Minecraft XBLA patch now available

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A patch for the Xbox LIVE Arcade version of Minecraft was released earlier today and introduces a raft of new features and fixes to the best-selling XBLA title of all time.

While Kinect support isn’t implemented in the latest update, some of the welcome changes include the ability to enable autosave and the addition of a co-ordinate display to the in-game map.

Minecraft XBLA Screenshot 1

Here are the patch notes in full:


  • 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.


  • Fix for the leaderboard crash when toggling between filters/leaderboards.

  • Fix for server disconnect message appearing when offline or in leaderboards.

  • Fix for issue where posting a screenshot to Facebook caused a back out to the main menu.

  • Fix for clay generation.

  • Fix for ‘Awaiting Approval’ showing all the time on some signs.

  • Various crafting menu fixes.

  • Fix for being able to stand on sugarcane.

  • Fix for intermittent crash on saving.

  • Fix for duplication bug with the furnace and dispenser.

  • Fix for not being able to place water near the spawn area.

  • Fix for intermittent problem on entering the Nether putting the player above the Nether world.

  • Fix for frame-rate drop around the edge of the world.

  • Fix for intermittent problem where some achievements were not being awarded.

  • Fix for graphical issue with stairs.

  • Fix for issue with enemies spawning inside a house when they shouldn’t.

  • Fix for Zombie Pigmen not being counted for leaderboard scores.

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