Ice Age arrives in the Overworld
Don’t miss this mammoth mash-up!
Is it me, or does it suddenly feel colder? There’s definitely more of a chill than there was yesterday. Did I leave a window open? Am I standing in a freezer? Or could it be because: Ice Age is coming to Minecraft! Inspired by 20th Century Studio’s Ice Age movies and crafted by 4j Studios, the frost-covered world of Ice Age, alongside its huge host of huggable characters and a vast, explorable map is coming to your Overworld*!
I’ve been enjoying powdered snow in Minecraft ever since I discovered leather boots, but I think I’m going to enjoy it even more when I can don my Manny skin and stomp my way through a very different-looking Overworld. Cast your eyes towards a glittering horizon and you’ll see saber-tooth tigers prowling the glaciers, prehistoric pigs snuffling around the trees, vultures swooping through the skies and a dark shadow lurking beneath the ice-blue waters.
As a big fan of the Ice Age movies, I don’t know what I’m more excited to explore: the skeleton bridge or the lava falls? The ice cavern or the mammoth tree? This expansive map rebuilds some of the most iconic locations from all the movies – including the new Adventures of Buck Wild – in brilliantly blocky ways. And you’ll want to investigate it all, because you’ve been given an important collecting mission. As an avid collector of axolotls, horses, cats, and llamas in my save files, I’m looking forward to channeling my prehistoric squirrel and scouring the Overworld for acorns, instead! And not just any acorns, either: these elusive nuts have a hidden secret, but you’ll have to collect them all to crack it!
Finally, if you’re going to travel all the way back to the Ice Age, you’re going to want to look the part! With 30 new skins included, you can spring across glaciers as Sid, mosey through mud pools as Manny or dart past the chasm of death as Diego. My favorite Ice Age character is Ellie, because she also dislikes enclosed spaces and gets a bit scared in caves. I should teach her my torch trick, which is very simple: you place torches every second step, and then it’ll never get dark enough for mobs to spawn! Of course, Ellie’s cave had a small water issue, but good friends (or a lot of buckets) can solve that!
Start your frosty exploration today by downloading the Ice Age DLC* on your Minecrafting device!
* Requires the latest version of Minecraft Bedrock game (sold separately). Free item available 5/31/22 - 7/31/22; limit 1 per person/account. Ice Age © 20th Century Studio.
- Sophie Austin