[amazon_textlink asin=’B00K2S5PUK’ text=’Minecraft’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’n3rdabl3-21′ marketplace=’UK’ link_id=’2a4b71aa-cded-11e7-a597-ebf3eb05a67a’]’s first Minecon Earth event took place this week which saw the annual Minecon event come online for the first time so players across the globe can watch and take part.

During the event we got a number of announcements for the game including the unfortunate news that the Super Duper Graphics update would be delayed until 2018. That’s okay though, as there were plenty of other announcements to keep fans happy such as the new Aquatic Update.

Minecraft‘s The Update Aquatic

Minecraft‘s oceans are about to get much bigger thanks to The Update Aquatic which is set to add a ton of new aquatic features into the game. Players will be able to explore the depths of the oceans and see coral, kelp, more types of fish, dolphins, shipwrecks, and an overall improvement to water physics.

What’s more, because of the things that lurk in the deep players will need a new weapon to aid their underwater expeditions and that’ll come in the form of the Trident which can be used as a throwing weapon as well as a melee weapon. It can also be enchanted to make it that little bit more magical.

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Death Run

During the event, Mojang announced a new Minecraft server partner: The Hive, who’ll being their mini-game Death Run to the game later this year. In Death Run, Minecraft players must race through a series of obstacles, traps, and more, to be the first to reach the end – those who do not… well, you can probably imagine.

Mob B

Ahead of Minecon Earth, the Minecraft community were asked to vote on a brand new mob for the game, and during the event those results were revealed and Mob B will be added to Minecraft.

Mob B doesn’t have a name just yet, but looks to be some sort of flying manta ray which will no doubt cause death from above in the game when it makes its appearance.

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Super Duper Delay

Mojang also touched upon the launch of the Super Duper Graphics pack which is set to enhance the game on Xbox One X and PS4 Pro. This new pack will be launching now in 2018 as “there’s still a lot of work to be done”.

Speaking of delays, Minecraft‘s Nintendo Switch release, which comes with cross-platform multiplayer, is also being pushed back to 2018. “We’re really excited to fully bring Switch players into the fold, however, we need to make sure we deliver the best experience possible,”  Mojang wrote.

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