Better Together Update

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The Better Together Update is an update to Pocket Edition, Windows 10 Edition, Gear VR Edition, Apple TV Edition, Fire TV Edition, and a new version of the Xbox One Edition, Nintendo Switch Edition and PlayStation 4 Edition. It was released for Pocket Edition as version 1.2 and as a new version for the Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PS4.

The official name for the update reflects the addition of cross-platform compatibility between the Android, iOS, Windows 10, Xbox One, Gear VR, Nintendo Switch and PS4 versions of the game. The editions are merged under one title: "Minecraft". The original PC version is renamed Minecraft: Java Edition to distinguish it from the cross-platform version.[1][2]

Beta testing first began on July 31, 2017.[3] It was first released for the Xbox One, iOS, Android, FireOS, Gear VR, Windows 10, and Fire TV on September 20, 2017, Nintendo Switch and Apple TV versions in July 2018, and PS4 on December 10, 2019[4][5][6].

Notable features[edit | edit source]

Version-exclusive[edit | edit source]

  • Achievements instead of advancements
  • Add-ons – used to change the way things look and behave  in-game;
    • Behavior pack, used to change the behavior of entities
    • Resource pack, used to change textures and sounds
    • World templates, used to import a world from outside
  • Minecraft Marketplace – use Minecraft Coins to purchase community creations such as mash-up packs, skin packs, texture packs, and so on.
  • Graphics are more vibrant and smoother than the Java Edition
  • Water has smooth lighting
  • How to Play tutorial
  • Featured servers
  • Custom characters
  • /tickingarea

Imported from other editions[edit | edit source]

Video[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]