Microsoft confirms Boss Update for Minecraft Pocket Edition drops on October 18, includes Add-Ons
Now we have more information about the update, including the release date. Mojang has just confirmed that the Boss Update is slated for an October 18 release on Windows 10 and Pocket Editions of Minecraft, including Android, iOS and Windows Phone.
Another important aspect mentioned by Mojang is the fact the along with the Boss Update, Minecraft players will also see the first implementation of Add-Ons. As the developers put it, “Add-Ons are the first step on our journey towards bringing even greater levels of customisation to all editions of Minecraft - starting with Pocket and Windows 10.”
Add-Ons enable players to transform the look of their worlds and change the behavior of mobs, such as the blast radius of a creeper, or the texture they are wearing. Basically, you will be able to switch out the models, textures and behavior of these mobs in a funny, sometimes maniacally way (rideable chickens, ultra-explosive pigs).
Two Add-Ons will soon be available for download for those who want a taste of what's to come: Alien Invasion and Castle Siege. More Add-Ons will be added in the coming weeks, so the Boss Update might come with more then the two that have already been announced.
As for the changes included in the Boss Update, players should expect more slash commands, as well as support for import and exporting worlds.
The Elder Guardian will arrive as well, along with the Wither, which will appear in revamped fighting form. Naturally, many tweaks and under the hood improvements will be implemented too.