It doesn’t feel that long ago since the previous combat-centric update of Minecraft was released. Now a new update has been released for the PC version of the game. You can get this update by simply opening the Minecraft launcher. For the avid players on the console, unfortunately you will have to wait for the update.

This update brings changes for the hottest and coldest parts of the virtual world. A stronger variety of zombie will roam the deserts while polar bears will inhabit frozen plains. An interesting feature of the update is the inclusion of a new ‘technical block’ called the Structure Block. This allows advanced builders to store templates of structures which can be placed dynamically with the help of Redstone trickery. This is only available in creative mode.

Here is a list of all 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