Minecraft is an ever-changing world, more living than not, with players constantly re-inventing and building to their heart’s desire. As such, the game also has to change to accommodate this. Every Minecraft update is a vital part of what keeps the game fresh and fun to play, making changes to crafting, creature mobs, building, and just general quality of life.
Minecraft now has full cross platform play, meaning that there are fewer barriers than ever to playing on mobile devices. The recent Nether update has also made some massive changes to the game, including new blocks, biomes, ores, mobs, and a tonne of other great inclusions.
There really is no better time to play Minecraft on mobile, and join millions of others in exploring a fantastic world, and building… well, whatever you want! In this new guide we’re going to give you the lowdown on each Minecraft update coming to the game, along with details of what they change, and how to get involved for yourself if you like what you see.
HERE IS THE LATEST MINECRAFT Bedrock UPDATE
Minecraft Live 2020 took place over the weekend, and it’s safe to say that the biggest announcement was the Caves and Cliffs update.
This is a major update set to arrive in summer 2021 that, as the name suggests, will greatly expand the variety of explorable cave types on offer. You can expect to see larger, more detailed cave designs that ever before, some featuring stalactites, stalagmites, and even some lovely axolotls.
On the surface, cliffs might occasionally be snowy or icy, and don’t be surprised to find the odd mountain goat wandering around, poised and ready to headbutt you to your untimely death.
And you should certainly be wary of the new Warden mob; a terrifying creature with immense strength but no sight. It reacts to your movements and can hunt you down and ruin your day in no time flat.Minecraft update 1.16.61
1.16.61 is another PS4 hotfix that aims to remedy stability issues introduced in the 1.16.42 update. Additional crashes when signing into your Microsoft account and an issue where launching your PS VR with supersampling enabled would cause crashes in VR Mode have also been addressed.
Minecraft update 1.16.60
1.16.60 is a minor hotfix that has now rolled out on PS4. It aims to address issues that were introduced in the 1.16.42 update. You can expect improved stability and reduced crashes when playing on PS4.
1.16.50 is an iOS hotfix being rolled out to improve stability and reduce crashes. Cross-play will still function as normal on all Bedrock platforms running at least 1.16.20.
1.16.40 is more of a hotfix than a major update, and cross-play still works with all platforms running at least 1.16.20.
Here’s a full rundown of fixes:
- An issue where the Microsoft account sign-in screen would appear repeatedly after losing internet connection on Switch has been addressed
- Account linking will no longer occur every time the game is launched after playing a different game on PS4
- The account sign-in button will no longer become unresponsive after backing out of the sign-in prompt screen
- A number of iOS-specific crashes have been addressed
Mojang has released the newest Minecraft DLC: Jurassic World. The new expansion pack takes you to the dinosaur park made famous by the movie franchise, with over 60 dinosaurs to see, and 21 skins to use.
The park itself has been recreated in exact detail, whether it’s the museum, the open plains of dinosaurs grazing, or even the Mosasaur and its giant underwater pen. Find out more about the expansion in the trailer below:MINECRAFT UPDATE 1.16.20
Update 1.16.20 builds on the content introduced by the Nether overhaul, bringing a new mob, and plenty of fixes.
Here are the most important mob changes in update 1.16.20:
- Piglin Brutes are stronger Piglins who guard treasure in Bastion Remains. They don’t barter, and they attack on sight
- Zombies now spawn underground
- Piglins potentially with enchanted weapons
- Baby Piglins no longer consume gold ingots
- Husks prefer iron armour over chain armour
- Piglins spawn on peaceful difficulty
- Hoglins no longer attack on peaceful when too close
- Piglins no longer pick up entire stacks of gold
Here are the block changes in update 1.16.20:
- Walls now connect to open trapdoors
- Walls now connect to glass blocks
- Pressure plates have been fixed to have no collision again
- Melon and pumpkin stems now break again when the block below them is destroyed
- Slime blocks pushed by pistons launch players correctly again
- Soul Campfires now emit the correct light level
- Hyphae blocks now take as long as stem blocks to destroy
- Quartz Block are no longer remade from Chiseled Quartz Block and Pillar Quartz Block in a Furnace
- Fixed recipes when crafting a Barrel from Warped or Crimson Slabs
- Target Block’s zones for particular redstone signal strength are no longer misplaced because of old Arrow geometry
- Setting Soul Sand on fire no longer produces a placeholder Soul Fire block on pre-Nether version locked content
Minecraft has received one of the biggest updates in quite a long time. Minecraft update 1.16 has brings a massive number of changes to ‘The Nether’, a dangerous sub-region of Minecraft filled with monsters and a whole lot of fire. Here are the main changes:
- An overhaul to the Nether, with four new biomes – Basalt Deltas, Crimson Forests, Soul Sand Valleys, and Warped Forests
- Four new mobs – Piglin, Zoglin, Hoglin, and Strider
- Tonnes of new blocks, including variants of Blackstone
- A new respawn anchor to choose where you revive in the Nether
- New Netherite tier of equipment, found as a rare item in the NetherMOBS
Four new mobs were added in the 1.16 update. Here’s what they are:
- Hoglins: a hostile mob with an adult and baby version – drops raw porkchop and leather
- Zoglins: a zombified Hoglin – drops rotten flesh
- Piglins: a mob where adults are hostile and babies are passive – you can also wear golden armour to make them friendly, and trade with them using gold
- Striders: a passive mob that drops strings
Here are the new items that arrived with update 1.16:
- Music Discs: can be used to play new ‘Pigstep’ song
- Netherite Armour: a new armour that’s tougher than diamond and does not burn in lava
- Lodestone Compass: a compass that can be linked to a specific Lodestone
- Netherite sword, axe, shovel etc: new tools with a high durability that also don’t burn in lava
- Netherite Ingot: created with Gold Ingots and Netherite Scraps, and used to craft Netherite equipment
- Netherite Scrap: created by smelting Ancient Debris and used to created Netherite Ingots
- Snout Banner Pattern: a new pattern for banners called ‘Snout’
- Spawn Eggs: spawn eggs for all the new mobs
- Warped fungus on stick: crafted with fishing rod and warped fungus and used to control Striders
Here are the four new biomes that update 1.16 brings:
- Basalt Deltas: volcanic areas that contain Ghasts, Magma Cubes, and Striders
- Crimson Forests: red woodland areas that contain Hoglins, Piglins, and Zombified Piglins
- Soul Sand Valleys: huge caves that contain Skeletons, Ghasts, and Endermen
- Warped Forests: a blue variant of the Crimson Forests with Endermen and Striders
There are tonnes of other new things on top of these which you can view in depth on the Minecraft wiki. If you want to play Minecraft on mobile, you can also download it on Google Play and the App Store.