Mojang today offered a sneak peek into some of the long-awaited features they are bringing to Minecraft: Console Editions in December. This upcoming Holiday Update will bring new mobs, items, blocks and status effects, in addition to UI, game and tutorial updates.
Some of the new things that will be part of this update,
- If you’re sick of spending all your time walking on solid ground, just equip the new Elytra, which enables players to glide through the air!
- You’ll find your Elytra in The End, which has been updated to include End Cities, End Ships and all the Chorus Plants, Flowers and Purpur you can handle. Don’t say we didn’t warn you if one turns out to be a Shulker.
- Like potions? Use Dragon’s Breath to create Lingering Potions if you want to leave some status effects on the ground for a friend or foe to happen upon. Speaking of status effects, we’re adding a couple new ones as well – Levitation and Luck.
- If you’re just getting started on a new world on Xbox One or PlayStation 4, you can turn on Amplified Terrain. This option makes the differences between mountains and valleys more extreme – so put that Elytra to good use!
Mojang will share more details on the Holiday Update when it launches for free in late December. This update will be available across all console platforms where Minecraft is now available.