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Minecraft Village & Pillage Update Patch Notes

April 25, 2019 at 4:04am

The latest update to Minecraft has arrived with the Village and Pillage revamp. Here are the patch notes for the specific enhancements that have been made to the Bedrock version. This will alter the experience on Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Windows 10 PC, Pocket Edition IOS & Android and Virtual Reality devices.

Updated Villages
-Many new building types and enhanced village generation
- Biome specific architecture for plains, desert, savannah, and taiga
New Villagers
-Villagers have new clothing to indicate their level, profession, and biome
-Added Mason and Nitwit villagers
-Villagers now sleep in beds
-Villagers now visit their job sites during the day and go home at night
-Vastly improved villager pathfinding
-Villagers in existing worlds will convert to new villagers (if they are not part of a template world)
-Zombie Villagers now have biome-specific and profession skin layers
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Village Job Sites
-Villagers can now take on a new profession when near a job site block
-While villagers claim these sites, they also have functions for players

Cartography Table - Provides an easier way to copy and enlarge maps. Maps can be locked by using glass panes

Grindstone - Used to repair weapons and tools, plus disenchanting

Barrel - Stores items like a chest but can still be opened with blocks on top of it

Smoker - Cooks food much faster than a furnace

Blast Furnace - Faster ore smelting

Composter - Adding enough crops will produce bone meal

Stonecutter - Easy crafting for stone and cobblestone items

Smithing Table & Fletching Table - Functionality coming in a later update
Minecraft Update Village and Pillage
Villager Trading
-Added brand new villager trades
-Villagers now have a visual based trading system and will hold up an item they wish to trade if the player is holding something they want
-When villagers make trades they will gain experience. When they gain enough experience, they level up. Leveling up unlocks new trades for them to explore
Villagers will resupply their trades when arriving at their job site

Wandering Trader
-A villager mob that will appear at a village's gathering site periodically and stays for a period of two to three game days
-This trader offers items from a wide variety of different biomes, random dyes, and other rare materials
-Accompanied on their journey by two fancy llamas

-When rung, all villagers will run into their houses
-Bells ring when players interact with them or are powered by redstone

Pillager Outposts
-The new tower hangout for pillagers that generate in the same biomes as villages
-Pillagers will respawn around the tower
-Clear them out in order to score some loot!

Illager Captain
-Can be found holding a banner in pillager outposts
-The player that kills a captain will be given the Bad Omen effect

-When a player enters a village with Bad Omen, a raid will be triggered
-Pillager enemies will attack a village in waves
-Players that successfully defend a village from a raid will receive the Hero of the Village effect, giving a steep discount on trades with villagers

-A powerful, new enemy mob found in illager patrols and during village raids
-When running, it can destroy some blocks like crops so watch out!
-Can be ridden into battle by illagers

Pillager Patrols
-Groups of illagers, pillagers, and ravagers can be found patrolling the overworld

-A new light source to cozy up your village
-Works great as a fireplace in a home, with no fire spread to worry about
-Throw some food on it and become a campfire cooking pro
-Adding Hay Bales may adjust the smoke pattern and height

Sweet Berries
-New food item, might work with foxes later on
-Sweet Berry Bushes can be found in Taiga biomes
-Thorn ability, they’re like spiderwebs

Bamboo Jungle
-Bamboo is now generated in Jungles and more densely in the new Bamboo Jungle biome

New Achievements
-Plethora of Cats - Befriend twenty stray cats (20G)
-Kill the Beast! - Defeat a Ravager (30G)
-Buy Low, Sell High - Trade for the best possible price (50G)
-Disenchanted - Use a Grindstone to get experience from an enchanted item (20G)
-We're being attacked - Trigger a Pillager Raid (20G)
-Sound the Alarm! - Ring the bell with a hostile enemy in the village (20G)
-I've got a bad feeling about this - Kill a Pillager Captain (20G)

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Gamerheadquarters Reviewer Jason Stettner