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Microsoft, Mojang, and 4J Studios have announced some new free content for the console editions of Minecraft in the form of mini games.

“Of course, coming up with improvised rules and new ways to play with friends is already a popular activity among Minecraft: Console Edition players ? and long may it continue,” a post on Xbox Wire reads. “But with our new mini games, we?ll be helping you quickly and easily jump into competitions with tailor-made rulesets, so you can have fun straight away without having to fuss around with manual count-downs, laboriously prep loot chests or keep score.”

The first mini game being rolled out will be called Battle, which will arrive in June. Battle sees up to four players in split-screen and up to eight players online fighting with randomly generated resources found in chests placed in specially designed PVP maps. Players will battle it out until only one player remains. Once eliminated, players can remain in the match to spectate.

Battle is scheduled to launch in June with three maps via a free game update. More maps will be made available via add-on packs, which will be available for $2.99 each.

Source: Xbox Wire

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Mini games are coming to Minecraft on consoles

Minecraft players on consoles will soon be able to play a brand new free game mode called Battle. The first of several new mini games.

By Matthew Bennett | 05/26/2016 08:20 AM PT

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Microsoft, Mojang, and 4J Studios have announced some new free content for the console editions of Minecraft in the form of mini games.

“Of course, coming up with improvised rules and new ways to play with friends is already a popular activity among Minecraft: Console Edition players ? and long may it continue,” a post on Xbox Wire reads. “But with our new mini games, we?ll be helping you quickly and easily jump into competitions with tailor-made rulesets, so you can have fun straight away without having to fuss around with manual count-downs, laboriously prep loot chests or keep score.”

The first mini game being rolled out will be called Battle, which will arrive in June. Battle sees up to four players in split-screen and up to eight players online fighting with randomly generated resources found in chests placed in specially designed PVP maps. Players will battle it out until only one player remains. Once eliminated, players can remain in the match to spectate.

Battle is scheduled to launch in June with three maps via a free game update. More maps will be made available via add-on packs, which will be available for $2.99 each.

Source: Xbox Wire

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About Matthew Bennett

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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