TU7 Details – The “very nearly 1.0.1” update!
As we’ve mentioned before, the next update is coming soon! It will mainly have the features from the Java version 1.0.1, but without “The End” (that will be coming in the next update, TU8)
There’s a big list below with expanded details of what’s been added but there are some key additions that are worth calling out…
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…
TU7 – what has been added list:
Also New: The Festive Skin Pack!
You’ve seen the teases — you can download the Festive Skin Pack this Wednesday and turn your Minecraft experience into a Holiday Extravaganza! For only 80 Microsoft Points, you get all of this!
And don’t forget the documentary!
This Saturday, December 22, we’ll be airing the new documentary Minecraft: The Story of Mojang. The movie follows Minecraft creator Markus Persson after his rise to fame in 2011 and examines the ins and outs of building a video game company. The movie will air for free for Xbox LIVE Gold subscribers in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Australia and New Zealand. For users in those countries, check out the Minecraft tile on your Xbox LIVE dashboard for local viewing times and a trailer for the documentary.
What? You don’t have Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition yet? You can grab it from Xbox LIVE or from Xbox.com.