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This is a guide to the Hero Edition version of Minecraft Dungeons, everything included in the Hero Edition, and the two DLC packs included. Read on to learn what the differences are between the Hero Edition and the Standard Edition are and what we know about the DLC included.

What is the Hero Edition?


Minecraft Dungeons is available in two editions: the Standard Edition, and the Hero Edition. The Hero Edition includes additional content which is not available in the Standard Edition; players who want to upgrade from the Standard Edition to the Hero Edition can purchase a Hero Pass after purchase.

Version Price Contents
Standard Edition $19.99
  • Base Game only
Hero Edition $29.99
Hero Pass $9.99

As the in-game items included are purely cosmetic, the primary draw to purchasing the Hero Edition seems to be the two DLC packs included. Read on for more information about the included DLC.

Official Description

“Fight your way through an all-new action-adventure game, inspired by classic dungeon crawlers and set in the Minecraft universe! Up to four friends can play together, or you can brave the dungeons alone. Includes a Hero Cape, two player skins, and a chicken pet. It also includes two DLC packs, when they become available.”

What is the Minecraft Dungeons DLC Included?

Jungle Awakening and Creeping Winter


In the Hero Edition, players will gain access to two DLC packs, known as Jungle Awakens and Creeping Winter. However, these DLC packs have not been released yet. Players with the Hero Edition will gain access to each of these DLC packs when they are released according to the schedule below.

DLC Release Date
Jungle Awakens July 2020
Creeping Winter Later in the year 2020

Learn more about what's coming in the DLC in our full article below!

Everything We Know about Jungle Awakens and Creeping Winter

Is the DLC included in Xbox Game Pass?

Players with Xbox Game Pass will be able to play the Standard Edition of the game as part of their subscription. As such, the DLC included in the Hero Edition will not be included in Xbox Game Pass.

In order to purchase the Hero Edition content separately, you can purchase a Hero Pass from the Microsoft Store at the link below.

▶︎Purchase the Hero Pass upgrade (game sold separately)

Is the DLC Exclusive to Hero Edition?


There hasn't been any announcement regarding an option to purchase the DLC exclusively, separate from the currently available Hero Edition. If you purchased the Standard Edition and are interested in purchasing the DLC as well, considering buying a Hero Pass for $9.99 on the platform of your choice, which will upgrade your game to the Hero Edition and give you full access to the Jungle Awakens and Creeping Winter DLCs when they are released.

What are the Other Items Included?

The other items included with the Hero Edition include the Hero Cape, two Player Skins, and a Chicken Pet.

Hero Cape

The Hero Cape is included under a special Cosmetic section of the Items menu, so unlike Armors, it has no effect on your stats. However, it's great for flaunting to other players online and making all of your outfits that much more heroic!

Player Skins

As the characters' appearances are fully customizable, these skins will most likely provide some unique appearance choice unique to owners of the Hero Edition.

Chicken Pet (Baby Chicken)

The Baby Chicken, a classic mainstay of Minecraft, will be available to players as a Pet. Unlike other Pets. the Chicken seems to be purely cosmetic, and does not actually assist you in defeating enemies.

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How to Use the Hero Cape and Chicken Pet

The Hero Cape and Chicken Pet are not in an immediately apparent location, so many players have had questions about how to access them after purchasing the Hero Edition.

To use these items, open the Inventory screen and navigate to the far right option to access the Cosmetic items. Here, the Hero Cape and Baby Chicken pet will be available to add flair to your character.

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