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  • Upcoming Minecraft - Pocket Edition Update Packs a Slew of New Features


    The developer team behind the iOS version of Minecraft has recently submitted an update, version 0.4.0, of the popular app. The dev team seems to be adding some really important elements to the game with Chests being one of them. Chests can be built with materials found in the world and allow players to store more and more of what they find and collect out there. In addition to Chests, Beds are also being added in to the game. Beds help players easily survive the gameís dangerous night.


    The gameís most iconic enemy, the Creeper, is also headed to the mobile version of the game in the upcoming update. For those of you who donít know what the Creeper does, itís a zombie that sneaks up on playerís from behind, then explodes when close. Upon exploding, the monster not only hurts the players but also destroys nearby structures.

    The changelog for the update can be found below:

    New features:

     Chests to store items
     Beds to skip night and setting your spawn point
     Creepers!
     TNT, and flint and steel to ignite
     Food items added: apples, bread, mushroom soup, beef, chicken and pork
     Added recipes: wool from string, green wool and stone bricks
     Added a Peaceful Mode option for survival mode without monsters
     Added wheat, seeds and hoe
     Added moss stone, redstone ore and white wool to creative inventory
     Added trap door
     Red dye can be obtained by cooking red mushroom
     Added several more dyes (combined from primary dyes)
     Zombies now drop feathers

    Tweaks:

     Made the day longer
     Limited the total number of a given monster type
     When using an item, the playerís movement speed is decreased

    Bug fixes:

     Monsters could spawn indoors
     Added fall damage for clients
     Players could knock each other far away
     Incorrect bow rendering in 3rd person view
     Missing particles after critical arrows
     Stairs reverted back to their basic blocks when destroyed
     Charging the bow could destroy certain blocks (flowers, torches), or interact with blocks
     The game crashed if player was killed while having the bow charged
     Connecting players could die in creative mode
     Dark leaves sometimes had workbench texture
     Wrong crafting table size for Xperia Play
     Bow didnít take damage when used
     Non-dark brown tree trunks are now added back to the game (you may need to start a new world as host)
     Destroying a door could leave half a door
     Missing spider death sound on iOS
    For iOS gamers, this sounds like a significant update that should leave a lot to look forward to. For gamers who have played both the PC and iOS version of Minecraft, youíll notice the differences between the two iterations continue to shrink as more and more features are being introduced to the iOS version of the game. According to the development team, the patch has been submitted to Apple already and should be out within a month.

    Source: Mojang
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Upcoming Minecraft - Pocket Edition Update Packs a Slew of New Features started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 11 Comments
    1. Serge96's Avatar
      Serge96 -
      AWESOME ! Finally an update : )
    1. Mr. Russian's Avatar
      Mr. Russian -
      Yay! If they already submitted it, if its accepted then it should be live in the AppStore within the next week.
    1. Jarolin Vargas's Avatar
      Jarolin Vargas -
      they should add fork lifters and trucks. to all minecraft editions
    1. PokemonDesigner's Avatar
      PokemonDesigner -
      Finally. It's only got a few things separating it from the Xbox version. And only a few more from the pc. This is awesome.
    1. KernelPad's Avatar
      KernelPad -
      Sweet!! Now a few features from the PC version! Awesome!
    1. Serge96's Avatar
      Serge96 -
      Will we be able to change from creative to survival while playing ?
    1. Excite's Avatar
      Excite -
      awesome awsesome awesome!!!!!
    1. magoo757's Avatar
      magoo757 -
      You should be able to have Mods, also the neither and ender
    1. Modding life's Avatar
      Modding life -
      I can't wait for it have they give us a date for it to be on the AppStore yet
    1. Serge96's Avatar
      Serge96 -
      It's been a week.. Are they sure they sent it to Apple for it to be approved ?
    1. Modding life's Avatar
      Modding life -
      Quote Originally Posted by Serge96 View Post
      It's been a week.. Are they sure they sent it to Apple for it to be approved ?
      Yeah apple is kind of slow on this stuff