Pocket Edition Alpha 0.16.0

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Alpha 0.16.0
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Official name

Boss Update

Release date

Android, FireOS, Windows Phone, Windows 10, Gear VR - October 21, 2016
iOS - October 25, 2016

Development versions

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Alpha 0.16.0, the first release of the Boss Update,[1] is an update to Minecraft: Pocket Edition that was released on October 21 and 25, 2016.

Additions

General

Achievements
Options
  • Ability to customize keyboard controls.
  • New settings bar (Android and iOS)
  • Added search tab to creative inventory (Win 10 only).
  • Added mouse UI sensitivity slider in VR options (Win 10 Rift only).
  • New UI for options menu.
  • New UI for creating and editing servers menu.
  • New UI for world option menu.
  • More options.
    • Version exclusive: Toggle Crouch.
  • Added warning before exiting the game.
  • You can import an Add-on, Resource Pack, or World by double clicking on it on Mobile Devices (Currently not working on Android).
Realms
  • Realms admin users can add moderators in their Realm.

Commands

World generation

Blocks

Items

Spawn eggs

Mobs

  • Elder guardian
    • Version exclusive: Is considered a boss mob.[1]
  • Guardian
  • Wither
    • Version exclusive: When its health reaches 50%, it spawns 3-4 Wither Skeletons (Normal and Hard difficulty only)
    • Version exclusive: New animation and sounds when created and killed.
    • Version exclusive: New 'Charge' attack when its health is below 50%.

Add-ons

  • Added user created resource packs that can be installed by world. Similar to the ones in PC edition
  • Version exclusive: Added user created behavior packs. These allow the player to change files coded in JSON to change how the game works. Similar to mods, but have an official API
  • Does not work on Windows Mobile in this version

Changes

General

  • Performance improvements.
  • Skin picker no longer shows the silhouette of the skins behind it when choosing a custom skin.
  • Tweaked mouse sensitivity for vertical vs. horizontal motion in UI in Rift (Win 10 Rift only).
  • Increased maximum view distance for capable GPUs (Win10 and EDU only).
  • Tweaked the clock texture so it has all the correct pixels.
  • No Generating World Screen when entering Nether Portal

Items

  • Bucket
    • New sound when using.
  • Maps
    • Version exclusive: Now have different colors for different biomes.
  • Grass path
    • Added sounds when making.
  • Camera
  • Cocoa beans
    • No longer has a crafting recipe.
  • Steak
    • Version exclusive: Renamed to cooked beef.
  • Minecarts
    • The player cannot destroy a minecart they are riding on.

Blocks

  • Sponge
    • Readded to survival mode.
    • Now can absorb water.
    • Now uses PC 1.8 texture.
  • Bed
    • Now have a sound when placed.
  • Furnace
    • Better description (Input , Fuel, Result) for devices that do not use a controller.
  • Monster eggs
  • Chest
    • Custom name no longer appears in GUI.

Mobs

  • Husk
    • Add new sounds.
  • Stray
    • Add new sounds.
  • Squids
    • Version exclusive: Added new sounds.
  • Wither skeletons
    • Version exclusive: Now spawn when the wither's health is 50% (Normal and Hard difficulty only).
  • Iron golems
    • Version exclusive: Will now damage player in peaceful difficulty.
  • Wolf
    • Version exclusive: Will now damage player in peaceful difficulty.
  • Villager
    • Non-functional "open" button when sneaking.
The mysterious open button.

Fixes

From released versions before 0.16.0

  • MCPE-5272 – Empty buckets can´t collect water when underwater (Creative only)
  • MCPE-7848 – Grass does not grow on dirt under fences or cobblestone walls
  • MCPE-8212 – Arrows bounce off tamed dogs but not tamed cats
  • MCPE-8424 – When breaking a block in front of me, it breaks the one I'm on.
  • MCPE-9096 – Cannot place beds on top half slabs anymore
  • MCPE-9669 – Creative inventory Mundane potion duplicate bug
  • MCPE-9846 – Mobs wearing armor drop that armor 100% of the time
  • MCPE-10353 – Some keyboard keys are dead
  • MCPE-11013 – Autojump allows you to jump over fences and cobblestone walls
  • MCPE-11214 – Player can go through solid block walls and fences using a boat
  • MCPE-11241 – Moving fuel into the furnace draws units from the first stack touched instead of from the one you tap
  • MCPE-11583 – Milking a cow or, mooshroom with a single bucket, or bowl immediately consumes the milk, or stew, if the player is hungry
  • MCPE-11796 – Nether Wart only drops one Wart when broken
  • MCPE-12279 – Lever, buttons, redstone, etc can not be placed on monster spawner
  • MCPE-12467 – Nether mobs can die in any bodies of lava
  • MCPE-12922 – Water is invisible when you reload the world
  • MCPE-13304 – Double Flower Duplication Bug
  • MCPE-13421 – Wolves can be fed with raw and cooked fish
  • MCPE-13640 – Maps blink red when player take damages
  • MCPE-13802 – Clocks in item frames have extra pixels
  • MCPE-13891 – Hoppers suck item entities only one at a time
  • MCPE-13966 – Mobs do not drop spawned equipment
  • MCPE-14142 – Strange font behavior (width, size...)
  • MCPE-14250 – Beds don't make sounds when placing them
  • MCPE-14487 – All mobs take knock back damage from splash potion of harming II
  • MCPE-14514 – Creepers are mute when attacked
  • MCPE-14521 – Undead/Passive mobs still alive when get hit by tipped arrows of healing/harming
  • MCPE-14525 – Horses show open button before fully tamed

MCPE-14526 – Horse is unrideable while tied to fence and ride button is shown

  • MCPE-14529 – Boats placed halfway inside a wall shake violently
  • MCPE-14691 – Skins not showing up in skins area
  • MCPE-14761 – Doors act as tools
  • MCPE-14776 – Holding Flint and Steel when focusing on a Creeper doesn't show ignite button
  • MCPE-14801 – Furnace texture bug
  • MCPE-14971 – Skeleton Horses & Zombie Horses Bug
  • MCPE-15034 – Villagers get stuck facing 90°
  • MCPE-15052 – Breaking ice creates water source block in the Nether
  • MCPE-15086 – Baby horses don't show feed button
  • MCPE-15268 – Blocks are blinking on piston
  • MCPE-15586 – The void below bedrock is a bottomless pit
  • MCPE-15696 – Lead turn red when the leashed mob getting hit
  • MCPE-15981 – Armor take damage when we break blocks with them
  • MCPE-15983 – Using A Bed Whilst Riding A Horse / Boat etc. Does Not Dismount Player
  • MCPE-16009 – Trying to tame horse while holding saddle bug.
  • MCPE-16160 – Mobs don't burn in sunlight while on soul sand.
  • MCPE-16283 – Redstone torch burn/turn off when placed on the side of a piston
  • MCPE-16292 – Wither Skeletons and Blazes Do Not Spawn Again in Nether Fortresses
  • MCPE-16417 – Inception achievement not unlocking
  • MCPE-16529 – Chest UI is not accessible when mounted on a pig, boat or minecart.
  • MCPE-16743 – Items on the ground are facing the opposite direction
  • MCPE-16863 – Minecarts and their variants always despawn when they are in motion and the game crashes

Trivia

  • This is the third Pocket Edition update to receive an official name by Mojang.

References

  1. a b http://mojang.com/2016/08/sneak-peek-boss-update-is-coming-to-pocket-and-windows-10/