Free Holiday Update coming to Minecraft console editions in late December

If you’re an avid player of Minecraft on Xbox or PlayStation, there will be exciting times ahead for you. Mojang has just taken to an official blog to give a sneak peek at what to expect from the upcoming Holiday Update for Console Editions of the game. The update, which is the biggest one of the year, brings many new features to the game and comes after the Minecraft team added banners, beets, and polar bears with a previous update in October.

Overall, with The Minecraft Holiday Update, you should expect to see new mobs, items, blocks and status effects, in addition to UI, game and tutorial updates. The update will launch in late December, and as always, will be free for owners of Minecraft on consoles. This Holiday update also means that those who play Minecraft on consoles will now be able to enjoy a redesigned end dimension and all of the other features which PC players have been enjoying for some time. For the complete details on what to expect, please see Mojang’s official description below:

  •  Elytra! Soar through The End on your freshly-minted insectoid glider, or, if you’d rather practice first, why not put your aerobatic skills to the test by generating a world with the new Amplified Terrain option?
  • End Cities, replete with End Ships, Chorus Plants, Chorus Flowers and Purpur blocks. Not all is as it seems, however – some blocks may conceal Shulkers, limpet-like enemies who fire homing rockets. Take a hit and you’ll take damage and experience something new, too: levitation! Elytra are essential to avoid an uncomfortable landing.
  • You can now use Dragon’s Breath to create Lingering Potions – throwable potions that leave a bubbling slick behind, ideal for ensnaring unwary pursuers.
  • If you’re just getting started on a new world on Xbox One or PlayStation 4, you can turn on Amplified Terrain. This option makes the differences between mountains and valleys more extreme – so put that Elytra to good use!

So, are you excited for this update? As always, do let us know what you think by dropping us a comment below!

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