Minecraft announces next big update, the 1.1 Discovery Update for Windows 10 and Pocket Edition

Kit McDonald

Minecraft for Windows 10 and Pocket Edition will be getting its next big update “very soon” and, with it, more features that will draw players into the large, generated world of blocks.

Here’s what you can expect to see:

  • Adventure in Woodland Mansions: Trade with the new Cartographer villager to get treasure maps, follow the map, and journey to the woodland mansion. Battle Illagers – the villagers gone bad – to claim fantastic treasure.
  • Exploration: Beef up your storage with Shulker Boxes, Encounter Llamas (!!!) (OMG) (SERIOUSLY OMG) in the wild and make llama trains, Dyeable Beds, Smelt ingots to reclaim materials from tools, build colorful structures with Glazed Terracotta or Concrete blocks, and enchant your equipment with Frostwalking or Mending.
  • Add-Ons: Movement will become data-driven, meaning you’ll be able to create remixed movement properties in your Add-Ons.
  • And adding a third gameplay mode, Adventure Mode, for folks who like to make custom games and scenarios.

Update 1.1 for Windows 10 and PE is very similar to the Exploration Update that PC players received about five months ago. Seems like Mojang and Microsoft are edging closer to that feature parity between platforms after all.

More details are expected to be revealed throughout the next few weeks. The Discovery Update 1.1 will be launching this Spring with early access available in the Android beta.