Minecraft Update News

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Minecraft 1.11 - The Exploration Update

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 Bundle

Humble BlockJam

Go to https://www.humblebundle.com/blockjam-bundle to donate! 100% goes to charity!

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!

Minecraft 1.10 - The Frostburn Update

It’s time for Minecraft 1.10!


+ 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 1.9 - Combat Update

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

Bring Minecraft into your world with Mine Chest!

For all of our American Minecrafters, now you can subscribe for a monthly box of Minecraft goodness, including gear, exclusive items, and neat DIY crafting recipes!

Find out more at Minechest.com

Realms price drop and free trials!

Hi everybody! We’re lowering the price and now you can get Realms on a recurring subscription for £5.59/€7.19/$7.99 per 30 days. And anyone who hasn’t previously owned a Realm can now sign up for a 14 day trial via the Realms menu in game.

Read the whole story here :)

Minecraft Realms survey

Update: Thanks everyone who participated! We have now closed the survey

Hello builders!

We’re curious on what you know about various servers and how much you know about Realms. If we could have a minute or three of your time answering some questions, that would be great. Your answers will be super helpful for us to continue exploring new ideas and developing our services. Here’s the link:

Thank you! <3

Minecraft 1.8.8

We have released Minecraft version 1.8.8 to fix some security issues and improved some functionality within Realms. Updating is highly recommended from older versions, and is 100% compatible with all 1.8 versions.

Get Minecraft Windows 10 Edition for free


Windows 10 is rolling out and so is the new Minecraft Edition! We’ve written up some instructions on how to get your free copy of Minecraft Windows 10 Edition at 


Please follow the instructions <3

Minecraft 1.8.7

We have released Minecraft version 1.8.7 to fix some security issues. Updating is highly recommended from older versions, and is 100% compatible with all 1.8 versions.