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Minecraft Dungeons: Creeping Winter DLC, free update coming next month

Minecraft Dungeons Hero Edition box art

September is shaping up to be a big month for Minecraft Dungeons.

Mojang had three recent Minecraft Dungeons announcements. The Creeping Winter DLC launches on September 8. It’s the second DLC pack for the game. Jungle Awakens launched as the first DLC back in early July.

Meanwhile, Mojang also announced a free update and a physical edition of the game coming on the same day. The physical edition is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

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Here are more details from the official Minecraft blog:

The Creeping Winter DLC brings a wintry storm that threatens to consume all it touches. The only chance of halting the biting frost is for a hero to take on new missions and relentless new enemies! Since no good deed goes unrewarded, let’s say it’s finders keepers on all the new armor, weapons, and artifacts you’ll run into along the way. Just watch out for chilling new mobs and slippery ice on your way to save the day!

We’re also rolling out a free game update on September 8 that will include some fresh features: new merchants and Daily Trials. Save captured Merchants you encounter as you play the game and they’ll be so grateful that they’ll set up shop in your camp! The Blacksmith will upgrade items for you, and the Gift Wrapper will allow you to trade items with other players in multiplayer. The Merchants can also be levelled up for additional stock. The Daily Trials will provide fun new challenges every day! Daily Trials make wild changes to the game mechanics which provide difficult, experimental, or fun challenges for you to overcome.

The third of our big September 8 announcements is that Minecraft Dungeons is available in physical format! You can finally hold the Nintendo, Sony, and Xbox versions of the game in your hand. The physical retail version of the game is the Hero Edition of the game, which includes the Jungle Awakens DLC, Creeping Winter DLC, base game, and unique cosmetics (like a cape). These cool-looking boxes will be landing in all regions on September 8, but our PS4 players in Japan will need to be extra patient as that edition of the game will release a month later due to production delays. 

What do you think of the new content coming to Minecraft Dungeons? Do you plan on picking up the physical edition or the new DLC?