Lunar New Year is here
Celebrate with the Legend of Nezha & more!
Lunar New Year has arrived at Minecraft Marketplace! Celebrated between January and April, this holiday marks the beginning of a new lunisolar year and ushers in luck for the months to come. To mark this important festival, between February 1 and February 7** 2022 we’re filling our own red packet for you and stuffing it with stripe-tastic content to commemorate the Year of the Tiger!
People born in a tiger year are considered to be confident leaders. That’s why I’ll be looking at you tigers (and everyone else but myself) to gather your courage and take the lead as we explore a free and fantastic new map: the Legend of Nezha! Immerse yourself in an ancient tale of immortal heroes and battle as one of the world’s most beloved champions in this mesmeric world from Next Studio.
Just as the Third Lotus Prince from Chinese folklore protects good and kindness, you’ll fight as Nezha against the evil Dragon King and put your wits to the test against the devious Stone Queen! This adventure-packed map is available for free* on Minecraft Marketplace for 12 months, so whether you’re celebrating Lunar New Year now or later in April, you have plenty of time to master your hero pose and dive on in. Speaking of diving, if you love immersing yourself in a map then you’ll want to check out the fantastic paid skin packs and curated content being released on Minecraft Marketplace as well! That way you can really look the part as you fight your foes.
If you prefer sweaters to shields and cozying it up to battling it out then you’re in luck too, friend! Between February 1 and February 7** 2022 you can also collect two free Character Creator items from Minecraft Marketplace: a free tiger mask and a free tiger sweater that are sure to make your characters look ready for a week of festivity and fun! Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to download The Legend of Nezha and save the world from King Zhou in my awesome new tiger sweater. Wish me luck! Because that’s what I wish you all: a lucky, prosperous, and happy year to come. Happy Lunar New Year!
*Legend of Nezha by Next Studio remains free from 1 February 2022 until 8 February 2023
**Free items require the latest version of Minecraft: Bedrock Edition and access to Minecraft Marketplace (sold separately); available 2/1/22 at 10 a.m. PST until 2/8/22 at 10 a.m. PST.
- Sophie Austin