‘Minecraft’ PS4 And Xbox One Patch Incoming, Horse Update Coming Next

Both Minecraft: Xbox One Edition and Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition has new patches to fix bugs coming soon, 4J Studios announced Thursday. The developer also teased the next big feature update to the open-world sandbox game. How does the long-awaited arrival of horses sound?

4J Studios revealed that a bug fix update for Minecraft is coming to both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One soon. It’s aimed squarely at various bugs that have been discovered since the next-gen console versions were released in September.

More interestingly, 4J Studios dropped a huge hint at what will be in the next title update for all four, soon to be five, console versions of Minecraft. It shows a significant attempt at attempting to get caught up with the PC version.

For those that don’t know, TU14 was the last console Minecraft update to add new features to the game and was released all the way back in March of this year. Its PC equivalent was the 1.3.1 update with a few other things. This next update will jump three PC updates, which includes the Pretty Scary Update, Redstone Update, and Horse Update. That’s potentially a ton of content.

Minecraft - Wither Boss

The Pretty Scary Update added Bats, Witches, the Wither boss, and Wither Skeletons as new mobs. It also brought Beacons and items that were included in the TU14 update such as Carrots on Sticks, Anvils, and more.

The Redstone Update focused primarily on adding new redstone blocks, but also optimized the lighting engine. Some of the new blocks included the comparator, hopper, dropper, daylight sensor, trapped chest, weighted pressure plates, and block of redstone. There were also some PC specific updates like a scoreboard system which likely won’t make the transfer to the PlayStation and Xbox consoles.

Lastly, the Horse Update brought horses, naturally, plus donkeys, and mules. It also brought leads to tie to any mob, plus hay, carpet, coal blocks, and hardened clay that can be turned into stained clay with dye.

That’s a pretty massive list of changes to bring into the Minecraft: Xbox and Minecraft: PlayStation Editions. It’s not surprising that 4J Studios is warning that it may take some time. The developer spent much of its time and resources this past year trying to get the next-gen console versions of the game out. Now it can work on trying to catch up to being only a year behind the PC version.

Here’s the list of bug fixes that are common across both the PS4 and Xbox One versions of Minecraft with the patch update that should be out within the next week.

  • – Fix for tile entities not being saved correctly in unloaded chunks. (Empty Chests, Spawners turning into Pig Spawners, etc.)
  • Enable hiding mashup-pack worlds from the saves list, and re-enabling them all from the options menu.
  • Change to ‘disable saving’ setting so that it remains set for a specific save when reloading that save.
  • Fix for Glass Blocks placed next to each other rendering incorrectly.
  • Fix for enchanted items not destroying blocks as quickly as they should.
  • Changed 3D sound attenuation to have linear fall-off, with special cases for thunder, Enderdragon & Ghast sounds. (Sound volumes incorrect bug)
  • Improved frame-rate in Jungles.
  • Fix for missing chunks in Superflat world on host console.
  • Fixed an issue with mob spawning rates.
  • Fix for hit box on torches sometimes being incorrect.
  • Fix for entities being duplicated (every save/load cycle) for transferred worlds (Multiple Enderdragons bug).
  • Fix for ‘Can Build and Mine’ not functioning correctly.
  • Fixed issue with mobs still being aggressive while player is invisible (using Potion).
  • Fixed an issue recording Spider Jockey kills.
  • Fix for players riding Boats/Minecarts sometimes being invisible to remote players.
  • Fix for Maps placed in an Item Frame appear as blank to other players.
  • Fix to move HUD down when tooltips are disabled.
  • Fix for camera resetting when going through Nether or End Portals.

PlayStation 4 Specific Fixes

  • Fixed an issue with save transfers not using the most recent player data.
  • Fix for Lily Pad breaking particle effect.

Xbox One Specific Fixes

  • Fix for issue with Xbox 360 Save transfer when the save is exited without saving on Xbox One.
  • Fixed an issue with gamer pictures occasionally causing a crash.


  • Added a ‘Copy Save’ option to allow people to ‘back-up’ their world to another save.

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