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‘Minecraft: Console Editions’ Holiday Update 2016 Will Let You Fly

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Windows 10 Minecraft players were privy to an awesome update earlier this month that added the Elytra in The End Dimension. Now that update is headed to consoles as well.

Today Microsoft announced Minecraft: Console Editions i.e. Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4 and PS3 will all receive the Holiday Update 2016. This update will add the Elytra to The End Dimension letting players glide around the gloomy world, as well as Amplified Terrain for higher highs and lower lows.

This update also redesigns The End to give players an entirely new experience and dimension to explore. Once this free update arrives in December the Console Editions will nearly match the PC edition.

Here’s a breakdown of what is offered in the Minecraft: Console Editions holiday update for 2016, the biggest update of the entire year:

  • 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!

We’ll pass along the exact launch date for the Minecraft: Console Editions holiday update 2016 as soon as we know what it is.

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