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This is not an official version history or changelog. For the official list, please visit the 4JStudios' forum threads for the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita or Wii U Editions, the Minecraft website, the Mojang website or the Microsoft Studios website.

The following list is organized by the release version and cycle equivalent to the PC version. A ? denotes that a version's info here is guess-work, possibly incorrect. Known bugs are listed here.
Note:

  • TU stands for Title Update used for Xbox 360
  • CU stands for Content Update used for Xbox One
  • Version number used for PS3, PS4, PSVita (can add features)
  • Patch used for Wii U

Contents

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Xbox 360 Xbox One Playstation 3 Playstation 4 Playstation Vita Wii U
TU47 CU37 1.40 1.40 1.40 Patch 16
TU46 CU36 1.39 1.39 1.39 Patch 15
TU45 CU35 1.38 1.38 1.38 Patch 14
TU44 CU34 1.37 1.37 1.37 Patch 13
TU43 CU33 1.36 1.36 1.36 Patch 12
TU42 CU32 1.35 1.35 1.35 Patch 11
TU41 CU30 1.34 1.34 1.34 Patch 10
TU39 CU27 1.33 1.33 1.33 Patch 9
TU38 CU26 1.31 1.31 1.31 Patch 8
TU37 CU25 1.30 1.30 1.30 Patch 7
TU36 CU23 1.29 1.29 1.29 Patch 6
TU35 CU22 1.28 1.28 1.28 Patch 5
TU34 CU21 1.26 1.26 1.26 Patch 4
TU33 CU20 1.25 1.25 1.25 Patch 3
TU32 CU19 1.24 1.24 1.24 Patch 2
TU31 CU18 1.23 1.23 1.23 Patch 1
TU30 CU17 1.22 1.22 1.22
TU29 CU16 1.21 1.21 1.21
TU28 CU15 1.20 1.20 1.20
TU27 CU14 1.19 1.19 1.19
TU26 CU13 1.18 1.18 1.18
TU25 CU12 1.17 1.17 1.17
TU24 CU11 1.16 1.16 1.16
TU23 CU10 1.15 1.15 1.15
TU22 CU9 1.14 1.14 1.14
TU21 CU8 1.13 1.13 1.13
TU20 CU7 1.12 1.12 1.12
TU19 CU6 1.11 1.11 1.11
TU18 CU5 1.10 1.10 1.10
TU17 CU4 1.09 1.03 1.02
TU16 CU3 1.08 1.02 1.01
TU15 CU1 1.07 1.00 1.00
TU14 1.06
TU13 1.05
TU12 1.03
TU11 1.03
TU10 1.02
TU9 1.01
TU8 1.00
TU7
TU6
TU5
TU4
TU3
TU2
TU1

2017[]

Version and date Additions Summary
Xbox 360 Xbox One Playstation Wii U
TU47

January 13, 2017
CU37

January 13, 2017
1.40
Playstation 3 / Playstation 4
January 13, 2017
Playstation Vita
January 17, 2017
Patch 16

January 16, 2017

2016[]

Version and date Additions Summary
Xbox 360 Xbox One Playstation Wii U
- - 1.39

December 21, 2016
-
  • Minor updates to Tutorial world.
TU46

December 21, 2016
CU36

December 21, 2016
1.38

December 21, 2016
Patch 15

December 22, 2016

(Equates to 1.10)

  • Added new blocks: Chorus Flower, Chorus Plant, Dragon Head, End Gateway, End Rod, Purpur Block, Purpur Pillar, Purpur Stairs, Purpur Slab.
  • Added new items: Chorus Fruit, Popped Chorus Fruit, Dragon's Breath, Elytra, End Crystal, Lingering Potion, Water Splash Potion, Potion of Luck, Tipped Arrow, Boats made from Spruce, Birch, Jungle, Acacia, and Dark Oak.
  • Added new mobs: Shulker, Stray, Husk, and Skeleton Trap Horses.
  • Updates to terrain generation:
    • The End has changed when generating a new world, and can also be updated for old worlds. To get the new End in an old world, select "Reset End" in the "More Options" menu when loading the world.
    • After killing the Ender Dragon in the new End, an End Gateway will spawn nearby. Throwing an Ender Pearl into this will teleport you to a new area in The End with an End City and End Ship.
    • Within the End City and End Ship you can find Shulkers, Elytra, and a Dragon Head.
  • Added new Tutorial world.
  • Added Elytra, which let you glide around the world when you are wearing them. Jump while falling to start gliding.
  • Boats are now controlled differently and can have multiple passengers.
  • Brewing now requires Blaze Powder as fuel for the Brewing Stand.
  • Updated crafting interface to allow crafting Firework Stars and Fireworks.
  • Villages now generate naturally in the Taiga biome.
  • Added Fallout Mashup Pack trial.
  • Added Amplified Terrain option (Xbox One and PS4 only).
CU35

December 6, 2016
TU45

October 28, 2016
TU44

October 25, 2016
CU34

October 25, 2016
1.37

October 25, 2016
Patch 14

October 25, 2016
  • Added Halloween Battle Map.
  • Added Campfire Tales Skin Pack.
  • Added Battle Map Pack 4.
TU43

