Minecraft for Xbox gets huge free update with new blocks, mobs and more

Minecraft gamers who play the mega-popular sandbox game on consoles like the Xbox One and Xbox 360 will be able to download a huge free update later today. The 1.8.8 update will add in new blocks, mobs, potions and more to the game.

Here's what developer Mojang has to say about the Minecraft console update:

"Add all-new blocks to your creations with Granite, Red Sandstone, Prismarine and Slime, in addition to beautiful gardens of Blue Orchids, Sunflowers, Tulips and more. Interact with Rabbits and Salmon in the new biomes, like the Redwood Forests of Mega Taiga, Roofed Forest or the Deep Ocean. Venture to the subaquatic Ocean Monuments and use your Potion of Water Breathing for new adventures with the Elder Guardians. All this and much more for you to Create, Play and Explore!"

The update also includes a new tutorial world to that shows out the new content could be used in Minecraft.

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Source: Xbox Wire (opens in new tab)

11 Comments
  • Why Minecraft has lot of Visible Pixels...?
  • Brother you're amazingly sarcastic or plain ignorant. Either way, lol.
    It's how the game was built fyi.
  • kids get high when they see more pixels
  • ...high like I get when I see............
  • Snowblowers?
  • Now the Xbox gets rabbits. Behind PE...
  • Wen on ps4? :)
  • ...and no cheevos for the hunters, sucks!
  • Well shame my Minecraft licence is just valid on PC :(
  • Not only Xbox every console gets the same major update as they are aiming to make the consoles equal to the PC version
  • Do I need to start a new world? Posted via the Windows Central App for Android