27 May 2021 9:38 AM +00:00

Minecraft Dungeons Hidden Depths Gets Launch Trailer

Minecraft Dungeons, the colourful dungeon-crawler spinoff from developer Mojang, just got brand new DLC in the form of the Hidden Depths, and it's live already.

The Hidden Depths expands the scope of the game to the deepest, darkest depths of the ocean. Included is a veritable boatload of new weapons, artefacts and gear for players to craft and collect, and an entirely new biome to explore.

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BE THERE OR BE SQUARE - The Hidden Depths DLC for Minecraft Dungeons is available now

Minecraft Dungeons Hidden Depths Gets Launch Trailer

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The story setup for Hidden Depths goes something like this: A shard from the Orb of Dominance is wreaking havoc under the oceans, it's up to you to calm their stormy waters.

Of course, that's all secondary to what Minecraft Dungeons is really all about: battling your way through hordes of cube-shaped enemies that infest their respective cube-shaped dungeons.

After the launch of Minecraft Dungeons, Mojang released a slew of DLC across two season passes.

First, there was the Jungle Awakens and the Creeping Winter, which added jungle and tropical biomes respectively.

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Then came Howling Peaks and Flames of the Nether, which added verticality and depth to the game.

Hidden Depths, then, seems like a logical next step for the series.

Going underwater allows for new enemy types from the mainline Minecraft, like the Guardians and the Drowned, in addition to non-aggressive creatures like Turtles and Puffer Fish.

The free update that launched alongside Hidden Depths adds new missions to every level in the game, even for players that haven't purchased this newest DLC.

New too is the inclusion of Raid Captains, which present dangerous boss encounters for players to overcome. Defeating them can be a tricky proposition, as once downed, they can drop one of two different kinds of tokens.

One kind will immediately increase the level of difficulty, and the other adds a random rule modifier to make things trickier. Completing a level with a token active will net you the Raid Captains Bounty.

The Hidden Depths DLC for Minecraft Dungeons is the perfect excuse to dive back into the game or pick it up if you have never tried it before.