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Java Edition



Release date

November 19, 2015

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15w47b[1] is the forty-second snapshot for 1.9, which was released to fix some issues with 15w47a, along with adding various new sounds.

This version was previously removed from the launcher for some time, but was added back in September 2018.


Item pickup
  • When the player picks up an item, the item entity will go transparent slightly when it moves into their inventory.
  • Added new sound event entity.shulker.hurt_closed.
  • Removed sound event entity.guardian.thorns.
  • Renamed sound event entity.player.attack.parry to entity.player.attack.nodamage.
  • Added new sound assets for many sound events added in previous versions.
    • New sounds for scoring a critical hit, inflicting knockback, parrying, full charged attacks, sweep attacks and little to no charge attacks.
      • Uses the entity.player.attack sound events: crit, knockback, nodamage, strong, sweep and weak
    • New sounds for when an attack is blocked by shields.
      • Uses the sound event: entity.shield.block
    • New sounds for witch idle behavior, death, drinking a potion, throwing a potion and taking damage.
      • Uses the entity.witch sound events: ambient, death, drink, throw and hurt
    • New sounds for shulker idle behavior, death, being hit while their shell is closed, their bullet taking damage, and their bullet inflicting damage.
      • Uses the entity.shulker sound events: ambient, death and close and the entity.shulker_bullet sound events hurt and hit
    • New sounds for the attack of the killer rabbit.
      • Uses the sound event: entity.rabbit.attack
    • New sounds for a horse eating food given by the player.
      • Uses the sound event: entity.horse.eat
    • New sound for when a brewing operation is complete.
      • Uses the sound event: block.brewing_stand.brew
    • New sounds for when the player is dealt thorns damage from guardians and armor.
      • Uses the sound event: enchant.thorns.hit


  • Now bounce off of creative mode players, whereas before they would pass straight through.
  • Effect duration depends on pyramid levels, 9 seconds plus 2 seconds per level (formerly a constant 9 seconds).


5 issues fixed
From released versions before 1.9
  • MC-8180 – Silk touch Shears don't lose durability when mining grass, ice, etc.
  • MC-16834 – horses don't have sounds for eating
  • MC-62975 – Using pick block on any color banner gives a black banner
From the 1.9 development versions
  • MC-88908 – OS X - When ⌘ Cmd+A in the Commandblock GUI/chat/... you auto strafe when exiting GUI
From the previous development version
  • MC-92906 – Skins, entities and block entities become transparent


Video made by slicedlime: