Minecraft Earth has announced that it wants players to help flatten the curve by staying at home and, as such, the game has received an update to make it easier than ever to play from the comfort of your house.

The update includes an increased tappable spawn rate and increased tappable density, meaning that resources will spawn more often and in your general vicinity.

If you’re lucky, you should only have to do a lap or two of your house to pick them up, as they should hopefully spawn right on your doorstep.

Adventure Crystals have also been introduced in Minecraft Earth, allowing you to spawn and start an Adventure from wherever you’re located.

‘Flatten the curve’ is a reference to trying to lower the rate of infection, especially with the current coronavirus pandemic. The idea is that if more people stay at home and away from others, fewer people will get infected, leading to fewer cases and a slower rate of infection.

Minecraft Earth isn’t the only game to introduce some updates to make it easier to play without going out. Pokémon GO recently made some adjustments to make it easier to catch ’em all (“’em” being Pokémon) while staying safe at home.

The Bedrock edition of Minecraft has also introduced free educational content to keep players occupied during the pandemic. Players can now take part in interesting activities such as taking a tour of the International Space Station or exploring the inside of the human eyeball.


About COVID-19:

This footnote will be included in every relevant article regarding the coronavirus pandemic that is written by this author. All information is sourced from the official WHO website and is correct at the time of publishing.

COVID-19, also known as coronavirus disease and previously known as 2019 novel coronavirus, is the disease caused by the virus SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2). COVID-19 has officially been classified as a pandemic by the World Health Organisation.

At the time of publishing, there have been 413,467 cases and 18,433 deaths confirmed globally.

If you start displaying symptoms of COVID-19, the smartest thing to do is to isolate yourself from others and remain at home until you recover. If you start feeling worse, seek medical advice as soon as possible while keeping a safe distance from others.

Maintaining good hygiene practices, such as washing your hands regularly and covering your mouth when you cough and sneeze, can help to prevent the spread of most viruses and keep yourself and others safe from infection.

It’s important to note that SARS-CoV-2 does not discriminate in who it infects. Even if you’re lucky enough to be asymptomatic, you can still be a carrier, and you can still infect others. Be smart and stay at home.

For any concerns regarding COVID-19, you can visit the World Health Organization website to check on the status of the outbreak and educate yourself on related issues.

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