The Better Together Minecraft creeper sound is here! Play the new Minecraft on Xbox, mobile, VR and Windows 10 today!
The big day is finally here! It’s probably the most significant update we’ve made in Minecraft’s recent history — we’re releasing a new version of the game that lets players on Xbox, mobile, VR and Windows 10 play together! It lets you access oodles of player-made goodness on Marketplace! It lets you take that Marketplace goodness from one device to another! And that’s just the stuff we’re doing on top of the core game itself. This new version of Minecraft also introduces the supported platforms to parrots, banners, armour stands, stained glass, fireworks, new world start options, new game rules, host options, the recipe book and loads, loads more. We’ve got loads more cool stuff to show you with this new version of Minecraft — for example, did you know you can share invite links to Realms now?
Except on Xbox One — we’ll be getting that working in the very near future. You can get this fancypants new version of Minecraft for free if you already own an edition of Minecraft for Xbox One, and you’ll get the Better Together Update automagically on Android, iOS and Windows 10. If you own the Xbox One Edition of the game on disc, be prepared for a short wait before your free download of the new Minecraft is available — we’ll work as fast as we can, but it may take a day or two to process all the requests! We’re still working on getting this new version of Minecraft ready for players on Nintendo Switch. We want to make sure that everything is ready to bring this platform onboard, and there’s a lot of work to do to make that happen. After all, no one has ever done anything like this before in the history of gaming. We expect to be ready with the free Better Together Update on Switch this winter.
Got questions about how this update works, how to get it, what it means for you or what happens to your old stuff? Check out our newly updated FAQ! Got feature requests, comments or feedback? Bug fixes: Too many to mention. My favourites are: making cats purr again, preventing bats from swimming underwater and stopping llamas from creepily turning their heads to stare at you while riding them. We can’t wait to see what you all build together! The other jargon used here is spawn, which is the word for when the computer makes something appear.
Hostile Mobs These are the ones you have to worry about the most! All of them spawn in the dark — either at night-time, or in caves, or in your house if you don’t provide lighting. Skeletons and zombies will burn up in sunlight, but watch out for some of the others even by day! Skeletons Skeletons are very common in Minecraft and will shoot at you with arrows. When they see you they will circle to their right to find a good place to shoot you from.
Skeletons will catch fire if they are exposed to direct sunlight, unless they ave a helmet to protect them. When a skeleton dies, it might drop bones or arrows for you to collect. Zombies Zombies are slow-moving monsters that, like skeletons, will die in the sunlight. If you kill a zombie, you might get some rotten flesh which you can eat if you really must, but it will likely poison you. Rarely, a zombie will drop an item of iron armour.
Occasionally, an army of zombies will besiege a village, looking for tasty villagers to eat. Creepers Creepers are strange creatures that contain explosives. They will blow up if you get too close to them, causing damage to anything near them. A creeper’s favourite trick is to sneak up behind you silently and explode.