October 4, 2016
CU33

October 4, 2016
1.36

October 5, 2016
Patch 13

October 4, 2016
  • Added new blocks - End Bricks, Beetroots, Grass Path, Frosted Ice, Magma, Nether Wart Block, Red Nether Brick, and Bone Block.
    • Version exclusive: Frosted ice can be picked up with Silk Touch.
    • Version exclusive: Grass Paths can be found in the Creative inventory.
  • Added new items - Beetroot, Beetroot Seeds, and Beetroot Soup.
  • Added new enchantments - Frost Walker and Mending.
  • Added new terrain generation features - Fossils and Igloos (in newly generated worlds).
  • Added new mob - Polar Bear.
  • Added Banners.
    • Version exclusive: Has an automatic crafting option (uses default when Classic Crafting is on).
  • There's now a small chance for villages to spawn as zombie villages
  • Added Chinese Mythology Mash-Up Pack.
  • Added sounds for Polar Bear, Witch, Squid, Snowman, Armor Stand, Cow, Horse, Item Frames, Leash Knots and Paintings.
  • Updated all Texture and Mash-up Packs with new items & blocks.
  • Added a Bundle Packs item to the in-game Minecraft Store, with the Builder's Pack and Star Wars bundle in it (Xbox One only).
TU42

September 9, 2016
CU32

September 9, 2016
1.35

September 9, 2016
Patch 12

September 15, 2016
  • Remove vote-to-kick function in Mini Games. The host can kick players only in the Lobby.
1.34

August 30, 2016
TU41

August 30, 2016
CU30

August 30, 2016
1.33

August 30, 2016
Patch 11

August 31, 2016
  • Version exclusive: Added Tumble Mini Game.
  • Added Battle Map Pack 3 (Castle, Invasion & Shipyard).
  • Added six new achievements for the Battle mini game.
  • Re-enabled the previous Birthday and Minecon skin packs for players who had them.
  • Introduced a ‘vote to kick’ system for mini games. When there are more than three players in a public game, a player will be kicked from the game when they have received three votes. This scales down when there are less players.
TU39

July 26, 2016
CU27

July 26, 2016
1.31

July 26, 2016
Patch 10

July 29, 2016
  • Added Battle Map Pack 2 (Atlantis, Ruin and Siege).
  • Added the Redstone Specialists Skin Pack.
  • Disabled the previous Birthday and Minecon skin packs for players who had them.
TU38

July 1, 2016
CU26

July 1, 2016
1.30

June 30, 2016
Patch 9

June 30, 2016
TU37

June 26, 2016
1.29

June 23, 2016
Patch 8

June 24, 2016
TU36

June 21, 2016
CU25

June 21, 2016
1.28

June 21, 2016
Patch 7

June 21, 2016
  • Version exclusive: Added the Battle Mini Game.
  • Updated the Skin Select menu.
  • Added an option for Safe Sprint in the Controls menu. Depending on the controls layout selected, this option moves either the Change Camera Mode or the Sneak/Dismount away from the stick button, since a lot of people are pressing the stick by accident when they start sprinting.
  • Enabled Battle Map Pack 1 and Battle Map Pack Season Pass DLC.
  • Added Caves and Ravines to Custom Superflat options.
  • Added Distribute Items functionality via toggle button (start and confirm distribution). This allows a stack of items to be distributed by dragging the stack across multiple slots in the Inventory.
Patch 6

June 1, 2016
Patch 5

May 18, 2016
  • Added the Super Mario mash-up pack.
TU35

April 19, 2016
CU23

April 19, 2016
1.26

April 19, 2016
TU34

April 6, 2016
CU22

April 6, 2016
1.25

April 6, 2016
Patch 4

April 6, 2016
  • Added Story Mode skin pack.
  • Added 6 new achievements. (Xbox and PS only)
  • Added achievements (Wii U only)
  • Added new "Minecart Sounds" option to Audio Settings.
  • Added Huge Mushroom Blocks to the Creative and Superflat menus.
  • Improved sprint control.
TU33

February 25, 2016
CU21

February 25, 2016
1.24

February 25, 2016
Patch 3

February 26, 2016
  • Added Biome Settlers Skin Pack 1.
  • (Wii U only) Version updated to equivalent to PC 1.8.8, see below
TU32

February 12, 2016
CU20

February 12, 2016
1.23

February 10, 2016
Patch 2

January 27, 2016

2015[]

Version and date Additions Summary
Xbox 360 Xbox One Playstation Wii U
TU31

December 18, 2015
CU19

December 18, 2015
1.22
December 18, 2015
Playstation Vita
December 21, 2015
Patch 3

February 26, 2016

(Equates to 1.8.8)

