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Minecraft nets a sizable update on consoles, 2 new DLC packs

Minecraft players on consoles are in for a treat with the game's latest feature update. Now rolling out to Xbox and PlayStation, with the Switch and Wii U versions following later today, the new update packs in a new UI engine, Llamas, Illagers, and much more.

Here's a look at the full list of new features packed into the latest update for consoles:

  • 7 new Achievements/Trophies
  • New UI engine (saving significant memory - which should boost performance!)
  • Llamas
  • Parrots
  • Woodland Mansion
  • Treasure Maps
  • Observer Block
  • Totem of Undying
  • Illagers! Vindicator, Vex and Evoker!
  • 'Bouncy' Beds
  • Dyeable beds
  • Option to change Biomes size to match other platforms (since they are smaller on console by default)

In addition, two new DLC packs are now available for console players. The first is called the "Giants Glide track pack", which includes three new Glide challenges littered with giant furniture, mobs and more. Meanwhile, the "Mini Game Heroes super skin pack", which includes themed skins for competitive team players.

This update comes ahead of the "Better Together" update, which will allow Minecraft players across consoles (except PS4), mobile and PCs play together. That is expected to land later this year.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the Editor in Chief for Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl. Got a hot tip? Send it to

  • Dan,
    Title, typo: nets -> gets
    Thx, learned something new today.
  • nets = 'to obtain or acquire'
  • I wonder if I'll have to start a new map, in order to play what's new?
  • An iOS developer has already started to develop a minecraft AR app for iOS. Looks pretty cool.
    Without any developers Microsoft is already losing the AR / VR battle before it started.
    Another beginning of the end???
    Maybe Microsoft should stick with the Xbox as the only consumer market product?
  • I honestly didn't know ios had vr/ar at all. Just phones and expensive laptops
  • nice to see updates here!
  • So looking forward to playing with other plats. One of this gens best achievements.
  • No shields?