Minecraft World Magazine Issue 74

Minecraft World is the essential monthly guide to the planet’s best videogame: Minecraft! In each issue, we’ll be keeping you bang up to date with what’s happening in Minecraft, as well as sharing secrets, essential tips, advice and the very latest news. We'll be also serving up brilliant Minecraft constructions, expert hints, answering your questions, and packing page after page with as much as we possibly can about the game! Whether you're playing Minecraft on a computer, a portable device or a games console, Minecraft World is going to be your essential independent guide to getting as much out of the game as possible. And none of the game's monsters will be safe from us either.

United Kingdom
Dennis Publishing UK
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3 Números

en aquest número

1 min.

A very warm welcome to the first issue of 2021! Given that 2020was a bit of a challenge – we think we can safely say that – the first thing we want to do is wish you a very Happy New Year! Secondly, we want to talk about Minecraft! The next 12 months promise a whole lot of Minecraft goodness, and we’ve been previewing what lies a head in this very issue! There’s soooooo much to look forward to, and you can follow our big preview starting on page 4! We’re back on 28th January with the next issue of the magazine – and we’ve already got loads of plans for what we want to cover in the months ahead. Don’t forget, though, that if you have things you’d like…

7 min.
minecraft in 2021

THE CAVES & CLIFFS UPDATE The biggest and most exciting update you’ll see this year is due in summer 2021, and that’s the Caves and Cliffs Update for the Java and Bedrock Editions. We’ll be previewing this extensively over the next few months leading up to launch, but in case you missed the announcement at Minecraft Live 2020, here’s a little of what you can expect: AMETHYST This new mineral can be collected in underground “geode” structures. It can be collected as shards, which can be crafted into blocks. Amethyst geodes can contain amethyst buds – rare crystal shards that slowly grow into an amethyst shard. This mineral can be used to craft some new glassware items – the spyglass (a telescope allowing you to view long distances!) and tinted glass, a new…

4 min.
essential online tools

CUBICAL cubical.xyz This in-browser recreation of Minecraft is incredibly powerful – imagine Creative mode without the manual labour! There are no mobs and no active behaviour (like redstone), but if you want to quickly build something so you can recreate it in the game later, this is a fantastic tool for it. Using Cubical, you can place individual blocks with a variety of patterns, but also do things like flood an area, paint long grass, generate spheres and random terrains. It’s ideal for testing out ideas before you manually build them in Minecraft! MINECRAFT CLASSIC classic.minecraft.net This little-known but completely official version of Minecraft is free to access and based on one of the earliest versions of the game. There are only a few blocks to build with and worlds are tiny, but you can…

2 min.
what are the far lands?

WHAT ARE THE FAR LANDS? The Far Lands are a mysterious, glitchy area that existed at the very edges of the Overworld in old versions of the Java Edition. When you get far enough away from the world spawn, the algorithms that generate the game’s terrain start to break down and create a weird, distorted landscape that few players get to visit. If you play beta version 1.7.3 or earlier, you’ll be able to find the Far Lands generating 12,5550,821 blocks away from the world spawn. Sadly for anyone wanting to visit, the Far Lands were removed in the beta version 1.8 of Minecraft and have never returned. Even if you play that version of the game, there’s no teleport command! It would take over four weeks of continuous walking in one…

3 min.
how to build a beacon

COLLECTING MATERIALS The hard part of building a beacon is collecting everything you need. As well as a beacon block, you need resource blocks to form the base. The resource blocks can be made of iron, gold, diamond, emerald or Netherite. Each block requires nine units of the specified resource, and you can make a beacon with a minimum of nine blocks, so the simplest beacon requires 81 iron ingots to craft (in addition to the beacon block). The biggest beacons have 164 blocks in them! You can mix and match resource blocks, and aside from the way the beacon looks, there’s no penalty for using iron instead of diamonds or emeralds – it’s just a way of showing off how much you’ve collected! CRAFTING A BEACON BLOCK To craft a beacon block, you…

2 min.
item of the month

ABOUT FLINT Flint is a common, low-value mineral which you can collect and craft with. Despite being very common, it’s a key part of many recipes including arrows and flint & steels. You can stack flint in groups of 64. Unlike many other resources, it can’t be crafted into solid blocks. You can mine gravel to collect flint, but note that you can’t ever collect flint from gravel if you have a Silk Touch shovel–with that enchantment, the gravel will ALWAYS drop as a block of gravel. MINING FLINT When you mine a gravel block with a shovel, you have a 10% chance of collecting flint instead of gravel. This means that 10 in every 100 times you mine gravel, you get flint. You can increase the amount of flint you get from gravel…