Additions
  • Items
    • Armor Stand, Raw Rabbit, Cooked Rabbit, Rabbit Stew, Raw Mutton, Cooked Mutton, Rabbit’s Foot, Rabbit Hide, Potion of Leaping, Potion of Water Breathing, Salmon, Cooked Salmon, Clownfish, Pufferfish, Blue Orchid, Allium, Azure Bluet, Tulips, Oxeye Daisy, Sunflower, Lilac, Poppy (replaces Rose), Rose Bush, Peony, Double Tall Grass, Large Ferns, Prismarine Crystals, Prismarine Shard.
    • Creative Mode only: Rabbit Spawn Egg, Endermite Spawn Egg, and Guardian Spawn Egg.
  • Blocks
    • Podzol, Granite, Polished Granite, Andesite, Polished Andesite, Diorite, Polished Diorite, Prismarine, Dark Prismarine, Prismarine Bricks, Red Sand, Red Sandstone, Smooth Red Sandstone, Chiseled Red Sandstone, Red Sandstone Stairs, Sea Lanterns, Wet Sponge, Slime Blocks, Coarse Dirt, Packed Ice, Acacia Saplings, Dark Oak Saplings.
  • Mobs
    • Endermite, Guardian, Elder Guardian, Rabbit, Chicken Jockey.
    • PC 1.9 feature: Rabbits have the changes that was ported to PC 1.9.
  • Biomes
    • Mesa, Mega Taiga, Roofed Forest, Birch Forest, Forest, Savanna, Extreme Hills+, Deep Ocean, Snowless Taiga, 20 new Technical Biomes.
  • Structures
    • Ocean Monument
  • Enchantments
    • Luck of the Sea, Lure, Depth Strider
Changes
  • Fishing
    • Now has particle effects - bubbles will show up moving towards the bobber just before the player has something on the hook. This has the appearance of a fish swimming towards the hook.
    • New items can be caught from fishing
      • Treasure: enchanted fishing rod, enchanted bow, enchanted book, name tag, tripwire hook, lily pad and saddle.
      • Junk: damaged fishing rod, water bottle, rotten flesh, string, leather, bowl, stick, bone, tripwire hook, ink sac and damaged leather boots.
  • Enchanting
    • Now consumes lapis lazuli and has been rebalanced.
    • Enchanted books can receive multiple enchants at once.
  • Nether portal
    • New nether portal building rules: Any rectangular shape from 4x5 to 23x23
    • If the portal in the nether is big enough, ghasts can travel through.
    • Will now be activated by any fire block within the frame.
  • Blocks
    • Dispensers can place pumpkins or wither skeleton skulls to spawn iron golems, snow golems and withers, provided the body is built in a valid configuration.
    • Anvil repairing has been rebalanced.
    • Moss stone, mossy stone bricks and chiseled stone bricks are now obtainable via crafting.
    • Cracked stone bricks and sponges are now obtainable via smelting.
    • When a furnace runs out of fuel, the smelting progress will rewind at 2× speed.
    • Empty furnaces will only accept fuel and empty buckets in the fuel slot.
    • Item frames now emit a redstone signal, and can rotate in 8 directions.
    • Redstone comparators can now detect the rotation of an item in an item frame and output an equivalent power signal.
    • Buttons can now be placed on the top and bottom of blocks.
    • Powered activator rails now dismount entities riding minecarts.
    • Cauldrons with water in them will put out burning entities, taking away one water level each time.
    • When harvested with Silk Touch enchantment, huge mushrooms now drop blocks with corresponding mushroom texture (red or brown) on all sides, rather than the one with spores.
    • Sponges are now obtainable in survival mode, and now soak up contiguous water source blocks out to a taxicab distance of 5 when placed, thereupon turning into a new wet sponge.
    • Sugar cane color is affected by the biome color (similar to leaves, grass and vines).
    • Monster Spawners can now have the mob they spawn change by placing the corresponding spawn egg
  • Items
    • Added flint and steel and fire charge sound effect when igniting blocks.
    • Arrows decelerate much more quickly underwater, and extinguish if on fire.
    • Updated audio for minecarts.
  • Mobs
    • Most mobs can now swim.
    • Skeletons and Rabbits flee from wolves.
    • Creepers, skeletons, wither skeletons and zombies drop their heads when killed by charged creepers.
    • Spiders no longer see players through solid blocks.
    • Babies' growth can be accelerated by feeding them.
    • Baby zombies now drop experience.
    • Creepers can now be ignited with flint and steel.
    • Adult zombie pigmen will forgive after a short time (and lose the aggro speed boost), but will continue to attack until the player escapes their aggro distance.
    • Witches can now drink and drop potions of water breathing.
    • Sheep now drop mutton when they die.
    • Updated sounds for cows and mooshrooms.
    • Villagers have additional professions and trades, will now harvest crops if they are farmers, will only breed when willing and will turn into witches when struck by lightning.
  • Generation
    • Melons can now be found in jungle biomes similar to pumpkins.
    • Swamp biomes now spawn with blue orchid flowers, and the coast is covered in staggered dirt block with lily pads between them.
    • Plains biomes now generate with azure bluets, oxeye daises, tulips and double tall grass.
    • Extreme hills biomes now have snow at higher elevations, gravel, flat valleys near sea level and are slightly higher.
    • Ocean biomes contains only gravel on the floor instead of sand, dirt and gravel.
    • Desert temples now spawn with stained clay instead of dyed wool.
  • Created a new tutorial world.
TU30

October 23, 2015
CU18

October 23, 2015
1.21

October 23, 2015
Patch 1

December 17, 2015
Additions
  • Added colored light from torches for Halloween 2015 Mash-up Pack.
  • Added Halloween Mashup Pack trial content.
  • Added Star Wars Prequel Skin Pack trial content.
  • Added 8 skins to Halo Mash-Up Pack (Xbox Only)
TU29

September 11, 2015
CU17

September 16, 2015
1.20

September 23, 2015
Additions
  • Added Doctor Who Skin Pack Bundle Trial content (PS only).
  • Updated trophies to include all those already on other platforms (PS3 only).
TU28

August 28, 2015
CU16

August 28, 2015
1.19

August 28, 2015
Additions (PS only)
  • Added Star Wars Classic Skin Pack Trial content.
  • Added Star Wars Rebels Skin Pack Trial content.

