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Minecraft Tricky Trials update

May 30: The Minecraft 15th anniversary festivities continues, and it’s now been revealed that the major “Tricky Trials” update is coming next month. Players can get their hands on it starting June 13, 2024.

There’ll be a lot of new content to try out when the update launches in just a couple of weeks. Mojang Studios is adding trial chambers as a new structure, the breeze and the bogged mobs, the vault block, mace weapon, and more.

Here’s the full rundown:

Minecraft Tetris collaboration

A bunch of different collaborations have come to Minecraft over the years, and the latest this week brought Tetris tot he game. It can be found now on the Minecraft Marketplace.

One of the more interesting parts of the DLC is that Tetriminos fall from the sky after powering up the Tetrimino Generator. If you mine these blocks, you can obtain new resources and items inspired by the gameplay features in Tetris. Also, new tools include the Line Clear Hammer to clear a line of iron blocks at once and the Hard Drop Claw. Lastly, new mobs called Tetrimonsters are included.

Minecraft Netflix animated show

Microsoft and Netflix are teaming up on a new Minecraft animated show, the two sides announced today.

Little is known at the moment. Thus far, it’s only been said that the show will tell an “original story with new characters, showing the world of Minecraft in a new light.”

Minecraft museum map 15 anniversary

Minecraft is celebrating its 15th anniversary with a new museum map.  Best of all, it’s entirely free.

The map was made in partnership with Oreville Studios. By exploring the museum, players can check out key moments in Minecraft history. Players can partake in mini games, collect lost memories, and explore historical exhibits to unlock the rich history of Minecraft. Multiplayer is fully supported as well.

Here’s some additional information:

Grounded update 1.4.2

Another update went live for Grounded this week, and version 1.4.2 is out now.

The patch brings along technical improvements, some changes, and more. One of the more notable things here is that loading a saved game takes less time now, and it’s 60+ seconds faster. Asset popping is also reduced along with short draw distanced in the Sandbox.

The full rundown of the update is as follows:

Grounded update 1.4.1

Grounded gained a new version 1.4.1 update on all platforms this week, including Switch.

A bunch of different changes and fixes are included with some that are specific to Nintendo’s console. Worth noting, performance has been improved – though that’s just the tip of the iceberg with the patch.

Here’s the full rundown:

Minecraft update version 1.20.80 armadillo

Minecraft just went live with a significant version 1.20.80 update.

The update includes the armadillo, eight new wolf variations, and wolf armor. Other things are included as well such as the latest experimental features, bug fixes, and more.

The full rundown is as follow:

Grounded frame rate resolution

Grounded recently appeared on Switch, and Digital Foundry now gives us a closer look at the technical side of things with a new analysis, including frame rate and resolution. We also get to find out about visual differences made to get the game running on the system.

Here’s the full roundup of tidbits:

Grounded gameplay

Grounded has now been made available on Switch, and gameplay has come in. This marks the second release from Xbox and Obsidian following Pentiment. 

Catch up on everything you need to know in the following overview:

Minecraft Kung Fu Panda

The next collaboration for Minecraft is here with the game teaming up with the Kung Fu Panda franchise.

As part of the DLC, players can master kung fu alongside Po and the Furious Five at the Jade Palace. A special map was created that’s filled with action-packed battles, showdowns from the movies, and a multiplayer mode.

Here’s a trailer:

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