X
X
Minecraft


 

Mojang announced the Village and Pillage update for Minecraft during Minecon Earth.

The update introduces loads of new villagers to the game that will vary from biome to biome, including the librarian, butcher, leatherworker, and farmer. In addition, the Pillagers will be added to the game. These unfriendly NPCs are out to ruin the lives of the villagers and come armed with a new weapon: crossbows.

Crossbows can also be crafted by players and take longer to use than bows, but do superior damage to balance things out.

“You’ll find a lot more variety in how villages look depending on what biome you’re visiting, too (along with some completely new villages),” the developer added in a blog post. “But enough about what we’re building – we want to see what YOU make with new building materials! That’s why we’re adding – just seven years after it was suggested at the very first Minecon – scaffolding!”

The Village and Pillage update will arrive in early 2019.

Mojang also announced that pandas will be added to Minecraft “in the next few weeks.” More information about these cuddly new additions will be shared closer to launch.

Read More

About Matthew Bennett

view all posts

Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89

Minecraft Village and Pillage update announced, pandas coming

Mojang has unveiled the next big update for Minecraft.

By Matthew Bennett | 10/1/2018 09:31 AM PT | Updated 10/1/2018 04:11 PM PT

News

Mojang announced the Village and Pillage update for Minecraft during Minecon Earth.

The update introduces loads of new villagers to the game that will vary from biome to biome, including the librarian, butcher, leatherworker, and farmer. In addition, the Pillagers will be added to the game. These unfriendly NPCs are out to ruin the lives of the villagers and come armed with a new weapon: crossbows.

Crossbows can also be crafted by players and take longer to use than bows, but do superior damage to balance things out.

“You’ll find a lot more variety in how villages look depending on what biome you’re visiting, too (along with some completely new villages),” the developer added in a blog post. “But enough about what we’re building – we want to see what YOU make with new building materials! That’s why we’re adding – just seven years after it was suggested at the very first Minecon – scaffolding!”

The Village and Pillage update will arrive in early 2019.

Mojang also announced that pandas will be added to Minecraft “in the next few weeks.” More information about these cuddly new additions will be shared closer to launch.

Read More


About Matthew Bennett

view all posts

Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89