Tweaks:

  • Updated Sponge texture to texture used in the PC Version.
TU27

July 24, 2015
CU15

July 24, 2015
1.18

July 24, 2015

Additions

  • General
    • Added Greek Mythology Mash-up pack trial content
  • Creative inventory
    • Acacia and dark oak wood, planks, fences, fence gates, doors, slabs and stairs.
TU26

July 3, 2015
TU25

July 1, 2015
CU14

July 1, 2015
1.17

July 1, 2015

Additions

  • General
    • Enabled USB keyboard use for book and quill.
    • Enabled chatpad use for book and quill. (Xbox)
    • Added LittleBigPlanet™ Mash-up Pack trial content. (PlayStation 3/4 and PS Vita)
  • Blocks and items
    • Acacia and dark oak wood planks, wood, stairs, slabs, fences, fence gates and doors
      • Only obtainable by modding the game.
    • Spruce, birch and jungle fences
    • Spruce, birch and jungle fence gates
    • Spruce, birch and jungle doors
    • Iron trapdoor
    • Inverted daylight sensor
    • Book and quill
    • Stained glass
    • Stained glass panes
  • Options
    • Version exclusive: Added custom superflat UI, allowing players to customize superflat world generation.
    • Version exclusive: Added new in-game options to allow changing game mode, difficulty setting, time of day, and spawn position per player, and disable or enable ambient cave sounds, and weather settings.
    • Version exclusive: Added classic crafting option.

Changes

  • General
    • Split Load/Join interface into create/load/join.
    • Changed game mode selection to a slider.
  • Blocks and items
    • Rose now uses poppy texture.
    • Quick equip for armor.
    • Door recipe makes 3 doors instead of one.
    • Fence recipe now uses 4 planks and 2 sticks instead of 6 sticks.
    • Beacon beams now change colors when stained glass or stained glass panes are placed over the beam.
CU13

May 14, 2015
TU24

April 29, 2015
CU12

April 29, 2015
1.16

April 29, 2015

Additions

  • Added the Alex skin and some variations of it to the default skins.
  • Added new music. (360)
  • Added new achievements. (360)
  • Added The Simpsons Skin Pack trial content.

Changes (excludes 360)

  • Brought forward change so that shrubs can be placed in flower pots.
  • Changed music tracks played in Creative mode and on front-end menus to match Java version.
TU23

March 25, 2015
CU11

March 25, 2015
1.15
March 25, 2015

Additions

  • Added Pattern texture pack trial content. (excludes Xbox 360)
  • Added Mass Effect mash-up trial content. (PS Only)
TU22

February 27, 2015
CU10

February 25, 2015

Tweaks

  • Added Quick Move to the horse inventory.
  • Added "Where are we now" music disc in Survival mode.
  • Updated lapis lazuli block texture.
TU21

February 11, 2015
CU9

February 11, 2015
1.14

February 11, 2015

Tweaks

  • Increased minecart limit.
  • Crafting a map now produces an empty map.
TU20

January 23, 2015
CU8

January 23, 2015
1.13

January 23, 2015

2014[]

Version and date Additions Summary
Xbox 360 Xbox One Playstation
TU19

December 18, 2014
CU7

December 18, 2014
1.12

December 20, 2014[note 1]

(Equates to 1.4.2 - 1.6.4)

Additions:

  • Blocks and Items
  • Mobs:
    • Wither
    • Wither Skeleton
    • Witch
    • Bat
    • Horse
      • Donkey
      • Mule
  • Gameplay:
    • Adventure Mode
    • Added many new sounds
    • Zombies and Skeletons can now spawn with different weapons and armor.
    • Mobs, items and projectiles can now pass through portals.
    • Mob Naming
  • Terrain generation:
  • UI:
    • Beacon interface
    • Horse interface
    • Hopper interface
    • Fireworks interface
    • New death messages
  • Xbox One only:Added Language Selector
  • Options
    • Daylight Cycle
    • Keep Inventory
  • Mob options
    • Tile drop
    • Regeneration option
  • Language
    • Xbox One only:Added Greek language

Tweaks:

  • Blocks and items:
    • Redstone Repeaters can now be locked
    • Bonemeal no longer instantly grows crops to full size
    • Dispensers can now face in any direction
    • Golden Apples give extra "absorption" health for a short period
  • Gameplay:
    • The longer you remain in an area, the harder the monsters that spawn in that area will be
CU6

December 10, 2014
1.11

December 20, 2014

Additions

  • Added the trial Festive Mash-up Pack
  • PS4 & Xbox One only: Added World Resize option to expand smaller sized worlds into larger sized ones
CU5

November 25, 2014

Additions

  • Added the trial Star Wars Classic Skin Pack.
1.03

Playstation 4 - November 18, 2014

Changes

  • Enabled support for limited time Additional Content (DLC)
CU4

October 29, 2014
1.10

December 3, 2014

Additions

  • Added the trial Steampunk Texture Pack.
  • PS3, PS4 and PSVita only: Added the trial Skyrim Mash-up Pack.
1.09

Playstation 3 - October 31, 2014

1.02

Playstation Vita - October 24, 2014

1.01

Playstation Vita - October 16, 2014

Additions

  • Added Turkish manual.
TU18

October 7, 2014
CU3

October 2, 2014
1.02

Playstation 4 - October 2, 2014

Additions

  • Added a 'Copy Save' option to allow people to 'back-up' their world to another save.
1.08

Playstation 3 - September 18, 2014

Additions

  • Added Fantasy Texture Pack trial.
  • Added Cartoon Texture Pack trial.
  • Added Skin Pack 3 trial.
1.07

Playstation 3 - September 11, 2014

Additions

  • Added new music tracks
CU1

September 5, 2014
1.00

Playstation 4 - September 4, 2014
Playstation Vita - October 14, 2014

Additions:

  • Added support for the Xbox One, Playstation 4 and Playstation Vita.
    • Worlds saved onto cloud storage from the previous respective console can be uploaded to Xbox One/PlayStation 4 Edition.
    • Worlds are 36 times bigger.
      • Last gen and PS Vita were 864x864, next gen is 5120x5120 maximum
    • Render distance is greater, up to 18 chunks versus 10 chunks on Xbox 360 and PS3 and 5 chunks on PS Vita
Version and date Additions Summary
Xbox 360 Playstation 3
TU17

September 4, 2014
?

