Minecraft to receive new game modes on consoles

Written by Jake Tucker

May 29, 2016 | 17:52

Tags: #battle #console #minecraft

Companies: #mojang

One of the drawbacks to Minecraft on consoles has been how difficult it is to get your hands on the many custom maps and mods people have made that set the scene for custom games. Maps based on Capture the Flag, Team Deathmatch, or Battle Royale are incredibly popular on PC. Now, the first “mini game” is to be released for free on Minecraft: Console Edition.

Titled Battle, and announced on the official blog, this is to be the first of many map packs for Minecraft: Console Edition that aim to make custom games easy to set up. Battle is a play on the modes inspired by Battle Royale and The Hunger Games - it’s last-person-standing wins, with each arena containing secret weapons, items, and armour for players to use.

This update will be free, and contains three arenas for players to use, but future map packs - which will seemingly have different game modes other than Battle - will cost $2.99 (probably £2.39 in the Queen’s money, or your regional equivalent) each.

A trailer for this new game mode will be released in the 'near future', according to the official blog, and Battle will be included in a free update for all Minecraft: Console Edition players in June.
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