1.9 - The Combat Update

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1.9 (also referred to as The Combat Update) was an update for Minecraft, released on February 29, 2016.

Java Edition version history

Additions[edit | edit source]

Weapons and Combat[edit | edit source]

  • New "tipped" arrows, which apply potion or status effects.
  • New "spectral" arrows that create a glowing outline around the target, making them visible to the attacker through any blocks. (JE only)
  • Axes do more damage, but swings slower. (JE only.)
  • Weapon damage is now dependent on an attack strength bar that is depleted when a player swings, and regenerates over time. The more the bar is filled, the more damage a player will do.
  • Added shields, which block attacks when a player right clicks. Axes have a chance of disabling the shield for 5 seconds(JE only). A player can combine a banner and a shield to make the shield have the banner's design and colors on it.
  • New "sweep attack" when attacking with a sword while crouching or standing. It can knockback multiple enemies at once.(JE only)
  • Dual-wielding. If a player puts an item in the off-hand slot, they can use it by right clicking, and typing F (that is the default button) switches the main-hand and off-hand items.(JE only)
  • Mobs now give off particles when hit that show how much damage was done to them.
  • New items called Lingering Potions. They are thrown like splash potions, but create a cloud affecting anyone who walks through it.

Structures[edit | edit source]

Blocks[edit | edit source]

Items[edit | edit source]

Mobs[edit | edit source]

Other Changes[edit | edit source]

  • If a player shears a Snow Golem, its pumpkin will come off of its head.
  • Wearing a certain mob head will allow a player to get a bit closer to that type of mob before it starts chasing them.
  • Now Blaze Powder is needed to operate a Brewing Stand.
  • You can no longer possible to craft Enchanted Golden Apples, but they may still be found rarely within chests.
  • Added new enchantment (Frost Walker), which creates solid frost blocks when walking over Water.
  • Some enchantments have been re-balanced.
  • New sound effects and sound effect subtitles
  • Revamped Ender Dragon fight to be harder and more challenging.
  • Golden apples and armor have been re-balanced.

Breeding[edit | edit source]

Subsequent updates[edit | edit source]

1.9.1[edit | edit source]

1.9.1 was released on March 30, 2016 with changes to armor toughness and mob AI, the addition of sounds for Elytra, and fixes for 13 issues.

1.9.2[edit | edit source]

1.9.2 was released on March 30, 2016, and fixed some bugs – one of which was a major multiplayer bug.

1.9.3[edit | edit source]

1.9.3 was released on May 10, 2016, and added the /stopsound command, improved the /tp command, and better manages memory.

1.9.4[edit | edit source]

1.9.4 was released on May 10, 2016, and fixed a few bugs.

Gallery[edit | edit source]