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Minecraft Dungeons: Update Today (March 24) - Patch Notes, Changes Explained

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By Kyle Knight

March 24, 2021

It looks like a brand new update has been released today (March 24) for Minecraft Dungeons, so we’ve put together everything you need to know about the new update, including the full patch notes.

Minecraft is quite literally the most popular game on the planet, with players of all ages being obsessed with the original game. After the huge success, Mojang looked to reignite the love for Minecraft with the release of Minecraft Dungeons. You can watch the official launch trailer below, and keep reading to find out everything you need to know about the game and the latest update.

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Minecraft Dungeons

The Minecraft spin-off is an action-adventure RPG developed by Mojang. It was first released in May of 2020 for Windows, Xbox One, Switch, and PlayStation 4, and was then released for Xbox Series X|S in November of 2020.

The game of course strongly resembles the original Minecraft game and features similar weapons and mobs. However, this is still a completely new game that allows up to four players to explore various locations, complete difficult quests, and defeat hostile mobs.

Minecraft Dungeons Update March 24 – Patch Notes

Below you will find the full patch notes for Minecraft Dungeons update 1.8.6.0 on March 24, 2021. The patch notes were taken from the official Minecraft website.

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Windows PC: 1.8.6.0 | PlayStation 4: 1.8.4.0 | Xbox: 1.8.4.0 | Nintendo Switch: 1.8.3.0

Fixes:

Performance/Stability

  • Fixed the host’s connection being lost after a 20-30 minute session when playing on Xbox (MCD-5305)
  • Fixed several crashes across all platforms that could occur during gameplay
  • Fixed several crashes when transitioning from a mission to the Camp when other players are still loading into the mission
  • Fixed a crash that could occur on Nintendo Switch when loading into an Ancient Hunt

Gameplay

  • Fixed the unlock location for Arch Haven not always appearing on Pumpkin Pastures (MCD-1952)
  • Fixed gear dropping in inaccessible locations during Ancient Hunts (MCD-5331)
  • Equipping armor with the Life Boost enchantment during the “Last Chance” screen no longer boosts health more than it should (MCD-4884)
  • Fixed multiple Ancient Mobs spawning during Ancient Hunts (MCD-5462)
  • Fixed several invisible collisions that were present in various missions
  • Fixed some mobs not dropping souls, even when the player has Soul Gathering
  • Fixed mission progress being blocked due to mismatched tiles on Warped Forest, Redstone Mines, and Creeper Woods
  • Fixed environmental fire not dealing damage to players
  • Fixed players getting stuck inside the sub-dungeon’s entrance on Crimson Forest (MCD-5280)
  • Gold is always granted as a reward after completing Ancient Hunts, even if inventory is full (MCD-5389)
  • Mobs killed by pets or mobs under the influence of the Love Medallion artifact now count towards merchant unlock progress
  • Hoglins no longer appear in Daily Trials when 100% of melee mobs are replaced with another mob
  • Both the host and the clients now see the bridge open properly in Gold Rooms
  • Fixed sound looping for the Broken Sawblade
  • The intended ambient music and sound effects now play when entering Gold Rooms
  • Magma Cubes can now be stunned
  • Fixed placeholder textures being displayed on trees after graphics settings are changed

User Interface

  • Fixed the menu becoming unresponsive after the ‘Session is full’ prompt was dismissed
  • Fixed several issues with text-to-speech in menus
  • Fixed text overlapping buttons on Ancient Hunt menus for several languages
  • Fixed missing text about the Night and spawning mobs when a player is downed during online multiplayer
  • Fixed incorrect button colors for the prompt that appears when cancelling an Ancient Hunt
  • Corrected the description of the Cool Down enchantment
  • The proper name of Artifact Synergy now appears on the HUD
  • Fixed the Korean translation of “Salvage” (MCD-4634)
  • Fixed the Piglin merchant description to clarify that the restock price resets after completing an Ancient Hunt
  • On the mission select screen, Creeper Woods no longer shows an undiscovered secret after Creepy Crypt is unlocked (MCD-5279)
  • Non-host players now see the Wither damage properly on the HUD
  • Llamamob is now properly named Llama
  • Clarified the text on the Ancient Hunt screen to state that each spent Enchantment Point will reduce your Hero Level by one
  • Fixed missing power level graphic after purchasing an item from a merchant

Known Issues:

  • Graphical issues can occur on the HUD when playing Cacti Canyon

More Minecraft

If you’re still itching for more Minecraft content, DualShockers have got guides, patch notes, and the latest news about the hit game. Check out the link below to see all of our Minecraft related content:

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Kyle Knight
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Kyle is a Film and TV graduate from Coventry. He's a PC enthusiast with a not so enthusiastic PC and is all about triple-A titles!

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