Minecraft 1.4 adds wolves, tweaks

Minecraft Beta 1.4 is available now

The PC building/exploring/whatevering phenomenon Minecraft has updated to Beta version 1.4 today, bringing with it at least seven new features and tweaks. As previously teased by the developer, version 1.4 adds a new animal to the game: wolves, which can be tamed by giving them a random number of bones until they suddenly dawn a red collar and begin following you around and protecting you from aggressive enemies. There's no limit to the number of wolves you can tame.

Some gameplay tweaks have also been added, particularly the fact that sleeping in a bed will now reset your respawn point to that spot, and that holding the Shift key will let you "grab" onto ladders instead of just slowly sliding down them. That might not sound like much, but in the beautiful-yet-treacherous worlds of Minecraft, any bit of help is appreciated.

Behind the scenes, Minecraft 1.4 has new infrastructure code to support "Statistics lists and Achievements," according to the official changelog, although those features will be fully implemented in the next version.

Minecraft Beta 1.4 is available now, and players will be prompted to update the next time they launch the game.

Source: Official Minecraft news post

This article originally appeared on GamePro.com as Minecraft 1.4 adds wolves, tweaks

Join the newsletter!

Or
Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection

Tags gamesAnnouncement

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Ray Barnholt

GamePro
Show Comments

Essentials

Mobile

Sansai 6-Outlet Power Board + 4-Port USB Charging Station

Learn more >

Exec

Budget

Back To Business Guide

Click for more ›

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Walid Mikhael

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

It’s easy to set up, it’s compact and quiet when printing and to top if off, the print quality is excellent. This is hands down the best printer I’ve used for printing labels.

Ben Ramsden

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Ratchada Dunn

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?