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Minecraft’s Aquatic Update launches on Xbox One, Window 10 Mobile & PC

The first part of Minecraft’s Aquatic Update is now live on Xbox One consoles, Windows 10 PCs, Windows 10 Mobile phones, Oculus, and Mixed Reality devices.

This first phase of the Aquatic Update brings, as its name suggests, water related content and functionality to the popular Minecraft game such as swimming, floating items, shipwrecks, and ruins. This update also adds eight Xbox Achievements to Minecraft for players to unlock. Here’s the full list of new content and changes being made with this update.

  • Fish (salmon, cod, pufferfish, tropical fish)
  • Bucket of fish
  • Coral (coral, coral fans, coral blocks)
  • Kelp, Dried Kelp, Kelp Block
  • Dolphins (follow boats, get a boost swimming next to them)
  • Icebergs
  • Blue Ice
  • Nine Ocean Biomes (frozen, deep frozen, cold, deep cold, lukewarm, deep lukewarm, normal, deep normal, warm)
  • Underwater Ravines & caves
  • Sea grass
  • Sea pickle (w/ illumination! Up to 4 in a block – only light up underwater)
  • Shipwrecks
  • Treasure chests (in ruins, shipwrecks)
  • Ruins
  • Swimming
  • Treasure Map
  • Buried Treasure
  • Heart of the Sea in buried treasure chests (non-active)
  • Trident
  • Trident enchantment
  • Stripped Logs
  • Buttons, Trap Doors, Pressure Plates with variation
  • Carved Pumpkins
  • Floating Items
  • Boat Polish (smoother control)
  • 8 new achievements
  • Water has a completely new look and increased visibility while underwater
  • Prismarine Stairs and Slabs
  • New swimming animation while sprinting in water
  • Minecraft: Education Edition Chemistry features can now be enabled under Cheats! For tips on getting started, check out the Chemistry Lab Journal

The second phase of the Aquatic Update will add even more water-related items and features to Minecraft however no release date for it has been given yet.

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