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Minecraft Holiday Update: What’s New For PS, Xbox & Nintendo

Minecraft Holiday Update
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Minecraft Holiday Update: What’s New For PS, Xbox & Nintendo

‘Tis the season to be jolly especially now that there is a Minecraft Holiday update. Minecraft is catching up with the merry cheer and the Christmas season. It  is getting a Merry Bundle!

The game developer Mojang is responsible for the Minecraft Holiday update. He wished all of the game players to have a happy holiday through the update and via plenty of downloadable content packs. It is available on PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo consoles.

Minecraft Holiday Update

Minecraft is currently at its 1.10 version. This patch is known as the “holiday update.”

According to the Minecraft website, there are new mobs and status effects. The End has also been improved for the holiday update. The makers of the game suggest a visit to The End to find End Cities, End Ships and Elytra which will give a new perspective. Mojang, along with Microsoft, are also releasing a new bundle and fresh skin packs for players who are Fallout fans.

Venture Beat calls this tactic a way of keeping Microsoft and Minecraft fans interested. This game debuted way back in 2009 and time has caught up with it. Microsoft would not let that happen, of course. Free updates spark the interest of the players. Furthermore, skin packs enable players to spend money so that Microsoft can have the funds as well to develop this best-selling game.

Minecraft Holiday Update

Image source: Screen grab from Youtube/Xbox account

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Full Changelog

The Minecraft holiday update has also provided a changelog in the game. This new full changelog has been given in the Microsoft website.

  • New mobs: Shulker, Stray Skeleton, Husk Zombie, Skeleton Trap Horses
  • Additional Blocks: Chorus Flower, Chorus Plant, Dragon Head, End Gateway, End Rod, Purpur Block, Purpur Pillar, Purpur Stairs, Purpur Slab
  • Fresh Items: Chorus Fruit, Chorus Fruit, Dragons’s Breath, Elytra, End Crystal, Lingering Potion, Water Splash Potion, Popped Chorus Fruit, Potion of Luck, Tipped Arrow; Spruce, Birch, Jungle, Acacia, and Dark Oak boats
  • New status effects: Levitation and Luck
  • To fly, get the Elytra. Find it in The End realm.
  • Craft fireworks similar to how Banners are created
  • Brew new potions such as Lingering potions, using Dragon’s Breath. This includes Blaze Powder.
  • New Tutorial world includes those for Banners and Elytra
  • Start a new world on Xbox One or PlayStation 4. This increases the differences between valleys and mountains in terms of Amplified Terrain options.

The game in its 1.10 version is free for download. Unlock the Fallout Mash-up Pack which includes 44 skins for $6.

Get the Merry Bundle for only $7. This has a holiday-themed piece of downloadable content. It has sleigh bells, presents, mittens and the spirit of Christmas.

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