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Minecraft Update 1.11 ‘Exploration’ Hitting PC and Mac Today

by Kyle Hanson

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A new Minecraft update is rolling out today on PC and Mac, and even if you are playing on consoles, you’ll probably want to check this one out. Titled Minecraft Update 1.11, Exploration, this new patch adds a ton of content to the game, all themed around exploring the world and discovering its hidden treasures. It is hitting PC right now, but expect these changes to roll out on consoles at some point in the future as well.

“Our intrepid developers have scaled mighty crags of code, ventured into untamed pre-release territory and battled bugs to bring you wondrous gaming goodies,” reads the announcement from Mojang.

“Some of these goodies may help you on your own journeys, too. 1.11 introduces the Cartographer, a new type of Villager who will exchange your spare emeralds for a map, marking the spot of certain treasure caches. But these locations won’t give up their bounty so easily! Some maps may point you to mysterious Ocean Monuments, patrolled by spiny Guardians, others to Woodland Mansions – a new location, inhabited by the Villagers’ creepy cousins: the Illagers!”

The Illagers will cast spells and summon enemy mobs to protect their home, and its hidden treasure, the Totem of Undying. “With this trinket to hand, you can face any peril without fear. Fall, and the Totem of Undying will bring you back from the abyss of death itself! Phew!”

Minecraft Update 1.11 adds a few more things still, including llamas and the Shulker Box, which retains its contents even when knocked down.

Minecraft: The Exploration Update – 1.11 now live on PC & Mac!

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