Microsoft unveiled Minecraft Dungeons’ gameplay at E3 2019, showcasing Diablo-like action RPG gameplay atop a gorgeous, blocky 3D-isometric world. We learned a ton of stuff about the game since we got our hands on it, uncovering tons of secrets, piles of unique weapons and armor, and all of those skills, enchants, and Artifact abilities.
We’ve compiled all the biggest questions and answers for things we know so far into this article, alongside links to our biggest and most detailed guides. If you have more questions, be sure to drop them in the comments and we’ll try and get them answered in the near future.
What is Minecraft Dungeons?
Classes and progression in Minecraft Dungeons
For example, if you want to play a defensive “warrior” type class, you’ll want to pick up heavy plate armor and wield defensive artifacts and traits. Someone who prefers using spells might prefer using lighter armor that reduces your cooldown speeds so you can use abilities more frequently, instead of smashing things with a hammer or sword. You’ll also be able to play an agile archer, focusing your abilities on your ranged weapon slot, which can include bows and crossbows.
On top of itemization, you will also be able to enchant gear with special effects. One enchant might produce a chain lightning spell, which can also be upgraded through the game’s leveling system.
Some of the skills and enchant examples we’ve seen so far include a horn that knocks back enemies in an area, a firework rocket that you can attach to your bow to create explosions, and a spell that looks like a giant purple lazer beam. All of those artifacts can be modded further, intersecting to create unique effects.
Does Minecraft Dungeons have a story?
Does Minecraft Dungeons have an end game?
After you complete the main story, Minecraft Dungeons’ difficulty tiers will unlock, giving access to more procedurally-generated dungeons with increasingly difficult enemies and traps, with even better loot. There is a central camp where you decide which missions to undertake, and the game will alert you to the difficulty based on your Power level, which is effectively your gear score. More difficult dungeons will provide better loot, but also be filled with more challenging monsters.
How does loot work in Minecraft Dungeons?
Some of the weapons we know about so far include swords, bows, crossbows, two-handed weapons like hammers, shields, pickaxes.
What mobs are there in Minecraft Dungeons?
We asked Mojang is the Ender Dragon might show up, and they basically told us with a wink and a nudge “wait and see.”
Can you build stuff in Minecraft Dungeons?
Minecraft Dungeons has no building mechanics at this time. Dungeons’ focus is entirely on the RPG combat experience.
Does Minecraft Dungeons have loot boxes or monetization?
Mojang told us that Minecraft Dungeons will follow the wider Minecraft ethos for monetization. There are treasure chests rewarded for completing levels, with a chance to reward a random item from that level’s loot table, but you cannot buy them with real money. Mojang is going to sell DLC expansions and levels to monetize the game and keep it fresh.
Can I play Minecraft Dungeons with my friends?
Which platforms is Minecraft Dungeons available for?
Minecraft Dungeons will launch on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC. There’s no word on whether or not it could come to mobile some day, but at the very least it’ll be on Project xCloud eventually.
How much does Minecraft Dungeons cost?
Minecraft Dungeons will have two editions. The base game costs just $20, but a $30 special “Hero” edition will come with two DLCs, in what was described to us as a mini-season pass. Mojang plans to release further DLC, both free and premium if the game takes off. It will also arrive as part of the Xbox Game Pass subscription.
Minecraft Dungeons is awesome!
Even if you’re not a fan of Minecraft itself, Dungeons looks like it’s shaping up to be a rock-solid action RPG entry to the wider Minecraft universe, and frankly, we’re addicted.
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