Upcoming Features & Updates

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So it’s official, Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition will be getting it’s first update ‘soon’, which will take the Xbox edition from the equivalent of PC Beta 1.6.6 to 1.7.3, after this there will be an even bigger update to 1.8.2 (known as the Adventure Update).

It’s unknown exactly when the update will be, but we expect sometime within the next couple of months they will release the first update. With a little luck we will have the Adventure Update by the end of summer 🙂

When OXM spoke to Roger Carpenter (the port developer from 4J Studios), he mentioned a lot of the difficulties with porting 1.8.2 (the Adventure Update) over to the Xbox Edition. Mainly due to the fact the this update is MASSIVE, so big it should probably be called mini-DLC. It’s not so much a new update as it is turning it into a whole new game.

One of the biggest additions being made (and probably one of the most frequently requested ones) is Creative mode, which if you didn’t know makes you invincible, able to fly and you have infinite of everything. It’s the ultimate mode for people that just want to build without fear of everything being blown up by a creeper.

4J Studios has some control over which features make it from the PC version to the Xbox Edition, but according to them they are working closely with Daniel Kaplan at Mojang to decide exactly which features will make the cut. 4J feels that “The game isn’t Minecraft on the Xbox, it is Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition”, meaning that it isn’t an exact port/copy of Minecraft PC.

So without further ado here are the expected features for Xbox updates 1.7.3 and 1.8.2.

1.7.3 Features

  • Added Pistons !
  • Added Shears
    • Shears are used to pick up leaf blocks and also to shear sheep without hurting them
  • Sheep don’t drop wool if you punch them anymore
  • Clay generation fixed (more clay!)
  • Flint and Steel now required for TNT ignition
  • Fences can be stacked vertically
  • New Cobblestone and Brick textures

1.8.2 Features

  • Added Creative mode!
  • New Mobs
    • Enderman
    • Cave Spiders
    • Silverfish
  • New Blocks
    • Stone Bricks
    • Stone Brick Slabs & Stairs
    • Brick Slabs & Stairs
    • Fence Gates
    • Glass Panes
    • Iron Bars
    • Melons
    • Vines (not really a block but whatever)
  • New Terrain Generation Features
    • NPC Villages
    • Strongholds
    • Abandoned Mine Shafts
    • Ravines
    • Rivers
    • Ocean Biomes (very deep and large)
    • Mountain Biome
    • Swamp Biome
    • Ocean floor is now made of sand, dirt and clay. (Clay is even more common)
  • New Food System
    • There is now a hunger bar which is filled by eating
    • All food except mushroom stew is stackable
    • Food no longer heals directly, but rather over time when the hunger bar is filled
    • 5 New Food Items
      • Melon Slices
      • Raw Chicken
      • Raw Beef
      • Cooked Chicken
      • Steak
    • Eating raw food or Rotten Flesh has a chance to poison the player.
    • Added Pumpkin and Melon Seeds for farming pumpkins and melons, respectively.
  • New Combat Mechanics
    • Added Sprinting
    • Hold-to-charge bows
    • Critical hits
    • Added Blocking ability with a sword
    • Mobs drop experience orbs which fill your experience bar
  • User placed leaf blocks no longer decay if there is no wood nearby
  • Clouds moved to the top of the map so they no longer go through blocks
  • Pressure plates can be placed on fences
  • Animals no longer despawn (disappear), making it possible to capture them and keep them as pets
  • Improved chest model
  • New sounds for (almost) everything!
Upcoming Features & Updates, 4.6 out of 5 based on 37 ratings

  • Someonespecial

    omg creative mode yes! so excited!!!

  • yoursavior8132

    this is going to be epic… 😀

    i dont have a computer with a high enough graphic card to play this on the pc so this game makes my dreams come true

  • Hi

    If u add a Hungar bar it will be a pain as u have 2
    Go get it but it’s beter without it as it is so much
    Fun but pistons yes.

  • Hi

    No not the Hungar bar

    • Gang_william52

      I hate the hunger bar it’s crap

  • Yo

    Why would u want 2 get poisoned at least make it
    So u can chose 2 have poison and the Hungar bar on
    In the settings so people who want it can have it
    And people who don’t don’t so people can do the Hungar
    Games.

