New Minecraft Updates, Add-Ons and Bosses Announced

Henry Gilbert
Minecraft Games
Minecraft Games

In case you missed it, this past weekend was Minecon, the massive convention that brings together Minecraft lovers from around the world. Held in Anaheim, CA, the event was full of announcements from series developer Mojang. There was news on additions to the console versions of the game, as well as changes to the PC and Mac versions. And perhaps biggest of all, there was news on Minecraft update 1.11. First, take a look at the big additions coming to the console versions of Minecraft on Oct. 4.

The Chinese Mythology pack will hit Xbox One and Wii U on Oct. 4, and every other console the day after. According to Mojang, the free Minecraft update pack includes:

  • Polar bears and their adorable offspring are to be found wandering frozen biomes.
  • Banners! Spruce the place up with your personalised drapery.
  • New terrain generation: Igloos now appear in Arctic biomes, and gargantuan fossils lie beneath the earth awaiting your discovery.
  • Beetroots! You can farm them and turn them into a restorative soup. Delish!
  • Other new blocks: End Bricks, Grass Path, Frosted Ice, Magma, Nether Wart Block, Red Nether Brick and Bone Block.

Quite a lot for one update, but PC and Mac players will also get a Minecraft update of their own on Oct. 18. The Boss Update will bring new and remixed mobs and battles to the PC, Mac, and pocket versions of the game. There will also be add-ons like rideable chickens. Being able to tool around on poultry sounds like something Minecraft has always needed but is only now getting.

Minecraft Update

Finally came word that the PC and Mac versions of Minecraft would finally see the 1.11 update this Wednesday. The update includes improved maps, new mobs, and perhaps most importantly, llamas. Soon every adventurer will be seen taking a llama everywhere in the PC version of the game.

That’s all for now, but those sound like substantial changes to the PC, Mac and console versions of Minecraft. No matter how you play Minecraft, you should have plenty of reason to dive into the game in the next few weeks.

Henry Gilbert
Henry Gilbert is Senior Games Editor at Fandom. He's worked in the gaming press since 2008, writing for sites as diverse as GamesRadar, IGN, and Paste Magazine. He's also been known to record a podcast or two with Laser Time. Follow him on Twitter @henereyg.
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