I’ve been waiting years and years for the moment I can play with console and PC players with just my iPhone. It’s a dream come true, and I’m so glad I can finally say that. I’ve played Minecraft since the iOS release back in August of 2011. It’s now 2017 and after 6 years of waiting and waiting, we finally get the massive 1.2 ‘Better Together’ update for Minecraft. I’ve pretty much bought Minecraft on everything you can possibly own and now I really only need one version to play with my friends using my iPhone/iPad.
The update released on Xbox a few days before the iOS release early this morning which my Twitter feed was filled with everything Minecraft. I’ve got to play a few hours of the Better Together update and I have to say they did a pretty good job. I’m noticing quite a bit of frame drops and performance issues on my iPhone 7+, besides that everything “just works.”
If you launched Minecraft up and for whatever reason didn’t see the changelog here’s everything that they’ve added and fixed in this new update.
Cross-platform play for up to eight players across Windows 10 PCs, Android devices, iOS phones and tablets, Xbox One, and virtual reality platforms.
Massive online multiplayer servers! We’ve added a server browser to the main menu so you can socialize, play, and collaborate with millions of other players.
Loads of new features, including parrots, stained glass, banners, armor stands, fireworks (with Elytra boost), ravines, recipe book, book and quill, jukebox, discs, zombie villager spawn egg and also COARSE DIRT!
New world starting options: Starting Map, Bonus Chest, and Trust Players.
New game rules: TNT Explores & Natural Regeneration
World conversion to bring over your worlds from other versions
Player permissions, in-game host options, new loading screens with funny and helpful tips and a How To Play screen.
Remix 3D and structure blocks
This update is so huge it’s basically Minecraft 2 in a lot of ways. It’s not even called Minecraft: Pocket Edition…. It’s just Minecraft. Yes, you can now say you’ve lived during the time Minecraft on iOS was called Minecraft: Pocket Edition. Besides that fact, this is a massive update for anyone that plays Minecraft.