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Confusingly, Minecraft has introduced add-ons to Bedrock Edition

Wait... were there not already mods/add-ons?

I’m not saying Minecraft is entirely infinite, but it definitely has the kind of longevity most other games would kill for. Much of it comes down to the near-endless creative possibilities, but also the mods. Mods and add-ons are what keep the gaming world a-turnin’, and Mojang has now added…add-ons to the game.

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Okay, so if you thought this was old news, think again. In a recent post on the official Minecraft website, the Bedrock Edition of the game now has add-ons available in the Marketplace. Mods were typically associated with the Java build (i.e. on PC), but now the studio has made it so you can use them “no matter which device you play on.” Or something like that.

What seems to distinguish regular mods from these Bedrock add-ons is they add content rather than just replacing. That’s according to a response to a question asked by someone on Twitter/X.

I’m not confused, you’re confused!

Here’s what the developer says about it. Maybe that’ll clear things up…

Available through Minecraft Marketplace, add-ons let you add new blocks, mobs, items, recipes, and other content to both your existing worlds and new ones.

If you take a look on the Minecraft Marketplace, you can see that add-ons are in their own category. This means they’re not the same as texture packs, mini games, new skins, or adventure maps. Actually, why am I telling you this? You all know how mods work.

And to celebrate these add-ons, Mojang has released a few examples for free. So if you want some new furniture, a pet guinea pig, or to have all the wool in the world (we’re all different), that’s totally a thing you can do now. With add-ons. In the Bedrock Edition. Which, as far as I could tell, were already a thing..?


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