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Microsoft and Mojang are getting ready to offer the biggest Minecraft console update this year, the Holiday update! Unlike, any other update this will brings loads of things to Minecraft gamers, including the long-awaited features. Today, Microsoft announced a sneak-peak about what to expect when the update finally hits the Minecraft: Console Editions in December.

You’ll be getting new mobs, items, blocks and status effects, in addition to UI, game and tutorial updates.

Here are some of things what players should be most excited about:

  • If you’re sick of spending all your time walking on solid ground, just equip the new Elytra, which enables players to glide through the air!
  • You’ll find your Elytra in The End, which has been updated to include End Cities, End Ships and all the Chorus Plants, Flowers and Purpur you can handle. Don’t say we didn’t warn you if one turns out to be a Shulker.
  • Like potions? Use Dragon’s Breath to create Lingering Potions if you want to leave some status effects on the ground for a friend or foe to happen upon. Speaking of status effects, we’re adding a couple new ones as well – Levitation and Luck.
  • If you’re just getting started on a new world on Xbox One or PlayStation 4, you can turn on Amplified Terrain. This option makes the differences between mountains and valleys more extreme – so put that Elytra to good use!
More details will be shared on the Holiday Update when it launches for free in late December across all Minecraft console platforms.