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Minecraft Update 1.11.1 Hitting PC Today

by Kyle Hanson


Minecraft update are always a time for celebration. The game began life in a very different state than it is in right now, with tons less features, and essentially feeling like a totally different experience. Now, with millions of players having purchased the game, every update seems to add something new and fresh for them to try out. Today is no different with the release of Minecraft Update 1.11.1 arriving on PC. Console players should still pay attention though, these features are probably heading your way later on.

Minecraft Update 1.11.1 adds the following: “Added rocket-propelled elytra flight. Added Iron Nuggets. Added Sweeping Edge enchantment for swords. Changed the attack indicator to hint when you should attack.” Along with this are, of course, the requisite bug fixes that are in pretty much every Minecraft update.

The big news is the rocket powered elytra flight. This item was recently added to Minecraft, allowing players to glide through the skies. Adding rocket power to this feature will let players fly through the air using fireworks.

These sorts of big changes to Minecraft have been coming for a long time. The game is one of the best selling of all time, and Mojang has done a great job keeping players engaged. Offering them new features and places to explore, Minecraft has grown by leaps and bounds in a number of different ways.

The PC version of Minecraft is usually where these changes come first, with them trickling down to consoles, mobile, and the special Windows 10 edition later on. The console editions have come close to totally catching up lately, so players might not have long to wait to get their elytra flight in their PS4 and Xbox One versions.

What’s been your favorite addition to Minecraft over the last couple of years? Let us know in the comments.

- This article was updated on:March 8th, 2018

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