Minecraft 1.7 Adds Pistons and Shears, Adventure Update is Next

on June 30, 2011 5:00 PM

As we get closer to the game FINALLY releasing, details on the next update for Minecraft have surfaced. Update 1.7 will be releasing “soon”, and will mostly just add Pistons and a new item; Shears. After that will be the huge “Adventure Update” 1.8 which will be adding “more reason to explore”, and some brief details on that have surfaced. So far we know it will add at least one new mob, new combat mechanics, more interesting farming, and NPC villages!

Beta 1.7

  • Added pistons
  • Fire or redstone is now required to trigger TNT
  • Fences can be stacked
  • Added shears
  • Shears can be used to pick up leaf block
  • Shears can be used to shear sheep without hurting them
  • Sheep no longer drop wool from being punched
  • Removed Herobrine

[Word of Notch]

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