What you need to know
- Minecraft is a massively popular open world creative survival game from Mojang Studios.
- The base game already features a nearly endless variety of things to do, but players can purchase more content from the Minecraft Marketplace.
- The latest pack is an official Star Wars DLC, which features content from the Original Trilogy, as well as the Mandalorian TV show.
- The Star Wars DLC includes a map, skin pack, texture set, mobs and items reskins, unique UI treatment, and even an officially licensed Star Wars soundtrack.
Minecraft by itself is already a truly enormous game, and it continues to get even larger with new updates, the next one being the large Caves and Cliffs Update coming next year. However, players can shake things up with their Minecraft gameplay with new maps, texture packs, skins, and even entire adventures complete with unique mechanics and stories. The latest to drop into the Minecraft Marketplace will combine the best of Minecraft and another massive franchise: Star Wars.
That's right, Minecraft now has an official Star Wars DLC.
You can watch the trailer above to get an idea of what's included in the DLC, but basically you're looking at a mixture of content from Star Wars: A New Hope, the Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi, as well as the popular Mandalorian TV show that's exclusive to Disney+. This includes a full map to explore, a texture set that changes the look and feel of the game, a skin pack to let you play as popular characters like Luke Skywalker, reskins for mobs and items to make them fit in to the Star Wars universe, a unique UI treatment, and finally a licensed soundtrack to deck Minecraft out with some Star Wars tunes.
The Star Wars DLC pack for Minecraft: Bedrock Edition is now available from the Minecraft Marketplace, if you're interested in mixing Star Wars with one of the best games for kids on Xbox. If you're a huge fan of Star Wars, especially the Mandalorian, there's also a Limited Edition Xbox Wireless Controller designed after the Mandalorian that's now available for pre-order. If you haven't seen the Mandalorian, we definitely recommend it, and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is giving a month of Disney+ to subscribers for free.
A gaming masterpiece
Available everywhere you play.
Minecraft is an inarguable and complete success. It has sold copies in the hundreds of millions, has a huge following of dedicated players, and lets you unlock your every creative desire. It's also available on every platform imaginable, including Xbox One, Windows 10, Playstation 4, and Nintendo Switch. Play with anyone, and play anywhere.
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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.
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