Take flight in Minecraft’s upcoming Holiday Update

The Mojang team adds a slew of new features to its world-building phenomenon

Today we’re excited to give a sneak peek into some of the long-awaited features we’ll be bringing to Minecraft in December. Since adding banners, beets and polar bears with our last update in October, the team has been hard at work on our biggest Minecraft console update of the year – the Holiday Update!


You’ll be getting new mobs, items, blocks and status effects, in addition to UI, game and tutorial updates. Now, with any sneak peek, we won’t be revealing everything right now, but here are some of things we’re most excited to deliver to players:

  • 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 PlayStation 4, you can turn on “Amplified Terrain.” This option makes the differences between mountains and valleys more extreme – put that Elytra to good use!


More details will be shared on the Holiday Update when it launches for free in late December across all Minecraft console platforms. In the meantime, I’ll be brushing up on my winter survival skills by tossing some snowballs in Tumble.

Happy building!

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Nice… at the moment I don’t have the time but always good to return after a while. That said… Minecraft PSVR please (I’d even repurchase) and Ps4 Pro-optimisations please (render distance, chest/redstone stability).

I’d love PSVR support for this, otherwise it would seem unfair that only the PC and Xbox versions get HoloLens support. (Not that Hololens will ever release anyway).


Except for the fact that you can buy Hololens on the Microsoft store right now? Yeah, that’ll never come out


Seeing as I didn’t know, that’s really bad marketing on their part.

CoolRichy007UK 22 November, 2016 @ 23:06

Late December is hot holiday the update should be out before 25th December time the update is out it will be 2017


Last I checked New Years is still a holiday.


i bet it will come around 10 to 20th of December

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