What is Minecraft Dungeons? Everything You Need To Know

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Wondering what this “Minecraft Dungeons” is all about? Well look no further! I’m here to tell you all about one of Microsoft’s newest and most exciting games. Minecraft Dungeons is an upcoming RPG, first announced at E3 this past year. It’s scheduled for release in May 2020, so luckily for all my fellow Minecraft enthusiasts confined to isolation, the game is almost here!

 

It’s Intended for Multiplay 

When it does come out, Minecraft Dungeons will be playable on Xbox One, Windows 10, Playstation 4, and the Nintendo Switch. There will be both online and local play for up to four players to co-op at a time. 


 

“More Exciting” Dungeon Grinds

Many of us fell in love with the open-world concept of Minecraft original, but Minecraft Dungeons plans to stretch Mojang’s boundaries by focusing on looting and combat aspects of the game. This means less construction, and more progression of teams and characters through a light storyline. 


 

Tons of New Abilities 

Unlike a typical D&D class, your team’s actions will instead evolve based on the sorts of items, weapons, enchants, and armor that they use. For a well-balanced party, you will likely want both long-ranged, and short-ranged fighters, with both light and heavy armor respectively. 

Nevertheless, the many types of different enchants for melee and range, ensures that all players should be able to develop unique characters to their heart’s content. 


 

Increasing Difficulty 

If exploring the world isn’t your main interest, never fear- completing the main story will unlock different stages of difficulty. To keep the grind interesting, the harder levels you complete, the rarer the loot and rewards you’ll receive. 

Your central hub, or ‘camp’, will inform you of the difficulty level of each mission, which you may then choose to accept or decline. As your team unlocks new stages, the game itself will generate new maps, contributing to its open-world feel. 

 

Price

Alright, so let’s say you wanna try it out. But how much does Minecraft Dungeons cost? The Standard Edition will be available for $19.99. There will also be a Minecraft Dungeons “Hero Edition” available for $29.99, which will include a “Hero Cape”, two skins, and a chicken pet. 

The Hero Edition will additionally include two DLC packs, and it has been confirmed that there will be no in-game expenses. 


 

Mobs

Minecraft Dungeons will have all of the original Minecraft mobs, which consists of Creepers, Skeletons, Zombies, Spiders, Endermen and so-forth. However, there will be plenty of new enemies to battle. 

A few of the new antagonists will even assume higher-roles within the enemies, like Necromancers, who can raise defeated mobs from the dead. And as for the Ender Dragon? Mojang has remained suspiciously tight-lipped for the time being. 

 

The Preorder is Available for Minecraft Dungeons is Available now!

 

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