Minecraft Dungeons surpasses 10 million players, celebrates with free cosmetic items for all players

Minecraft Dungeons Flames Of The Nether Dlc Celebration
Minecraft Dungeons Flames Of The Nether Dlc Celebration (Image credit: Mojang Studios | Twitter)

What you need to know

  • Minecraft Dungeons is a co-op focused ARPG spin-off of Minecraft available on Xbox, PlayStation, PC, Switch, and Android through Xbox Cloud Gaming (Project xCloud).
  • Mojang Studios has revealed today that Minecraft Dungeons has reached over 10 million players since its launch last year.
  • This impressive figure is followed by some insane play stats from players, like beating the final boss nearly 6 million times in total.
  • Minecraft Dungeons is celebrating with a free cosmetic cape and pet, releasing on February 24 alongside the 'Flames of the Nether' DLC.

Minecraft Dungeons is the co-op focused ARPG spin-off of Minecraft, and it wasn't necessarily taken seriously by hardcore Minecrafters when it released. Fun gameplay mechanics, wonderful graphics, and a constant stream of updates and DLC like the Howling Peaks DLC have all made Minecraft Dungeons an enjoyable and overall fantastic game for any ARPG fans. As it turns out, a lot of people agree with this sentiment, as Mojang Studios just revealed that Minecraft Dungeons has surpassed over 10 million players.

Minecraft Dungeons is available on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, PC, and Xbox Cloud Gaming, and has gathered an impressive number of players since its launch. Those 10 million players have apparently:

It's almost certain these numbers have been massively bolstered by Minecraft Dungeons' availability through Xbox Game Pass. Still, Minecraft Dungeons has held its own alongside bigger releases after almost one year of existence.

To celebrate, Minecraft Dungeons will give all players a free cosmetic cape and pet (looks like a Baby Pig) that will be added to your inventory on February 24, 2021. Coincidentally, this is also the release date of Minecraft Dungeons' Flames of the Nether DLC and complimentary free update, which promises to be Minecraft Dungeons' most ambitious update yet. The free update and celebratory cosmetic items are, well, free, but the Flames of the Nether DLC can be picked up as part of the Minecraft Dungeons Season Pass.

Minecraft Dungeons is at its best when played with friends, so consider one of the Best Headsets for Xbox Series X|S to keep in touch with them while in the heat of battle.

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Zachary Boddy
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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.