The latest Minecraft update is now available to download for Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android and Windows 10 PCs. The update adds panda bears, revamps cats and has a few other new features as well. Of course, the usual list of bug fixes and other tweaks have been added as well. A trailer for the new update can be watched below.

Minecraft 1.8 Patch Notes
The full Minecraft 1.8 update patch notes are as follows:

New Features:
Pandas now spawn in jungles where they roll, lounge, and laze around!

Stray cats now spawn in villages

Cats can be tamed using fish

Ocelots are no longer tameable

Players can now feed ocelots to gain their trust

Bamboo can now be found while fishing in jungles and will appear in some chests (Spawning naturally in the world will come in a future update)

Scaffolding – A climbable block that can be crafted using bamboo

New Achievements

Where have you been? – Receive a gift from a tamed cat in the morning (20G)

Top of the World – Place scaffolding to the word limit (20G)

Zoologist – Breed two pandas with bamboo (40G)

Added randomTickSpeed game rule

For Map Makers and Add-On Creators:
Updated templates for 1.8.0 with new assets and behaviors can be downloaded from net/addons

Updates to Add-Ons that allow players to add new entities, particles, and animations.

Functions have come to Bedrock! Functions allow players to write the commands their worlds use in an external file, not just Command Blocks.

Experimental Gameplay:

Only available when Experimental Gameplay is enabled in world settings)

Crossbow weapon with new enchantments



Quick Charge

Phantoms are now afraid of cats and will not swoop down while cats are around

Increased the size of Tropical fish

Skeleton Horse and Zombie Horse foals now have a chance of being spawned using a spawn egg

Added a crafting recipe for Packed Ice

Separated Bone Meal, Ink Sac, Cocoa Beans, and Lapis Lazuli into their own dyes and unified all dye names

The splash screen now has an animated loading bar

The following commands can now be run in-game without enabling cheats:

/gamerule showcoordinates

/gamerule dofiretick

/gamerule tntexplodes

/gamerule domobloot

/gamerule naturalregeneration

/gamerule dotiledrops

/gamerule pvp

A warning now appears when attempting to change settings on a world template, as it could change the creator’s intended experience

Command blocks now have the default name of ! instead of @

More skin packs are now shown in the skin picker menu, and each pack can be opened and viewed in its own page

The autocomplete list for player mentions now works in slash commands

The Remix3D upload service on Windows 10 is no longer available, but creations can still be exported as .glb 3D Object files

Text-to-Speech can now be enabled on Nintendo Switch

Minecraft Marketplace:

Content can now be sorted by ‘Updates Available’ in your inventory

Content can now be sorted and filtered by rating when browsing the Marketplace

Bundles of content can now be purchased



Fixed several crashes that occurred during gameplay

Fixed a crash that would occur if the player was disconnected while loading resource packs

Fixed a crash that would occur on Xbox One if the player signed out too quickly after signing in

Fixed a crash that could occur during the splash loading screen on Windows 10 Mobile

Fixed a crash that could occur on startup for Gear VR

Fixed a crash that could occur due to a recent Windows 10 update

Fixed a crash that occurred when hovering over a renamed firework charge

Using a bucket of fish in a dispenser no longer crashes the game

Fixed a crash that would occur when using lava buckets on fish

Fixed a crash that could occur when kelp grows

Fixed a crash that could occur when suspending and resuming the game on the main menu

Fixed a crash that could occur in worlds that contained locator maps

Fixed a crash that could occur when leaving the Realms settings screen

Fixed a crash that could occur when downloading or saving data on Nintendo Switch

Fixed a crash that could occur on Switch when split screen players broke a large chest

Fixed a crash that occurred when killing and summoning a salmon with its navigation component removed

Improved performance on some devices with less available memory

Fixed a bug where multiple UI screens could be opened at once, causing the game to crash

Shulker boxes that contain tropical fish buckets no longer cause performance issues

Fixed a bug that caused a significant performance drop when rendering chunks

Improved the loading time of various game files

Fixed delayed touch response on the bottom of the screen on iOS


Fixed the bug where the player would unexpectedly turn in a random direction on touch screens

