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Achievements are coming to Minecraft on Switch – just not in the traditional sense. Microsoft and Mojang have confirmed that you’ll be able to earn achievements tied to Xbox Live through Nintendo’s console once the Bedrock update has gone live.

Thanks to Bedrock, Minecraft is being united on a number of platforms. Aside from achievements, it implements other features such as cross-platform play.

You can find the full list of achievements that you’ll be able to collect in Minecraft below.

The Minecraft Star Wars Sequel Skin Pack will soon be available on both Switch and Wii U. Mojang published a trailer for the DLC today, and we have it below.

New content is being added today to Minecraft on both Switch and Wii U. The highlights are the Halo Mash-Up Pack as well as the Star Wars Sequel Skin Pack.

Alongside the DLC, Switch and Wii U are both receiving a new update tonight / tomorrow. We have the full patch notes below.

Usually when a developer announces that something has been submitted to Nintendo, that tends to mean it’s close to release. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case with the Bedrock Edition for Minecraft on Switch.

It was recently mentioned during an official live stream on Twitch that Bedrock Edition had been submitted to Nintendo. But during another stream a few days ago, it was clarified that Bedrock is “not done” on Nintendo’s console and the team has “quite a ways to go”. Bedrock is also not in final certification.

Switch was originally supposed to receive the new features and content from Bedrock Edition last year. It’s intended to unite all versions of Minecraft, including support for cross-platform play.


It seems that Minecraft: Bedrock Edition has been submitted to Nintendo, according to a livestream on the official Minecraft Twitch.

The developers have stated that they’re very interested in gyroscopic gaming, but it won’t make it into the release version. As for Switch, they’ve stated that they won’t release the digital version until the physical version is ready as well.

Highlights of the Bedrock Edition include cross-platform play, infinite worlds, and better chunk loading. It also seems to include almost everything the main game offers.


The developers who are working on the Switch version of Minecraft held a recent live stream on Twitch. The team received a question about if they would add gyro-aiming to the game. The team’s response was at this time there are no plans to work on it. However, they did say that it was a “great suggestion that they will look into in the future”. According to the team, they “love when games like Splatoon 2 have it”.

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First footage is in showing Minecraft’s upcoming Bedrock update running on Switch. This will introduce new features and allows for the different versions of Minecraft to be united with cross-platform play and more.

One aspect shown off in the footage is that it seems as though Minecraft can now render up to 14 chunks on Switch when undocked. That’s a notable increase from the current amount of 7 chunks in handheld mode and 10 chunks in docked mode.

Here’s the full video:

Minecraft received some new DLC on Switch (and Wii U) this week featuring skins from franchises like Gears of War, Halo, and Banjo-Kazooie. Check out some footage below.

Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition was updated once again last night. Aside from adding in support for new DLC and fixing bugs, it also added some notably functionality. We’re hearing that video capture is now supported, so players can record 30-second gameplay clips similar to some other titles on the console.


Following last night’s update, the Moana Character Pack was made available in Minecraft for Switch (and Wii U). Take a look at some footage below.

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