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Check out our new Hour of Code tutorial, designed to teach you the basics of coding in a mere 60 minutes. We introduce concepts of game design and computer science in easy-to-understand steps before giving insight into mob behavior and more. 


Both the 2015 and 2016 tutorials are now available at code.org/minecraft so head over and give them a try!

New mobs and new places to put your precious items!

+ Added cursed enchantments
+ Added the Observer block
+ Added escape portals in The End
+ Added the Shulker Shell and Shulker Box
+ Added exploration maps
+ Added the Woodland Mansion
+ Added Illagers, and the Vex
+ Added Llamas
+ New command: /locate
- Removed Herobrine

Humble BlockJam

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Our epic Blockjam is happening right now! Mojang, along with a few of our closest dev buddies are making games and streaming the development of each one. We have celebrity hosts and everything. You get to donate what you like to our awesome charity and play the games once their done. It’s a win-win for everyone!

It’s time for Minecraft 1.10!

Features:

+ Added Polar Bear
+ Added Husk and Stray
+ An auto-jump option
+ Structure blocks for custom maps
+ Underground fossils made from bone blocks
+ Added Magma Block
+ Added Nether Wart Block and Red Nether Bricks
* Improvements to some commands
* 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
* Many bug fixes
- Removed Herobrine

// The Minecraft Team

Minecraft has been updated to version 1.9!

The pretty much almost complete feature list:

* 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

// The Minecraft Team