZachary.