• Realms map round-up: puzzles, presents, and flights of fancy

    Hello again, Minecrafters! Today we’ve got another selection of Minecraft minigames and adventures for you to try. Most Realms maps are available online through their creators, but we’ve gone the extra mile and worked with them to load the maps into Realms for PC. If you or a friend has a subscription, these adventures are available to play right now!

    Unsure how to load custom content into Realms? Here’s a handy help article for you. Now, let’s dig in!

    Captive Minecraft IV: Winter Realm by The Farlanders

    The Captive Minecraft series started in 2014, after the inclusion of world borders in Minecraft 1.8. You begin in a 1x1 play area, but each time you earn an achievement, that area expands. Open your inventory to get started!

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  • Battle mini game: out now & free on consoles!

    Are you a master swordsman? A dead-shot with a bow? A demolitions expert? A fisherperson with an unusual lust for vengeance? Then sharpen those tools of destruction and strap on your toughest enchanted helm: it’s time to do Battle!

    Battle is the first of several mini games we’re releasing for Console Edition and will be rolling out as free update across Xbox, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, PS Vita and Wii U today. It’s a last-minecrafter-standing deathmatch in which players tussle over resources and weapons in perilous arenas, fending off would-be assassins and their own hunger pangs.

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  • The Survivors’ Book of Secrets - out now!

    With E3 out the way, it’s the perfect time to put the kettle on and kick back with one of those papery, real-world thingamies that we enjoyed in the days before the internet shattered our attention spans. What were they called? Boofs? Boops?

    Of course, we here at Mojang are learned folk who love few things more than reading a good boop, er, book. And what better book could you read than this? - our newly launched, high-quality tome: The Survivors’ Book of Secrets.

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  • Minecraft at E3: the round-up

    Phew! What a week. E3’s finally over! Jetlagged developers and giddy gamers the world over can finally slump back into their chairs in happy exhaustion, satisfied in the knowledge that a year of amazing digital diversion lies ahead.

    What’s that? You missed the entire thing? Dear oh dear. Well, luckily for you, we’ve collated all the most important news (which is to say Minecraft news) and put it in this post.

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  • Realms and cross-device play: now on Pocket / Win 10

    Somewhere out there, on a hot stage in LA, Lydia has just announced the release of The Friendly Update, aka 0.15, for Pocket and Windows 10 Edition. And not just that! We can now reveal that The Friendly Update’s hitherto mysteriously unspecified friendliness is a result of two major features: Realms and cross-device multiplayer!

    Realms are servers, run by us, just for you and your friends. Now, you can keep your Pocket / Win 10 Edition Minecraft world online and always accessible, even when you log-off. It’s safe, too! Only people you invite can join your world, and what you do there is up to you: create, survive or compete.

    Not convinced? Then try out the month-long free trial! Read all about how to get your hands on Realms on our shiny new site.

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  • Minecraft: Education Edition early access is here!


    You might remember us posting about Minecraft: Education Edition back in January. It’s a version of Minecraft designed to help educators teach all kinds of subjects.

    Now the time has finally come. If you’re blessed with a particularly hip and likeable teacher, Minecraft: Education Edition could soon be appearing in a class near you soon! The early access version is available for download!

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  • Minecraft 1.10: The Frostburn Update

    What comes after 9? Well surprise, surprise: we’ve updated Minecraft to version 1.10! Get it hot off the stove in the Minecraft launcher.

    The update contains changes for both the coldest and hottest areas of the Minecraft world. Polar bears roam the frozen plains, and a stronger kind of zombie may approach you in the deserts. There are also other additions you may find pleasant.

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  • Minecraft 1.10 Pre-Release 2

    The second pre-release for Minecraft 1.10 fixes some more issues that were reported to us via the bugtracker. Thanks to everyone who found and reported bugs.

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  • A sneak peek at The Friendly Update’s piston power

    What’s coming in The Friendly Update - the much anticipated 0.15 update for Pocket / Windows 10 Edition? Crazy piston-powered contraptions aplenty! Watch the video above to see some of the redstone features coming soon to a pocket near you. Preferably your own pocket.

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  • What’s in 0.15, The Friendly Update, for Pocket / Win 10?

    UPDATE: The beta is now live! Click here to sign up to the beta.

    Who’s excited about 0.15, then? Judging by Shoghi’s inundated Twitter feed, quite a lot of you. We aren’t quite ready to tell you when it’ll launch, but we can tell you a few of the things you might find in it. We’ll be releasing an Android beta soon, so you’ll be able to explore some of the new features for yourselves.

    Here’s some - but definitely not all - of what you’ll find in 0.15, aka The Friendly Update.

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