  • Goodpoint

    I agree

  • Guam2498

    i hope these come out soon because im gonna never want to play minecraft until the update now that i know about it

  • Andrew

    i hope they make the world bigger its boring with it being so small

  • George

    will there be other people in the minecraft villages?

    • Minecraft <3er -yes im a girl-

      I hope so..

  • SWAGYoSANN

    Herobrine… is he in?

    • Notch

      Yes

      • Graymech1916

         not any more

  • Trentko

    i think they should add spitscreen without hd tv and cats, and skins servers and game types its alot but will be a big benefit

  • Swag City Son

    maybe add flying penis??

  • Halorivera dirt dirt

    More Dirt

  • Dirt under Joeugly’s toe nails

    maybe Jougly should be in it throwing dirt whereever she goes an peepee boy edwin

  • Meat66

    Also Joefugly dirty nose full of prehistoric dirt since 1400s, also deep in the bouls of joeugly’s nose lives a hermit crab and a pelican

  • http://twitter.com/DaDuStMaN20 Dustin Wasserman

    the question now is when

  • http://twitter.com/BrianJordan7 BrianJordan

    Do saplings plant themselves after the leaves are broken or will that be included later?

  • Sean-millar

    Ahhhhhhh yes yes yes sprint.you.can sprint.thank god for that !!!!!!

  • Slimjim276

    i am so excited for creative mode!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Billrmcjr

    needs npc villages NAO

  • herpderp

    I wonder if in the update they are going to add enchanting tables,skins,texture packs and mods

    • Dan

      you read my mind about the enchanting table

    • SkyDoesMinecraft

      they alredy did that and as a seed put in 0.5

  • Jordan Joiner

    Are they ever gonna put herobrine in? i hope so! 😀

    • Janji

       it would be awesome

    • brent

       they might alreadey have herobrone on the hints on the loading screen it says their not shure if they removed him but i dont know about adding him

      • Brent

        My name is also Brent.

    • guest

      you can see him i know hes back. cuz he burnt mah fliping house

    • da man

      no they removed him

    • no one cares

      that is a myth its not true though

  • Kingsofanarch

    Elemental creepers definently need to be added

  • Darons45

    whats a herobrine

  • Brittanyhesskew

    will we ever be able to have a girl character? or change our skin and hair?

  • One Sexy Model

    Will they ever have a girl character? or allow you to change hair and skin color?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/WHQ4HR4EG5DU6CQ6DZ2AV2SDEQ Tonya

      i agree they know that girls play this game as often and sometimes alot more than the boys,they should really make it so you can at least change your gender and have a couple girl skins….. Also i was wondering when the update for wheat was able to be used to breeding animals?

      • minecraftfreak

        ikr! i so wish we could breed animals

      • DHG B3AT

        Yep.

    • Jbsabbagh

       they did in 1.7.3 down load skin pack1 in the download content icon but you cannot coustomise the chatricrer

    • DHG B3AT

      There adding a skin pack 3 with a girl in there. 🙂

  • Brittanyhesskew

    why are there not more people liking this? Creative mode sounds freaking Awesome!

  • brett

    i hope we can go into the enderworld and kick the enderdragons ass right guys

    • http://www.facebook.com/tyler.desjarlais.5 Tyler Desjarlais

      hell yeah!!!!!!

      • Gang_ will52

        Hell yeah too !!!!!!!!!

  • Ssohpkc

    will you be able lock your chest’s

  • Dantelimon17

    fuck yeah! im making a chicken farm c:

  • Dj4600

    What about no HD multiplayer?

  • 2w

    INEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEED 1.8

  • sp33dy 1137

    I think minecraft is getting too advanced, with enchanting and stuff. i like the old 1.6 version better, mainly because theres no hunger bar….

  • that guy

    holy f**k dude i just got an updade.
    added sheers and changeable skins in the help and options

  • Minecraft <3er -yes im a girl-

    Omg when is it coming???!! Im so excited!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/tyler.desjarlais.5 Tyler Desjarlais

    when is the danm enchanting table coming

  • Halofanantic

    i hope they add spawn aggs,oclots,jungle bioms,strongholds,dungons,ect.

