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Minecraft Halloween Update to feature witches and bats

by William Schwartz on September 21, 2012


An upcoming update for Minecraft will feature witches and bats according to Mojang. Nathan Adams is currently working on the project for release with the upcoming Minecraft 1.4 update that is expected prior to Halloween.

From the description of the additions, it looks like Witch Mobs will be hostile, and bats will be neutral. No further details about special drops that these new characters will leave behind was revealed at this time, but it will be interesting to see what kind of items they add to the game.

PC players of Minecraft aren’t the only ones who should be expecting an update in the near future. 4J Studios also recently spoke out on an upcoming patch for the Xbox 360 version of Minecraft. The developer who ported the PC experience to consoles is still working on bringing that game up to speed with its PC counterpart.

4J had this to say about future updates for Minecraft on the Xbox 360.

“The Xbox 360 won’t be able to have the mod system that gives such a variety of community additions to the game on PC, but we’re looking at the elements of these that people seem to be enjoying the most, and deciding how we could tailor those elements into something for Xbox. The audience for the game on the Xbox is different from the PC version, mainly due to the console being in the living room and using controllers rather than a mouse and keyboard, so we need to ensure that whatever we do is right for that audience.”

The most recent update on the timeline for the Xbox 360 update was for players to expect a patch within the next couple of weeks.

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  • jamie bourton

    i am an Xbox player, i play on minecraft most days and think that having the extra additions that the PC version has will help people out that play minecraft because they build to design and improve, which if we had the PC additions would help out a lot with designing and modelling when creating a house or building of some sort

  • Evan Alexander

    I a minecraft fan PC an Xbox when is d 1.8.2 come out pezz email me black

    • Cool dude

      4J said that they would give the update to MS for cert in two weeks time.

      So expect it for 3-4 weeks from now on.

  • dorain

    you are cooi

  • Reed

    Cool. I don’t have mine craft yet but I just got my iPad so I’m going to download it.

    • Herohenna12

      Well good luck to you when you get it and hope you can do some really good crafting

  • Herohenna12

    I am a computer player of minecraft just to say the new update sounds totally awsome. I can’t wait to fight somemore villans like witches and bats.

  • Say no to 1.4

    Witches are the worst fucking idea ever and i thought baby zombies was bad

  • eriØhl

    I like diamond sword

  • Hayden Dupire

    this is 2013 June bats are the best creatures in minecraft I only have an xbox 360 and I am not seeing any bats

  • MANNNNNNNNNN DUMMY

    you are cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • MANNNNNNNNNN DUMMY

    WOW!!!!!That is coolllll!!!!!

  • dylan

    can you get witches in minecraft ps3 editon

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