Everyone loves free updates, right? They make games more fun and cost literally nothing. What wonderful things.

Excitingly, one of them is landing on Minecraft this week. On the first of July, all console versions of Minecraft will be updated to a new version, bringing a heap of exciting tweaks and additions.

Here are a few highlights:
-Offended by mountains and caverns? Worry not, strange crafter, because now you have the option to customize your super-flat worlds so they’re only as vertical as you desire.
-New blocks! Oak, Spruce, Birch and Jungle wood types. Fences, Gates and Doors! Create the log cabin of your dreams.
-A heap of new game options! Change the game mode, difficulty, time, player spawn position, ambient cave sounds, and weather without leaving your game session. Very handy.
-Classic crafting! Now console players get to craft items just like their PC buddies on Java Minecraft. Some players find this style of creation more satisfying. Check it out.
-New stuff! Iron Trapdoors, Inverted Daylight Sensors, Book & Quills, and Stained Glass have arrived. Use them wisely, and for good, please.

The Minecon 2015 Skin Pack
Even more DLC news for y’all! To celebrate the awesomeness that is this week’s Minecon 2015, we’re releasing a free bundle of skins for consoles. This pack is extra-special because it features Alex and Steve wearing a selection of smart Minecon capes.

The Minecon 2015 Skin Pack will be available for just 15 days from the 1st of July onward. Download it from the Xbox Games Store while it’s still hot. You’ve got nothing to lose but your bandwidth!

Minecraft: Console Editions are Getting Flatter, Woodier, Optionier!