Minecraft’s Biggest Update, Village & Pillage, Out Today
Villagers and Pillagers and Crossbows, oh my!
By Adam Bankhurst
Minecraft’s biggest update, Village & Pillage, is now available and brings with it Pillagers and their Beasts, over 10 new Villagers, and even a Crossbow. Available on PC, Xbox One, iOS, Android and Nintendo Switch with the Bedrock Edition and on PC with the Java Edition, the list of additions is substantial and includes everything from a new Wandering Trader to Raids with these new Pillagers to to Villager Trading to bug fixes and so much more. Another bit of exciting news for those playing the Java Edition is that Pandas are finally available after being only available on the Bedrock Edition since last December.
This update was announced back at Minecon Earth 2018 and Mojang detailed some of the new Villagers, including the Librarian, Butcher, Cleric Cartographer, Leatherworker, Fletcher, and Shepherd. Minecraft, which recently joined of Xbox Game Pass, is currently the second best selling video game of all time, with sales reaching over 154 million since it first launched back in 2009. Minecraft continues to grow, especially after being acquired by Microsoft in 2014, and has even been used to build a replica of Microsoft’s new campus to introduce it to employees.
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