Minecraft Updates 1.38 & 1.39 Now Available on PS4, PS3 & PS Vita

December 21, 2016Written by Jason Dunning


Now available in Europe and Japan, with North America getting them later today, Minecraft updates 1.38 and 1.39 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita add Elytra, a new Tutorial World, support for today’s Fallout Mash-Up Pack, and more.

First up, here’s what was included in Minecraft update 1.38 (patch notes apply to all PlayStation platforms, unless otherwise noted):

  • Added new blocks: Chorus Flower, Chorus Plant, Dragon Head, End Gateway, End Rod, Purpur Block, Purpur Pillar, Purpur Stairs, Purpur Slab.
  • Added new items: Chorus Fruit, Popped Chorus Fruit, Dragon’s Breath, Elytra, End Crystal, Lingering Potion, Water Splash Potion, Potion of Luck, Tipped Arrow, Boats made from Spruce, Birch, Jungle, Acacia, and Dark Oak.
  • Added new mobs: Shulker, Stray, Husk, and Skeleton Trap Horses.
  • Added new Tutorial world.
  • Added Elytra, which let you glide around the world when you are wearing them. Jump while falling to start gliding.
  • Boats are now controlled differently and can have multiple passengers.
  • Brewing now requires Blaze Powder as fuel for the Brewing Stand.
  • Updated crafting interface to allow crafting Firework Stars and Fireworks.
  • Villages now generate naturally in the Taiga biome.
  • Added Amplified Terrain option. (PS4)
  • Added Fallout Mashup Pack trial.

Updates to terrain generation:

  • The End has changed when generating a new world, and can also be updated for old worlds.
  • To get the new End in an old world, select “Reset End” in the “More Options” menu when loading the world.
  • After killing the Ender Dragon in the new End, an End Gateway will spawn nearby. Throwing an Ender Pearl into this will teleport you to a new area in The End with an End City and End Ship.
  • Within the End City and End Ship you can find Shulkers, Elytra, and a Dragon Head.

Update 1.39, meanwhile, fixes some issues introduced in 1.38:

  • Minor updates to Tutorial world.
  • Fix for issue using Elytra in splitscreen.
  • Fix crash when firing snowballs from a Dispenser.
  • Fix crash when crafting fireworks with renamed items.
  • Fix for End Crystals sometimes being invulnerable.

Update 1.38 is also available for Xbox One and Xbox 360, with the Wii U version arriving tonight/tomorrow.

To celebrate the 3rd birthday of Minecraft: PlayStation Edition, 4J Studios has released a free skin pack on the PlayStation Store that includes the personal skins of the original Minecraft developers. It’s live in Europe and will go up in North America later today.

[Source: 4J Studios (Twitter 1, 2, 3, 4, 5), Minecraft Forum (1), (2), (3)]