Minecraft's latest snapshot update includes a long-awaited feature for the building game. Players can now don a cape and take to the skies.

Players are already able to fly with Creative Mode. However, the new cape allows you to do more than just float around. You glide through the air, picking up speed as you dive and then slowing as you climb. It seems more, for lack of a better term, real. Here's some short footage of the flying cape posted on Twitter by Mojang's Jens Bergensten:
In a follow-up tweet with more footage, Bergensten said that you won't be able to craft these capes. Instead, you'll have to find them out in the world. Also, they'll replace your current cape:
PC and Mac owners of Minecraft can try out flying capes by downloading snapshot 15w41b for the game. While these capes are the biggest part of the snapshot, there are several other features included as well. Here's Mojang's description of the update:
This week’s snapshot brings you the ability to smash out of the window of a high tower building, fly past the bad guys who are all shooting you with surprisingly bad accuracy, swoop down and land flawlessly into a strategically placed boat and then paddle away at moderately high speeds with the stolen prize pig in the back.

You can find the instructions for downloading and playing the snapshot at Mojang's website. Because it's an in-development patch, you may run into some bugs. However, I think the bugs are offset somewhat by the ability to soar through the air like a bird or super hero.

Mojang hasn't said when flying capes could come to the Xbox, PlayStation or mobile editions of Minecraft. Given how highly anticipated this feature is, I imagine we'll see it on those platforms eventually.

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