September 17, 2014

Additions:

  • Added the ability to transfer Xbox 360 saves to Xbox One.
  • Added the ability to transfer PlayStation 3 saves to PlayStation 4.
  • Chunk formatting updated. Game now saves chunks at every block change.
    • This has led to duplication glitches.
TU16

May 19, 2014
1.06

May 28, 2014
TU15

April 11, 2014
1.05

April 15, 2014

Changes:

  • Changed zombies rare loot drop to be carrots, potatoes or iron Ingots.
  • Changed repairing tools in the inventory to only allow tools that are not enchanted (since you’d lose the enchantment).
TU14

March 26, 2014
1.04

March 27, 2014

(Equates to 1.3.1)

Additions

  • Blocks:
    • Emerald ore
    • Block of emerald
    • Ender chest
    • 1.4.2 Feature: Anvil
    • 1.4.2 Feature: Flower pot
    • 1.4.2 Feature: Cobblestone wall
    • 1.4.2 Feature: Mossy cobblestone wall
    • 1.5 Feature: Nether quartz ore
    • 1.5 Feature: Block of quartz
      • Chiseled
      • Pillar
    • 1.5 Feature: Quartz slab
    • 1.5 Feature: Quartz stairs
    • 1.6 Feature: Carpet
      • Available in all 16 colors
  • Items:
    • Emerald
    • Tripwire Hook
    • 1.4.2 Feature: Wither Painting
    • 1.5 Feature: Nether quartz
    • 1.4.6 Feature: Enchanted book
    • Food:
      • Enchanted Golden Apple
      • 1.4.2 Feature: Potato
      • 1.4.2 Feature: Baked potato
      • 1.4.2 Feature: Poisonous potato
      • 1.4.2 Feature: Carrot
      • 1.4.2 Feature: Golden carrot
      • 1.4.2 Feature: Carrot on a stick
      • 1.4.2 Feature: Pumpkin pie
    • 1.4.2 Feature: Potions:
      • Potion of night vision
      • Potion of invisibility
  • Mobs:
    • Zombie villager
  • Terrain:
  • Mechanics:
  • Interface:
  • Host Options:
    • Flying, invisibility & invulnerability for remote players
  • Languages:
  • Tutorial:
    • New tutorials in the tutorial world for the new items & features.
  • Other:
    • Ability to teleport for players (used in the in-game menu)
    • 1.7.4 Feature: New Mojang splash screen
    • New Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition logo.

Changes

  • Blocks:
    • New recipes for smooth & chiseled sandstone.
    • Changed sand mining sound.
    • TNT now make a sound before exploding.
    • Wood can now be placed sideways.
    • Changed placement of slabs & other blocks on half blocks.
    • Changed placement of upside down stairs & slabs.
    • Wooden buttons & wooden pressure plates can now be activated with arrows.
    • Furnaces can now use wooden tools as fuel.
    • Furnaces now return an empty bucket when fueled by a bucket of lava.
    • Updated the bonus chest content with more items.
    • Ice & glass panes can now be collected using a tool that has the Silk Touch enchantment.
    • Doors being broken by zombies now show damage.
    • Ice melts in the Nether.
    • Cauldrons fill up when out in the rain.
    • Pistons take twice as long to update.
    • Rain can drip through leaves.
    • Levers can be placed on the bottom of blocks.
    • TNT does variable damage depending on difficulty setting.
    • Updated the positions of the music disc chests in the Tutorial World.
  • Items:
    • 1.4.2 Feature: Leather armor can now be dyed.
    • String can be placed on the ground (for tripwire hooks).
    • Updated crafting recipe for books.
    • Boats break lily pads, instead of vice-versa.
  • Mobs:
    • Endermen now open their mouths and shake when provoked
    • 1.4.2 Feature: Wolf collars can now be dyed.
    • Pigs can now be controlled with a carrot on a stick while being ridden.
    • Added different villager professions.
    • Villagers that are spawned from a spawn egg will have a random profession.
    • Nether mobs can now spawn in the Overworld from Nether Portals.
    • Creepers & spiders are now aggressive towards the last player that hit them.
    • Mobs in creative mode will become neutral again after a short period of time.
    • Removed knockback when drowning.
    • 1.4.2 Feature: Pigs drop saddles when killed (if equipped with one).
    • The sky color in the End has changed.
    • Pigs drop more porkchops.
    • Slimes spawn less in superflat worlds.
    • When creepers explode, the damage is variable based on difficulty setting & the explosion now has knockback
    • 1.6 Feature: Villagers now make noises from being hurt, trading & wandering.
    • 1.4.4 Feature: Baby mobs can now be spawned by using Left trigger on an adult form of that mob using a spawn egg
  • Textures:
    • Updated all texture packs and mash-up packs with new TU14 additions.
    • Changed the gray wool texture for city texture pack to look more like a road surface.
1.03

January 21, 2014
  1. December 20 was the release in Europe, the release in North America for the PS3 and PS4 was December 25, for the PSVita the North American release was January 6, 2015

2013[]