The “Body Guard” achievement can once again be unlocked after creating an Iron Golem

Fixed an issue with custom player permissions that might not apply correctly in multiplayer

Worlds larger than 1GB can now be copied and exported on Windows 10

Fixed an error that occurred when attempting to start a split screen session with a guest on Xbox One

Split screen players no longer get stuck on the loading screen when re-joining Old worlds


Lightning no longer strikes if the destination is in a cold biome

Players will no longer teleport when standing against a non-full block and reloading the game

Fixed rare enchantments being too hard to get at higher levels

Potion of Slow Falling will now slow down Elytra descent

The player locator map marker now faces the right direction when aboard a boat

Players will now face forwards when entering a boat

Explosions will now drop blocks if the default game mode is Creative and Tile Drops are enabled

Planting crops continuously will no longer skip blocks


Fixed a bug where only white firework stars could be crafted

Crafting multiple cakes using the recipe book will now return the correct amount of empty buckets to the player

Dyed beds now have the correct crafting recipe

Fixed an exploit where rails could be duplicated

Fixed an exploit that allowed Tridents to be duplicated

Fixed Enchanted Tridents being lost from anvils following a server disconnect

Flower pots that contain saplings will once again drop the correct type when broken


Large Slimes and Magma Cubes now have the correct sized hitbox based on their size

Fixed mobs not always taking fall damage when they should

Tamed wolves will now tilt their heads when the player is holding meat

Magma cubes no longer inflict damage during their death animation


Kelp will now only grow into water source blocks or full downward flowing water, and no longer creates a new source block

Pistons no longer drop as items when being pushed or pulled

The hitbox of piston arms now matches the size and shape correctly

Players no longer fall through Shulker Boxes as they open

Double wooden slabs can now be placed regardless of crosshair position

When the player has just moved out of a block space, they can no longer place a repeater or comparator that can’t be powered

Mobs in minecarts no longer activate adjacent detector rails


Fixed the bug where players on Realms could be instantly killed in one shot by a Blaze fireball attack


Fixed a bug that caused horses (and variants) to show flashing colors on certain devices (no more disco horses!)

Fixed a bug where players could see through solid blocks when swimming

Water now renders correctly when surrounded by Barrier Blocks

Wall signs no longer show different types of wood particles when being broken

Fixed an issue that would sometimes cause black visual glitches to appear around blocks when riding a horse

The player’s hands are now properly rotated and positioned when aboard a boat and holding a bow

Fixed the Ghast projectile firing animation


Ghast sounds are no longer repeated when they are shooting fireballs

User Interface

Multiple items can be collected when trading with villagers again when using touch controls

Fixed incorrect interact buttons appearing briefly for certain mobs on touch screen devices

The right bumper button now correctly scrolls through the tabs in the game menu on Nintendo Switch

Reassigned Page Up and Page Down keys are now labelled correctly on the Settings screen

The multiplayer toggle is now accurately shown when using platform restricted content on Xbox One and Nintendo Switch

The Achievements button no longer appears in the pause menu if not signed into Xbox Live

Controller hints now show the correct usage of “Open” and “Use” when looking at containers

Health Boost and Absorption effects no longer have the same icon

Fixed the buttons used on the startup message for players using Windows Mixed Reality

Removed “MCPE!” from the list of splash screen messages

Search results in the Marketplace are now more consistent when searching through all content

Only templates are suggested in the “Get More Templates” menu now

Fixed incorrect message when accepting an invite from a notification on Nintendo Switch with certain parental controls set


Running the ‘title’ and ‘subtitle’ commands will once again override any titles and subtitles currently on screen

Relative coordinates in commands are once again consistent below 3 on the y-axis

Using Shift + Tab to reverse cycle through slash command auto-complete suggestions now properly cycles to the end of the list

Lava blocks no longer appear green in the command autocomplete area

Player names that are made up of only numbers are now surrounded with quotation marks when using autocomplete for slash commands