Minecraft Bedrock Edition players can now enjoy the new Village & Pillage update

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By Stephany Nunneley,
Tuesday, 23 April 2019 21:12 GMT

The Village & Pillage update is now available for those who own the Bedrock Edition of Minecraft.

More content has been made available for Minecraft, and those who own the Bedrock Edition can now trade with villagers, fight with pillagers, add new blocks to their collection and much, much more.
There are also new building types, bells, a new Wandering Trader, sweet berries, and other fun new things.
Xbox One, Windows 10 Edition, iOS, Java, Android, and Nintendo Switch players will find the update ready to be installed upon firing the game up.
Highlights for today’s update are below and you can find the full patch notes through the official website.
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Minecraft Village & Pillage update
Updated Villages
Many new building types and enhanced village generation
Biome specific architecture for plains, desert, savannah, and taiga
Village & Pillage
Villagers have new clothing to indicate their level, profession, and biome
Added Mason and Nitwit villagers
Villagers now sleep in beds
Villagers now visit their job sites during the day and go home at night
Greatly improved villager pathfinding
Villagers in existing worlds will convert to new villagers (if they are not part of a template world)
Zombie Villagers now have biome-specific and profession skin layers
Village Job Sites
Villagers can now take on a new profession when near a job site block
While villagers claim these sites, they also have functions for players
Cartography Table – Provides an easier way to copy and enlarge maps. Maps can be locked by using glass panes
Grindstone – Used to repair weapons and tools, plus disenchanting
Barrel – Stores items like a chest but can still be opened with blocks on top of it
Smoker – Cooks food much faster than a furnace
Blast Furnace – Faster ore smelting
Composter – Adding enough crops will produce bone meal
Stonecutter – Easy crafting for stone and cobblestone items
Smithing Table and Fletching Table – Functionality coming in a later update
Villager Trading
Added brand new villager trades (169044)
Villagers now have a visual based trading system and will hold up an item they wish to trade if the player is holding something they want
When villagers make trades, they gain experience. When they gain enough experience, they level up. Leveling up unlocks new trades
Villagers will resupply their trades when arriving at their job site (172559)
Wandering Trader
A villager mob that will appear at a village’s gathering site periodically and stays for a period of 2-3 game days
This trader offers items from a wide variety of different biomes, random dyes, and other rare materials
Accompanied on their journey by two fancy llamas!
When rung, all villagers will run into their houses
Bells ring when players interact with them or are powered by redstone
Pillager Outposts
The new tower hangout for pillagers that generate in the same biomes as villages
Pillagers will respawn around the tower
Clear them out and score some loot!
Illager Captain
Can be found holding a banner in pillager outposts
The player that kills a captain will be given the Bad Omen effect
When a player enters a village with Bad Omen, a raid will be triggered
Pillager enemies will attack a village in waves
Players that successfully defend a village from a raid will receive the Hero of the Village effect, giving a steep discount on trades with villagers
A powerful, new enemy mob found in illager patrols and during village raids
When running, it can destroy some blocks like crops so watch out!
Can be ridden into battle by illagers
Pillager Patrols
Groups of villagers, pillagers, and ravagers can be found patrolling the overworld
New Features
A new light source to cozy up your village
Works great as a fireplace in a home, with no fire spread to worry about
Throw some food on it and become a campfire cooking pro!
Sweet Berries
A new source of food
Sweet Berry Bushes can be found in Taiga biomes
Watch out for thorns!
Bamboo Jungle
Bamboo is now generated in Jungles and more densely in the new Bamboo Jungle biome
New Achievements
Plethora of Cats – Befriend twenty stray cats (20G)
Kill the Beast! – Defeat a Ravager (30G)
Buy Low, Sell High – Trade for the best possible price (50G)
Disenchanted – Use a Grindstone to get experience from an enchanted item (20G)
We’re being attacked – Trigger a Pillager Raid (20G)
Sound the Alarm! – Ring the bell with a hostile enemy in the village (20G)
I’ve got a bad feeling about this – Kill a Pillager Captain (20G)
Roaming Skin Choice
When choosing a skin from a skin pack, the selected skin will now be selected automatically on other Bedrock devices using the same account
Some skin packs may not be eligible for roaming selection
Accessibility Features
Text to Speech can now be enabled to read in-game chat
UI Screen Reader can be enabled to say the name of interface controls and their current state
Accessibility features can be enabled in Settings
Note on World Generation: In order to deliver the coolest generated villages possible, some world seeds may have illages generate in different areas than they used to before this update
A fresh new batch of seeds are now available in the Seed Picker when creating a new world
Added even more new textures to blocks and items, including stained glass
Increased the amount of scaffolding that can be placed out from its initial support
Changes to the way cats spawn in villages:
Cats now respawn based on number of beds in the village
The number of cats = 1/4 the number of beds
Cat total caps at 10 cats per village

Lecterns now emit a redstone signal when turning pages
Darkened portions of the game’s menus to provide stronger contrast for accessibility

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