Mojang is ready to release another massive update to Minecraft on the PC. The 1.8 “Bountiful Update” is coming soon, but the pre-release version was made available Friday to those wishing to get a peek at all of the new creatures, blocks, and features in the open-world sandbox game.
Admitting that this is the longest developed update yet for Minecraft at 300 days, Mojang packed in items as simple as oddly adorable Rabbits and various new kinds of doors to new areas to explore underwater along with new mobs. Players will be able to craft their own banners now and character models with arms that are three pixels wide. An option to choose wider arms will come in a future update.
There are also significant structural changes behind the scenes that should hopefully improve the performance of Minecraft. The usual Herobrine joke fix is buried at the end of the patch notes as well.