Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
Minecraft Updates Heading to The End Soon
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4J Studios has revealed a few details about Minecraft: XBox 360 Edition’s upcoming updates.

Title Update 7 adds the enchantment system, which allows you to apply various bonuses to weapons and gear.

An experience system is also being added, with XP being earned by mining, smelting and breeding animals. Players moving up levels every 30 XP. 

Ender Pearls will also allow you to teleport by throwing them at the desired destination. 

PlayXBLA says that the key additions to Title Update 7 are:

  • Animal Breeding
  • Potion Brewing
  • Experience Points
  • Enchantment Table
  • Mushroom Biome
  • Nether Fortress
  • New Tutorial World
  • Villagers
  • Mooshrooms
  • Blaze
  • Snow Golems
  • Magma Cubes
  • Baby Animals

The End, meanwhile, will form part of Update 8.

“We have a good bit more work to do on The End, and don’t ant that to TU7” said 4J Studios on Twitter. “The End will be in TU8.”

The End is Minecraft’s weird, dark, floating planet thing. Populated by tons of Endermen, The End is also where you’ll find the Ender Dragon.

The Ender Dragon is basically Minecraft’s final boss. It’s a badass.


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Comment #1 by A Pip Boy 3000
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 07:46:15 AM
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Great news and good to see that they're constantly updating the game. Was well worth a purchase.

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Comment #2 by UberPirateNinja
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 07:48:05 AM
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My kids are more excited about this than Christmas, they love a bit of Minecraft.

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Comment #3 by tucker0071
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 07:52:00 AM
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sweet baby beans

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Comment #4 by Conquisidor
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 07:58:07 AM
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i WISH for new achievements. WISH WISH WISH!

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Comment #5 by Aiden 514
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 07:58:46 AM
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I can finally have a farm!!!

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Comment #6 by hellspawnuchiha
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 08:00:45 AM
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Yay, the squidwards will be in the next update!!! XD

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Comment #7 by linktriforce007
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 08:09:05 AM
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So this is the NPCs?

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Comment #8 by metallicorphan
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 08:16:46 AM
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I will have to try Minecraft again,just didn't have a clue when i tried it when it first came out and couldn't see the appeal(I didn't 'Get It')...but the love for the game shows that there must be something i am missing

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Comment #9 by Suplemental
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 08:31:56 AM
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You wanna be a farmer? Well here's a couple of acres!

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Comment #11 by WolfmanStarrk
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 08:35:38 AM
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Yay for new updates :D I can't wait to check them all out

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Comment #12 by DJSambob
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 09:15:46 AM
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When it first came out I was a bit skeptical of the 1600MSP price tag, but with all these updates it was definitely more than worth it! Keep up the great work!

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Comment #13 by rianbattle
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 09:40:46 AM
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nice! no iron golems though? i would think they would add them as well since they are putting in snow golems and villagers! i've been wanting to port in my iron golem farm from pc into my world on xbox lol. very excited for this, and my fiance is really excited about mooshrooms lol.

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Comment #14 by the bears beard
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 09:48:21 AM
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Comment #15 by fifth5urvivor
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 09:53:34 AM
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I just kicked my Minecraft addiction ... but I'm feeeling a relapse.

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Comment #17 by A ZombieTwinkie
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 10:16:22 AM
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Now only if they would fix it to where the game would stop randomly locking up. Every world I've ever created will have random spots that freeze, even after putting 30 hours into a world.

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Comment #18 by frankumms
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 10:24:51 AM
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I dont get what people mean by i didint "get" minecraft, did you just never play with legos when you were a kid?

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Comment #19 by Exdeath
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 10:25:32 AM
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Like that they keep updating, just gets better and better.

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Comment #20 by the bears beard
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 10:29:03 AM
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@16 The enchantment table draws power from bookshelves and adds bonus stats to your swords/pickaxes like "bane of arthropods" kills spiders in one hit while a pickaxe with "feather" will not break glass or glowstone blocks, keeping them whole. Much fun ahead!

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Comment #21 by SoulReaver626
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 10:29:07 AM
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This is the update I've been waiting for. It's just a bit weird that you don't get exp from killing monsters, but as long as XP and enchanting are there, I'm going to get re-addicted to this all over again.

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Comment #23 by The Bum-Mobile
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 11:06:51 AM
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Comment #24 by Hannibal king 88
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 11:13:02 AM
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oshyt bout time they gave us some new news on the next update, but when are we gunna be getting missions

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Comment #25 by DecadentBeaver
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 11:32:45 AM
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So we know what's coming our way, but no news of a release date. Shame, but its worth the wait.

Best supproted game by a Developer ever.

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Comment #26 by thenewpeter
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 11:56:42 AM
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The news is several days old, but eh.

Could do with having the date of completion in mind. I have several series that need to be wrapped up before it's release.

I wonder if we'll be getting spawner egg's or not this time around, there are always features that are given that weren't in the update that's given, they'd make some great adventure maps, when we have the ability to spawn creatures.

This is by far the best support any developers given their game after release imo. Especially seeing as this isn't even their home version either, just a port version, with that in mind, it's amazing that they're this great about things. If only we had a simply way of sharing content, finding games and such. Perhaps in time we may, perhaps, we can always hope. :)

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Comment #27 by Templar Baggins
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 02:56:35 PM
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I cant' wait for this update. Crossing my fingers for an update before Christmas.

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Comment #28 by smashingrascal
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 03:22:24 PM
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I hope they still spawn nether fortesses if you didn't enter the nether up till that day. It was possible with old maps and generated structures.

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Comment #29 by Kerchacopolypse
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 05:05:40 PM
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Sweet. just when i was getting sick of the games aswell.

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Comment #30 by ash356
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 07:09:22 PM
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That's mainly because MS realised they'd be stupid to pass up the Minecraft updates.
Other Devs have wanted to do the update format, but MS are p***y about it. Team Fortress 2 and Valve being a notable one of them.

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Comment #31 by thenewpeter
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 07:25:04 PM
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@30, ah yes, the long lost team fortress 2 map pack... the long lost portal 2 map maker... the long wait for left 4 dead content... Valve defiantly have their gripes with Microsoft...

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Comment #32 by Ace IIXII
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 10:03:15 PM
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Can't wait to get my enchant on! When can we expect this update? by 2014 maybe?

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Comment #33 by Ace IIXII
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 10:05:13 PM
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@26 no spawn eggs this update :( We do get villagers, not sure if we'll be able to trade with them though.

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Comment #34 by Mars XII
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 11:49:51 PM
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Does anybody else think they should add more achievements for the new updates?

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Comment #35 by fallout frank
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 03:47:52 AM
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@34 yes, yes, yes, hell I would pay for updates if they had achievements. Its very unlikly that I will even launch minecraft again without the added incentive of achievements.

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Comment #36 by thenewpeter
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 05:16:55 AM
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@35, you lack imagination and dedication there then, a game does't need achievements to be good.

If they're giving more achievements, then there's be something in the TU8 for fighting the dragon and such, if they're not there, then there probably won't be anything.

@33, :( bugger, I hope we can at least trade with the villagers, hope they bring that bit forward.

Do we get jungle tree's? Wouldn't mind being able to get coco beans at last and not have them as something more precious then diamonds >.>

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Comment #37 by JT Gregory
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 03:29:15 PM
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more achievements then>?

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Comment #38 by noobtube
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 04:04:34 PM
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Does anyone know when these updatse are coming out plus when are they going to do mods and texture packs.

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