Minecraft Celebrates 10th Birthday With Biggest Update Ever

In case you didn’t know, Minecraft is celebrating its 10th birthday, and Mojang’s gone all out to commemorate this monumental occasion with its millions of fans.

Mojang has launched its highly-anticipated Village and Pillage update, bringing with it a huge overhaul to really breathe new life into the decade-old game.

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The update has revamped how in-game villages work, introduces a new raid system, and – of course – there’s new blocks to play with.

Sharing the details on its website, Mojang writes: “Apparently, it takes a village to raise a child. Frankly, if we’d known how much work putting together the biggest Minecraft update yet was going to be, we’d have probably taken the easy option and tried to raise that child instead.

“But it was all worth it for this, Village & Pillage Update release day! I can almost hear the Pillagers firing their crossbows into the air in celebration! Or are they firing them towards me…”

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There are HUNDREDS of tweaks, changes and additions that have been addressed by Mojang. Check out the full list in detail right here.

Some of the most notable changes include accessibility improvements, bamboo jungles, crossbows, a new Accessibility menu, bells which can be used to warn (or be warned) about incoming raids, a new furnace upgrade, campfires, new Cat skins, Foxes, composters, the Hero of the Village effect (which causes the cost of trades with villagers to be reduced by a percentage and scales with level of the effect), and about a billion other things.

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Honestly, even the most experienced Minecraft player is going to find something new to craft and enjoy with this birthday update.

To install the update, open up the Minecraft Launcher and click play!

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Thanks Mojang, and happy birthday, Minecraft!

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