A free update to all Minecraft console editions is being released today July 1st. This new update will allow users to create custom worlds as flat as they like and also brings new blocks, new game options, classic crafting, and tons of new items.

Here’s a breakdown of all of the changes that will be coming with the new update.

Offended by mountains and caverns? Worry not, strange crafter, because now you have the option to customize your super-flat worlds so they’re only as vertical as you desire.
New blocks! Oak, Spruce, Birch and Jungle wood types. Fences, Gates and Doors! Create the log cabin of your dreams.
A heap of new game options! Change the game mode, difficulty, time, player spawn position, ambient cave sounds, and weather without leaving your game session. Very handy.
Classic crafting! Now console players get to craft items just like their PC buddies on Java Minecraft. Some players find this style of creation more satisfying. Check it out.
New stuff! Iron Trapdoors, Inverted Daylight Sensors, Book & Quills, and Stained Glass have arrived. Use them wisely, and for good, please.

On top of the free update, Mojang will also be releasing a new skin pack in honor of Minecon 2015! This pack will give Steve and Alex some awesome Minecon capes. This skin pack is only available to Xbox users and will be free from Jult 1st thru July 15th, so get it while you can!

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I’m Nick, a proud nerd and gamer. I rock my Star Wars tattoos like I’m a real Jedi, and I hope I will be making games first and playing them second in the future!