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Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition update to introduce breeding, brewing and new biome

Tuesday, 18th December 2012 06:18 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition’s Update 7 will introduce a number of much-requested features found in the PC version, some of which don’t start with “B”.

Visit PlayXBLA to see the full kist of new items and mobs, but this the key gameplay features set:

  • Animal Breeding – feed two of the same animals a particular food and they’ll “kiss” and like magic a little baby animal will appear. Cute.
  • Brewing – You’ll be able to make Potions. Pull up a Brewing Stand and experiment.
  • Experience Points – Now you can collect Experience Orbs from mining, killing mobs, breeding and using Furnaces. Experience is used for Enchanting.
  • Enchanting– A new process which uses your Experience points to grant special abilities to armour, tools and weapons. You’ll need to craft yourself an Enchantment table to get started.
  • Mushroom Biome – A new type of land where the humble mushroom is king. New block Mycelium can be found here and Mooshrooms. Try growing yourself a giant mushroom.
  • Nether Fortresses – a structure that can appear in the Nether, bringing new blocks to the game too. Nether Fortresses are the Nether equivalent of Strongholds. Look out for the Blaze which can found in these new structures, they’ve got a habit of shooting out fire.
  • Skin animations – Some of your skins will have new animations (optional) to give them a bit more life and personality of their own. It’s something new and something that will be expanded upon as we do future updates, even older skins might get given their own animations as time goes on, so keep a look out for them in the future too. You may also notice that skins can have hats, and stuff.

The update will also add support for the Festive Skin pack so presumably it will appear before Christmas.

Thanks, CVG.

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  1. M2V3R1CK PAXn

    will it be available at midnight?

    #1 1 year ago
  2. JackTheFaux

    10am UK Time. That’s 5am EST, in the case that you live in America. If so, you can probably figure the rest out.

    Edit: It takes a while to roll the update out across the world. So, you might not get it exactly at 10am.

    #2 1 year ago