Minecraft 1.9 Combat Update Is now Live

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By Artur Araújo – 29th February 2016
Minecraft 1.9 Combat Update Is now Live

After a Beta that took place throughout this month, Minecraft’s 1.9 Combat Update is now available to any “Minecraftians” ready to enjoy the game’s many new features.

Currently only available for PC, Minecraft 1.9 and all of its new features are presumably coming to PS4 and Xbox One as well.

Minecraft 1.9 New and Changed Features Include:

  • Added shields
  • Attacking now has a “cool-down” delay, making it more important to time your attacks
  • You can now hold items in both hands (default quick key to swap items is ‘F’)
  • Swords have a special sweep attack
  • Axes have a special crushing blow attack
  • Added the elytra
  • New mob: Shulker
  • Expanded The End
  • Added Chorus plants
  • New Purpur blocks
  • New End Rod block
  • Added dragon head block
  • Ender Dragon can be resummoned
  • Added beetroot and beetroot soup (from MC:PE)
  • Added grass path block
  • Added igloos
  • Armor protection values have been lowered
  • Added tipped arrows
  • Added spectral arrows
  • Added Frost Walker enchantment and frosted ice block
  • Added a whole bunch of new sound effects
  • Added sound effect subtitles
  • Brewing Stand now requires Blaze Powder to activate
  • Added skeleton riders
  • We believe we’ve fixed MC-10 and a whole bunch of other issues
  • Removed Herobrine