Minecraft Dungeons, developer Mojang’s colorful dungeon-crawler spin-off, just got brand new DLC in the form of Hidden Depths, and it’s already live.
The Hidden Depths extends the game’s reach to the deepest, darkest depths of the ocean. Included is a veritable boatload of new weapons, artifacts, and gear for players to craft and collect, and an all-new biome to explore.
Minecraft Dungeons Hidden Depths gets a launch trailer
The story setup for Hidden Depths goes like this: a shard from the Orb of Dominance wreaks havoc beneath the oceans, it’s up to you to calm their turbulent waters.
Of course, this is all secondary to what Minecraft Dungeons is really about: smashing your way through hordes of cube-shaped enemies that infest their respective cube-shaped dungeons.
Following the launch of Minecraft Dungeons, Mojang released a slew of DLC across two season passes.
First, there was the Jungle Awakens and Creeping Winter, which added the Jungle and Tropics biomes respectively.
Then came Howling Peaks and Flames of the Nether, which added verticality and depth to the game.
Hidden Depths therefore seems like a logical next step for the series.
Going underwater allows for new enemy types from the mainline Minecraft, like guardians and drowned, in addition to non-aggressive creatures like turtles and puffer fish.
The free update that launched alongside Hidden Depths adds new missions to every level of the game, even for players who haven’t purchased this new DLC.
Also new is the inclusion of Raid Captains, which feature dangerous boss encounters for players to overcome. Defeating them can be a tricky proposition, as once downed they can drop one of two different token types.
One type will immediately increase the difficulty level and the other will add a random rule modifier to make things more complicated. Completing a level with an active token will earn you the Raid Captains Bounty.
The Hidden Depths DLC for Minecraft Dungeons is the perfect excuse to dive back into the game or pick it up again if you’ve never tried it before.