Minecraft 2 release date, gameplay, mods, news - everything we know

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What is Minecraft 2? Well, we don’t know what Minecraft 2 is, frankly, but let us start with what we do know: Minecraft isn’t just a game, it is an institution with over 100 million devoted players. PC gaming’s answer to Lego has captivated millions of creatives and keen sharers around the world. For some players, Minecraft is a new way for them to see the world, giving them the ability to express themselves with blocks. So, of course, we are looking forward to Minecraft 2.

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Since Microsoft bought Mojang in 2014, they have expanded the franchise in all directions, but without letting slip any hint of development for Minecraft 2. We have seen Minecraft come to Windows 10, various consoles, and to schools with a Minecraft Education Edition - but no word on anything resembling Minecraft 2.

With the success of the first game in mind, there is always the chance that Minecraft 2 could be happening. We can only imagine how Minecraft 2 could build on the original game’s amazing collection of maps, servers, and skins. We have put our heads together and brainstormed some ideas for what we want from Minecraft 2. Here is everything we know about Minecraft 2.

Minecraft 2 release date

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The real question is: when is the Minecraft 2 release date? Unfortunately, there is no Minecraft 2 release date yet, perhaps not ever. But, if our snouts sniff anything out, you will find it here in full.

What is Minecraft 2.0?

Minecraft 2.0 was, interestingly, a thing in 2013. Except, it wasn’t what you were hoping for: Minecraft 2. The problem was that Mojang announced that they had been working on Minecraft 2.0 for two years, bringing “blocky simulation games to the next level” - on April 1, 2013.

For the less keen - or observant - pranksters amongst you, Minecraft 2.0 turned out to be a particularly mean April Fool’s joke. Among the ‘new’ features listed in the changelog for Minecraft 2.0 was a new ‘Super Hostile’ difficulty and an ‘Ultra Realistic’ graphics setting. It even included lapis lazuli blocks that, er, already existed in Minecraft. Stop playing with our feelings Mojang and bring us Minecraft 2!

Minecraft 2 gameplay

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The Minecraft 2 gameplay would, naturally, be just as captivating and expansive as the original game. There are no details on Minecraft 2 gameplay yet, but we would expect the usual selection of modes: Survival, Creative, Adventure, Spectator, and Hardcore. If we could come up with new Minecraft 2 modes that would be just as good as the original, we would be a hell of a lot richer, admittedly. So we will just have to keep our fingers crossed for some sweet, sweet Minecraft 2 gameplay.

Minecraft 2 news

There isn’t much Minecraft 2 news around but there was something of a hoo-ha on Apple’s App Store in 2016: a game called Minecraft: Pocket Edition 2. Masquerading as an official Mojang game, Minecraft: Pocket Edition 2 proved anything but. 

The scam, which, if downloaded, ended up being little more than an awful isometric swiping game, was taken down pretty sharpish. 

This tenuous link is as close as we have come to any information indicating Minecraft 2 being in development. Again, if we hear any more Minecraft 2 news, you know where to find us.

Minecraft 2 wish list

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Minecraft might well be a phenomenon, but we have some ideas on how Minecraft 2 could be even better. And, because we are thoughtful souls here at PCGamesN, we have also suggested some of the best Minecraft mods that go some way to making these improvements happen for the original Minecraft. Below you can find what we would like to see from Minecraft 2.

Minecraft 2 improvement: prettier graphics

Minecraft 2, if it ever happens, should look much better than the original. Minecraft 2 will, of course, retain the charm of the current version, but with the spruced-up visuals to make your sharp-edged masterpiece creation look even more striking. Thankfully, there are plenty of Minecraft shaders you can download already to keep you going:

Mod: Continuum Shaders

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Continuum Shaders is an unofficial add-on to the already-wonderful SEUS Shader Pack - which you don’t need as a prerequisite for this mod to work. Just hit download and pretend Minecraft 2 is here already. It certainly looks like it.

Alternative mod: Ziipzaap’s Shader Pack

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A general graphics boost is one thing, but what about water? Water is one of the toughest things to get right in videogames, but Ziipzaap’s Shader Pack has managed it for Minecraft. You will get a decent lighting boost, too, but we recommend you jump into the drink straight after downloading this Minecraft shader - it will look just like the Minecraft 2 we see in our minds. Just imagine all the Minecraft 2 shaders we could have our greedy mits on in the future.

Minecraft 2 improvement: better UI

Minecraft has been around for so long now you might find that it doesn’t cut it for you any longer. Minecraft 2 would solve this problem with a UI better equipped for mods and new experiences. That said, here are a couple of mods you can use in the meantime:

Mod: Inventory Tweaks

Minecraft 2 mod inventory tweaks

Inventory Tweaks features a raft of quality-of-life fixes we would expect from Minecraft 2. When your stacks of blocks are automatically refilled - and tools that run out of durability - are immediately replaced in your hotbar, you will wonder how you played the game without it.

Alternative mod: WAILA

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WAILA - “What Am I Looking At” is a great UI tweak. It is hardly the kind of transformative thing we would see from Minecraft 2, but, when you aim your crosshairs at an item and you get a prompt telling you what it is, it proves an immense help.

Minecraft 2 improvement: More creativity

When it comes to human creativity, the possibilities are endless. Well, they would obviously be even more endless in Minecraft 2. Ok, maybe that isn’t possible - here are some Minecraft mods to make you even more creative and ready yourself for Minecraft 2:

Mod: Decocraft

Minecraft 2 mod decocraft

Decocraft is a great way to spruce up your Minecraft home. It adds craftable chairs, tables, bowls, bottles, lamps, stuffed toys, and even a kitchen sink. Get yourself some resources, craft some cool items, and pass the time until Minecraft 2 is a thing.

Alternative mod: Pam’s HarvestCraft

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Your home might look great, but that is nothing without some delicious food on your table. Pam’s HarvestCraft adds over 1,100 new foods and items to give you a menu fit for a Minecraft 2 king. The new items include 60 crops, 17 types of fish, tofu for vegans and vegetarians, and 36 fruit-bearing trees, and they will really widen your culinary repertoire.

That is everything we know about Minecraft 2. It isn’t much since it might not even exist but, if we know anything, you will find out all about it here. Let us know what you want to see from Minecraft 2 in the comments below.

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