Although certainly being acknowledged for a while now, 4J Studios has officially given cue that the Xbox 360 version of Minecraft will be receiving a much needed bug fix on its most recent incarnation soon. Albeit lacking a set in stone release date, 4J Studios has given a prompt "we'll announce a release date when we have it," statement on their official Twitter page indicating that the bug fix is likely en route to processing where it will be meeting certification and the like before it can actually be downloaded upon firing up Minecraft. The 1.8.2 bug fix update will include updates such as, but not limited to:
- Improving and fixing passive mob spawn rates.
- Fixes for problems relating to signs causing online game crashes.
- Fixes for chests concerning their buggy animations and loud sounds.
- Fixes for animals taking damage when they shouldn't.
- Numerous Creative Mode fixes such as infinite arrow usage, bucket usage, and tool usage.
- Leaderboard fixes.
- Fixes for rendering issues at the edges of maps.
- Player versus Player fix to where arrows lack the ability to do damage if PvP option is detoggled
- Red Roses will now generate as they should.
- Limit added to the amount of Silverfish, Slimes, and Ghasts that can be spawned.
- When "Trust Players," option is detoggled, players that cannot mine or build will not starve.
- Fixes concerning pressure plate issues.
- Pumpkin Seed and Golden Apple recipes will be added.
- Cakes will be stackable.
- Ability to toggle player hand on screen will be added.
- Ability to toggle HUD will be added.
- Ability to toggle bedrock fog will be added.
Do note that this upcoming update is solely to alleviate the problems people have been having with Minecraft update 1.8.2 and will not add such features as Enchantment Tables, Breeding, or Villagers as those are reserved for the update after the bug fix. Nevertheless, I am ecstatic that I will finally be able to gather wool considering passive mobs spawns were absolutely butchered, although one could easily find packs of wolves by the dozens in most worlds. The other miscellaneous fixes are also welcome, but I'm pretty much looking forward to the added recipes and spawn fixes. When the Breeding feature is added, however, many will be able to effectively farm animals as is possible in the PC version of the game. Information relevant to a release date for future game updates to Minecraft is currently "in the dark," but there is something we can be sure of: it'll be one heck of an update, possibly bigger than the 1.8.2 update in its caliber.
A full 1.8.2 bug fix log can be found here: http://se7ens.in/VQX9cu