Mojang have just announced the release date of the new Minecraft update for the PC version; which aims to stabilize a number of the games features.
Jens Bergensten, aka jeb_ on the social networking website Twitter, confirmed that “Minecraft (PC) will be updated to 1.8.2 on Thursday. This is primarily a stability and performance update.” This news was swift to follow the tweet that Searge, another developer at Mojang, had uploaded a pre-release version of the update.
The pre-release branch of the game allows players to try out new content before it is officially launched. This lets gamers to find bugs that would have otherwise been added to into the game. To get the pre-release of Minecraft version 1.8.2 follow these simple steps. Open the official launcher, select “New Profile”, call it “pre-releases” and click the “Enable experimental development snapshots” check box. Once you have saved the profile you should then be able to download and play the pre-release version.
Searge was also quick to point out the free hugs on offer in the official patch notes:
- Not enough hugs given since the holidays ended
- “/spawnpoint” command fails directly on Pressure Plates, Cobwebs, Signs, Open Fence Gates
- Player location marker invisible on map (wrong Z-Order). One-line fix included.
- Multiplayer “back to title screen” button incorrect
- Certain entities can’t be selected by type
- Water generates above sea level as part of ocean monument generation
- Baby Cows are Milkable
- TNT is no longer colliding with a block placed above it when the TNT is triggered
- Ocean Monument cuts unnaturally into ocean floor
- /stats command doesn’t work on players who aren’t op
- Fullscreen Mouse Out-Of-Bounds Behavior
- Non-ASCII characters rendered wrong (Unicode issue)
- Wither Skull Dupe Glitch
- Enchanted fishing rods make enchanted carrot on a sticks