Today we are excited to share Xbox Wire’s announcement that the first major update of the year to Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta and Minecraft: Pocket Edition is coming later this month: the Overworld Update.

With the Overworld Update, make more advanced mechanical contraptions with additional components, including comparators, repeaters, dispensers, droppers, hoppers and more. Stumble upon witch huts as you explore spooky swamps, and steal their unique potions to use for yourself. Other new gameplay elements include slime blocks, wearable pumpkins, and red sandstone.

If you love racking up Gamerscore, there are eight new achievements in the Windows 10 Edition Beta, totaling 170 additional Xbox Gamerscore.

Click here to learn more about the Overworld Update over at Xbox Wire.

Source: Minecraft Overworld Update coming later this month | Windows Experience Blog