Minecraft on Nintendo Switch Gets Update that Allows 1080p Docked

The Nintendo Switch version of Minecraft got a new update. It fixes a fair number of bugs and other issues. However, it also adds several new features. The one thing that will probably be the most interesting for Switch owners is that they can now play Minecraft in 1080p when docked. Update 6 also adds the free Glide track Canyon, the Biome Settlers 2 skin pack, and other stuff.

Minecraft on Nintendo Switch Gets Update that Allows 1080p Docked
Minecraft on Nintendo Switch Gets Update that Allows 1080p Docked

There’s a new update live for Minecraft on the Nintendo Switch. Marked as Patch 6, it brings several new features and options. Probably the biggest news is that you can now play Minecraft on the Switch in 1080p when the console is in the dock. The update also brings some skin packs and other bonus stuff, as well as various bug fixes and repairs for other issues.

Here are the full patch notes from Minecraft Switch Edition Update 6, as they appear on the official Minecraft forum.

  • Added Canyon, a free Glide track.
  • Added Biome Settlers 2 Skin pack.
  • Added Terracotta and Glazed Terracotta layers to Tumble.
  • Enable 1080p display when placed in the Nintendo Switch Dock.
  • Improved performance in Solo Glide when restarting the level (particularly with split-screen spectators).
  • Totem of Undying now also applies Fire Resistance II.
  • Fixed some areas where it was possible to escape from Battle maps or Glide tracks.
  • Fixed a bug where players were unable to milk a Cow in Creative Mode.
  • Fixed a bug where players were being teleported back to the Nether portal shortly after arriving in the other dimension.
  • Fixed a bug where broken Banners wouldn’t stack with crafted Banners.
  • Fixed a bug where Wheat, Ladders, and Banners were not correctly spawning in Woodland Mansions.
  • Fixed a bug where Monster Spawners in Woodland Mansions were Pigs instead of Spiders.
  • Fixed a bug where the Item Frame icon appeared when holding a Map.
  • Fixed an incorrect death message when players were killed by Zombie Villagers.
  • Fix for custom names of Mobs not being shown in death messages.
  • Fix for being unable to unlock “Sniper Duel”.
  • Fix for being unable to unlock “Camouflage”.
  • Fix for MCCE #5183 – Player can kill a tamed Parrot with PvP disabled.
  • Fix for MCCE #5062 – Farmer Villagers only plant one seed after harvesting a whole crop of seeds from a field.
  • Fix for MCCE #4103 – Time spent on the Pause menu when under water counts towards the “Free Diver” trophy.
  • Fix for MCCE #3112 – When trying to throw food, Villagers throw it in the wrong direction.
  • Fix for MCCE #5219 – Two types of Bone Block with different pictures.
  • Fix for MCCE #4989 – Zombie Villager Spawn eggs are the wrong colour.
  • Fix for MCCE #5261 – Flower hitbox is displaced.
  • Fix for MCCE #4897 – Beds explode when TNT Explodes is disabled.
  • Fix for MCCE #4954 – Mobs can’t move with a block above them.
  • Fix for MCCE #3010 – Constructing an End portal in a certain method can lead to the End Portal being created next to the portal frame.
  • Fix for MCCE #5292 – Only regular Skeletons spawning in the Nether.
  • Fix for MCCE #5151 & MCCE #5208 – Item frames don’t show the custom name of their items.

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