Mojang has announced that a new update should be hitting Minecraft Windows 10 Edition and Pocket Edition throughout today, bringing the game up to version 0.14.0. Of course, that means it’s still essentially in beta form, but Minecraft has kind of been that way for a while, having been a pioneer in the early access method that is used frequently today. The update adds a lot of the items that console and regular PC users take for granted.
All told, Minecraft Update 0.14.0 adds repeaters, comparators, dispensers, droppers, hoppers, trapped chests, witches, armor dying, item frames, and pumpkin and mob head hats. It, of course, also fixes a bunch of bugs that have been with the game since the last update. On top of this, Mojang threw in some extra bits for players to have some fun with in the game, though you might have to buy some of them.
“We got a new skin pack out as well! Since we want you to build great things, we also want you to look great while doing so. These Redstone Specialists skins are inspired by the builds we’ve seen you create and I think they look great. We hope you’ll like them as well. The Artisan and Composer are free and if you’d like to buy the whole 15 skins it costs $1.99 (or equivalent).”
Skin packs have, so far, been a console only item, with the PC version allowing players to upload their own skin for use in-game. Switching to the more closed market of the Windows 10 Store seems to have allowed Mojang to sell skin packs just like they do on consoles. Whether players will like the added support this gives the game enough to open their wallet will have to wait to be seen.
Minecraft Pocket Edition is available on iOS and Android, Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition can be purchased on the Windows Store.