Minecraft update – what’s coming in 1.10

Minecraft update 1.10

While Minecraft 2 seems like an unlikely prospect at this stage, the original version continues to be updated regularly. We get our glimpses at these Minecraft patches through snapshots released from Mojang and accessible through the client. Sometimes they contain sweeping changes to the way the game functions, while others are bug fixes and minor tweaks. The next update will be the semi-mythical Minecraft 1.10. Have a look below for everything that’s being teased in the current snapshots.

Update May 26, 2016: Minecraft Snapshot 16W21B has been released, with four extra bug fixes. They’re at the top of our bug list.

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Minecraft Update 1.10 New Creatures

  • Polar Bears
    • Spawn in cold biomes, including babies and the fully grown
    • Cubs are non-hostile, adults are neutral unless babies are nearby.
    • They drop fish and salmon when killed.
  • The Husk
    • Appear in hot and dry areas.
    • Similar to Zombies but do not burn.
    • Give 6/13/20 seconds of hunger on hit to players, based on difficulty.
    • Look like this.
  • The Stray
    • Similar to skeletons
    • Shoot and drop slowness arrows
    • Endermen will now spawn in the nether.
    • Look like this.

Minecraft Update 1.10 New Blocks

  • Structure blocks
    • Allow entire structures to be loaded and saved individually.
    • They have their own folder for this.
    • Designed to have an easy to use GUI and be faster than using /clone
    • Used to generate ‘fossils’ in the game
    • Some more details over on Reddit, including how they look.
  • Bone blocks
  • Nether Magma block
    • Deals damage to anyone standing on it – unless they’re sneaking or using frost walker
    • Destroys water source blocks after some time
    • Craftable from 2×2 magma cream
    • Look like this.
  • Nether Wart Block
    • Crafted from 9 nether wart
    • Breakable by hand
  • Red Nether Brick
    • Crafted from two nether wart, two nether brick

Minecraft Update 1.10 New Features

  • Mineshafts now spawn in Mesas
  • Village changes being ported from Minecraft: Pocket Edition – now spawn in taiga and savannah biomes. They look like this.
  • Auto-jump option added, defaults to on.

Minecraft Update 1.10 Bug Fixes

These bugs have been fixed in this release:

  • Block breaking / fallingdust particles have the wrong colour
  • Lava texture is incorrectly displayed
  • Lighting bug in inventory
  • Everything related to structure blocks is black
  • Random destination routine has a small statistical tendency to move more north west (fix included)
  • Untamed wolves and ocelots disappear
  • Insertion tag (tell raw) won’t work on servers
  • No teleportation from any vehicle
  • The Ender Crystal beam is going the other way
  • Minecarts won’t pick up entities
  • XPOrb texture turns gray right before reaching player
  • Wolf tail height is not based on ratio of Health to maxHealth
  • Unable to activate end portal with non-air blocks in the middle
  • Adult Horse/Donkey Pathfinding Issue: 1 block elevations treated as ‘non-traversable’ terrain in certain configurations
  • /execute detect command causing entities within a chunk to be scoreboard reset
  • Skeletons, stray, witches, blazes, guardians and snowman can’t shoot while in boats
  • Elytra stops working on relog
  • Signs, banners, skulls and chests are flashing when item spawner is nearby
  • Shift+clicking shield from inventory to shield slot
  • Cooked fish with numeric IDs not imported properly
  • Fishing rod cannot pull items
  • Batching chunks
  • Structure Blocks don’t save properly
  • “fallingdust” Particle doesn’t seem to work
  • New Polar Bear mob got stuck in standing position.
  • Blocks hitbox/f3 crosshair issues
  • Savanna village blacksmith buildings burn themselves down
  • Polar Bear gets stuck in blocks when trying to chase the player
  • Structure Blocks melt snow
  • Surface-level Abandoned Mineshafts generate outside Mesa and its Variants
  • Mob pathfinding do not avoid the magma block

That’s your lot for 1.10 – we’ll keep this post updated with all the latest snapshots and changes. Join us next time for 1.10.1.