Well guys start new worlds, reconfigure servers and get yourselves ready for Minecraft 1.3 with the offical update prerelease. Released today the prerelease will hopefully be the final update before the big 1.3 set to hit our Minecraft launchers on Wednesday August 1st!
The last few Snapshots have seen some major bug fixes ie, TNT and other explosions no longer lag the chat on multiplayer which will be handy for server owners to warn players if a huge amount of TNT is set off.
Creepers have also been given a new feature and that is knock back. Now when a player is confronted with a malicious Creeper explosion not only will you take damage from that but you will also be projected into the air and take fall damage when landing. Creepers are now weaker or stronger depending on your difficulty. Easy they will do 50% less damage and on Hard they will deal 33% more damage. So Minecraft’s most hated mob will be hated even more. One other cool new feature is you can now place logs side wards!!
There are a crazy amount of new features coming to Minecraft 1.3 some of them are little additions and others are huge new features that the game has been lacking for some time.
The links are below for 1.3 Prerelease.
Once you have downloaded it why do you enter Mojang’s Minecraft 1.3 Commercial Competition. Mojang wants you, the Minecraft community to create a Minecraft commercial using todays 1.3 Prerelease. Entries need to be in for the 31st of July. Then 3 lucky winners will get their videos featured on the official Mojang Youtube channel. For more details and to enter click here.
Minecraft 1.3 Prerelease