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The Frostburn update for Minecraft contains polar bears, new enemies, and more

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Minecraft 1.10 update

If you’re a fan of Mojang’s block-punching simulator Minecraft, good news, update 1.10 is here, and it’s ready to steal more hours of your life! As the name Frostburn applies, there’s a bit of both hot and cold content waiting within (via PC Gamer).

The update contains changes for both the coldest and hottest areas of the Minecraft world. Polar bears roam the frozen plains, and a stronger kind of zombie may approach you in the deserts.

The next time you enter a snow biome, expect to see some cute and cuddly polar bears. Be careful though, show any hostility, and they’ll happily attack your face with those big paws of theirs.

A new enemy type, the stray, can also be found in the game’s snowy areas. They act similarly to the traditional skeleton, except their arrows now have a slowing effect.

Meanwhile, on the other end of the locale spectrum, expect to see a new zombie type, the husk, out in the desert biome. They’re similar to the traditional flesh eating creatures, except they do not burn in sunlight, and their attacks apply hunger to the player.

For those who play Minecraft more for the building and creative side of it, don’t worry, you’ve received some loving too. A whole lot of extra blocks have been patched into the game, including the new structure block.

The update includes the second “technical block” after Command Blocks: the Structure Block. This block allows map makers to store templates of structures and place them dynamically with the help of Redstone trickery. Since it’s a technical block, you will not find it in the game menus, and is restricted to players who are admins in creative mode.

Finally, the ability to copy paste entire buildings. Now I can design one tall structure, save it, and duplicate it to make an entire city in the blink of an eye!

Anyhow, the above are the main features of patch 1.10, but there’s a lot of other cool stuff too. Here’s an overview of all of the changes:

  • Many bug fixes
  • Added Polar Bear
  • Added Husk and Stray
  • An auto-jump option
  • Improvements to some commands
  • Structure blocks for custom maps
  • Underground fossils made from bone blocks
  • Added Magma Block
  • Added Nether Wart Block and Red Nether Bricks
  • Some huge mushrooms can be even larger
  • A rare chance to find lonely trees in plains
  • Find abandoned mineshafts filled with gold in mesa biomes
  • Villages generate better paths between the buildings
  • More variations of villages, based on the biomes they are built in
  • Endermen have been spotted in the Nether
  • Removed Herobrine

Oh my goodness, they’ve removed Herobrine again? One day that damn ghost will stop sneaking into the game!

Last Updated: June 9, 2016

25 Comments

  1. People still play this?

    Not trolling, just curious

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    • Ottokie

      June 9, 2016 at 14:13

      Yup. Every few months the cravings hits and I spend hours upon hours in my own little block world 😛

      Reply

    • Pariah

      June 9, 2016 at 14:19

      Dude, this is one of those games that a person can literally lose thousands of hours in and not do the same thing twice.

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      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        June 9, 2016 at 14:19

        Agreed

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      • Admiral Chief Maximum Effort

        June 9, 2016 at 14:21

        Like Warframe

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        • Ottokie

          June 9, 2016 at 14:22

          WF is not a game. It’s a way of life.

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          • KingKappie

            June 9, 2016 at 14:23

            what is this Warframe? can you eat it?

          • Admiral Chief Maximum Effort

            June 9, 2016 at 14:23

            No, you live it

          • KingKappie

            June 9, 2016 at 14:24

            With space ninjas? lolz

          • Admiral Chief Maximum Effort

            June 9, 2016 at 14:25

            Yes, Ninja’s play for free

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            June 9, 2016 at 14:50

            Ninjas are cheap?

          • Admiral Chief Maximum Effort

            June 9, 2016 at 14:24

            Well, it has potatoes…

          • Ottokie

            June 9, 2016 at 14:28

            No. but you can let it show you the true path of gaming greatness 😛

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            June 9, 2016 at 14:48

            I chose not to choose life, I chose something else

          • Ottokie

            June 9, 2016 at 14:51

            Brandy in a can?

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            June 9, 2016 at 15:01

            LOL no

        • Pariah

          June 9, 2016 at 14:28

          Warframe is grinding. You’re doing the same thing over and over again for the one drop that never comes. That’s WF. It’s addictive as hell. But it’s not “never doing the same thing twice”.

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          • Ottokie

            June 9, 2016 at 14:30

            Like life 🙂

          • Pariah

            June 9, 2016 at 14:33

            Sadly. Yes. XD

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            June 9, 2016 at 14:49

            Exactly, it’s beating the crap out of the same boss over and over and over till the RNG rules in your favour.

    • KingKappie

      June 9, 2016 at 14:19

      Yes, Yes we do

      Reply

  2. KingKappie

    June 9, 2016 at 14:19

    On what platform is this?

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    • hairyknees

      June 9, 2016 at 14:34

      Only PC and Mac 🙂 everything else follows a separate schedule

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      • Pariah

        June 9, 2016 at 14:37

        They’re used to sloppy seconds. 😛

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  3. Strawman Jim

    June 9, 2016 at 17:27

    Seriously, Microsoft is ruining Minecraft… 🙁 Damnit Notch… why did you sell it to them?

    Reply

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