The first Minecraft Dungeons DLC, Jungle Awakens, is now available

The first DLC pack of Minecraft Dungeons is available now and features a plethora of new items, armor, and enemies.

Minecraft Dungeons, released in May, is an action-adventure spin-off of the popular sandbox building and crafting game Minecraft, with an emphasis on action and combat. Up to four players can battle enemies and explore treasure-filled levels to help level up characters.

The jungle wakes up takes place in – you guessed it – a jungle. It features three new missions and gameplay mechanics, as well as new items and challenges. There are things meant to be intentionally cute, like pandas, and new evil creatures meant to provide a challenge like the Jungle Abomination.

The trailer shows off lush, blocky jungle areas with plant-like enemies spewing dangerous purple spells and dungeon paths built on lava with fast-paced action from the game’s heroes.

The story involves an object called The Orb of Dominance, which is “one of the most powerful and wicked artifacts the Overworld has ever seen”, according to the game’s DLC announcement. The artifact was destroyed , but fragments of it ended up in the jungle and corrupted both the region and its inhabitants.

Developer Mojang has raised the soft power cap in the game from 108 to 112, which will make it a bit harder, and the new levels are sprawling in size.

The new DLC is the first of two planned, but Mojang has also made some updates to the base game. There’s a new map called the Lower Temple, new gear, balance changes for some items, and a new threat per difficulty level. Two unique versions of new gear, called Battlestaff and Dual Crossbows, have also been added.

The jungle wakes up is available as a standalone purchase or by getting a Hero Pass, which will pre-purchase the second DLC pack. The new DLC demonstrates Mojang’s commitment to the new franchise, and it recently released a soundtrack for the game, which is available on Apple Music and Spotify.

The game is available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows and Xbox One. The base game is $20 and the Hero Edition is $30. The DLC alone costs $6.

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