Version and date Additions Summary
Xbox 360 Playstation 3
1.02

December 26, 2013
1.01

December 17, 2013
TU13

October 2, 2013
1.0

December 17/18, 2013
  • Minecarts are twice the speed as it was in computer.
  • Added sounds for hitting ocelots/cats.
  • Added message saying you can't spawn enemies in Peaceful mode.
  • Raw fish is no longer removed from the player's inventory when trying to tame an ocelot in Creative mode.
  • Water will no longer be removed from a water bucket when filling a cauldron in creative mode.
  • Made jungle wood stairs flammable.
  • Added an option to hide a Mash-up Pack Themed World in the saves list, and an option to show all in the Settings menu.
  • When in standing position, cats will now purposely go and sit on nearby chests, active furnaces, and beds. This prevents players from using them.
  • Added a limit to the number of villagers spawned by breeding.
  • Added the hearts display when villagers enter 'Love Mode'.
  • Minecraft Store now displays the prices in the local currency, rather than Microsoft Points.
Version and date Additions Summary
TU12

August 23, 2013

(Equates to 1.2.3)

General

  • Texture pack support[1]
  • Mash-up pack support[2]
    • 'Mash-up pack' are a combination of resources (textures, BGMs, and so on) and "themed worlds" (world data). It also makes Minecraft look like another game. Full versions of Mash-Up Packs will not be free.[3]
  • New tutorial world.
  • Added a Favorites tab to the Skin Selector menu, storing most recently used skins.
  • 1.3.1 feature: Added dispensing boats and minecarts from a dispenser.
  • New ambient cave sounds.
  • New AI for mobs.
  • Added rare drops for mobs.
  • Villagers will have children if there is room in their village.
  • Zombie sieges will occur occasionally at night.
  • Zombies can now break down doors.
  • Crafting recipe for ladder now yields 3 ladders instead of 2.
  • Placing blocks on grass will replace it.
  • Lava now has a faint rumbling sound effect, and large particles that hop out of the lava produce a popping sound.
  • Very rare desert wells can be found in desert biomes.
  • Increased max boats in a world to 40.
  • When in the Nether, snow golems will melt and die same as when they are in Desert biomes.
  • Abandoned mineshafts can generate with wooden bridges now when generated over a cave or over top another tunnel.
  • Doors have been updated so that double doors work better with Redstone.

World Creation:

  • Build height limit changed from 128 to 256.
  • Jungle biome.
    • 1.3.1 feature: Cocoa pods grow on jungle trees

New Items:

  • Jungle wood, planks, stairs, leaves, saplings, slabs
  • Cocoa pods
  • Chiseled stone bricks (creative only)
  • Redstone lamps
  • 1.4.2 feature: Mob head (creative only; there are wither skeleton skulls, although wither skeletons have not been introduced to the game.)
  • Ocelot Spawn Egg
  • Retextured leather armor to allow it to be dyed, but did not implement dyed armor

New Mobs:

Changes

  • Boats will now break when it hits land hard.
  • Dropped items will spin around (like blocks).
  • Villagers now open and close doors.
  • Slabs and stairs can be placed upside-down.
    • 1.3.1 feature: Items can be placed directly on upside down slabs and stairs.
  • 1.4.2 feature: Corner stairs automatically change its shape.
  • 1.4.6 feature: Dropped items are rendered in 3D.
  • 1.4.2 feature: Updated textures which includes new textures for leather armor, bread, raw chicken, cooked chicken, raw beef, steak, raw porkchop, cooked porkchop and apples.
TU11

May 10, 2013
  • Increased the limit for paintings/item frames, villagers, and snow golems in a world.
  • Display a message when the maximum paintings/item frames are reached.
  • Display a message when the user tries to put an animal in Love Mode when the spawn limits have been reached.
  • Display a message when the user tries to spawn an enemy from a spawn egg in peaceful mode.
  • Reduced ghast sound volume
  • Display a message when the user tries to spawn a mob when the spawn limit has been reached.
TU10

April 16, 2013
TU9

April 4, 2013

(Equates to 1.1)

  • The End
    • The world is not infinite, but has a block placement limit similar to that of the Nether
    • Obsidian pillars are generated in a spiral circling an unactivated exit portal
    • Ender Dragon
      • Ender Dragon breathes 'ender acid' as well as firing purple fire charges (Console Exclusive).
    • The bedrock shell of the exit portal spawns when you enter The End but is only activated when the Ender Dragon is killed.
    • Ender Crystals
      • The crystals on the two tallest obsidian pillars are surrounded by iron bars.
  • Spawn eggs (stackable to 16).
  • X on maps to show location of the end portal when someone is in the End.
  • Sheep can now regrow their wool by eating grass.
  • Re-added beaches.
  • Bowls now stackable up to 64.
  • Added new music for the End and the Nether from C418
  • Blacksmith buildings in villages now hold chests with loot of the same type as found in strongholds.
  • Added smoother color transitions between biomes.
  • Fence gates can now be opened and closed with redstone.
  • Changed nether fortresses to make nether wart rooms more likely.
  • Made nether wart spawn randomly wherever soul sand is generated in the Nether.
  • 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 the ghast's sound effect for shooting a fireball can be heard from.
  • 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.
  • 1.2.1 Feature: Vines can now be climbed to ascend and descend.
  • 1.2.1 Feature: Fire charge.
  • 1.2.1 Feature: Made dispenser dispense mobs from Spawn Eggs, rather than the egg itself.
  • 1.2.1 Feature: Slab recipes give 6 slabs.
  • 1.2.4 Feature: Birch and Spruce wood planks, saplings, leaves, slabs and stairs.
    • Wooden Slabs crafted during and after this update are now flammable. Existing slabs will act as stone slabs and will not be stackable with the flammable slabs.
  • 1.3.1 Feature: Buckets now stackable up to 16.
  • 1.3.1 Feature: Sandstone stairs.
  • 1.3.1 Feature: Signs are now stackable to 16.
  • 1.3.1 Feature: Sign recipe gives 3 signs.
  • 1.3.1 Feature: Dispensers will now exempt liquids from a filled bucket when given a redstone but do not properly fill empty buckets with a dispensed liquid due to a bug.
  • 1.3.1 Feature: Changed gravel texture from Gravel JE3 BE2.png to Gravel JE5 BE4.png.
  • 1.3.1 Feature: Nether wart will now grow in the Overworld.
  • 1.4.2 Feature: Wooden Button - Currently, they cannot be activated by shooting them with arrows, unlike wooden buttons in the PC version.
  • 1.4.2 Feature: Item frames.
  • 1.4.2 Feature: Stone button now requires one block of stone instead of two.
  • 1.4.2 Feature: Trapdoors can be placed on half slabs and stairs
  • 1.4.6 Feature: Nether brick slabs.
  • 1.5 Feature: Added nether brick items, made by smelting netherrack.
  • 1.5 Feature: Nether brick blocks can be crafted by using 4 nether brick items.
TU8

