Minecraft Earth just received its first content update, which introduces new items and opens the in-game store. Let’s take a look at everything new.
The Store and Rubies
Rubies are the new Minecraft Earth currency. They are found randomly in tappables, and in the future will be purchasable with real money.
Rubies are used to purchase items from the new in-game store. Currently, only build plates can be purchased.
If for instance, you were to buy a new 8×8 build plate, it’d cost you 75 rubies. The most expensive build plate currently costs 375 rubies and gets you a 16×16 plate along with a pre-made village.
Each size of build plate has a few designs. For example, the 16×16 plate comes with either a dock, a waterfall, a dirt trail or a premade village. They all cost different amounts of rubies depending on the complexity of the design.
In the future, Mojang might choose to add more biomes to the store. Currently, only plains biome plates can be purchased.
Crafting and smelting also received an update. They’re still not ready to use, however, Mojang has labelled them as ‘Under Construction’. Hopefully, this means they’ll be ready for the beta soon!
A walkthrough for new players has also been added. It’s short and sweet, and provides a brief introduction to the game. It’s designed to help get new players started in Minecraft Earth. Maybe this indicated Mojang is getting ready for a wider release to new players?
Finally, and somewhat annoyingly, all players have been reset back to level 1. The good news, however, is that Mojang has said they hope for this to be the last beta reset. Hooray!
That’s everything for the new Minecraft Earth update. Do you think Minecraft Earth will be ready soon? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.
PS: We’ve recently launched our “Guide for Minecraft Earth“ app on the Google Playstore. If you’re looking for guides and tips for Minecraft Earth, please be sure to check it out. (leaving a review is really appreciated!)
// thumbnail image credits to @RyFol and @beta_mcpe1!