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Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition

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.

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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.

Nintendo has started to update its maintenance schedule for this week. So far, two sessions are planned. One is specifically for Switch and general while the other is for Minecraft (which probably means an update is on the way).

The full maintenance schedule is as follows:

Switch

– 4:50 PM PT (January 30) – 6:30 PM PT (January 30)
– 7:50 PM ET (January 30) – 9:30 PM ET (January 30)
– 12:50 AM in the UK (January 31) – 2:30 AM in the UK (January 31)
– 1:50 AM in Europe (January 31) – 3:30 AM in Europe (January 31)

Minecraft (Switch / Wii U)

– 5:50 PM PT (January 30) – 7:30 PM PT (January 30)
– 8:50 PM ET (January 30) – 10:30 PM ET (January 30)
– 1:50 AM in the UK (January 31) – 3:30 AM in the UK (January 31)
– 2:50 AM in Europe (January 31) – 4:30 AM in Europe (January 31)

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Minecraft added a new Norse Mythology Mash-Up Pack on both Switch and Wii U this week. Check out a trailer for the DLC below.

A new Minecraft update will be going out soon on Switch and Wii U. On both platforms, the game will be adding in a Birthday Skin Pack, Norse Mythology Mashup Pack, and more. There are also the regular features and changes.

We expect that the patch will be going live around the following times:

– 5:50 PM PT (December 19) – 7:30 PM PT (December 19)
– 8:50 PM ET (December 19) – 10:30 PM ET (December 19)
– 1:50 AM in the UK (December 20) – 3:30 AM in the UK (December 20)
– 2:50 AM in Europe (December 20) – 4:30 AM in Europe (December 20)

For the full patch notes, continue on below.

Mojang held a special Minecraft Earth event earlier today. All sorts of big news was shared at the event, including

First, the new update for Switch is officially coming in 2018. Mojang said that it wants to ensure it can deliver players “the best experience possible.” The Super Duper Graphics pack is also pushed back to 2018 since a lot of work still needs to be done.

Here’s the full rundown on all of the news from Minecon Earth:

A new update is rolling out for Minecraft on both Switch and Wii U. It specifically adds in a free Minecon Earth 2017 Skin Pack. Minecraft went through maintenance last night, so this update should be live as of now.

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One of the latest pieces of DLC for Minecraft on Switch and Wii U is a new Skin Pack featuring the Netflix show Stranger Things. We have a trailer and some footage for it below.