Minecraft's Big Adventure Update 'Leaks' A Lil' Early

The next release of Minecraft — the so-called "Adventure" update, AKA Minecraft 1.8 — is now, somewhat unexpectedly, in the wild. And its creator is perfectly fine if you go ahead and grab the leaked release.

"Ooh, looks like 1.8 has leaked, not that I'd ever admit that," writes Marcus "Notch" Persson on his Twitter account, winking coyly and offering the following reminder. "Be careful when installing software you don't trust though."

"Make sure you get it from the leaked url we are hosting," he adds. That would be this JAR file.

So, go on. Get your low polygon adventure on, but heed Persson's other decree: "If you do use it, remember to report bugs, and to feel slightly bad."



    Well, just installed the pre-release .jar file. All I can say is "Why the hell is my whole world underwater?". World generation could be worked on (especially sea level).

    If you're going to provide a link, maybe provide the client jar as well? :P

      Here it is http://assets.minecraft.net/1_8-pre/minecraft.jar :)

    Any worlds saved from previous versions will be damaged, but other than that this update is amazing. Also, you can now stack pork chops, eat steak, and grow melons!

    Leaked? How hard is it to find the person who leaked it when the company only has like 10 workers???

      1.8 was shown at pax - it's possible(but unlikely) it was picked up from there.

      It's also given to the bukkit team, who make one of the better server alternatives.

        It was Jeb at Mojang that leaked it, Joystiq had a bit more info on the whole thing.

    This isn't a leak, didn't you guys get that from the "leak" in the title? Notch gave this away knowingly. To get the client version, just remove the _server from the address.

    Er, how do you install it? Haha or do you need to already have Minecraft?

      You need to already have Minecraft, and replace the old .jar file in with this one.

    so awesome, found like an awesome underground railroad/mine

      That's probably from Herobrine, unless they removed him in this patch.

    Nothing leaks from Minecraft. Nothing. Notch gives it all out on purpose.

    Watch out for those enderman in the mines! effing AWESOME though!

    All I have is Minecraft.exe

    :o endermen endermen endermen endermen endermen endermen endermen endermen endermen endermen endermen AGHHHHHH watch out there glowing eye and their thievery.
    ;) btw i love it creative and survival... oh and guys.. check out the multiplayer... its been pimped :)

    Yo dawg, I herd u liek beta-testing. So I leaked a beta of my 1.8 beta so u can test while u test.


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