Minecraft gets first wave of Update Aquatic features

After a brief beta testing period, Mojang has announced that the first wave of Update Aquatic features are now rolling out in Minecraft.

Dubbed as “Phase One” of a two part release, the first wave of features comes to Xbox One, Windows 10, mobile, Gear VR, Oculus Rift & Mixed Reality Devices. You can read all of the features included in Phase One below.

FULL LIST OF PHASE ONE FEATURES

  • Fish (salmon, cod, pufferfish, tropical fish)
  • Bucket of fish
  • Coral (coral, coral fans, coral blocks)
  • Kelp, Dried Kelp, Kelp Block
  • Dolphins (follow boats, get a boost swimming next to them)
  • Icebergs
  • Blue Ice
  • Nine Ocean Biomes (frozen, deep frozen, cold, deep cold, lukewarm, deep lukewarm, normal, deep normal, warm)
  • Underwater Ravines & caves
  • Sea grass
  • Sea pickle (w/ illumination! Up to 4 in a block – only light up underwater)
  • Shipwrecks
  • Treasure chests (in ruins, shipwrecks)
  • Ruins
  • Swimming
  • Treasure Map
  • Buried Treasure
  • Heart of the Sea in buried treasure chests (non-active)
  • Trident
  • Trident enchantment
  • Stripped Logs
  • Buttons, Trap Doors, Pressure Plates with variation
  • Carved Pumpkins
  • Floating Items
  • Boat Polish (smoother control)
  • 8 new achievements
  • Water has a completely new look and increased visibility while underwater
  • Prismarine Stairs and Slabs
  • New swimming animation while sprinting in water
  • Minecraft: Education Edition Chemistry features can now be enabled under Cheats! For tips on getting started, check out the Chemistry Lab Journal

You will need the new bedrock edition of Minecraft to access these features. If you still own the older version on Xbox One, you’ll need to download the new one for free through the Xbox Store.

Phase Two does not have a release date, but Mojang notes that it is “coming soon.”

Via: Minecraft

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