January 30, 2013
  • Blazes drop 0-2 glowstone dust when killed.
  • Added awkward potion to the creative menu
  • Changed “Download Content” menu to “Minecraft Store”.
  • New photo frames for avatar items in the Minecraft Store.
  • Experience now has proper sound effect and effects.

2012[]

Version and date Additions Summary
TU7

December 19, 2012

(Equates to 1.0.0)

  • 1.4.6 Feature: Item name appears above hotbar when switching to it.
  • Phases of the moon added
  • In creative mode, hostile mobs don't go after the player, unless attacked.
  • Potion brewing
    • Potions
  • Enchanting
    • 1.1 Feature: Bows are enchantable
  • Experience
    • 1.3 Feature: Based on newer Enchanting system. Maximum level for enchantment is 30 instead of 50
    • 1.3 Feature: You'll receive experience from smelting and/or mining ores (e.g. iron ingots when smelting, redstone ores when mining).
    • 1.4 Feature: Experience from breeding.
  • Animal Breeding
    • 1.4 Feature: Chickens are bred with seeds
  • New biome:
    • Mushroom island
  • New mobs:
    • Mooshrooms
      • Can rarely spawn in plains biome.
    • Villagers
      • Villagers only appear as farmers and cannot trade, breed, or open doors.
    • Blaze
    • Snow golems
    • Magma cubes
    • Baby animals
  • New Nether generation
  • New items/blocks
    • End portal frame
    • Brewing stand
    • Enchantment table
    • Blaze rod
    • Ghast tear
    • Gold nugget
    • Glass bottle
    • Water bottle
    • Spider eye
    • Fermented spider eye
    • Cauldron
    • Eye of ender
    • Glistering melon
    • Lily pad
    • Nether brick
    • Nether brick fence
    • Nether brick stairs
    • Dead bush
    • Fern
    • Nether wart
    • Blaze powder
    • Bottle o' enchanting
    • Magma cream
    • Mycelium
    • End stone
  • Ender pearls can now be thrown to teleport in Survival and Creative mode (will take damage upon landing)
  • New tutorial world with new biome
    • New mini-tutorials for new features
    • Updated new music disc quest in the Tutorial world
  • Skin-related animation for Skin Packs
    • Option to disable skin animation
  • Added avatar Items to the download context menu.
  • How to play: new section to brewing, enchantment, and breeding
  • Fences now attach to adjacent blocks.
TU6

November 15, 2012
  • Quick command to clear the hotbar in creative mode. (X Button)
  • Toggle to turn Void fog on and off. Fog is disabled by default. Void fog is dependent on the game's Hosts's settings.
  • Option to disable HUD and appearance of player hand in graphics settings.
  • Cakes are now stackable.
  • Added a How To Play page for Host and Player options.
  • Fence collision box decreased to size of fence block
  • Golden apple recipe will use gold ingots in place of nuggets.
TU5

October 16, 2012

(Equates to Beta 1.8.1)

Additions

  • Blocks
    • Iron bars
    • Fence gates
    • Stone bricks
    • Stone brick slabs
    • Stone brick stairs
    • Brick slabs
    • Brick stairs
    • Cobwebs
    • Vines
    • Sponges
    • Huge mushrooms
    • Melons
  • Items
    • Melons
    • Melon seeds
    • Pumpkin seeds
    • Raw beef
    • Steak
    • Raw chicken
    • Cooked chicken
    • Rotten flesh
    • Ender pearls
    • 10 more music discs
    • Chain Armor
  • Mobs
    • Enderman
    • Silverfish
    • Cave Spider
    • Charged Creeper
  • Generated structures
  • Biomes
    • Swampland
    • Ice Plains
    • Extreme Hills
    • Ocean
  • Gameplay
    • Creative mode
      • Added a simple tutorial for creative mode.
      • Added flying and sprint-flying to creative mode.
      • Disabled achievements and leaderboard updates if the player is in Creative mode, or if the world has been previously saved in Creative mode.
    • Food bar and hunger
    • Eating animation
    • Sprinting
    • Added a character display when sprinting or flying.
    • Added death messages.
  • World type
  • Other
    • Added Bedrock fog
    • Added a countdown timer to the auto-save to stop it from being a surprise
    • Added the ability to rename an existing world
    • Added map icons to the in-game player list to match their color in the map
    • Added a confirmation dialog on the player choosing to exit without saving
    • Added new items to the crafting menu - melon, melon seeds, glass panes, fence gates, iron bars, stone bricks, stone brick slabs, stone brick stairs, brick slabs, brick stairs

