Minecraft explores Overworld Update on Windows 10 and Pocket Edition today with new skins

The first major update of the year for Minecraft: Pocket Edition and the Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition beta are going live today and Mojang would like to offer up some new skins to those users to celebrate.


While Minecraft has been receiving some big updates across many of its platforms, the folks at Mojang are now moving forward with the first major update of the year for the Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition beta and Minecraft: Pocket Edition. As noted in last week's announcement, the big Overworld Update promises several new tools, as well as new redstone components.

For those that need a reminder of the Overworld Update's contents, it uses those new redstone components for more advanced mechanical contraptions. Players will also bump into witches, witch huts, and cauldrons, the latter of which allows users to dye their armor. Other additions include Item Frames, slime blocks, wearable pumpkins, red sandstone, and improved chicken jockey mobs. Windows 10 users will also be able to import and export maps, so they could share with friends.

Mojang and Microsoft are further celebrating the Overworld Update with a new bundle of skins called the Redstone Specialists, inspired by the community's most amazing redstone builds. Both the Composer and Artisan skins are available to all users as a free download, while the 13 other scientist and creators are available for $1.99 a piece (Update: This was initially reported in error. The 13 skins are going for $1.99 for the whole package, not each, as initially stated.)

Those looking to get a closer look at today's big update can join the Minecraft team on both YouTube and Twitch at 10AM PT for a special live playthrough.

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