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Minecraft Beta 1.5 Is Live

Portal 2 what? After a brief hiccup earlier in the update’s rollout,¬†Minecraft creator Notch has announced that Minecraft Beta 1.5 is live, complete with new features, most notably weather, statistics, and achievements. To download the update, simply open the game with a working Internet application; servers will also have to be updated.

Here’s what’s new:

* Weather (rain, snow, thunder)

* Statistics

* Achievements

* Detector rail

* Booster rail

* Performance improvements

Here’s the recipe for a booster rail: (via)

The detector rail is the same thing, with iron bars substituted for the gold bars.

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