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Minecraft Xbox 360 update 1.8.2 detailed, out today

New mode and world type, gameplay tweaks and bug fixes

Mojang will release a new update for the Xbox 360 version of Minecraft today, introducing a new mode, world type and items, plus gameplay tweaks and bug squashes. Get the full details below.

  • Creative Mode
  • Superflat world type
  • Hunger
  • NPC Villages, Abandoned Mineshafts, Strongholds and Ravines
  • 12 Music Discs
  • Updated mob sounds - Changed sounds for when player is damaged and minor changes to hostile/Passive mobs
  • New Combat Mechanics
    • Chargeable bows
    • Critical hits
    • Sprinting
    • Players can parry with a sword
    • Ability to change the name of your world save
    • Chain Armor
    • Pressure Plates can now be placed on fences
  • New mobs
    • Endermen
    • Cave spiders
    • Silverfish
  • New Food and Items
    • Apples
    • Raw Chicken
    • Cooked Chicken
    • Raw Beef
    • Steak
    • Melons
    • Melon seeds
    • Rotten Flesh
    • Cobwebs
    • Fence Gate
    • Iron bars
    • Glass pane
    • Stone Brick
    • Stone Brick Stairs
    • Stone Brick Slabs
    • Brick Stairs
    • Brick Slabs
    • Pumpkin Seed
    • Vines
  • Pumpkins and Melons grow from stems much faster, and do not require farmland around the stem to grow on
  • Sponges(Creative only)
  • New biomes
    • Swamp biome
    • Ocean biome - Ocean floor now consists of Clay, sand and dirt, this makes clay easier to find
    • Mountain biome
    • River - Rivers flow through/in between biomes
  • Passive mobs will randomly flee if attacked by the player or other mobs (such as Cows)
  • Pig has 3D snout
  • Death messages - Message appears saying who and how the player died
  • Mining speed changes - Time taken to mine ores has been reduced, such as Redstone
  • Sugar Cane can now be placed on sand
  • Chest has opening and closing animation
  • User-placed leaf blocks no longer decay
  • Skeletons hold full size bow
  • Shears can now collect Tall Grass and Vines
  • Exclusive Superflat option for the Nether
  • Option to turn clouds off
  • Large changes to Xbox 360 tutorial mode
  • Bonus chest world option
  • Option to turn PVP off
  • Option to turn fire spread off
  • Option to make TNT not detonate
  • Option to trust players (to op players)
  • Bug fixes
    • 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.

Wondering how the console version of Mojang's sandbox world-builder stacks up to its PC counterpart? Read our Minecraft Xbox 360 review.