Minecraft's big Discovery Update comes to Pocket and Windows 10 Editions

Minecraft's latest big update is here, bringing along a bunch of new stuff to check out in the Pocket and Windows 10 Editions. Called the Discovery Update, version 1.1 of the game places a large emphasis on exploration with new enchantments, Woodland Mansions to discover, and, most importantly, llamas.

On top of all of the new discovery-related additions, this update also brings the Minecraft Marketplace to Pocket and Windows 10 Editions. In the Marketplace, you'll be able to find and download community-created pieces of content to check out.

Here's a look at what's new in the 1.1 update:

  • Minecraft Marketplace
  • Skyrim Mash-up Pack
  • Llamas
  • Shulker Boxes
  • Woodland Mansions
  • Cartographer Villager & Exploration Maps
  • Illagers (Evokers & Vindicators)
  • Vex
  • Concrete & concrete powder
  • Glazed terracotta blocks
  • Dyeable beds (and you can jump on them, too!)
  • Iron and Gold tools can now be smelted into Iron Nuggets and Gold Nuggets
  • Adventure Mode
  • New game rules: DoFireTick, DoMobSpawning, DoTileDrops, - MobGriefing, DoEntityDrops, KeepInventory, DoMobLoot, DoDaylightCycle
  • New achievements
  • Mending & Frostwalking enchantments
  • Totem of Undying
  • Off-hand slot (only works for arrows & Totem of Undying)

Between the new Adventure Mode, which lets you take on custom games and scenarios, and the Woodland Mansions, this update sounds like a solid win for Minecraft explorers. If you have Minecraft Pocket of Windows 10 Edition, you should be able to grab the 1.1 update now and dive in.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster

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