‘Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition’ Update Coming Soon, Documentary in December

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Minecraft Xbox 360 Update 1.8.2

Minecraft has not only been an enormous success on PC, but its console counterpart has been one of the best selling games on the Xbox Live Marketplace ever since it launched. Unfortunately, the features of the Xbox 360 version of Minecraft has been sorely lacking in some of the most popular features of the most recent Minecraft PC updates. Patch 1.8.2 plans to fix that.

The most exciting addition is undoubtedly Creative Mode, something console gamers have been begging for ever since the port was released earlier this year. The classic mode is not the only new feature though – in fact, the list is so long we decided to just list everything from the changelog in this post for your convenience:

– Added Creative Mode.

– Disabled Achievements and Leaderboard updates if the player is in Creative Mode, or if the world has been previously saved in Creative Mode.

– Added a simple tutorial for Creative Mode.

– Added sprinting to Survival Mode.

– Added flying and sprint-flying to Creative Mode.

– Added new items to the game — Melon, Melon Slice, Melon Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds, Raw/Cooked Beef, Raw/Cooked Chicken, Rotten Flesh, Pumpkin Seeds, Iron Bars, Fence Gate, Stone Bricks, Stone Brick Slabs, Stone Brick Stairs, Brick Slabs, Brick Stairs, Ender Pearl, Web,Vines, 10 more Music Discs, and Chain Armor.

– Added new items to the crafting menu — Melon, Melon Seeds, Glass Pane, Fence Gate, Iron Bars, Stone Bricks, Stone Brick Slabs, Stone Brick Stairs, Brick Slabs, Brick Stairs.

– Added terrain generation features — Strongholds, Villages, Abandoned Mineshafts and Ravines.

– Biome code additions, including rivers and oceans.

– Changed the bow to have drawing and firing action.

– Added a quick move to the dispenser.

– Added a quick equip for armor to the inventory interface.

– Added a quick move for ingredients and fuel in the furnace interface.

– Brought forward the mining speed changes from 1.2.3

– Brought forward apples dropping from leaf blocks from 1.1

– Brought forward change from 1.2.3 to make pumpkins and melons grow from stems much faster, and not require farmland around the stem to grow on.

– Fix to vines brought forward from 1.2.3 to stop them spreading too much.

– Added the Food Bar to the HUD.

– Added stacking for food items.

– Added the eating animation.

– Enabled crafting mushroom stew without a crafting table.

– Added the blocking move with swords.

– Changed all the text descriptions for food to show how much they refill the food bar.

– Passive mobs will now flee when hit.

– The snout on pigs now protrude from their head.

– Skeletons now hold full size bows.

– Animals no longer despawn which makes it possible to capture them.

– Zombies now drop Rotten Flesh instead of Feathers.

– Updated some mob sounds.

– Shears can now collect Tall Grass and the new Vine.

– Improved sunrise and sunset.

– Improved the rain edges (when looking up in rain).

– User-placed leaf blocks no longer decay.

– Cloud height raised to the top of the map, so clouds can no longer phase through blocks.

– Cloud movement syncs with the game’s time.

– Both Wooden and Stone pressure plates can now be placed on fences.

– Improved chest model with a 3D lock, and opening and closing animation.

– Added a countdown timer to the autosave to stop it being such a surprise.

– Added the ability to rename an existing saved world.

– Added map icons to the in-game player list to match their color in the map.

– Added a confirmation dialog on the player choosing to exit without saving.

– Added a character display when sprinting or flying.

– Updated the How To Play HUD with the Food Bar information.

– Added descriptions for Creative Mode and Sprinting to the How To Play menus.

– Updated the Download Content menu with pictures of the DLC available.

– Removed Herobrine.

Options Changes and Additions:
– Changed the Gamertags Display option to mean display/hide gamertags in-game and on maps.

– Added an option to select Creative Mode or Survival Mode on creating or loading a world.

– Added an option to disable clouds.

– Added additional options to the world creation — Superflat land (creates a flat world near bedrock in both the Overworld and the Nether), enable/disable Structures and Bonus Chest.

– Added Host options — toggles for Player Versus Player, Trust Players to stop players being able to mine without permission from the Host, Fire Spread, TNT Explodes, and Host Privileges.

– Added in-game player options for the host — Can Build and Mine, Moderator, Kick Player, Can Fly, Disable Exhaustion, Invisible.

– Store the Online, Invite Only, and Friends of Friends options in the player’s profile.

Tutorial World Changes:
– Changed the Tutorial world to enable the new terrain features in it.

– Added mini tutorial for sprinting in the Tutorial world.

– Added mini tutorial for eating in the Tutorial world.

– Added Music Disc Quests in the Tutorial world — players can search the world for the 12 chests, each containing one of the Music Discs that can be played in a Jukebox.

– Fix for duplication glitch.

– Fix for aspect ratio of things in hand when in splitscreen mode.

– Fix for issue with player data not saving (player starting world with no items they had when they saved).

– Fix for redstone tiles burning out when they shouldn’t.

