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'Minecraft' gets special PvP mini game next month

Engadget Engadget 26/05/2016 Brittany Vincent
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Minecraftis about to get a whole lot more competitive. Mojang, 4J Studios and Microsoft have teamed up to introduce a special new PvP mini game for Minecraft: Console Edition, and it's called simply Battle.

Battle is the first of several planned mini games and it's rolling out in June, a simple way for players to create competitions with custom rules and settings without having to worry about frustratingly tedious preparations and time-wasting setup. It'll rely on randomly-generated resources in chests placed on special PvP maps and death matches between players to crown victors, all the while spectators can view the carnage.

Matches will support up to four players via split-screen mode and 8 players online with Xbox Live. There's also an in-game matchmaking component to find players for your own personal battle royales.

The free update will be released later in June for anyone who owns Minecraft on Xbox One and Xbox 360 and other consoles as part of an update with three additional maps.


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