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Minecraft Discovery Update Heads Out to Windows 10

by Al McCarthy

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The Minecraft Discovery Update has released for Windows 10 and Pocket.  In it, Minecraft players can expect new features that includes the Woodland Manions, new secrets, and content to explore like Llamas, Shulker Boxes, Dyable Beds, and new blocks to use.

Another big feature of the update is Minecraft Marketplace.  There you can browse and download content from the Minecraft community right from within the game.  At launch, there’s a bunch of different content on the marketplace.  That includes things like mini-games, adventure maps, custom survival spawns, skins, texture packs, and more.

You can find the full list of changes for Minecraft below:

Minecraft Discovery Mode Changes

New items and features

  • Minecraft Marketplace
  • Skyrim Mash-up Pack
  • Llamas
  • Shulker Boxes
  • Woodland Mansions
  • Cartographer Villager & Exploration Maps
  • Illagers (Evokers & Vindicators)
  • Vex
  • Concrete & concrete powder
  • Glazed terracotta blocks
  • Dyeable beds (and you can jump on them, too!)
  • Iron and Gold tools can now be smelted into Iron Nuggets and Gold Nuggets
  • Adventure Mode
  • New game rules: DoFireTick, DoMobSpawning, DoTileDrops, MobGriefing, DoEntityDrops, KeepInventory, DoMobLoot, DoDaylightCycle
  • New achievements
  • Mending & Frostwalking enchantments
  • Totem of Undying
  • Off-hand slot (only works for arrows & Totem of Undying)

Game Changes 

  • Changes in world generation. Seeds which contain pre-generated structures such as ocean monuments & igloos may generate those structures in different places now
  • The sun now rises in the East and sets in the West
  • CanPlaceOn & CanDestroy are now supported in the ‘/replaceitem’ command
  • Dampened the vertical look speed when using a controller
  • Improved navigation of the settings screen when using a controller
  • The X button can now be used to clear the hotbar on the Creative inventory screen when using a controller
  • Improved controller input when selecting items on the Creative inventory screen
  • Maps are now numbered so you can tell which map is which!
  • Empty Maps with Compasses have been renamed to Locator Maps to distinguish between Empty Maps without Compasses
  • New sleeping animation slowly lowers you into serene slumber
  • Updated color palette for wool blocks and carpet
  • Stained clay blocks have been renamed to terracotta
  • Improved lead rope physics
  • Cave Spiders now attack with poison time based on difficulty
  • Worlds will now show a screenshot preview in the main menu
  • 1 melon block can now be crafted into 9 melon slices
  • 1 cobweb can now be crafted into 9 strings
  • Eating animation can now be seen in third-person camera
  • /locate command will now find more structures
  • The screen safe area can now be adjusted in Video settings
  • Add-Ons: movement properties are now data-driven

Bugs and Problems Fixed in Update

Minecraft Discovery Mode Update Available Now

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