  • Herobrine

    Can’t wait for everything! So much more creativity to do, but i dont like the idea about being poisined by rotten flesh and chicken…very dissatisfying. Can/t wait for the enchating table either. I got a magic and mob library already. Wonder if they’ll add writing in books soon or not. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/tyler.desjarlais.5 Tyler Desjarlais

    i cant wait for 1.8.2 ! CREATIVE CREATIVE CREATIVE

  • guest

    im 70%with this but with npc viages they should make a money system and mabe  some quest. if they are they should make a whole nother game mode

  • Jbabbagh

     mods should be added mods like tekket

  • chronicgamer96

    i realy hope they add enchanting tables it would make the game way better and iv made an atomatic house with a room for an enchanting table

    chronicgamer96 is my gtag add me if you ever wanna play

  • ninjataco56

    will u add mushroom biom cause i like a da mooshroom lol

  • ninjataco56

    can i friend over xbox live gamertag is NINJATACO56 so friend me pls andif do tell me that u saw this comment

  • Godjulian94

    I just hope the adventure pack is free :l

    • Donald

      I didn’t think about that….. Shit.

      • http://www.facebook.com/tyler.desjarlais.5 Tyler Desjarlais

        it’ll be free don’t worry

  • gfrdffcd

    heck yeah new mobs

  • http://www.facebook.com/tyler.desjarlais.5 Tyler Desjarlais

    just got the second update and there is nothing in it D:

  • Jakobkahl

    You should add postions

  • Xxlegitxmarine

    There should me something new to chest so people can stop stealing stuff from it like put in a code

    • minecraftfreak

      i agree a code would be awesome

  • Chickenwrap

    wen 1.9 comes out, we get enchanting , blaze, and etc. which mean we can go to the end so, its still along way to go

  • YourAttorney96

    when will the 1.8.2 update come out

  • herpaderp

    guys if u didnt really know herobrine is there for a reason he wont be taken out hes too much fun 😀

  • aron

    OMG OMG OMG!!! this update is sssoooo gonna be epic 😀 im gonna be adicted to minecraft if there really is a creative mode :0 🙂 :0

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.frost.3517 John Frost

    what month/day will the update 1.8.2 probalbly be released

  • poeticgamer

    creative mod is good because you can do mega builds btw when is the 1.8.2 update

  • denzil

    hola im aeiorajs.dchksjl

  • joka

    is 1.8.2 xbox avalable yet
    please answer soon

  • pancakes

    Idc I just hope for endermen and mods… idk how to mod :))) spmeone teach I’m EpIc WaFfLeS 72

  • Donald

    Hm…. WHAT ABOUT EXPERIENCE???

  • Donald

    o-o lol im stupid i didnt even see that

  • desteny

    OMG endermen are awsome because they give you ender pearls and SPRINTING!!!!!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/ElijahParker5 Elijah Parker

    will Herobrine be able to be summoned or appear in the 1.8.2 update?

  • Agent McMan

    Minectaft, it is awesome,also creative mod i think is cheating,but it good for building.Instead of creative mod just make the duplicatin gliches bettet,by makng them work every time,so instead of oh I want this,you have to work for it.Also best website for newsbetter than any other site that iI looked at.And the hunger bar sucks because you dont just get yuor life back when you eat. So if your being chased by creepers,they blow up oyu almost die,you eat ,you still have the same health.Sprinting will help,and the new foods will help. MINECRAFT IS AWESOME!!!!!!!

  • freebe9

    omg finaly my cows wont dissapear

  • http://www.facebook.com/tyler.desjarlais.5 Tyler Desjarlais

    come on mojang stop trolling us!

  • pinkluvr

    So, is the update here or not? It says that the undate is free to all xbox’s, and It also says, that the update has already come. But it’s not on my xbox yet? what is up? Is It taking a while to come to all the xbox’s or something?

    • http://www.facebook.com/remi.voldsundstanghelle Remi Andre Voldsund Stanghelle

      i havent get either

    • no one cares

      the update came if you looked on the minecraft wiki

  • John Smith

    ya, if they come out with creative mode its awesome,but i’d rather them just make the dupelcation glitch better by not having it a glitch but it work every time

  • John Smith

    does anyone know when the update is?

  • http://www.facebook.com/remi.voldsundstanghelle Remi Andre Voldsund Stanghelle

    when does update 1.8.2 (adventure pack) come

  • Mojang Team

    They are focusing on 1.4!

