News: A Rundown of the New Features in Minecraft 1.8

A Rundown of the New Features in Minecraft 1.8

Here's a noncomprehensive list of current features confirmed and experienced in Minecraft 1.8. If you have anything to add, please do so in the comment section below.

  • Biomes are MUCH larger and more uniform than before.
  • Swamp Biomes were added to the list of existing biomes - look for vines on trees!

A Rundown of the New Features in Minecraft 1.8

  • Vines can be collected with shears, in the manner of leaf blocks. Vines will grow on any surface they are placed on.
  • Beef, Lamb and Chicken were added.

A Rundown of the New Features in Minecraft 1.8

  • Strongholds, which spawn once per world.

A Rundown of the New Features in Minecraft 1.8

  • Ruins, which are basically strongholds on the ground.

A Rundown of the New Features in Minecraft 1.8

  • Giant mushrooms, though they do not generate yet.
  • Silverfish
  • Creative mode, which allows flying, insta-break, unlimited items from an item palette, no damage, and more.
  • Abandoned mineshafts

A Rundown of the New Features in Minecraft 1.8

  • Endermen- normally passive, these night-spawning mobs will teleport to (and attack) you if you look directly at them. When defeated, they can drop Ender Pearls, which presently do nothing.

A Rundown of the New Features in Minecraft 1.8

  • Bow charging causes ariable damage with charge, can also land critical hits. Additionally, attacks can crit if you hit a player or mob when descending from a jump.

A Rundown of the New Features in Minecraft 1.8

  • Sprinting allows you to run faster, and knock mobs back that are hit during a sprint- though it also appears to deplete the hunger bar faster.
  • New, higher quality Main Menu

A Rundown of the New Features in Minecraft 1.8

  • Chest animation in which the lid opens and closes.

A Rundown of the New Features in Minecraft 1.8

  • Player list on SMP, as well as Server listings.
  • Setting gamemode on SMP as follows: "/gamemode username 0/1", 1 being Creative and 0 being Survival.
  • Hunger depletes slowly over time, which can be filled by eating food. At 9 more more bars, you will regenerate health slowly.
  • XP BAR

A Rundown of the New Features in Minecraft 1.8

  • Eating animation
  • Arrows stick to mobs.
  • New lighting engine, including colored lights and smoother lighting.
  • Clouds are now at the ceiling of the world.
  • Cave spiders
  • Zombies drop rotten flesh, which can be consumed.                                                        
  • Rivers and Ravines
  • Watermelons, as well as watermelon and pumpkin seeds.
  • Glass panes can be crafted at a crafting table by making a 3x2 grid of Glass Blocks, which makes 16 panes. These panes can be placed in lines, corners and crosses, and they will adjoin with the nearest adjacent block.
  • Iron Bars can be created by making a 3x2 grid of iron ingots at a crafting table. These can be placed in the same manner as glass panes.
  • Brick, Stone Brick stairs
  •  Smooth Stone Brick can be crafted by placing Stone in a 2x2 grid, which makes 4 Stone Bricks.
  • F6 & F7 keys will adjust the time of day when pressed/held.

Lastly, a more comprehensive overview by the YogsCast:


New features and discoveries will be added as they are found. Stay tuned or post your own to the corkboard!

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4 Comments

Hey great overview except you left out giant mountain systems plains and there is no lambchops they left out the sheepies for some reason :( lol you just get wool and xp from them if you dont believe bout mountain systems and plains i can show you pics plus in notches overview of it before it came out he went through a plain

Hmmmm Thanks for telling me

can someone post a link to download minecraft 1.8 will be much appreciated!!

https://minecraft.wonderhowto.com/corkboard/download-and-install-minecraft-1-8-pre-release-0129836/

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