Mojang released the long-awaited Minecraft 1.9 - Combat Update today.
The Minecraft 1.9 - Combat Update features a lot of changes, with the most notable being improvements made to the combat mechanics to make fighting more interesting. Players can now hold shields, dual wield, and attacks now have a cool down delay, making it important to time attacks properly. Swords can now make a sweep attack, while axes are able to deliver a crushing blow attack.
Here’s a complete list of changes that have been made to Minecraft with today’s update:
- 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
Today's update comes just a few days after the Minecraft 1.9 pre-release patch was made available. The pre-release patch introduced various bug fixes, increased durability of shields, and crystals in the end being protected by cages again.
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Is 1.9 pc only? Or does console get some too?
I believe the console a mobile versions are handled separately by outside developers and so have their own release schedules for updates that usually trail behind the PC version.
yup.. console versions are almost a year behind the PC version.
This is for the OG Minecraft.