– Fixed issue with Minecart with Furnace not being able to move another Minecart.

– Fixed particle code for flipped 3rd person view.

So, to recap, Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition will add Creative Mode, sprinting, new items, new animations, newly generated terrain and biomes, Endermen, the Food Bar, death messages, and approximately 30,000 other updates and fixes. Oh, and Herobrine, that terrifying dead miner that definitely exists, has finally been removed after an outcry from fans across the globe.

Updates and bugfixes might be the majority of Minecraft news post-launch, but 2 Player Productions has just announced that their documentary of the meteoric rise of Notch, Mojang, and Minecraft itself, will ship at the end of the year. The documentary, Minecraft: The Story of Mojang, was successfully funded on Kickstarter in March 2011, receiving $60,000 over the initial $150,000 goal.

2 Player Productions has put together many other video projects in the past, including a documentary on chip music called Reformat the Planet, and the Double Fine Adventure video series. In other words, these guys are good, and any fan of Minecraft should be anxiously awaiting the December 7th release that director Paul Owens told Eurogamer the team was aiming for.

Ranters, does any of this Minecraft news excite you, or have you grown a little tired of the constant barrage of news from the famous blocky world? Let us know in the comments below.

Follow me on Twitter @JacobSiegal.

Source: PlayXBLA, Eurogamer

TAGS: Minecraft, Mojang, PC, Xbox 360

  • Brian

    Its been a long few months waiting for this major update, im super excited to see it finally going through Microsoft certification testing, I’ve been checking online just about every day looking for news on this update, the anticipation of this is killing me and I can’t wait until creative mode hits, it will make it alot easy to build pvp maps.

    • Eli

      i wander when it will come reply if u know

      • Dylan

        From most of the articles I read, the update will be on October 10th but don’t have your hopes up. It’s Microsoft, anything can happen.

  • chris

    what was the new update for on minecraft xbox this morning it wasnt the BIG ONE EVERYONE WAS TALKING ABOUT

  • chris

    it was a 3mb update and i see nothing new anyone else get this update gt unholyjezus17

    • Rob

      There have been two previous bug fix type updates before, if you just got Minecraft or hadnt played on live in awhile then it is probably just catching up

  • Brian

    I haven’t gotten any kind of update, but 4j studios sent it into Microsoft on Tuesday, now it’s in their hands, for testing and find any bugs that 4j missed and stuff, Microsoft Certification takes anywhere from 4 days to 2 weeks, but since Microsoft hasn’t got anything on their plate they have alot of time to go through it. And im pretty sure they know people are getting antsy so I would assume that they’re trying to go through it quickly to bring it out. I’m hoping it would be out sometime this weekend or early next week.

  • Brian

    Feel free to add me on Xbox live my gamer tag is InsipidSpore3

  • Chris

    Yea ur right but damn this update needs come out already i don’t wanna play it till it does I feel like I’m wasting my time on my old world

  • Tristan

    I am look forward to this update. I just wish more of my friends played it. It gets really lonely building by myself :'(

  • Chris

    It’s ok tristen add me I’ll play n build with you gt is unholyjezus17
    Btw did anyone recive a update again today I got one at 12pst I have the beta dashboard and I surfed the web for info but got none

    • Tristan

      Ok my gt is BuiscuitEata223. Im getting a year pass today so I will be online.

    • Tristan

      Ok my gamertag is BuiscuitEata223. Im getting a year pass today so I will be online.

  • shadow

    If any butey what’s to friend me my gt is TB91 all caps I get bored mining alone and then I get blown up by a creeper when I have dimiond dam creeper’s

  • shadow

    If any butey what’s to friend me my gt is TB91 all caps I get bored mining alone and then I get blown up by a creeper when I have dimiond f###’n creeper’s

  • Wolf


    Xbox gamer tag: Marvalwolf

    • Dylan

      I get tired of playing alone, my gamer tag is, GeauxDylanB plz send a request!

  • bj

    my gamertag is slipp3rybiscuit. add me and ill be happy to play whenever. me and my girlfriend are having a baby girl so im working as much as possible so i oly get on usually at night around 8pmish. Tired of playing alone and got a nice world. i made it before the first update though… i hate how you have to start a new world just to get the added updates. sure hope they fix that soon too. i Spent HOURS in my world…

  • Tyler

    Me and a few friends are hosting a hunger games tournament when the update comes out. If your interested in playing, watching, helping build or anything else just add me on xbox, “ALLSTARCHAOS”. We also do a lot of big builds and just having fun. Anyone is welcome to play with us, as long as you just like to have fun on the game.

  • Aldo

    when will ot come out for xbox 360

  • Madi

    No enchanting table?! nooooooo! All I wanted was to build an awesome wizards tower.

  • aldo

    well I havint seem any updates yet but I cant wait anymore what about all of the nerds for MINECRAFT!!!!:)

  • jason

    I, for one, knew when the newer games came out, i would hardly play this anymore. I played with the new updates for a bit, but since Halo 4 came out i havent even though about minecraft. They took too long to get us the updates. They shouldnt of ever released an incomplete game.