Minecraft Better Together Update features and details

Minecraft Better Together Update will bring cross-platform play. Anyone playing the game on Windows 10, iOS, Android, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and VR devices will be able to play online together. So going forward, the edition you’ll find on Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, mobile and VR will simply be known as ‘Minecraft’, a separate entity from ‘Minecraft: Java Edition’.

According to the company, any DLC user purchase will be accessible amongst the various devices at no extra charge. If you buy the Greek Mythology pack on Nintendo Switch, you’ll also own it on the mobile, Xbox One and Windows 10 Editions to no extra charge.

Minecraft for your mobile or VR device will get a free update this summer. Minecraft: Xbox One Edition and Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition owners will receive a new version of Minecraft for free, and your existing worlds and DLC will come along to the new version with you.

IN-GAME SERVERS

This Summer, the Better Together Update will come with a server browser option in the Minecraft start menu. This’ll let you search a list of servers which you can join right away. Developers will launch four servers – Lifeboat, Mineplex, InPVP, and CubeCraft – with more to follow. The developers also made sure that parental controls and other safety features will be in place, so you decide what your child can access.

SUPER DUPER GRAPHICS PACK

Finally, the free Super Duper Graphics Pack will come this Fall. Minecraft will get 4K HDR graphics which include improved lighting, shadows, water effects.

The Super Duper Graphics Pack. On top of the free 4K update, the Super Duper Graphics Pack introduces features like dynamic shadows, lighting that streams through fog, movement in leaves and grass, new textures for mobs and villagers, directional lighting, edge highlighting and more. This Pack will be available on Xbox One and Windows 10, performing best on high-end PCs and the Xbox One X (formerly known as Project Scorpio).