Minecraft Aquatic Update Phase Two is Out, Now With Underwater Undead

Minecraft Aquatic Update Phase Two is Out, Now With Underwater Undead

Darling, it's better down where it's wetter.

Back in the middle of May, Microsoft and Mojang rolled out the the first part of Update Aquatic, expanding the oceans of the Minecraft universe. Now, they're back with Update Aquatic Phase Two. This update is rolling out to most of the Minecraft platforms, including Windows 10, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Mobile, and VR. It adds more ocean life, giving players more risk and reward under the sea.

There are now Sea Turtles, large friendly creatures that need your help protecting their eggs. On the risk side of things, there is The Drowned, a new type of zombie that swims up from the ocean depths at night. There's also Bubble Columns, which can push swimmers in different directions.

Update Aquatic Phase Two also offers a whole bunch of tweaks and changes to existing content. Husks in water will become The Drowned eventually and the undead can walk on the bottom of the ocean. Boat steering and player swimming on the surface is improved. You can now feed Dolphins to have them lead you to the nearest Ocean Ruins or Shipwreck. Mojang even updated the texture on the top of kelp! My god!

Hidden in this update is another change: Realms are now available on Minecraft for Nintendo Switch. This brings Switch owners into parity with other platforms, letting them pay for private server like everyone else.

Remember, this is the last update for older console platforms like the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, and PlayStation Vita. Microsoft and Mojang are focused on their new unified Minecraft client and these older platforms are vestigial tails that must be cast off. For more on Minecraft, head over to our Best Minecraft Mods Guide.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Mike Williams

Reviews Editor

M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

Related articles

The Leads of Red Dead Redemption 2 Would Like You to Know They're Not "Voice Actors"

The people behind Dutch, Arthur, and other game stars want to set something straight.

Activision Blizzard Moves Away From Twitch, Partners With YouTube Gaming

The Overwatch League and more will stream exclusively with Google.

You've Only Got a Few Days Left to Attend Your Own Funeral in Destiny 2

Maybe put on a nice set of armor before you go.

Fortnite's Getting a New Physics System Starting Next Month

Ahead of the next season, Chaos is coming to Fortnite.

You may also like

How Mass Effect 2 Made Garrus More Than Just Another Squadmate, And Created an Iconic Character in the Process

On Mass Effect 2's 10th anniversary, we remember how Garrus became one of the Normandy's most vital crew members.

What Underused Setting Would be Amazing in a Video Game?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | South Asia? Toronto? We want to hear from you which underused setting would be great for a video game.

Temtem Can Be "Better Than Pokemon" Because It's Not Pokemon

There's a wonderful freedom in being the new kid on the block.