Minecraft Dungeons is getting a new seasonal model and battle pass – Eurogamer.net

Minecraft maker Mojang has big plans for its Minecraft Dungeons spin-off.

Today at Minecon Live, the developer announced a new update plan for the game named Seasonal Adventures which will feature free and premium rewards if you purchase an Adventure Pass.

Completing new weekly challenges will net you Adventure Points – although Mojang said you’ll also get them just by playing the game normally.

These points then unlock rewards in the Adventure Pass, such as new skins, capes, pets, emotes, and flairs that trigger under certain conditions. The free reward track also includes emeralds and gold.

The first season of Minecraft Dungeons will be called The Cloudy Climb and will include rewards such as a Spotted Pig, Tucan and Crow, and an emote that allows you to lie down.

Separately, another big new addition to Minecraft Dungeons is the Tower, a new area that you’ll access through your camp. It’s a single-player affair with roguelike gameplay that offers a set number of floors that increase in difficulty as you go up. Clearing floors gives you more gear and choices for what to claim.

The tower will refresh regularly – Mojang currently waits every two weeks – to keep you busy. Oh, and it will also be a handy source of Adventure Points to upgrade your Battle Pass.

One last interesting note on the Adventure Pass: Mojang said you’ll still be able to invest points in passes from previous seasons even after this season expires, which is similar to what Microsoft has planned for Halo Infinite.

It is not yet known how much an adventure pass will cost.

All in all, the future looks bright for Minecraft Dungeons, 18 months and six story DLCs later. Echoing Void, the game’s latest DLC, arrived over the summer and concluded the game’s Arch Illager storyline. Mojang then promised that it had “lots more to come” for the game.

A mix of Diablo-lite battles and Minecraft adventures, Minecraft Dungeons is great fun and has worked well for Microsoft, with two content season passes now featured.

Minecraft Dungeons is available on Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, and PC, and there’s cross-platform multiplayer. It’s also, of course, on Xbox Game Pass, and overall it had amassed 10 million players by February of this year.