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Minecraft: Wii U Edition getting save data transfer to Minecraft: Nintendo Switch version; more DLC

This Fall, Minecraft: Nintendo Switch will receive a major update called “Better Together Update”, that will bring lots of changes to the game. The biggest one is cross-play and cross-buy, along with the fact that the game will simply be called “Minecraft” from now on. If you haven’t, make sure to check out this post and this one for more details!

But the thing about this update is that the regular console versions of Minecraft will no longer receive (major) updates after that, though it will remain playable. While this isn’t a problem on Nintendo Switch (all users get the “new” Minecraft for free), it’s not the case on Wii U which is not getting the update.

If you’re a Wii U owner, and you’re tempted to get Minecraft on Nintendo Switch in order to keep getting updates, here’s some good news for you: you will soon be able to transfer your save data from the Wii U version to the Nintendo Switch version of the game. That way, you will not have to give up on your worlds when upgrading.

In order to transfer your save data, you need to update Minecraft on both Wii U and Nintendo Switch:

If you want to know how it all works, make sure to check out this post!

Also, this update will add some new DLC:

  • Glide Myths Track Pack: Icarus, Excalibur, Celts

  • Skin Pack: Strangers – Biome Settlers 3

The update will also bring quite a lot of changes and fixes: you can find the complete patch notes for your version on the following pages:

The update will be released following the maintenance period scheduled for tonight/tomorrow (depending your timezone). Keep an eye out on our Twitter account to be notified when the update goes live!


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