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Minecraft Xbox 360 update 9 in certification, full patch notes here

Monday, 25th March 2013 09:36 GMT By Dave Cook

Minecraft Xbox 360 developer 4J Studios has confirmed that update 9 is in certification at Microsoft now, and has released its full patch notes.

OXM reports that the update is with Microsoft for approval as you read this and has posted the official patch notes. Here they are:

  • Added ‘The End’, with new layout, and new Enderdragon behaviour.
  • Added Climbable Vines.
  • Added Fire Charge, Wooden Button, Item Frames, Spawn Eggs, Sandstone Stairs, Spruce Stairs, Birch Stairs, Nether Bricks, Spruce Planks, Birch Planks, Nether Brick Slab, Spruce Slab and Birch Slab.
  • Added new music for The End and The Nether from C418
  • Made buckets and signs stackable.
  • Sheep now re-grow their wool after shearing.
  • New gravel texture.
  • Can now smelt Netherrack into a Nether Brick in a Furnace.
  • Blacksmith buildings in Villages now hold chests with loot of the same type as found in Strongholds.
  • Crafting recipe change – Sign recipe gives three Signs.
  • Crafting recipe change – Half Slab recipes give six Half Slabs.
  • Crafting recipe change – Stone Button now requires one block of stone instead of two.
  • Added smoother color transitions between biomes.
  • Added beaches to terrain generation.
  • Fence Gates can now be opened and closed with Redstone.
  • Changed Nether Fortress to make Nether Wart rooms more likely.
  • Made Nether Wart spawn randomly wherever Soul Sand is generated in the Nether.
  • Nether Wart will now grow in the Overworld.
  • Made Dispenser dispense mobs from Spawn Eggs, rather than the egg itself.
  • Dispenser will dispense lava/water from a Bucket of Lava/Water.
  • Dispenser will shoot Fire Charges.
  • Trapdoors can be placed on half slabs and stairs
  • Allow players to block with a sword when the ‘Can Build And Mine’ option is unchecked by the host.
  • Moved six of the twelve music disc quests in the Tutorial World
  • Changed the Tutorial world to add climbable Vines, and some of the new items, and removed/reduced the items in the Brewing, Farming and Breeding chests.
  • Don’t show the achievements warning when loading a creative map that has already been saved in creative mode.
  • Reduced the volume of the Ghast sound effects.
  • Increased the distance jukeboxes can be heard from.
  • Improved lighting code performance.
  • Improved the loading/saving time.
  • Changed the display order in the Minecraft Store to show newest DLC first.
  • Added How To Play for The End and Farming Animals
  • Added HUD size options for both splitscreen and full screen modes.
  • Added Reset Nether option to force regeneration of The Nether. This is helpful for older saves that didn’t have a Nether Fortress.
  • Added a toggle for Death Messages.
  • Added a toggle to hide or display the animated character in the User Interface.
  • Allow individual splitscreen users to have their own settings for HUD.

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6 Comments

  1. monkeygourmet

    Is it just me or does this seem to get patched every other day?

    Don’t they have to keep paying MS or something (not saying that would make a dent in Notch’s gold pile) or have MS made them exempt?

    #1 1 year ago
  2. DrDamn

    @1
    I would assume they have some sort of deal. It’s not so much patching in the traditional sense, you tend to get a lot of new features with each update too. Part of why it’s so popular.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. minecraft86

    Finally the end is going to be out. I found the end, and I cant wait to put an end to the ender dragon!

    #3 1 year ago
  4. ChristianPerdomo

    When will the update come out?

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Cobra951

    @1: XBLA Minecraft has been successful beyond anyone’s wildest dreams. It’s made so much money for all concerned, including Microsoft, that it stands to reason they would waive the normal fees. Not that 4J Studios or Mojang would need that. They’re swimming in money.

    The game has been on a fast track to catch up with its PC counterpart (as much as practical). The updates mirror the steps of the original, in a much shorter time frame.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. minecraft86

    If you ask me i have now idea when it will come out. But I think it will come out the tomorrow on my opinion. It seems to come out every 3 months.

    #6 1 year ago

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