• Bug fix update for Pocket / Win 10

    Hello everybody!

    We’ve rolled out an update called 0.16.1 for all you Pocket and Win 10 players of Minecraft. Please go to your favourite app store to download the update. It fixes quite some bugs and will make your gaming experience smoother.

    Changelog below!

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  • Minecraft snapshot 16w44a

    Zis is ze nouveau snapsot !

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  • Watch our Halloween stream! Creepy Add-Ons abound!

    Ghosts and ghoulies, zombies and freaks - Halloween is the night that they shudder from the shadows to work mischief upon the living! Our own Twitch channel was possessed by numerous sinister spooklets for a two-hour long livestream, summoned forth by the utterance of such ancient and terrible names as Marc, Jason, Helen and Mike.

    After performing the dark and diabolical rites to get the microphone working, they proceeded to play through a special House of Horrors map, haunted by creepy custom mobs - all made using Add-Ons!

    Watch the team encounter these ghastly and grim creations on our Twitch channel or download the map and Add-Ons for yourself! Get everything you need right here. Just click the import button in-game (next to Create New World), locate the House of Horrors file, and it should set everything up for you. Spookily simple.


    Marsh - @marshdavies

  • Minecraft: Education Edition has launched!


    It’s been a long time coming! We announced it, created an Early Access version, and now… Minecraft: Education Edition has officially launched!

    Oh, and don’t worry if you don’t understand these words because Minecraft: Education Edition is available in 11 languages and a whopping 50 countries!

    Minecraft: Education Edition includes all kinds of cool features that make it fun and easy for educators to create and teach lessons through Minecraft. There’s even a dedicated Classroom Mode companion app that displays a map view, world management settings and more.

    Just like all the editions of Minecraft, Education Edition will be updated regularly and improved on by a talented community of creators. Only this time, those creators are educators with great insight into how to invigorate their students, make them extremely smart, and set them up for a fulfilling, productive lives. I might be getting a bit carried away here but, yes, Minecraft: Education Edition is a great thing.

    The official website already includes a bunch of tutorials, lesson plans, starter worlds and more, all created by talented users. It’ll also introduce you to the mentor’s program which connects Education Edition beginners with friendly veterans, all eager to share their timeless knowledge.

    The complete version of Minecraft: Education Edition is now available to purchase for $5 per user, per year, or through a Microsoft education volume licensing discount. Learn more at education.minecraft.net!

    Good luck expanding brains, teacher-folk!

    Owen - @bopogamel

  • Minecraft snapshot 16w43a

    Snapshot time! Bugs bugs and more bugs, all fixed!

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  • Halloweek begins as Spooky Bundle haunts consoles!

    Yeah, I know: Halloweek isn’t actually a word. But hopefully this horrifying misuse of language is unsettling enough to get you in the mood for a week of creepy fun!

    We’re kicking things off with the launch of the Spooky Bundle for Console Edition today: no tricks here, just three seasonal treats all rolled into one - the Halloween Mash-up, the Halloween Battle Map and the Campfire Tales Skin Pack. Check out the chilling trailer above and witness a trio of grisly delights, guaranteed to haunt your dreams FOREVER*!

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  • Add-Ons are here! Watch our cool tutorial vids!

    The mighty 0.16 update has landed on Pocket and Windows 10 (read all about it here!) bringing with it our first implementation of Add-Ons! They’re a new way for you to customise your Minecraft world, allowing you to poke around in the guts of the game and tweak the way mobs look and behave.

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  • Add-Ons! Sponges! Pocket / Win 10 gets the Boss Update

    Wet sponges - I’ve recently discovered that babies like to suck on them, which is kinda gross to be honest. But let’s not worry about that for now. Minecraft: Pocket Edition and the Windows 10 Edition beta are being updated to 0.16 today, bringing loads of new features, most of which are not in the slightest bit soggy.

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  • Minecraft snapshot 16w42a

    Snapshot time! Bug fixes galore!

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  • Realms Map Round-Up: Pandas, Puzzles and Egyptian Elytra

    Brave Adventurers!

    This week, we have FOUR new maps for you. They’ll let you soar across ancient ruins, saddle up sturdy panda steeds, clamber through the jungle canopy and ponder brain-bending puzzles. Mildly interested? We can work with that.

    Our first addition is a great Capture the Flag game where you use elytra wings to fly into your enemy’s base. Let’s get into it!

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