news\ Sep 20, 2017 at 4:14 pm

Minecraft's Better Together Update is now live; Xbox, mobile, VR and Windows 10 can play together

One big happy family!

The update that allows Xbox, mobile, VR and Windows 10 Minecraft players to play together has officially arrived! The Better Together Update doesn't simply bring cross-platform play, but it also brings the ability to share invite links to Realms (except not on Xbox One), as well as a slew of new features (listed below). 

This update will eventually be hitting the Nintendo Switch, however, the update is still in its development phase. Microsoft is planning for the update to be ready for the Switch this winter! 

New Features:

  • Stained Glass
  • Fireworks (with Elytra boost!)
  • Parrots
  • Banners
  • Armor Stands
  • Jukebox and music discs
  • Recipe Book
  • Book & Quill
  • Ravines
  • Coarse Dirt
  • New world start options: Starting Map; Bonus Chest; Trust Players
  • New game rules: Show Coordinates; TNT Explodes; Natural Regeneration
  • Added '/tickingarea' command to create areas that still update when no players are there
  • Player permissions
  • Zombie Villager spawn egg
  • In-game host options
  • Paper doll viewer
  • Outline selection toggle
  • In-game player names toggle
  • HUD opacity toggle
  • Expanded Xbox Live multiplayer world settings
  • New loading screens with funny and helpful tips
  • How to Play screen
  • Remix 3D export functionality (Windows 10 only)
  • New achievements
  • Server Partners
  • Realms invite links
  • Mash-up Packs and Texture Packs will now decorate the main menu and in-game HUD

You can get a taste of an almost fully detailed patch notes on the next page. Not all bug fixes were included in the patch notes, as there were too many bug fixes to note.

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