Minecraft for Windows 10 celebrates its first birthday with new map and Villains skin pack

Developer Mojang is celebrating the first anniversary of the Windows 10 edition of Minecraft by releasing a free map for the sandbox game. There's also a new Villains skin pack to download for both the Windows 10 and Pocket Editions of Minecraft.

In a blog post, Mojang notes that the Windows 10 version of Minecraft has seen "12,000 code check-ins, 6000 bugs squashed" and 15 major updates since it was first released a year ago:

And our work is not done: soon we'll be introducing add-ons which let you dramatically modify the rules of the game, and, in the coming weeks, we'll enable support for the Oculus Rift, giving players a whole new perspective on their favourite game. There's so much more planned.

To celebrate, Windows 10 owners of Minecraft can download a free roller coaster map for the game.

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Also, the Villains skin pack, which adds 17 new character skins to both the Windows 10 and Pocket Editions of Minecraft, will roll out today as an in-app purchase of $1.99:

Grab it and join forces with Minecraft's most dastardly denizens: slink from the shadows as the sinister Stronghold Seer, unleash the fury as the ferocious Lava Fiend, or, er, sell silverfish as the monstrous Silverfish Monger. The evilest of all mongers! Then there's the grotesque Patchkin, the enigmatic Endergaunt, the chilling Eyece, the Terror Spawner, Dungeon Spectre, Slymime and Cake Maniac. There's evil of every flavour: 17 skins in total - the evilest of all numbers!

Download Minecraft Windows 10 Beta from the Windows Store ($9.99)

Download Minecraft Pocket Edition from the Windows Store ($6.99)

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John Callaham