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Minecraft Dungeons' Creeping Winter DLC is coming next month

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Minecraft Dungeons (opens in new tab) gets another DLC pack next month, and since the last pack was jungle-themed (opens in new tab), it only makes sense for the next one to be frost-themed. The Creeping Winter DLC will feature new missions and enemies, as well as a bunch of new stuff to loot. These include armor, weapons and artifacts.

Mojang's update post (opens in new tab) is pretty light on details, and we're yet to see some footage, but a September 8 release date is confirmed. The DLC will be paid, but a free content update will roll out on the same day featuring new merchants and a Daily Trials feature. 

The merchants include a blacksmith and a 'Gift Wrapper' − the former is self-explanatory, but the latter will allow the exchange of items between players. These merchants can be rescued during dungeons, after which they'll make a permanent home in your camp. As for the Daily Trials, they'll "make wild changes to the game mechanics which provide difficult, experimental, or fun challenges for you to overcome" on a daily basis.

If you've not played Minecraft Dungeons yet, it's a worthwhile albeit lighthearted take on the ARPG genre. "Minecraft Dungeons is a breezy dungeon crawler that reproduces Minecraft's playful attitude," our reviewer wrote (opens in new tab).

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