Minecraft fans are receiving a late Christmas present this week. Third-party developers who create unofficial content for the Microsoft-owned game are rolling out a new map for the mega-popular game. And the good news is this new map and related adventure are completely free.

This present is available as part of the Minecraft Community Celebration, which is ongoing until the early in 2021. Called the Terra Swoop Force map, the adventure seeds players able to head south into the fiery bowels of the map.

It is worth noting the Terra Swoop Force map and adventure is part of a wider arc from Minecraft Community developer NoxCrew. It is part of the wider Geo Descent Labs story, with the other parts not free.

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Still, with Terra Swoop Force, single players or a group can dive down into the core of Planet Earth to explore.

Throughout the Community Celebration, creators are offering free content. It is worth heading to the Minecraft Community Celebration page to see what is available across devices and platforms. For example, other freebies include Farm Life.

Furthermore, the community plans another major free release on January 4.

Minecraft in 2020

This year has been a typically busy one for Minecraft. This is the year the game finally linked up with Star Wars for an official DLC, something that has been highly anticipated. Another major franchise tie-in saw a Jurassic World DLC hit the marketplace.

Minecraft Realms finally got its debut on PlayStation in August, allowing Sony’s platform to finally catch up with other Minecraft versions.

On the technical side, Microsoft transitioned the base of the game from Amazon Web Services to its own Azure. This happened just as Minecraft passed 200 million copies sold to continue as the most popular game ever.

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