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Minecraft Update 1.55 Out Now on PS4, PS3 & PS Vita

Adding a free Glide track (pictured above), support for a new skin pack, and plenty of fixes, Minecraft update 1.55 is now available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita in Europe and Japan. It will come to North America later today.

That new skin pack is called the Biome Settlers Skin Pack 2 and costs £1.69. The description says, “Dress as a denizen of the Nether or a Mushroom Island!”

Here’s the full list of patch notes for Minecraft update 1.55 on PlayStation platforms:

General

Fixes

The Xbox One and Xbox 360 version of the update is already out, and the Nintendo Switch and Wii U version of the update will be out within the next 24 hours.

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