Minecraft For Xbox 360 Gets A Huge Update Today

by Kyle Hilliard on Oct 16, 2012 at 03:55 AM

Minecraft version 1.8.2 for Xbox 360 is here, and it adds all kinds of new stuff (like 3-dimensional pig snouts) to the popular world building sim. You can check out the full list of new additions and fixes below.

Creative Mode
Superflat world type
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
        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
        Cave spiders
New Food and Items
        Raw Chicken
        Cooked Chicken
        Raw Beef
        Melon seeds
        Rotten Flesh
        Fence Gate
        Iron bars
        Glass pane
        Stone Brick
        Stone Brick Stairs
        Stone Brick Slabs
        Brick Stairs
        Brick Slabs
        Pumpkin Seed
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

[via CVG]