Submit a news tip



Minecraft update out now (version 1.7.0)

Posted on October 17, 2018 by (@matt_okeefe) in News, Switch

Minecraft delivered its next big update for Switch, which adds Scoreboard features, new times food can be eaten, and a bunch of smaller changes. Here are the full patch notes:

New Features

  • Added basic Scoreboard functionality – More Scoreboard features will be coming in later releases
  • Food can now be eaten in Creative mode and Peaceful difficulty

Changes

  • Mentions of player names are now highlighted yellow in chat
  • Typing “@” in chat will show an autocomplete list of player names
  • Command Block functionality can now be toggled using the ‘commandblocksenabled’ game rule
  • Made it easier to find purchased content, search, and go home from the top of the Marketplace screen
  • Improved search results, sorting, and filtering in the Marketplace

Fixes

Crashes/Performance

  • Fixed the cause of over 20 crashes that could occur during gameplay 
  • Fixed a crash that occurred when a Trident with Channeling was shot from a Dispenser and hit a mob or player during a thunderstorm 
  • Fixed a crash that occurred when breaking a door that many Villagers were trying to open or enter (MCPE-34742)
  • Fixed a crash that occurred when using a 128x Resource Pack on Nintendo Switch 
  • Fixed a crash that occurred when attempting to stack Explorer Maps when trading with a Cartographer Villager
  • Fixed a crash that occurred when loading the settings screen right after loading a resource pack
  • Fixed a crash that occurred when backing out of a Realm’s edit menu after attempting to download a world but not having enough free space 

General

  • Fixed an exploit that allowed custom skins with custom and invisible geometry, causing unfair advantages in multiplayer sessions (MCPE-37343)
  • Added additional messaging to disable Multiplayer in world settings to play split-screen without a Nintendo Switch Online membership 
  • Guests rejoining in a different order than they joined for the first time no longer generate different progress during split-screen gameplay 
  • Fixed player permission issues that prevented players from building or mining 
  • Fixed Super Mario Mash-up Pack worlds not opening if created before version 1.6.0 (MCPE-37327)
  • Fixed textures not applying on Nintendo Switch when the world is hosted on another platform 
  • Fixed split-screen players not being able to join Local Network games on Nintendo Switch 
  • Fixed Microsoft Account sign-in failures on Nintendo Switch 

Gameplay

  • Crouching on ladders will no longer stop when opening the pause menu or inventory screen (MCPE-33209)
  • Swimming while moving the camera with touch controls no longer breaks blocks (MCPE-33470)
  • Items can once again be dropped while in a boat 
  • The Looting III enchantment once again increases mob loot drop chances (MCPE-35307)
  • When a player equips a carved pumpkin as a helmet, that player’s marker now disappears from the Locator Maps of other players 
  • Players no longer teleport to vehicles/mobs that are hit by an Ender Pearl when the vehicle/mob is in the player’s render distance 
  • Fixed players getting stuck in the edges of Old Worlds at 128 or in the Void 
  • When dealing a killing blow to mobs using Knockback, they now actually get knocked back! (MCPE-19222)

Items

  • Enchantment Books are no longer lost after using an Anvil to rename an item and adding an incompatible enchantment 
  • Tridents with Loyalty no longer get lost in the void when used in the End 
  • Raw Cod and Cooked Cod items are now properly named 
  • Phantom spawn eggs can now be obtained using Pick Block
  • Players using controllers can again drop held items while in a minecart 
  • Leads no longer detach and disappear when reentering a world (MCPE-33263)
  • Infinity Bow arrows are no longer picked up immediately after being fired when the Bow is slightly drawn (MCPE-35821)
  • Renamed spawn eggs now produce renamed mobs 
  • Flaming arrows once again ignite Minecarts with TNT (MCPE-35776)

Mobs

  • If a pet forgets what player is their owner after updating the game, it will sit down and wait for someone to interact with them & this player becomes the new owner of the pet.
  • The pet doesn’t need to be re-tamed with items (MCPE-33152)
  • Mobs can now walk through Soul Sand with Nether Wart (MCPE-12719)
  • Skeleton Horses and Zombie Horses no longer die after a certain amount of time (MCPE-35215)
  • Horses in the same boat as you no longer get hit when targeted by blocks in front of you (MCPE-30299)
  • Releasing a Tropical Fish from a Bucket of Fish no longer releases a random fish but the one that was originally caught 
  • Armored Withers can no longer be damaged with thrown Tridents 
  • Drowned no longer have swimming animation while riding in boat 
  • The inventory of ridden mounts can no longer be accessed by another player while you are riding it 
  • Mobs can no longer spawn in small gaps unless they can fit (MCPE-31193)
  • Enderman can no longer spawn in two block high gaps with Slabs above (MCPE-28626)
  • Cured Zombie Villagers spawned from Zombie Villages can now be traded with (MCPE-34603)
  • Pigs with Saddles now throw players off their back when they start moving though 2-block-high bodies of water 

Blocks

  • Fixed a bug where it was sometimes not possible for a player to place a block in the same block space where they are standing (MCPE-31030)
  • Sea Pickles now break instantly in Survival mode (MCPE-36250)
  • Barrier Blocks can no longer be destroyed by the Ender Dragon (MCPE-34410)
  • Monster Spawners no longer drop as items after an explosion (MCPE-32657)
  • Rails are once again broken by flowing water

Realms

  • A message now appears on the Realms list if Xbox Live privileges are preventing Realms from being played
  • Clarified the text that appears when replacing a world on a Realm 

World Generation

  • Ladders no longer generate in midair on village church structures 
  • Fixed structures generating inside Ocean Monuments 

Graphical

  • Fixed entities missing body parts on various Android devices (MCPE-34385)
  • It is now easier to see through water in Flat worlds (MCPE-36078, MCPE-35244)
  • Adjusted in-hand placement of Bows and Tridents in split-screen 
  • Fixed visual effects not appearing when using an enchanted Trident with Riptide (MCPE-34448)

Audio

  • The proper sound now plays when the Wither is spawned (MCPE-35179)
  • Banners now have the correct placing and breaking sounds (MCPE-31188)
  • Land-based mobs now play sounds underwater 

User Interface

  • Fixed several items not stacking properly in inventory and chests when using touch input (MCPE-32347)
  • Using the Quick Move option now properly stacks the taken items with stacks of the same item in the player inventory when there is an empty hotbar slot 
  • Cursor D-pad input no longer gets stuck on the inventory screen or pause menu (MCPE-33895)
  • Removed the “Take Half” tooltip when highlighting the Anvil’s output slot 
  • Item tooltips that display “Can break” and “Can be placed on” now show the proper translation for the given blocks 
  • Fixed incorrect button focus on the chat screen 
  • Fixed formatted text getting cut off on the HUD 
  • Fixed overlapping text on the Enchantment Table screen

Commands

  • Fixed input on Minecarts with Command Block not saving between game sessions 
  • Fixed trapdoors losing their orientation after being cloned 
  • Autofill commands now recognize a player name in brackets and places it between quotes (MCPE-34913)
  • The ‘/teleport’ command now reliably teleports riders with entities
  • The ‘/subtitle’ command can now run whilst a title is visible on screen (MCPE-25685)

Via

Leave a Reply