Minecraft Earth follows Pokemon Go's footsteps, makes it easier to play from home

Minecraft Earth
Minecraft Earth (Image credit: Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • Minecraft Earth is a mobile AR spin-off of Minecraft.
  • It's still early on, so it's evolving a lot over time.
  • The team is now making much-needed changes to make the game more playable at home.
  • This includes more events in the world, as well as the ability to spawn Adventures.

It's still early days for Minecraft Earth, and that means the game is constantly changing. While its core problems remain unfixed, the game is getting some welcome improvements that closely follow what Pokemon Go has been changing, according to Minecraft Earth developer Aubrey Norris. The changes focus on letting people play more from the comfort of their home, without having to break their social distancing.

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This means that there will be more "tappables" (resources and other overworld events) spawning more frequently and in closer proximity to the player, as well as new Adventure crystals that allow players to spawn Adventures directly on top of them, instead of going out to find them. Hopefully this will encourage more people to avoid going outside and risking interaction with groups of people, but these changes shouldn't really go away even after the coronavirus outbreak is behind us.

Zachary Boddy
Staff Writer

Zachary Boddy (They / Them) is a Staff Writer primarily focused on covering the latest news, the best Xbox and PC games, and the most interesting hardware. They have been gaming and writing for most of their life, and have been with Windows Central and its sister sites since 2019. While originally brought on to write about all things Minecraft, Zachary has since expanded to write about practically everything that Windows Central covers. You can find Zachary on Twitter @BoddyZachary.