Minecraft: Battle minigame coming to PlayStation in June

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Minecraft: Battle minigame coming to PlayStation in June

Three maps available at launch, with more to follow

Hi everyone! Team Minecraft at Mojang, 4J Studios and Microsoft have been working on some cool free content for Minecraft: Console Edition — and we’re really excited to introduce minigames to you today.

Of course, coming up with improvised rules and new ways to play with friends are already popular activities among Minecraft: Console Edition players (and long may it continue)! But our new minigames help you quickly and easily jump into competitions with tailor-made rulesets. You can have fun straightaway without having to fuss around with manual countdowns, laborious loot chest prep or keep score.

Sound good? Great – you won’t have to wait very long for this to come out, so get your enchanted fishing poles ready. The first minigame, Battle, hits PlayStation Store next month.


Battle allows you to set up a competitive multiplayer fight for survival, where speed, strategy (and sometimes pure luck) lead you to victory. Players in Battle matches use randomly generated resources from chests located in specially-designed PVP maps to combat one another in a free-for-all deathmatch until the final victor is determined. But the fun doesn’t end after defeat; fallen players can spectate the combat among remaining players in the match by flying freely around each arena as a bat.

Battle matches can be played with up to four players in split-screen and up to eight players online (four players on PS Vita). Play with friends or find other community members to join your game via an in-game matchmaking system.

Free for all owners of Minecraft on PS4, PS3 and PS Vita, Battle rolls out in June via game update, along with three maps for you to try out. If you like Battle and want more, we’ll be supporting it with additional Map Pack add-ons periodically after release.

See you in the arena!

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  • jamie-sixtyfour

    Microsoft mentioned on a Sony blog, this must be the future! Obviously, I’m aware Microsoft owns Minecraft :)

    In all seriousness though this might be really cool. I shall be checking it out next month :)

  • PS+ announcement today?

  • Should be fun.

    What about updating the Console Edition to include the most recent The End additions? You know the Elytra would be much fun in Battle Mode.

    • I would love the elytra added as well as the schulker as this would be a good additional mob for the game

  • Sounds cool but any chance of custom/user generated maps in the future?
    Some kind of build battle minigame would be nice too.

    I don’t know if this is a good sign for command blocks, servers, realms etc coming to console or just a replacement.

  • Mojang is such a one hit wonder milking the same game over and over but i guess thats why you go so well with Microsoft.

  • i’d say Minecraft is worse than COD for milking. at least Activision release a new COD every year whereas Mojang literally milks the same exact game. for their sake they better hope the fad doesn’t end.

    • Same game different wrapper doesn’t = new.

      As a personal preference, I find having given Mojang £50 (DLC Included) for unique and endless replayablity on a single game better than giving Activision close to £100+ (DLC included) for every iteration they release.

      If we’re talking ‘milking’ the same game Activision are the grand masters and it’s heartbreaking watching millions lap it up. Which is why Battle Mode, added for free to Minecraft sits OK with me.

    • A franchise regularly bringing out full price games + DLC is not even close to being compared to a single title that keeps releasing FREE updates.

      The continued support for Minecraft is one of it’s strengths, it’s really bizarre that you see it as ‘milking’.

  • Danlisa i couldnt agree more with what youre saying. U literally even used the same game CoD as i do for comparison ans anyone that doesnt understand ure point and how spot on you are with what ure saying is either not paying attention or not caring. Well said !

  • OMG! i mean.. this is a Real Update Guys! thank you for this.
    but for psvita must be 8 player. :/ but anyway…waht is the day of june?

  • yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay

  • BenObsidianPVP17

    My birthday is on 17 June…….

    it will be só awesome if the update is on my birthday


  • chicken-guy-2006

    I am super exited cause most people love multiplayer and pvp!!!

  • chicken-guy-2006

    They have been talking about this on YouTube for aaagggeeesss!!!

  • chicken-guy-2006

    They shouldn’t add elytra or shulker yet as that should come later on in the year with 1.9

  • SW33T-_-K1LL3Rxx

    Is hunger games the only mini game?

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