  • Mojang Team

    We are also going to be focusing on 1.9 after
    all we can say is we MIGHT be adding mods

  • DHG B3AT

    The update is going to be between Semptember 29 and October 5. It is 1.8.1 beta! I cant wait! Add me on Xbox 360, gamertag is DHG B3AT!

  • xbox minecraft player

    All of the updates sound great but what I would really like to see is the jungle biomedical. It would be great if you added it!

  • Nighthawk452398

    When is the update coming out version 1.8.2?

  • Adamcraft

    How inproved do you thing the toutorial world is going to be?

  • Adamcraft

    I saw gameplay of the update on youtube epic (with creative gameplay)

  • Adamcraft

    I think update come October 6 to the end of October

  • adamcraft

    There is gameplay on youtube with creative and toutorial world

  • Gamer64

    Update came on the 16th of October At 2:00 pm

  • Adamcraft

    enchanting is in 1.9 uodate (should be in about 5 mounths or 3 my prediction

  • Adamcraft

    Oh dear spelling error its month and update

  • no one cares

    there is no xp bar

  • no one cares

    they should add mods to the game

  • SkyDoesMinecraft

    for next update on demo make it so theirs a mainsion with moe bottles o’ enchanting and and in a chest with the bottles o’ enchant have every type of tool from wodden tools to diamond tools
    and make sky towers with nether portal and the other one has a bunch of wolves and bones

  • HastyBasher0624

    if you can contact mojang or 4j studios tell them to add herobrine

  • creepypasta/jeff

    not a bad idea

  • Minecraft

    For the next update for minecraft on xbox 360 can you please add this following items and if these items cant be able to be put in at once. put the missing items in the following update.Add book bags and larger book bags, double shooting bow arrows, new foods like bananas, oranges, cherries, can sodas, and etc. New portals to different dimensions, new animals like rabbits, frogs, bears, dears, birds, snakes, crabs, tree frogs, monkeys, new types of fresh and salt water fishes and sizes, peacocks, alligators, penguins, dolphins, whales, sharks, horses, donkeys, turtles, the new baby animals listed above, etc. New ores and blocks, new trees like cherry trees, orange trees, bananas grow on jungle trees. pipes, connectable minecarts, new weapons, new items, TNT sticks, bigger villages and farm lands, more villagers and trading goods, diamond, gold, dirt, tree, sand, emerald, obsidian, sandstone, stone, water, lava golems, wires, new armor, bigger signs, bear, snake, alligator, dolphin, whale, shark, frogs, tree frogs,monkeys, dear, rabbits, crabs, turtles skins, scales, shells, leather, and meats. Please add this to the xbox 360 and xbox one this items will make minecraft much more fun.

  • Minecraft

    For the next update for minecraft on xbox 360 can you please add this following items and if these items cant be able to be put in at once. put the missing items in the following update.Add book bags and larger book bags, double shooting bow arrows, new foods like bananas, oranges, cherries, can sodas, and etc. New portals to different dimensions, new animals like rabbits, frogs, bears, dears, birds, snakes, crabs, tree frogs, monkeys, new types of fresh and salt water fishes and sizes, peacocks, alligators, penguins, dolphins, whales, sharks, horses, donkeys, turtles, the new baby animals listed above, etc. New ores and blocks, new trees like cherry trees, orange trees, bananas grow on jungle trees. pipes, connectable minecarts, new weapons, new items, TNT sticks, bigger villages and farm lands, more villagers and trading goods, diamond, gold, dirt, tree, sand, emerald, obsidian, sandstone, stone, water, lava golems, wires, new armor, bigger signs, bear, snake, alligator, dolphin, whale, shark, frogs, tree frogs,monkeys, dear, rabbits, crabs, turtles skins, scales, shells, leather, and meats. Please add this to the xbox 360 and xbox one this items will make minecraft much more fun.

  • Jen

    next update you should add in owls for xbox360 pc play station and add a easter egg and you name it BOOM and it will make a undead pegisus

  • Jen

    next update you should add in owls for xbox360 pc play station and add a easter egg and you name it BOOM and it will make a undead pegisus

  • Jen

    a name tag l
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  • Jen

    this is in 2015 feb-9-mon
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