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You Can Play Minecraft Adventure Update Early Thanks To "Leak"

by Phil Kollar on Sep 10, 2011 at 06:45 AM

Patch 1.8 is one of the most ambitious updates for Minecraft yet, grafting a more guided journey onto the usually directionless massive open world that the game provides. If you're one of the many Minecraft players eager to jump in, I've got good news: You can right now.

Over on his Twitter account last night, Minecraft creator Notch was completely open and very nonchalant about a supposed leak of update 1.8. Why would he seem so unmoved by a leak? Well, as it turns out this is apparently an official leak. The 1.8 files are being hosted on the official Minecraft website, and you can download them by clicking here.

The official release of 1.8 isn't far off now, but if you just can't wait, feel free to give it a try today. Or continue building the hype by watching the latest trailer for the update.