Minecraft Dungeons releases hotfix patch update for 'Howling Peaks DLC,' fixes some bugs

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A small patch to close out the year for Dungeons.

What you need to know

  • Minecraft Dungeons is an ARPG co-op focused spin-off of Minecraft from Mojang Studios.
  • The game gets regular updates with new content, areas, and balancing changes to mix things up for players.
  • The major Howling Peaks DLC was just released, but now that update is getting a small hotfix.
  • The hotfix includes a handful of bug fixes and some balancing tweaks to make the game fairer.

Minecraft Dungeons has already had a busy month, with the release of this third expansion, the Howling Peaks DLC, and a new Season Pass that includes the latest DLC as well as three more future updates. However, Mojang Studios isn't quite done with the year yet and is releasing a small hotfix update for Minecraft Dungeons with Update 1.7.3.0. There's nothing terribly exciting about this patch, but it does fix some annoying bugs and make some balancing changes, one of which should hopefully make the game feel fairer.

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This update should be available for all Minecraft Dungeons platforms simultaneously. The full changelog for Update 1.7.3.0 includes:

Fixes

  • Fixed the Apocalypse Plus prompt appearing after every completed mission
    • This prompt will still appear once with each restart of the game and a full fix for the issue will come in an upcoming update
  • Cooldown Reduction now affects Satchel of Elements and Scatter Mines
  • Fixed mobs not spawning during Night Mode
  • Disabled invisibility for enchanted mobs because that was too intense!

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