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Mineraft “Overworld” update brings advanced Redstone crafting

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Microsoft’s been hard at work with Minecraft since acquiring the company that started it in 2014 – and the game’s set to receive another great big update this month. Unfortunately – and this is much to the chagrin of those who still play and love the java-based original – the new updates are for the Pocket version of Minecraft, and the Windows 10 edition that’s forked from it.

The last update to the Windows 10 version of Minecraft added basic Redstone components, but the new Overworld update, coming by the end of this month, will allow budding crafters to make more advanced contraptions.
Says Microsoft:

  • Finally make more advanced mechanical contraptions for your world with additional redstone components. Comparators, repeaters, dispensers, droppers, hoppers, trapped chests and various additional Minecart types will all be available. Invent all the things!
  • Tangle with spooky witches and their huts during your adventures. Witch huts found while exploring swamps also now contain an exciting new feature – their cauldrons will be filled with a randomly generated potion that you can snag for your own if you’re feeling sticky-fingered.
  • Speaking of cauldrons, they can now be used to dye your armor an array of beautiful colors.
  • Display your coolest loot in your home with Item Frames – or mount your maps on the wall to plan your adventures with a world overview.
  • Other gameplay elements new to Pocket Edition and Windows 10 Beta are slime blocks, wearable pumpkins, red sandstone as well as improved chicken jockey mobs.
  • Even beyond gameplay elements, we’re also now introducing the ability to import and export maps into the Windows 10 Edition Beta, making it easier for you to share your favorite worlds with friends.

The Windows 10 version is still in beta, and from my own experiences with it, is far less resource hungry and exceedingly more efficient than the original Java-based one. It doesn’t, unfortunately, allow for the sort of expansive modding that Minecraft pundits are so fond of, which is why it’s nearly universally despised.

The new update will also add a bunch of shiny new achievements tied to the new features:

  • Camouflage – Kill a mob while wearing the same type of mob head.
  • Dispense With This – Construct a dispenser.
  • Tie Dye Outfit – Dye all 4 unique pieces of leather armor.
  • Map Room – Place 9 fully explored, adjacent maps into 9 item frames in a 3 by 3 square.
  • Trampoline Bounce – 30 blocks upward off of a slime block.
  • Freight Station – Use a Hopper to move an item from a Chest Minecart to a Chest.
  • Smelt Everything! – Connect 3 Chests to a single Furnace using 3 Hoppers.
  • Taste of Your Own Medicine – Poison a witch with a splash potion.

Last Updated: February 11, 2016

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  1. Ottokie

    February 11, 2016 at 09:31

    Once you go modded Minecraft, you don’t go back.

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    • Commander Admiral Chief

      February 11, 2016 at 09:33

      Speaking of crafting….Wukong build in progress

      Need some other rare parts though for the Prime weapons before they retire

      Reply

      • Ottokie

        February 11, 2016 at 09:47

        I have the blade for you, but Botor I only have a barrel left

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        • Commander Admiral Chief

          February 11, 2016 at 10:00

          Awesome, I’ll take both!

          Reply

        • VampyreSquirrel

          February 11, 2016 at 10:26

          Charge him in plat! 😛

          Reply

  2. Pieter Kruger

    February 11, 2016 at 09:33

    Ark: Survival Evolved, Minecraft……..for grownups! ????

    Reply

  3. RinceThis

    February 11, 2016 at 09:47

    I have still never played Minecraft 0_O

    Reply

    • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

      February 11, 2016 at 09:48

      I still have no interest in Minecraft…

      Reply

      • RinceThis

        February 11, 2016 at 09:48

        Which is why I’ve never played Minecraft tehehe. Nah, just never had the time.

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        • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

          February 11, 2016 at 09:51

          That’s exactly it, I have a friend that was mad about it when it first came out…Personally, if I’d like to build anything in a virtual environment, there’s CAD and 3DStudioMax….

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          • RinceThis

            February 11, 2016 at 09:53

            At least with CAD you can make a real house!

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            February 11, 2016 at 09:55

            That’s true!!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            February 11, 2016 at 10:42

            You’re a cad!

      • Hammersteyn

        February 11, 2016 at 09:58

        It’s really fun when you play with people, but it gets addictive as hell

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        • VampyreSquirrel

          February 11, 2016 at 10:27

          You can say that again

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          • Ottokie

            February 11, 2016 at 10:32

            I have always wanted to beat Vanilla but it’s boring alone… *wink wink

          • VampyreSquirrel

            February 11, 2016 at 10:40

            Yeah… it’s not the longest grind on the planet with the right seed… but I dunno if I wanna start another Minecraft server, vanilla or not… so you can host the server if we’re going to do that.

          • Ottokie

            February 11, 2016 at 10:42

            Yup, no problem in hosting it just when we want to advance in the game.

          • VampyreSquirrel

            February 11, 2016 at 10:46

            Nothing like creating a Vanilla MC server just so you can grind to the Ender Dragon to say you’ve done it.

          • Ottokie

            February 11, 2016 at 10:53

            I know right!

        • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

          February 11, 2016 at 10:32

          I suppose I should give it a try, but I’ll do that after all of my settlement building fatigue from Fallout 4 has worn off…

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        • Zander Boshoff

          February 11, 2016 at 18:26

          I only play it with people and its tons of fun

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          • Hammersteyn

            February 12, 2016 at 08:04

            This is also true, but when you mine, farm and explore together it’s not as lonely. The world is friggin huge

    • Commander Admiral Chief

      February 11, 2016 at 10:00

      Ditto, quite a bit of Terraria though

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      • VampyreSquirrel

        February 11, 2016 at 10:52

        That’s another addiction that can get out of hand XD

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  4. Spy Master Tokashi

    February 11, 2016 at 10:10

    90% of these additions were in mods like 3 years ago … lol

    Reply

  5. Zander Boshoff

    February 11, 2016 at 18:26

    Does this mean the java minecraft will no longer be updated?

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