Minecraft 1.9 is coming to cut your head off in The Combat Update, first snapshot released

Hope they take a good look at Terraria

When not diving into their Scrooge McDuck-style pools of money, the folks over at Mojang have announced they’re working on Minecraft 1.9, dubbed The Combat Update. Three guesses as to what it’s going to be about.

Alongside the obvious and so greatly needed changes to melee combat; shields, new unannounced blocks, potions; and subtitles are going to be brought into the game in the near future. Oh and you’ll be able to respawn the Ender Dragon. Yeah, that thing everyone fought once and then totally forgot it existed.

The first snapshot of 1.9 has been released, however a lot of the stuff Mojang is promising hasn’t been added just yet. Interestingly, what is new in the snapshot isn’t being discussed, so venture forth and discover:

“I’m not going to tell you what’s new, but I will tell you what isn’t new… yet.” 

You can read the full announcement on Mojang’s website.

Is this enough to get you back into Minecraft? Did you ever even stop?

Joe Parlock