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Minecon is almost here. The Minecraft-themed convention will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center in California this weekend, on September 24 and 25. Minecon will be a haven for Minecraft fans and a source of new Minecraft announcements. For iOS and Android players (and Windows 10 players), it means we’ll finally get to learn more about the upcoming Boss Update.



As announced near the end of August, the Boss Update is coming soon to Minecraft: Pocket Edition and Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition. While it’s properly called Update 0.16, they refer to it as the Boss Update because bosses are included among the new features it will add.

The Boss Update’s new enemies include the underwater Elder Guardian and the three-headed Wither. It also adds Slash commands, ocean monuments, new blocks, beacons, and more. Some aspects of this update have already been made available to players participating in the beta test on Android.

The full release of the update hasn’t been dated yet. Its announcement said it would be coming “soon-ish,” and we know it will be sometime after Minecon, but nothing more concrete has been stated about it yet.

At the end of the announcement, Mojang promised more details about the Boss Update would be provided at Minecon. Well, Minecon is almost here! We should have a better idea of what the Boss Update has in store—and when it will be released—this weekend during the convention.

If you’ve been playing Minecraft: Pocket Edition (or the Windows 10 Edition), are you looking forward to this new update? And for Android players, if you participated in the beta, share your impressions of the update in the comments.

Update 0.16, or the Boss Update, will be a major update for the Pocket Edition and Windows 10 Edition of Minecraft. What other updates do you hope to see in the future?

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