The Battle mini game comes to Minecraft on consoles
The Battle mini game is now available for Minecraft on consoles and will be added to the game via a free update.
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Are you a master swordsman? A dead-shot with a bow? A demolitions expert? A fisherperson with an unusual lust for vengeance? Then sharpen those tools of destruction and strap on your toughest enchanted helm: it's time to do Battle!
Battle is the first of several mini games we're releasing for Console Edition - a last-Minecrafter-standing deathmatch in which players tussle over resources and weapons in perilous arenas, fending off would-be assassins and their own hunger pangs.
We've designed it specifically for consoles in mind - it's super-accessible and fast-paced, made to support couch-based competition just as easily as online matchmaking. There's no need to craft anything here, and you can loot inventories and equip armour with the tap of a button. Fall beneath your opponent's blade (or enchanted fishing rod) and you respawn as a spectating bat, fluttering in the face of your nemesis.
Battle comes with three spectacular-looking arenas for free, but we'll release more map packs down the line, each costing $2.99. And watch out for more popular mini games in the future, too - we're hoping to bring more to console, helping players set up bizarre and outlandish rulesets without the fuss of manual countdowns, refilling loot chests, or score-keeping.
In the meantime, watch your back, stay sharp and enjoy the sweet taste of victory!