Back in May, Microsoft announced that a free Battle Mode for Minecraft would be heading to consoles, "with tailor-made rulesets, so you can have fun straight away without having to fuss around with manual count-downs, laboriously prep loot chests or keep score." In Battle Mode, players fight in a last-minecrafter standing death match where you battle over resources and weapons in giant arenas. The mode was created with consoles in mind, so it is super easy to pick up and play online or with your friends in your living room.
Battle Mode comes with three free maps, but Microsoft plans on releasing more maps at $2.99 each. The Battle Mode update was officially released this past week across Xbox, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, PS Vita, and Wii U.