Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition Update 9 Out Now
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Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition developer 4J Studios has rolled out Title Update 9 a little earlier than expected, bringing The End as well as a whole load of new content to the game.

“The Microsoft LIVE team has moved the TU9 release!,” tweeted 4J earlier. “TU9 is rolling out right now :) May take a few hours to reach all areas #MinecraftXBLA”

We’ve included the full breakdown of changes, additions and fixes below, courtesy of the Minecraft forums. Now go get mining!

Changes and Additions

-   Added 'The End', with new layout, and new Enderdragon behaviour.

-   Added Climbable Vines.

-   Added Fire Charge, Wooden Button, Item Frames, Spawn Eggs, Sandstone Stairs, Spruce Stairs, Birch Stairs, Nether Bricks, Spruce Planks, Birch Planks, Nether Brick Slab, Spruce Slab and Birch Slab.

-   Added new music for The End and The Nether from C418

-   Made buckets and signs stackable.

-   Sheep now re-grow their wool after shearing.

-   New gravel texture.

-   Can now smelt Netherrack into a Nether Brick in a Furnace.

-   Blacksmith buildings in Villages now hold chests with loot of the same type as found in Strongholds.

-   Crafting recipe change - Sign recipe gives three Signs.

-   Crafting recipe change - Half Slab recipes give six Half Slabs.

-   Crafting recipe change - Stone Button now requires one block of stone instead of two.

-   Added smoother color transitions between biomes.

-   Added beaches to terrain generation.

-   Fence Gates can now be opened and closed with Redstone.

-   Changed Nether Fortress to make Nether Wart rooms more likely.

-   Made Nether Wart spawn randomly wherever Soul Sand is generated in the Nether.

-   Nether Wart will now grow in the Overworld.

-   Made Dispenser dispense mobs from Spawn Eggs, rather than the egg itself.

-   Dispenser will dispense lava/water from a Bucket of Lava/Water.

-   Dispenser will shoot Fire Charges.

-   Trapdoors can be placed on half slabs and stairs

-   Allow players to block with a sword when the ‘Can Build And Mine’ option is unchecked by the host.

-   Moved six of the twelve music disc quests in the Tutorial World

-   Changed the Tutorial world to add climbable Vines, and some of the new items, and removed/reduced the items in the Brewing, Farming and Breeding chests.

-   Don't show the achievements warning when loading a creative map that has already been saved in creative mode.

-   Reduced the volume of the Ghast sound effects.

-   Increased the distance jukeboxes can be heard from.

-   Improved lighting code performance.

-   Improved the loading/saving time.

-   Changed the display order in the Minecraft Store to show newest DLC first.

-   Added How To Play for The End and Farming Animals

-   Added HUD size options for both splitscreen and full screen modes.

-   Added Reset Nether option to force regeneration of The Nether. This is helpful for older saves that didn't have a Nether Fortress.

-   Added a toggle for Death Messages.

-   Added a toggle to hide or display the animated character in the User Interface.

-   Allow individual splitscreen users to have their own settings for HUD.


-   Fix for a Nether portal crash due to Ghast fireballs

-   Fix for Cave Spider size.

-   Fixed Experience Orb pickup sound not having pitch variance.

-   Fixed a crash when attaching Glowstone to Pistons.

-   Fixed a render update problem on the end of world chunks

-   Fixed a crash with players throwing Enderpearls and leaving the game.

-   Stop the player animation for eating happening in the Change Skin menu


User Comments

Forum Posts: 7
Comment #1 by RevengeNL
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 09:55:40 AM
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Buying this game is a great investment, it will only get better :)

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Comment #2 by ZzZCrossyZzZ
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 09:57:09 AM
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Finally different coloured planks!

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Comment #3 by coomzy
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 09:57:10 AM
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Yay! I'll play this game for 10 mins and get bored again!

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Comment #4 by K25WAGS
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 09:58:39 AM
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I can't wait to play it, been looking forward to this update for a while now. :)

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Comment #5 by ResistYourFate
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 10:02:10 AM
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@3 Maybe if you had an imagination or some creativity you'd enjoy this game

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Comment #6 by Caramel Cardinal
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 10:05:08 AM
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@1 it's entirley possible this is the last update, they said a while back they'd stop updating it soon

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Comment #7 by DeadMan634
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 10:08:48 AM
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No new achievements? I would of loved one for killing the ender dragon and others for new things they added..

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Comment #8 by Murasame37
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 10:13:23 AM
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@6 I dissagree, the PC version has fireworks and bats so its only right the Xbox version gets it too.

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Comment #9 by Convas
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 10:23:40 AM
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@7: Ehhh, I'm good with no new achievements. I got my 20 and now I'm back to Minecraft PC.

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Comment #10 by thenewpeter
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 10:35:48 AM
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@6, they wont be, after the success of the console edition, they wont be stopping it's updates, it would be foolish to do so, instead, we'll be going on a different path from the pc version, getting specific things that the default pc version doesn't have.
The console edition has a long way to go yet, provided microsoft get their head's out of their arse's and don't stop them.

