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Minecraft 1.6 pre-release update adds horses, hay bales, and hardened clay


We’re just weeks away from the official release of Minecraft 1.6. Launching on 1 July, the update will bring horses into the voxel world we’ve come to love but a host of other additions too.

Unfortunately, it will also see the departure of everyone’s favourite brine, Herobrine.

While the biggest addition coming in 1.6 are the horsies, there are also a couple of other changes which will add a little more flavour to Minecraft. There are some new block types – coal, hardened clay, and stained clay – as well as updates to texture packs that now allow them to emit sounds and become animated.

Here are the full changes:

  • Added Horses

  • Added Donkeys, Mules

  • Added Horse Armor

  • Added Leads

  • Added Carpets

  • Added Hardened Clay, Stained Clay

  • Added Block of Coal

  • Added Name Tags (item)

  • Added Hay Bales

  • Texture packs are now “resource packs” that also can hold sound etc

  • Food meter is now drained when healed by full food meter

  • Removed Herobrine

You’ll need to download a new client to install the patch and that can be found here.