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Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition is set to receive another massive title update tomorrow, on Dec. 19. Developer 4J Studios has released the complete details on what’s included in Title Update 7 (via PlayXBLA), and fans looking to dig into some great new features over the holiday will definitely be pleased.

Title Update 7 is essentially version 1.0.1 of the Java version of Minecraft with the exception of “The End” content, which is slated for Title Update 8. Along with tons of new items and enemies to encounter, tomorrow’s patch also adds animal breeding, experience points (XP), and enchanting, making Minecraft a much more role-playing-game-like experience. Is that really what the game needed? That’s for you to decide.

Complete patch notes below:


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New Features

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!

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!

A new process that uses your experience points to grant special abilities to armor, 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 Minecraft, 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 lookout for them in the future, too. You may also notice that skins can have hats, and stuff … .

New items

  • Blaze rod
  • Ghast tear
  • Gold nugget
  • Nether wart
  • Glass bottle
  • Water bottle
  • Spider eye
  • Fermented spider eye
  • Cauldron
  • Eye of Ender
  • Glistering melon
  • Mycelium block
  • Lily pad
  • Nether brick
  • Nether brick fence
  • Nether brick stairs

New mobs (enemies)

  • Mooshroom
  • Blaze
  • Villager
  • Snow Golem
  • Magma Cube
  • Baby animals

Additional features

  • Added Avatar items to the Download Content menu.
  • Added new multiplayer host trust player options for toggling players’ abilities to mine and use items, place blocks, use doors and switches, use containers (such as chests), attack players, and attack animals.
  • Updated Tutorial World with new biome and added minitutorials for new features.
  • Updated Music Disc quests in the Tutorial World.
  • Added new Brewing, Enchantment, and Breeding section in the How to Play menu.

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