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Following last night’s maintenance, a new patch is out now for Minecraft on Switch and Wii U. Both platforms have had very fixes implemented.

Patch notes for both platforms are included below.

In the last major update, Minecraft received a new Giants Glide Track Pack on Wii U. We’ve attached the official trailer below.


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Minecraft’s latest maintenance will be happening in a couple of days. All network services will be affected during the evening of July 9 in North America, and during the early morning hours in Europe.

Here’s the full schedule:

– 5:50 PM PT (July 9) – 7:30 PM PT (July 9)
– 8:50 PM ET (July 9) – 10:30 PM ET (July 9)
– 1:50 AM in the UK (July 10) – 3:30 AM in the UK (July 10)
– 2:50 AM in Europe (July 10) – 4:30 AM in Europe (July 10)

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Minecraft will be updated very soon on Switch and Wii U with the latest features and DLC. Along with the Glide Giants Track Pack and Mini Game Heroes Skin Pack, new achievements, mobs, and more will be available.

Below are the full patch notes:

The developers of Minecraft have big plans in store for the game. Towards the end of the year, players on different systems will be able to connect with cross-platform play, and servers are coming to consoles. Listen to some of the developers of Minecraft discussing these new features below.

Minecraft will be receiving an update this fall. The team is also preparing a Super Duper Graphics Pack, which features new graphical elements. Switch won’t be getting the DLC’s 4K graphics, but the other bells and whistles should still be present. Check out the video below for a sneak peek.

This information comes from Xbox boss Phil Spencer…

“I don’t know yet. I’m guessing no. And this is a collaborative relationship between Nintendo and I; they don’t have Achievements on their platform. If they want us to, I would love to be able to do it… The relationship with Nintendo is incredibly strong. We obviously did the Mario mash-up pack into Minecraft; that doesn’t happen that often.”

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This information comes from Xbox boss Phil Spencer…

“We use Xbox Live as the way to make sure we know who our players are, controls around parental controls and other things that we put into our platform are there. And as you’re buying things in Minecraft, you want to make sure you have them available on other platforms, so we have to know who you are. If you have a realm that you’ve created on the PC and you want to get to it on the Switch, we have to have an identity system and we just use Xbox Live.”

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This information comes from a PressFire interview with Mojang CEO Jonas M√§rtensson…

We’re tying everything together with Xbox Live. So you log in with Xbox Live …

Even on Switch?

Yes. (Laughs) That’s pretty unique as well! But everyone that’s in on this, all the platform holders, have been pretty pragmatic and understanding of that what we’re trying to do is create a good experience for the players. We needed a good system to connect everyone, and Xbox Live is a good system.

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A number of Minecraft announcements were made yesterday. Among these are plans for cross-play, allowing users across different platforms to play together online, such as Switch and Xbox One.

The Super Duper Graphics Pack was also revealed. This features dynamic shadows, lighting that streams through fog, movement in leaves and grass, new textures for mobs and villagers, directional lighting, edge highlighting and more. While it was thought that it would only be on Xbox One and Windows 10, it’ll actually be on Switch as well, Kotaku reports.

Cameron Egbert, the rendering lead on Minecraft, told Kotaku, “It will be anywhere that you can play Minecraft in the new version.” Egbert added, “It will improve any screen on which you play”.

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