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:
Added Canyon, a free Glide track.
Added Biome Settlers 2 Skin pack.
Added Terracotta and Glazed Terracotta layers to Tumble.
Improved performance in Solo Glide when restarting the level (particularly with split-screen spectators).
Totem of Undying now also applies Fire Resistance II.
Fixed some areas where it was possible to escape from Battle maps or Glide tracks.
Fixed a bug where players were unable to milk a Cow in Creative Mode.
Fixed a bug where players were being teleported back to the Nether portal shortly after arriving in the other dimension.
Fixed a bug where broken Banners wouldn’t stack with crafted Banners.
Fixed a bug where Wheat, Ladders, and Banners were not correctly spawning in Woodland Mansions.
Fixed a bug where Monster Spawners in Woodland Mansions were Pigs instead of Spiders.
Fixed a bug where the Item Frame icon appeared when holding a Map.
Fixed an incorrect death message when players were killed by Zombie Villagers.
Fix for custom names of Mobs not being shown in death messages.
Fix for being unable to unlock “Sniper Duel”.
Fix for being unable to unlock “Camouflage”.
Fix for MCCE #5183 – Player can kill a tamed Parrot with PvP disabled.
Fix for MCCE #5062 – Farmer Villagers only plant one seed after harvesting a whole crop of seeds from a field.
Fix for MCCE #4103 – Time spent on the Pause menu when under water counts towards the “Free Diver” trophy.
Fix for MCCE #3112 – When trying to throw food, Villagers throw it in the wrong direction.
Fix for MCCE #5219 – Two types of Bone Block with different pictures.
Fix for MCCE #4989 – Zombie Villager Spawn eggs are the wrong colour.
Fix for MCCE #5261 – Flower hitbox is displaced.
Fix for MCCE #4897 – Beds explode when TNT Explodes is disabled.
Fix for MCCE #4954 – Mobs can’t move with a block above them.
Fix for MCCE #3010 – Constructing an End portal in a certain method can lead to the End Portal being created next to the portal frame.
Fix for MCCE #5292 – Only regular Skeletons spawning in the Nether.
Fix for MCCE #5151 & MCCE #5208 – Item frames don’t show the custom name of their items.
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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Dragon Quest Builders
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Ark: Survival Evolved
One way Minecraft could be made better is if it had dinosaurs, mainly because everything is better with dinos. Fear not, asArk: Survival Evolvedhas plenty of the feathered reptiles (over 60 if you're counting) that want to stomp you out of existence. Thankfully, players can tame wild dinosaurs to use themselves and build bases in order to conquer the game world.
The Tomorrow Children
Q-Games' The Tomorrow Childrenis one of the most anticipated PlayStation 4 exclusives, and it should be releasing relatively soon. It's a mixture between Minecraft style building, gorgeous graphics that look straight out of an animated film, and a Soviet Union theme. Players won't have to wait too much longer to check out the latest idea to come from Dylan Cuthbert.
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