• Minecraft 1.9.4

    Update: Minecraft 1.9.4 removes the incorrect snapshot warning when you load a world from a previous version in Minecraft 1.9.3.

    This update fixes some reported issues and improves overall performance of the game. We also found some ways to reduce the memory usage, especially on servers.

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  • Mario Mash Up coming to Wii U Edition May 17!

    Minecraft: Wii U Edition has been available for some time and, though it’s a remarkably good video game, it’s not felt especially Nintendo-ey. That’s about to change!

    As you can see from the spiffy trailer up there, a free Mario Mash Up pack is on its way to Minecraft: Wii U Edition. It features a Mario-themed world, 16 original super-tunes from Mario 64, a specific Mario-themed texture pack, and a heap of skins featuring your favourite Mario-buddies. In fact, there are over 40 characters to play as. Of course, the two plumber guys and the princesses are included but we’ve even packed in some of the cheekier folk like Kamek, one of the Hammer Bros and that pernicious plant, Petey Pirahna. It’s a delightful mix, all in all.

    Did I mention that the Mario Mash Up pack is completely FREE? Yes, I did. Sorry.

    All existing owners of Minecraft: Wii U Edition will get the pack on May 17th as a free update, but it’ll also come with the retail version of Minecraft: Wii U Edition which is due to appear in-stores from June 17th. The disc comes in a box which makes it a great, wrappable gift for friends or loved ones. Just sayin’.

    Both the digital and the retail version of Minecraft: Wii U Edition costs $29.99, 30 golden coins, or the equivalent in your region.

    Thanks for-a playing our-a game!

    Owen - @bopogamel

  • Celebrate Xbox Edition's birthday with free skins!

    Minecraft on Xbox turns four today! To celebrate those four wonderful years we’re going to be giving away a special birthday skinpack for Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition and Minecraft: Xbox One Edition.

    The pack, which features Alex and Steve sporting snazzy mob-themed tees, will be freely available all week long, starting today! And, as if that wasn’t enough, we’re also putting all the previous birthday skin packs up for grabs at the same time, too. So go get ‘em, slip into something suitable for this special occasion, and stuff yourself full of cake!

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  • Favorites Pack coming to Xbox One this June

    Hello!

    You might not know this, but we have some of the hottest data analysts in the world working at Mojang. And they’ve been crunching the numbers. After months of hard graft, they’ve managed to calculate precisely which add-on packs have sold most on the Xbox One console.

    Armed with this hot data, we’ve decided to bundle the top seven packs with Minecraft: Xbox One Edition and sell the resulting package for $29.99 (or equivalent) in stores across the world. We have named this bundle the “Minecraft: Xbox One Edition Favorites Pack.”

    The Minecraft: Xbox One Edition Favorites pack will be available in-stores on June 7th in Australia and New Zealand, and on June 21st in the rest of the world. It includes:

    • Minecraft: Xbox One Edition
    • Battle and Beasts Skin Pack
    • Battle and Beasts 2 Skin Pack
    • Natural Texture Pack
    • City Texture Pack
    • Fantasy Texture Pack
    • Festive Mash-up
    • Halo Mash-up

    That’s over 120 skins and 5 texture packs. Two mash-up packs are also included - they feature tweaked UI and some fresh in-game tunes. That’s more than enough to spice up your Minecraft experience. I recommend the Favorites Pack to anyone who enjoys playing excellent video games on the Xbox One.

    Have a fantastic day, everyone!

    Owen - @bopogamel

  • It's your last chance to get the Android Realms alpha

    Have you heard? We’re working on bringing Realms to Pocket Edition and Windows 10! If you missed that news, you may also have missed that we’ve been running a free alpha to test how Realms works on Android.

    Well over 700,000 of you signed up to help us kick its tyres since we launched last month. To those people: thank you so much! It’s been incredible to see the enthusiasm and support you’ve shown for the game. You guys are rad.

    To the people who haven’t yet tried the alpha: it’s okay, we think you’re pretty rad too. But if you want to be even radder, you have until tomorrow to sign up. Then you’ll have the entire weekend to muck around and make awesome stuff before we shut down the alpha on Monday.

    Get crackin’!

    Cheerio!

    Marsh - @marshdavies

  • Minecraft.net 2.0 has been deployed!

    Hello!

    We’ve launched the new Minecraft.net! Minecraft.net 2.0, if you will.

    The new site has all the features you might be used to, but it’s prettier and faster. It also scales better on phones, tablets, and neon-lit-ugly-rigs with their monster monitors. Remember that, like everything Mojang, we’re going to be iterating upon this thing for the foreseeable future.

    Though we’re very happy to launch Minecraft.net 2.0, it’s worth mentioning that Minecraft.net 3.0 is already in the works! That site will focus on exciting things happening in our community and provide deeper insight into the future of Minecraft and our developers. Our plan is to make Minecraft.net into a place that every player would like to visit once in a while, no matter which platform they play on - somewhere to represent what our game has become over the past few years.

    But that’s some time in the future. For now, enjoy the new stylin’!

    Have a lovely day, internet!

    Owen - @bopogamel

  • Minecraft 1.9.3 Pre-Release 3

    First we assumed one pre-release for Minecraft 1.9.3 would be all we need to ensure a stable update. And then we had to release a second pre-release the next week to fix the remaining issues. And, because the third time’s a charm, here is the third Minecraft 1.9.3 pre-release.

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  • Minecraft arrives on Gear VR today!

    Get your goggles ready! You can now play Minecraft on Gear VR-compatible Samsung phones - the Galaxy S7 or S7 edge, Note5, S6 and S6 edge. It works by slotting your Samsung phone into the Gear VR headset and displaying one whole Minecraft world to each of your eyes! A marvel of modern science.

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  • Minecraft 1.9.3 Pre-Release 2

    Here it is, the second pre-release of Minecraft 1.9.3. The first pre-release last week had some stability issues, but they should now all be solved.

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  • New to Realms: lions and towers and snares! Oh my!

    We’re here with another batch of hot content for you to play on Realms for PC (we have to say “for PC” now, because we launched this awesome thing recently). Let’s get right to it!

    We are the Rangers by Dragnoz, Samasaurus6, and Blockworks

    Every so often, a Minecraft map comes along and raises the bar for all of the others. The creators of We are the Rangers have created an open world adventure, complete with quests, a fast travel system, and, using resource packs, tons of new animals. Learn about wildlife conservation, bring poachers to justice, and immerse yourself in the sounds of the savanna.

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