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Minecraft to soon reach version 1.5 codenamed 'Redstone'

Minecraft v1.5 is nearly here, boasts a bunch of improvements
| Gaming News | Posted: Feb 25, 2013 9:33 am

It looks like Minecraft is about to hit quite the milestone, with that milestone being version 1.5 of the game. Minecraft's upcoming 1.5 patch has been codenamed "Redstone", and will sport quite the list of improvements and additions to the insanely popular 8-bit game.




The latest update will include improvements of:

  • changes to the gaming engine
  • rendering optimizations
  • mobs will include an improved UI
  • mobs will no longer be able to walk over rails unless they are after you
  • improved inventory system
  • death messages now include cause of death, items used to kill you, and who did the dirty deed
  • bug fixes... and more bug fixes


If you were waiting to hear on what would actually get added to the game, here's that new list:

  • new texture packs
  • the game will now allow animated texture packs
  • a scoreboard system to track kills, deaths, or commands


Added items include

  • Redstone Comparator
  • Hopper
  • Dropper
  • Daylight sensor
  • Trapped chest
  • Weighted pressure plate
  • Activator rail
  • Detector rail
  • Minecart with TNT
  • and more


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