Minecraft Dungeons is a fun and accessible epic action RPG playable with up to four friends in online and local co-op. The game currently has around 14 levels if you include all the secret levels, and can last for dozens of hours if you go through all the different difficulty levels. Minecraft Dungeons is expected to get even more levels in the near future for those who have purchased the Hero Edition DLC, granting access to the game’s first two upcoming expansions. waiting there, Jungle Awakens!
Our previous coverage of the alleged launch date for “Jungle Awakens” appears to have been accurate, with Microsoft confirming today that indeed the first DLC is releasing in July.
The Jungle Awakens DLC includes three new dungeons, presumably on the previously datamined jungle map. New weapons, armor, and artifacts will also come with this DLC, alongside a host of new enemy types that are completely new to the Minecraft universe.
In this adventure, you will enter a remote and dangerous jungle to fight a mysterious power in three new missions. To defeat the terrors hidden among the vines, you will have new weapons, armor and artifacts at your disposal.
New dungeons include Leapers, Whisperers, and Poison Quills, and likely boss mobs representing creatures never seen before in Minecraft. Judging by the first screenshot, it all follows a plant pattern, with living cacti and poisonous plants.
Microsoft has also confirmed that the next DLC is Creeping Winter, and that it should arrive “later this year”, although the Nintendo Store previously listed September 2020 as the launch window.
Finally, Mojang has confirmed that new features will arrive for free, beyond these paid DLC islands, with more information expected to arrive in the “coming weeks”. Microsoft is confirmed to be working on bringing crossplay to the game (which you can access early between Xbox and PC using this fun glitch).
Did you think that was it? Far from there! ! The team is also working on new free content for Minecraft Dungeons that everyone will receive, regardless of edition! We will come back with more details in the coming weeks.
Minecraft Dungeons might be a little light on actual endgame content, but the potential is huge. Games like Diablo III and Path of Exile have all but come alive with persistent developer love and updates, featuring Diablo’s Rifts procedural system and Path of Exile’s endless stream of high-quality, great expansions. Hopefully Minecraft Dungeons will see similar support in the months and years to come.
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