Minecraft Bedrock Update 1.19.50 is HERE! Spectator mode, touch control, skins added

    Mojang recently released the Minecraft Bedrock Update 1.19.50 and it brings some really cool things to the game. Know all about the spectator mode, new touch controls, default skins and more.
    By: HT TECH
    | Updated on: Dec 01 2022, 21:20 IST
    In pics: PUBG Mobile, Honor of Kings, Free Fire, Minecraft are some of the most actively played games in 2021
    The 2021 list of most actively games includes PUBG Mobile, Honor of Kings, Among Us!, Candy Crush Saga, Garena Free Fire, Minecraft and more.  Thanks to the novel coronavirus pandemic, gaming in general and mobile gaming in particular has seen a huge increase over the past year and a half. Gamers are increasingly turning to their devices since they are unable to go out as much as they used to before the pandemic arrived. According to statistics available from analytics firm App Annie, the mobile gaming market has seen a big increase in gaming and consumer spending. India is still the world’s biggest mobile gaming market, according to the report. Here’s a list of some of the most actively played games this year, according to App Annie’s latest report on gaming on mobiles for the first half of 2021. The list consists of PUBG Mobile, Honor of Kings, Among Us!, Candy Crush Saga, Garena Free Fire, Minecraft and more
    1/9 The 2021 list of most actively games includes PUBG Mobile, Honor of Kings, Among Us!, Candy Crush Saga, Garena Free Fire, Minecraft and more.  Thanks to the novel coronavirus pandemic, gaming in general and mobile gaming in particular has seen a huge increase over the past year and a half. Gamers are increasingly turning to their devices since they are unable to go out as much as they used to before the pandemic arrived. According to statistics available from analytics firm App Annie, the mobile gaming market has seen a big increase in gaming and consumer spending. India is still the world’s biggest mobile gaming market, according to the report. Here’s a list of some of the most actively played games this year, according to App Annie’s latest report on gaming on mobiles for the first half of 2021. The list consists of PUBG Mobile, Honor of Kings, Among Us!, Candy Crush Saga, Garena Free Fire, Minecraft and more
    PUBG Mobile: This wildly popular multiplayer battle royale game is at the top of the list and it involves up to 100 players parachuting onto an island and find weapons to attack and kill their enemies. The player (or the team) to survive the longest while staying in the “safe areas” on the map wins the battle royale match. PUBG Mobile game is currently banned in India, and has been succeeded by the recently released Battlegrounds Mobile India.
    2/9 PUBG Mobile: This wildly popular multiplayer battle royale game is at the top of the list and it involves up to 100 players parachuting onto an island and find weapons to attack and kill their enemies. The player (or the team) to survive the longest while staying in the “safe areas” on the map wins the battle royale match. PUBG Mobile game is currently banned in India, and has been succeeded by the recently released Battlegrounds Mobile India. (PUBG/KRAFTON)
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    3/9 Honor of Kings: If you have played League of Legends, then the Honor of Kings game will feel very familiar, with a mobile multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game format that allows for cross-platform play across iOS and Android. On Honor of Kings, players must gain experience and gold by killing Non-Player Characters (NPCs) and attacking the enemy’s turrets and the core building to win the game. These can be used to skill up and unlock more abilities and purchase items. (Tencent)
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    4/9 Among Us!: One of the more brain-twisting game titles on this list, Among Us! is a game that requires your attention and your wits without a break. Players are matched with others and placed on a virtual spaceship with either the role of Crewmates or Impostors. The job of all the gamers is to identify who the Impostors are and eliminate them from the game via voting using an Emergency meeting or reporting a dead body -- while performing tasks on the ship. (Innersloth)
    Candy Crush Saga: One of King’s most popular match-three puzzle games, Candy Crush Saga goes all the way back to 2012, but it has not lost its popularity over the years. The game is available on computers as well as on Android and iPhone. Gamers must complete levels by switching candy pieces on the board so that three or more pieces of the same colour can be matches and eliminated from the board. Matching four or more candies can make the game more exciting with different abilities to remove more candy from the board.
    5/9 Candy Crush Saga: One of King’s most popular match-three puzzle games, Candy Crush Saga goes all the way back to 2012, but it has not lost its popularity over the years. The game is available on computers as well as on Android and iPhone. Gamers must complete levels by switching candy pieces on the board so that three or more pieces of the same colour can be matches and eliminated from the board. Matching four or more candies can make the game more exciting with different abilities to remove more candy from the board. (Pixabay)
    Free Fire: Garena Free Fire is one of the most popular battle royale games and offers users the ability to choose where they want to jump out on the map, which can make a big difference if they know a specific terrain well. Once players land, they must scavenge for weapons and equipment while battling a total of 50 players to remain the only surviving player in the game, like PUBG, they must also remain in the “safe zones” that keep getting smaller and the last team or person alive is the winner.
    6/9 Free Fire: Garena Free Fire is one of the most popular battle royale games and offers users the ability to choose where they want to jump out on the map, which can make a big difference if they know a specific terrain well. Once players land, they must scavenge for weapons and equipment while battling a total of 50 players to remain the only surviving player in the game, like PUBG, they must also remain in the “safe zones” that keep getting smaller and the last team or person alive is the winner. (Garena International)
    Ludo King: A popular Indian game created by Mumbai-based Gametion Technologies, Ludo King is built on the Unity Engine and works just like the Indian board game. This means players will roll a virtual dice to move their (four) pieces around the board till they reach the center while passing the other players “bases”. Gamers can play against other players, the computer, a local mode that involves passing the device around and multiplayer with friends.
    7/9 Ludo King: A popular Indian game created by Mumbai-based Gametion Technologies, Ludo King is built on the Unity Engine and works just like the Indian board game. This means players will roll a virtual dice to move their (four) pieces around the board till they reach the center while passing the other players “bases”. Gamers can play against other players, the computer, a local mode that involves passing the device around and multiplayer with friends. (Ludo King)
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    8/9 Minecraft Pocket Edition: Popular sandbox and survival game Minecraft is popular on almost every platform the game is available on. It is no surprise then, that the game is regularly in the top 10 and regularly at the top spot in the App Store's and Google Play's Paid Apps Section in the Top Charts. The game focuses on survival and creative building of the original game, minus some of the other features on the full edition. Users can download the game for both Android and iPhone via their respective app stores. (Windows Blog)
    Call of Duty: Mobile A popular battle royale game created Activision, Call of Duty Mobile was already popular in India but shot to fame and saw downloads increase after PUBG Mobile was banned in the country last year. The game is a free-to-play shooter and includes a battle royale mode along with FPS modes like Team Deathmatch, Domination, Free for All, Hardpoint, Kill Confirmed, and players can use “Scorestreaks” to use special weapons in the game.
    9/9 Call of Duty: Mobile A popular battle royale game created Activision, Call of Duty Mobile was already popular in India but shot to fame and saw downloads increase after PUBG Mobile was banned in the country last year. The game is a free-to-play shooter and includes a battle royale mode along with FPS modes like Team Deathmatch, Domination, Free for All, Hardpoint, Kill Confirmed, and players can use “Scorestreaks” to use special weapons in the game. (Call of Duty/Activision)
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    Know what’s new in the Minecraft Bedrock Update 1.19.50. (Minecraft)

