It's finally here, ladies and gentlemen; the Minecraft Pocket Edition [$6.99] Discovery Update, or 1.1, has gone live. This update is packed with content that will change the way you play the game. First of all, the new update has added the Minecraft Marketplace, an expansion to the existing store that has added 14 pieces of content: six worlds, two survival spawns, two texture packs, and four skin packs. These should offer hours of ready-made entertainment for a pretty low price. The Worlds are huge builds with their own storylines, texture packs, and objectives that transform the way you play the game. Survival Spawns are builds that you can use as your survival games' base.

In addition to the Marketplace, the 1.1 Discovery Update adds Woodland Mansions, which come with the new Cartographer villager who gives you treasure maps, and Illagers, evil villagers ready to take you out. There are also Shulker Boxes, Llamas, dyeable beds, and new enchantments. And the game is adding a third gameplay mode, Adventure Mode, that will let you make and play custom games and scenarios. Finally, we also got a Skyrim Mash-up pack that adds a ton of skins, a texture pack, and a whole world. So, go enjoy all the new toys!

  • Tyson Edwards

    The store, specifically that they have moved to inexact in game currencies pisses me off. Now, you throw money down the hole buying more expensive packs of money... ugh. 🖕

    • Eli Hodapp

      Why should all this new content be free?

      • Jakeopp

        It seems like a large majority of new content over the last year has been hidden behind IAPs. They haven't exactly been generous to people lately, some sort of content for the rest of us would be nice. Their IAP prices are ridiculous too.

      • Tyson Edwards

        You said that. I did not. I voiced a concern that previously paid content becomes more expensive. Specifically a $2.99 purchase is now $5, and a $6.99 purchase is now $10.

  • InTheAir

    I can appreciate the fact that community Minecraft creators can now monetize their content, but I still want to see what content would be worth my money. It's almost painful to watch most Minecraft people on YouTube, so it's kinda a shame that I there probably won't be any traditional reviews on what's available. Maybe you guys at TouchArcade might be eager to try some of the maps out?

    • TLaz99

      I'm planning on doing just that on our Twitch stream soon

    • AlexMilo

      Would be cool if they implemented a trial run that let you try the content but didn't allowed you to save the world where you used it before purchasing it.