Better Together Update
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.
Beta testing first began on July 31, 2017. 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.
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
Imported from other editions[edit | edit source]
- Recipe Book-based crafting system
- Player permissions
- Stained Glass
- Stained Glass Panes
- Armor Stands
- Coarse Dirt
- Music Discs
- Books and Quills
- Written Books
- Firework Stars
- Firework Rockets
- Bonus Chest option
- Show Coordinates option
- Starting Map option
- Trust Players option
- Ability to change player skin while playing a world
Video[edit | edit source]
- Minecraft Better Together Update is now live! Togetherness ACTIVATED!
- Minecraft on Nintendo Switch – Play Together
Nintendo Switch Release
- PS4 crossplay.jpeg
References[edit | edit source]