Minecraft celebrates third birthday on Xbox with free skins

Three skin packs will be available for free download on Xbox 360 and Xbox One through May 17th.

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From Microsoft:

Fire up your Xbox, load up Minecraft, then throw a freshly-baked cake at your television! It's the most appropriate way to celebrate the birth* of Minecraft on Xbox. Its three years old! If Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition were a human it would be gaining independence and learning how to use zippers.

To celebrate this monumental occasion ¬∑ we're giving the 20 million players on Xbox 360 and Xbox One a heap of colorful skins. From today until the May 17, three packs will be available to download for free. There's a brand-new bundle featuring veteran Mojangstas and a few cheeky extras, our 2nd Birthday Skin Pack from last year, and our 1st Skin Pack from Minecraft's first birthday.

Veteran 360 players might already have the older packs, but this is the first time any of them have been available on Xbox One. Be sure to snap them up, early(ish) adopters!

*Don't actually throw anything anywhere. Cakes are for eatin'!
 ¬∑Saturday is its actual birthday but we're celebrating today because reasons.

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