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Comment #11 by ItsTheLloyd
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 10:38:38 AM
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I downloaded this earlier and I love it but it says that the lighting code performance has improved but has really made it worse. Other than that I love it.

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Comment #12 by Hallowgraves
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 10:45:57 AM
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Woot for 4J

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Comment #13 by TotalBlank
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 10:50:37 AM
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Noticed the lighting hasn't changed much either and climbable vines don't work.

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Comment #14 by Zumato
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 11:18:30 AM
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I would really love to see them release some texture packs. Unlike the skin packs, I'd actually drop some money on them.

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Comment #15 by ResistYourFate
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 11:28:45 AM
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@14 4J said they were interested in doing that in the near future

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Comment #16 by SKiNLeSS MiK3
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 11:44:17 AM
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Are there no new chevos because this is free content not paid for content? I know M$ have weird rules but there could be some amazing chevos, me and mates after a 4 day MC binge said they should have had 1 for breaking 1'000'000 blocks lol.

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Comment #17 by onyxguard11
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 12:02:04 PM
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hopfully in the next big update they add jungle biomes, jungle and desert temples, emeralds and ender chests :)

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Comment #18 by ash356
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 12:25:37 PM
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I wouldn't be so positive about that. Notch said from the very beginning that Microsoft only gave them a limited number of free updates, and they had to fight to even get that.
That's not to say the updates will stop; but we may have to start paying for them.
Though personally, I imagine the next xbox will have a brand new version of Minecraft anyway. With better hardware, comes bigger worlds. It would be nice to fool ourselves into thinking MS wouldn't jump on the opportunity to sell Minecraft again, and allow it to be added in an update, but I wouldn't take any bets.

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Comment #19 by Bigdoc
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 12:33:32 PM
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Great to see a new update, hope there is more to come. Didn't know much about minecraft before buying it so the updates over the months have made the game well worth the money.

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Comment #20 by Gentleman
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 12:51:24 PM
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I'm really loving the support this game is receiving, anything to keep me coming back to playing this awesome game!

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Comment #21 by thenewpeter
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 01:41:30 PM
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@18, oh i can garantee that Microsoft will do the same thing that the PS4's done, rendering everything you've bought worthless to the next gen and forcing you to buy it all again.

Minecraft will continue though, they may haggle something, or pay for it even, think it'd see an increase if they updated a online search function, plus share function.

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Comment #22 by A 7thProduction
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 02:28:35 PM
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@6 They have NEVER said that! Minecraft Xbox360 Edition is going to be updated until it is equivalent to PC 1.2.5. After that 4J will continue to update but adding their own content instead of following the PC. Popular PC features are still likely to be added. They have never said they will stop updating.

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Comment #23 by DecadentBeaver
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 02:32:15 PM
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Spawn eggs don't work nor do climbing vines. Lighting is broken too. Well, at least some things have worked I suppose.

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Comment #24 by Tim 13
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 03:02:03 PM
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10: They might not update it anymore. I believe Microsoft game Mojang nine free updates to Minecraft, and after that, I believe each update costs $75,000. This being update 9, it may be "The End."

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Comment #25 by daardu
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 03:03:53 PM
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Keep me coming.

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Comment #26 by GamePlayUK
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 03:13:48 PM
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meh im having more fun on terraria than i ever had on minecraft... wayyy more player/character progression in terraria..

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Comment #27 by thenewpeter
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 03:49:12 PM
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@24, no way they'd end it without fixing bugs that have been brought up with TU9. And given their plans to include texture packs, they've mentioned them many times, as well as their plans to include 'mods' in the game as payed dlc. This isn't going to be the end, one way or another, it wont be the end.

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Comment #28 by saltboy47
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 04:52:50 PM
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@23 Really ? That sucks :/
Everything in the new update is working just fine for me so it can't be affecting everybody :O

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Comment #29 by Nitnoid
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 05:39:29 PM
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And now let's discuss the elephant in the room... Will it work on the neXtBOX?

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Comment #30 by Groudon199
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 07:29:19 PM
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Are you pressing LT to spawn the enemies?

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Comment #31 by thenewpeter
Thursday, April 04, 2013 @ 07:43:43 PM
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@23, spawn egg's don't work? They've worked perfectly for me so far personally, both spawning by hand and spawning from dispensers.
Does anyone know the absolute spawn limit that you can spawn at a single time with the spawn egg's.

My first wave based arena has no issues spawning, but could do with knowing the limit so I don't make waves to big.

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Comment #32 by xX Element
Friday, April 05, 2013 @ 02:30:14 AM
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i love this game. also if anybody gets the chance try feed the beast mod for this game.

all and all glad to see all the updates. maybe a texture pack update soon?

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Comment #33 by scardro
Friday, April 05, 2013 @ 03:53:42 AM
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no bs one night me and my brothers were up all night playing this doing absolutely nothing it's a super addictive game glad I stopped I was tired a lot if I didn't have my son to take care of I think I would have ended up sleeping for days

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