Minecraft Content Update 53 Detailed

By Michael Harvey,
4J Studios have been working to bring yet more options to the Minecraft Series, this time for both Minecraft: Xbox One Edition and Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition. The changes include a new mash up pack, skins, changes to the glide game and a number of new functional and decorative items.

The addition of the Pick Block option and ability to define your own control scheme should reduce build times. Those who feel the need for speed won't be left out either with the recording of a players best glide run time, along with a ghost to chase in solo mode added in.

Below is a complete list of the additions arriving with the newly released content update 53.


  • Added Adventure Time Mash-up Pack.
  • Added Magic: The Gathering Skin Pack.
  • Added Temple, a free Glide track.
  • Your best run in Glide will now be recorded (as long as it is under 5 minutes), and a Ghost will fly alongside you in Solo Mode to help you improve!
  • The default controls have been changed slightly, and you can now define your own control scheme in the options menu.
  • Added Pick Block - This is unassigned by default.
  • Added Off-hand slot for Maps and Arrows.
  • Added Shulker Box item.
  • Added Shulker Shell item.
  • Added Iron Nugget item. You can now smelt Iron and Gold armour into nuggets.
  • More items can now be used as fuel in a furnace.
  • Added new Note Block sounds
  • Added some new sound effects for filling Cauldrons, paddling Boats, using a Fishing Rod, and End Portals.
  • Using a Firework while gliding with Elytra will now give you a boost. Don't try this at home!
  • Added Concrete Powder Blocks – 16 Different colours!
  • Added Concrete Blocks – 16 Different colours!
  • Added Glazed Terracotta Block – 16 Different patterns!
  • Changed the colour of Dyes, Wool and Banners

Where to put my Shulker box?Where to put my Shulker box?

Along with the new items and mechanics are a number of bug fixes. For those, like me, who want a pet squid (and why wouldn't you) they are now available to spawn in man made objects. The full list is below.

Bug Fixes

  • MCCE-3953 - Intro/title screen shows menu and noise
  • MCCE-4554 - Take Damage when falling into slime block
  • MCCE-4704 - Fall Damage being taken in 1x1 areas
  • MCCE-4551 - Falling in shallow water is damaging players
  • MCCE-2308 - Player Glitched out in Battle Mode
  • MCCE-2902 - Squids not spawning in anything man-made
  • MCCE-4604 - Battle Mode Spawn Glitch
  • MCCE-2019 - Some times when with a arrow or hit the players scren will freeze or shake.
  • MCCE-4223 - elytra fly glitch
  • MCCE-3164 - Rabbits
  • MCCE-4662 - Exp from Coal not going to mending
  • MCCE-4591 - Map direction icon skewed
  • MCCE-4278 - Banner are giant

As ever, there is no concrete evidence that Herobrine has definitively been removed from console editions. This patch is currently live.
Michael Harvey
Written by Michael Harvey
Living a peter pan existence whilst travelling the world. Happy learning about anything, and not taking life too seriously.