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Minecraft: Pocket Edition 0.6.0 update arriving this Wednesday, January 30th

The second piece of Minecraft: Pocket Edition news isn’t as detailed as this morning’s earlier article but it is almost as excited for fans of the game. For those of you patiently waiting for the 0.6.0 update to arrive, you will only have to wait a couple more days before you will be able to download the update, craft some armor and put up signs all over the place.


Armor and Stonecutter table UI

For those of you who missed the official changelog for the upcoming 0.6.0 update, here is what you can expect to find when it launches in a couple of days:

New features:

– Signs
– Armor
– Baby animals
– Fancy clouds
– Improved D-pad
– Stonecutter for crafting stone blocks
– Sheep can be colored with dyes
– New block types: Netherrack, Nether Brick, Block of Quartz with 2 variants (pillar and chiseled), mossy/cracked Smooth Stone Brick variants (creative only), chiseled/smooth Sandstone variants
– New stairs: Nether Brick, Sandstone, Smooth Stone Brick, Quartz
– New slabs: Sandstone
– New item: Nether Brick (smelted from netherrack and crafted into nether brick tile)
– Upside-down stairs, corner stairs
– Slabs can be placed in up position (needs testing on small screens)
– Sand and Gravel are affected by gravity

Tweaks:

– Recipes for crafting slabs give 6 slabs instead of 3 (as in PC version)
– Nether Reactor spawns Netherrack blocks instead of Obsidian
– The fog and sky color have changed
– The Nether Reactor now spawns more items
– Cows drop Leather

Bug fixes:

– Melons had several bugs where they would spawn too fast and where they shouldn’t

Baby animals, armor, signs, stonecutter table, Netherrack and a fair amount of new blocks in Creative Mode are just a few of the new features to look forward to in the 0.6.0 update. The Stonecutter Table will be especially helpful for those of you who like to build a lot as things will be much more organized when figuring out which blocks to use in your builds.

The Minecraft: Pocket Edition 0.6.0 update will be arriving on Google Play (and iOS as well) this Wednesday, January 30th. We will be sure to remind you to grab it in a couple of day. Until then, you can check out Johan and Daniel Kaplan showing off some of the new blocks in their live stream from earlier today in the video above.

Website Referenced: Mojang TwitchTV

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