Minecraft 1.7.4 Pre-Release Has Been Released

The latest Minecraft update has now been sent to pre-release. That update is Minecraft 1.6.4/1.7.2/1.7.4/1.7.5 and aims to fix some of the crashes players encountered with Minecraft 1.6.4/1.7.2/1.7.4/1.7.5.

Here are the most noticeable changes in Minecraft 1.6.4/1.7.2/1.7.4/1.7.5:

-Added integration for Twitch broadcasting

-Fixed problems regarding render distance above 8, but may not work in multiplayer depending on the server’s view distance

-“Many bug fixes and optimizations

Along with the bug fixes, the biggest part of this update is the Twitch TV integration, which brings one-click broadcasting to Minecraft. That feature had been previewed in recently-released snapshots and, after encountering no bugs or problems, Mojang decided to integrate it with the game.

To access Twitch settings in Minecraft, you’ll need to change your Mojang account settings and link your Twitch account to your Mojang account. Then, fire up Minecraft and check the quality settings by going to Options > Broadcast Options. Once you’ve done that, simply press F6 to begin broadcasting at any time.

If you’re a big fan of Twitch, then you’ll love this upgrade. If you don’t use Twitch, then Minecraft 1.6.4/1.7.2/1.7.4/1.7.5 is an incremental upgrade that just fixes some errors and bug problems. Move along now.

Minecraft hits 13 million in sales

At the same time as Mojang announced Minecraft 1.6.4/1.7.2/1.7.4/1.7.5, Jens Bergensten announced that Minecraft was about to hit the 13 million sales mark:

 

Oh, in other news, Minecraft PC should hit 13,000,000 sales this week! https://t.co/0G01xxvc5J

— Jens Bergensten (@jeb_) December 9, 2013

 

You can view Minecraft sales statistics at https://minecraft.net/stats. As of writing, 10,402 people had bought Minecraft in the last 24 hours and a total of 12,966,972 people had bought the game in total. Congrats, Mojang!

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