    Minecraft Bedrock fans have been waiting for a significant update ever since The Wild was introduced in the summer of 2022. While the earlier versions of 1.19 update has helped in providing some important bug fixes and quality of life improvements, there was not much to speak of in terms of new features. However, the Minecraft Bedrock update 1.19.50 not only changes it, it adds one highly anticipated feature for the players — the spectator mode. If you are a Minecraft Bedrock player as well, then you need to know about all the new things you get to experience after the update. Read on to find out.

    It should be noted that the update is exclusively for Bedrock players and different from the update for Java players. The update was released two days ago on November 29. Introducing the highly anticipated feature, the Minecraft blog post said, “In Minecraft, we've abandoned most laws of physics but when you enable spectator mode you are throwing them all out of the window”.

    Minecraft Bedrock update 1.19.50 released

    The reason there is a lot of excitement for the spectator mode is because this feature has been available to all the Java players for a long time and lets players to fly around and observe the world without interacting with it in any way. Players can move past walls, mountains and even realms themselves.

    To enable this new mode, players need to go to Settings and switch the ‘/gamemode spectator' command on and off if cheats are enabled. The inventory, health, and held items will remain unchanged for the player entering and exiting the spectator mode.

    But this is not all. New touch controls will also be available to players now. Instead of being hidden behind a toggle button, they will be turned on by default. Players who have never used the touch controls will be directed to a video to understand the controls better. Alongside players will also get a new range of default skins that join Steve and Alex. It can be accessed in the Dressing section.

    Apart from this, there are two more technical changes.

    First is a refresh to the Vex which gets a new model and texture. It also gets a slightly larger hitbox to make it easier to fight. The second is a mob update. While playing tag, baby Villagers will now run at a quicker speed that matches Java Edition

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    First Published Date: 01 Dec, 21:19 IST
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