Minecraft: list of features for the Update Aquatic (Phase One)

During the Minecon Earth event, last year, Mojang announced a major for Minecraft: the Update Aquatic. It offers many aquatic-related features and improvements, that will be added to the game in two phases. Phase One is releasing today on several platforms (not the Nintendo Switch or the Wii U, unfortunately), and so Mojang has shared a list of all the features included.

Here’s all that you will find in Phase One of the Update Aquatic:

  • Fish (salmon, cod, pufferfish, tropical fish)
  • Bucket of fish
  • Coral (coral, coral fans, coral blocks)
  • Kelp, Dried Kelp, Kelp Block
  • Dolphins (follow boats, get a boost swimming next to them)
  • Icebergs
  • Blue Ice
  • Nine Ocean Biomes (frozen, deep frozen, cold, deep cold, lukewarm, deep lukewarm, normal, deep normal, warm)
  • Underwater Ravines & caves
  • Sea grass
  • Sea pickle (w/ illumination! Up to 4 in a block – only light up underwater)
  • Shipwrecks
  • Treasure chests (in ruins, shipwrecks)
  • Ruins
  • Swimming
  • Treasure Map
  • Buried Treasure
  • Heart of the Sea in buried treasure chests (non-active)
  • Trident
  • Trident enchantment
  • Stripped Logs
  • Buttons, Trap Doors, Pressure Plates with variation
  • Carved Pumpkins
  • Floating Items
  • Boat Polish (smoother control)
  • 8 new achievements
  • Water has a completely new look and increased visibility while underwater
  • Prismarine Stairs and Slabs
  • New swimming animation while sprinting in water
  • Minecraft: Education Edition Chemistry features can now be enabled under Cheats! For tips on getting started, check out the Chemistry Lab Journal

Now, you’re probably wondering when the update will be available on Nintendo platforms. If you haven’t read our previous posts about the game, here’s the release planning for the Update Aquatic on Wii U and Nintendo Switch:

Finally, here’s some screenshots for Update Aquatic:

Source: Mojang



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