Big Minecraft update drops on consoles

New mobs, biomes, blocks, potions, and more have been added to Minecraft's console editions today with Update 1.8.8.

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From Microsoft:

Exciting news for players on Minecraft: Console Editions! Today we're rolling out the biggest update ever and with it comes some of the most highly anticipated Minecraft features - a long list of new potions, blocks, mobs and biomes.

From the Redwood forests of Mega-Taiga to the vastness of the Deep Ocean, you'll get to build, play and explore new biomes that offer a great canvas for your creations. The update also brings new blocks like Granite, Red Sandstone, Sea Lanterns, Slime and Packed Ice to consoles, as well as beautiful gardens of Blue Orchids, Sunflowers, Azure Bluets, Tulips, Lilacs, and other florid content.

Also, there are rabbits now. We can't forget the bunnies! Watch out though - they're hungry and will eat your crops.

Haven't played Minecraft on your favorite console yet? There's never a better time to start. We've also introduced a brand new tutorial world showcasing some of the new content in this update to ease you into the endless gameplay possibilities in Minecraft.

The biggest free update of all time is out now on Xbox 360, Xbox One and other console editions.

If you're more into embarking on fantastic adventures in your worlds, fear not - we have you covered. The update includes subaquatic Ocean Monuments where Elder Guardians await to test your courage. Rare materials and treasure chambers await those who dare enter.

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