Minecraft 1.9 Fully Released!

For those of you hardcore Minecraft fans, it has probably seemed like an eternal waiting game- waiting and waiting for Minecraft 1.9 to release to the public. After all, there have been countless snapshots detailing some major changes happening in Minecraft. From changes in melee fighting to a new way to defeat the Ender Dragon, gamers have anticipated what was in store for Minecraft’s future (especially with Microsoft taking over). Well, now we finally have a first glimpse of the real 1.9 update in the flesh!

Steph and JoMo discover some igloos- a new feature in 1.9!
Steph and JoMo discover some igloos- a new feature in 1.9!
Minecraft 1.9 Internal Igloo
Sure does look cozy!

So, what are the new features? Minecraft’s official tumblr details a list of the main new features for us!


* Added shields
* Attacking now has a “cool-down” delay, making it more important to time your attacks
* You can now hold items in both hands (default quick key to swap items is ‘F’)
* Swords have a special sweep attack
* Axes have a special crushing blow attack
* Added the elytra
* New mob: Shulker
* Expanded The End
* Added Chorus plants
* New Purpur blocks
* New End Rod block
* Added dragon head block
* Ender Dragon can be resummoned
* Added beetroot and beetroot soup (from MC:PE)
* Added grass path block
* Added igloos
* Armor protection values have been lowered
* Added tipped arrows
* Added spectral arrows
* Added Frost Walker enchantment and frosted ice block
* Added a whole bunch of new sound effects
* Added sound effect subtitles
* Brewing Stand now requires Blaze Powder to activate
* Added skeleton riders
* We believe we’ve fixed MC-10 and a whole bunch of other issues
– Removed Herobrine

What a mouth full of features! Some of these are definitely fulfilling to the community, while other features are controversial. Keep a lookout for more information on Minecraft 1.9 in the future-where we’ll dive into our true opinion on all of these new goodies. What do you guys think about all the new concepts introduced? Let us know in the comments below!



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One thought on “Minecraft 1.9 Fully Released!

  • March 1, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    Can’t wait for it to release for console

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