Changes

  • Blocks & Items
    • Foods are now stackable except mushroom stew and cake.
    • Changed the TNT explosion sound.
    • Changed the bow to have drawing and firing action.
    • Added quick move to the dispenser.
    • Added quick equip for armor to the inventory interface.
    • Added the blocking move with swords.
    • Shears can now collect tall grass and the new vine.
    • Improved chest model with a 3D lock, and opening and closing animation.
    • Pressure plates can now be placed on fences.
    • Changed all the text descriptions for food to show how much they refill the food bar.
    • User-placed leaf blocks no longer decay.
    • 1.2.5 Feature: Quick move for the furnace interface
    • 1.1 Feature: Apples drop from leaf blocks
    • 1.2.3 Feature: Pumpkins and melons grow from stems much faster, and not require farmland around the stem to grow on.
    • 1.2.3 Feature: Fix to vines to stop them spreading too much.
    • 1.2.3 Feature: Shapeless mushroom stew recipe
  • Mobs
    • Passive mobs will now flee when hit.
    • The snout on pigs now protrude from their head.
    • Skeletons now hold full size bows.
    • Animals no longer despawn which makes it possible to capture them.
    • Zombies now drop rotten flesh instead of feathers.
    • Updated some mob sounds.
  • Environment
    • Cloud height raised to the top of the map, so clouds can no longer phase through blocks.
    • Cloud movement syncs with the game's time.
    • Improved sunrise and sunset.
    • Improved the rain edges (when looking up in rain)
    • Removed the Void by making it impossible to break the bottom/top layer of bedrock.
    • Removed biomes - rainforest, seasonal forest, savanna, shrubland, and tundra.
  • Other
    • 1.2.3 Feature: Mining speed changes
    • Updated the How to Play HUD with food bar information.
    • Added descriptions for Creative mode and sprinting to the How to Play menus.
    • Updated the Download Content menu with pictures of the DLC available.

Tutorial World

  • Changed the Tutorial world to enable the new terrain features in it.
  • Added mini tutorial for sprinting in the Tutorial world.
  • Added mini tutorial for eating in the Tutorial world.
  • Added music disc quests in the Tutorial world - players can search the world for the 12 chests, each containing one of the music discs that can be played in a jukebox.
TU4

August 7, 2012
TU3

July 13, 2012

(Equates to Beta 1.7.3)

  • Added pistons & sticky pistons.
  • Added stackable fences.
  • Added shears – required to get wool from sheep, and to collect leaves.
  • Flint and steel or redstone is now required to trigger TNT.
  • Redstone will now connect to a redstone repeater.
  • New textures for cobblestone, moss stone, and bricks.
  • Added Character Skin Selector to allow players to choose their skin from the default skins, or from downloadable Skin Packs.
  • Added lighting improvements (backported from Beta 1.8.1 of the computer version) and snow & rain improvements.
  • Added a save file cache to improve the speed of displaying the saves list.
  • Added ban list functionality to allow players to self-ban from levels they feel contain offensive content.
  • Added a ban list section to the How To Play menus.
  • Added an option for the host to limit online games to only players in their friends list (no friends of friends).
  • Added a seed display to the level load screen (requires existing levels to be saved out again to add the display).
  • Changed the tooltip display setting to in-game tooltip display, so that tooltips always display in menus.
  • Added the crosshair to the list of things affected by the opacity slider.
  • On using the quickselect bar, the opacity of the quickselect, tooltips, splitscreen gamertag display, and crosshair will be set to 80, and will fade back down to the user opacity setting after 6 seconds of no quickselect bar use.
  • Added some more Tips & Trivia to the loading/saving screen display.
  • Added the new textures for cooked porkchop and dispenser that were added in Beta 1.8 and 1.2.1 respectively. Cooked Porkchop JE4 BE3.png Dispenser (S) JE4.png
  • Added ridged lines in iron blocks,Block of Iron JE4 BE3.png and minor changes to other ore blocks added in 1.0.0.
  • Slight changes to block textures made in 1.0.0.

Tutorial World

  • Added optional tutorial for pistons and redstone.
  • Added a self-building bridge to the castle using pistons.
  • Added some sugar canes, cacti and clay to the world.
  • Added a few other things for players to discover.
TU2

June 15, 2012

Additions

  • Added an autosave, and the ability to turn autosave off, or set it from 15 minutes up to 2 hours in 15 minute steps.
  • Split the sensitivity controls into an in-game sensitivity and an in-menu sensitivity.
  • Added an Interface Opacity slider in the settings for plasma screen users.
  • Added a gamertag display in splitscreen, and the ability to enable/disable it in the settings.
  • Added an option in the settings menu to enable/disable in-game hints.
  • Added an option in the settings menu to enable/disable tooltips.
  • Added a co-ordinate display to the in-game map.
  • Added new sections in the How To Play on multiplayer, Sharing Screenshots, and What’s New.
  • Added a warning message when attempting to place lava near the spawn area.
TU1

May 9, 2012

(Equates to Beta 1.6.6)

  • All Beta 1.6.6 features
  • 1.0.0 Feature: New sounds (Aside from damage and explosion sounds)
  • 1.0.0 Feature: Face view
  • Version exclusive tutorial
  • Up to 4 players locally (requires HDTV A/V + HDMI or component cable)
  • Up to 8 players online
  • Simplified crafting system
  • Charged Creeper not present until TU5

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