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Frostburn Update

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The Frostburn Update is the name for Minecraft version 1.10, a major update that was released on Wednesday, June 8th, 2016. It added some new features such as skeleton/zombie variants in snowy biomes and deserts, polar bears, structure blocks for saving/loading structures in worlds, and an auto-jump feature.

The official name for the update, the Frostburn Update, was revealed on June 8, 2016, in a blog post on the Mojang website, the same day the update was released.[1]

Development began very shortly after 1.9 (the Combat Update) was released, and snapshots began the week after 1.9.3 and 1.9.4 were released, in mid-May. Only 3 snapshots and 2 pre-releases were released between May 18th, 2016 and June 8th, 2016, making the Frostburn Update one of the quickest Minecraft updates to date.

Mojang released the first pre-release on June 2, 2016, and the second pre-release on June 7th, one day before the update was released.

Notable features[edit | edit source]

Additions[edit | edit source]

Changes[edit | edit source]

  • /tp command y-coordinate range increased.
  • A huge amount of changes to world generation.
  • Structure blocks can now be used in-game.
  • Chorus fruit and ender pearls now teleport players from ride-able horses / pigs.
  • Mobs can now shoot while they are in a boat.
  • Endermen now spawn in the Nether.
  • Magma cubes now spawn about twice as often.
  • Skeletons now shoot the arrow they are holding in their off-hand.
  • Wolves no longer despawn.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This update has the fewest amount of snapshots to date, with a mere 3 compared to the 20-30 from previous updates.
  • The time span between the releases of 16w20a and 1.10-pre1 was only 2 weeks, unusual based on Mojang's history.
  • This update's changelog continues the trend of having "Removed Herobrine" at the very end.
  • The update had only 2 smaller versions: 1.10.1 and 1.10.2 which drastically shrunk from 1.8 (with 9 versions) and 1.9 (4 versions)

Further revisions[edit | edit source]

  • 1.10.1 fixed "some of the most annoying reported bugs."
  • 1.10.2 was released soon thereafter to fix a crash from 1.10.1.

References[edit | edit source]