Minecraft 1.8 Update Pre-Release Comes With Rabbits, Tweaks and Guardian Mobs

Mojang, the developers behind the popular Minecraft title has pre-released the 1.8 patch of the game which will be available for everyone on 2nd of September.

Mojang noted on their official website:

This is the update that to date has taken the longest time to create (over 300 days), and is the result of many, many changes.

These changes consist of both new features, and large game structure changes such as replacing the hard-coded “block renderer” with a system that is able to read block shapes from data files, or performance enhancements such as multi-threading the client-side chunk rendering. We hope you will enjoy it!

Few of the changes in the game are listed below:

  • Added Granite, Andesite, and Diorite stone blocks, with smooth versions
  • Added Slime Block
  • Added Iron Trapdoor
  • Added Prismarine and Sea Lantern blocks
  • Added the Ocean Monument
  • Added Red Sandstone
  • Added Banners
  • Added Armor Stands
  • Added Coarse Dirt (dirt where grass won’t grow)
  • Added Guardian mobs, with item drops
  • Added Endermite mob
  • Added Rabbits, with item drops
  • Added Mutton and Cooked Mutton

The players who have activated the development launcher of the game will be able to try out this update right now and experience the new changes and fixes that have been brought to the game.

To check out the full notes of the 1.8 patch of Minecraft, check out Mojang’s official website.