February 18, 2016 6:00 am

The Minecraft Overworld Update begins rolling out today

By / Senior Global Communications Manager, Minecraft

Last week we shared the Overworld Update for Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta and Minecraft: Pocket Edition would become available this month. Today, we’re excited to share that the update has begun rolling out!


This update adds a ton of new gameplay functionality with additional redstone components, armor-dyeing, item frames, maps, slime blocks, wearable pumpkins, and more hostile mobs with the addition of witches and chicken jockeys. If you have the Windows 10 Edition Beta, you can also import and export maps and grab 170 new Gamerscore across eight new achievements.

To learn more about the update head over to Xbox Wire. In that post we’re also sharing details on the celebratory livestream for this update happening today, February 18th, at 10 a.m. PST, where Minecraft developers Tommo, Daniel, Shoghi and Jason will be racing to complete a tricky Redstone Puzzle Map made with components of today’s update.

Download Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta and Minecraft: Pocket Edition from the Windows Store today.

Have fun, Minecrafters!