Minecraft‘s huge Better Together update is getting closer, and today the beta has gone live for Android and Windows 10 (sorry, iOS players, we are out of luck, again). The beta going live is a good sign that we are getting closer to getting some huge new features in the game that should change the way we play. If you are an Android player, you can go here to find out how to access the Better Together beta. It’s not complicated, but you do need to own a copy of the game purchased through the Google Play Store. And you should definitely back up your worlds before joining the beta because, well, it’s a beta and bad things can happen. Keep in mind that you can jump into the beta and then leave it if you decide you’d rather go back to normal, functioning Minecraft.
If you don’t remember what Better Together is bringing to the game, the update will unify mobile, Windows 10, and XBOX One versions and make them all one game, which opens up great opportunities for cross-play shenanigans. We are also getting features like stained glass, fireworks, parrots, banners, armor stands, jukeboxes and music discs, recipe books, and ravines. And community servers are coming to the game as well. There’s a long FAQ with more on the latest update that you can read here. Can’t wait to get my hands on it.