Check out the new Minecraft features in the 1.8.2 release.
Check out the new features: Creative Mode. Superflat world type Hunger NPC Villages, Abandoned Mineshafts, Strongholds and Ravines 12 Music Discs Updated mob sounds Changed sounds for when player is damaged and minor changes to hostile/Passive mobs New Combat Mechanics Chargeable bows Critical hits Sprinting Players can parry with a sword Ability to change the name of your world save Chain Armor Pressure Plates can now be placed on fences New mobs Endermen Cave spiders Silverfish New Food Items Apples Raw Chicken Cooked Chicken Raw Beef Steak Melons Melon seeds Rotten Flesh Cobwebs Fence Gate Iron bars Glass pane Stone Brick Stone Brick Stairs Stone Brick Slabs Brick Stairs Brick Slabs Pumpkin Seed Vines Pumpkins and Melons grow from stems much faster, and do not require farmland around the stem to grow on Sponges(Creative only) New biome Swamp biome Ocean biome Ocean floor now consists of Clay, sand and dirt, this makes clay easier to find Mountain biome River Rivers flow through/in between biomes Passive mobs will randomly flee if attacked by the player or other mobs (such as Cows) Pig has 3D snout. Sugar Cane can now be placed on sand Chest has opening and closing animation User-placed leaf blocks no longer decay Skeletons hold full size bow Shears can now collect Tall Grass and Vines Exclusive Superflat option for the Nether Option to turn clouds off Large changes to Xbox 360 tutorial mode Bonus chest world option Option to turn PVP off Option to turn fire spread off Option to make TNT not detonate Option to trust players (to op players) Bug fixes: Fix for duplication glitch. Fix for aspect ratio of things in hand when in splitscreen mode. Fix for issue with player data not saving (player starting world with no items they had when they saved) Fix for redstone tiles burning out when they shouldn't. Fixed issue with Minecart with Furnace not being able to move another Minecart. Fixed particle code for flipped 3rd person view.
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