Minecraft Bedrock Update Incoming!
Launching today on Xbox One, Windows 10 Edition, iOS, Android and Nintendo Switch!
Hey, watch where you’re pointing that crossbow! I’m as excited as anyone that it’s coming to Minecraft today – with three new enchantments to boot – but I’d also like to get through writing this Minecraft.net article without a bolt being fired at me and ruining my lovely hair.
Actually, the crossbow isn’t the true star of this new update. That’ll be the lantern, which is sure to light up your life! We’ve also added the loom and the lectern, items that will no doubt loom up your life and lectern up your life, respectively. Give them a try!
Look at me rambling about book holders and medieval weaponry when I should be talking about the real star of the R10 update – Jellie, the cat YOU voted to be added to Minecraft! Jellie, stand up and take a bow!
No, wait, I know the actual star of this update – shields! You’re just 1 iron ingot and 6 wooden planks away from being able to defend yourself against all sorts of hostile mobs (and other players, too).
Shields will also help defend you from the new hostile mob, Pillagers (are they the true stars of this update? No way, they’re JERKS). Defence won’t actually be necessary just yet, because Pillagers are only coming to Creative Mode in this update. But what about in a later update? Let’s just say you might want to start practising crafting and using that shield now…
Please note that there is a bug that currently affects HD texture packs on mobile devices. Using these texture packs may cause your game to crash. Until we get this bug fixed, we advise you to not use HD texture packs on mobile devices. We hope to get this bug fixed soon!
This update will be rolling out on Xbox One, Windows 10 Edition, iOS, Android and Nintendo Switch today, so keep an eye on your Minecraft platform of choice. Want to chat with us about the update? Join us, the true stars of the R10 update, on the official Minecraft Discord at discord.gg/Minecraft
- Tom Stone