Minecraft's Frostburn update brings polar bears, new blocks and more

A fresh update, simply titled Frostburn, is rolling out to the PC version of Minecraft, bumping the client up to version 1.10 with a number of new additions. Included in this latest update is the addition of polar bears, a number of new blocks, and general improvements across the board.

Here's the full list of changes, from Mojang:

  • 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

If you're excited to give all of the new stuff a try, you can grab the update now through the Minecraft launcher.

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  • Meanwhile, Mojang has added Xbox Live achievements to the Pocket Editions of iOS and Android and have completely ignored questions about the status of Pocket Edition on Windows Phone, despite  Minecraft, Xbox, and Windows Phone being owned by the same company. Vexing.
  • That is typical for Microsoft.  Us WP users always get screwed.
  • They confirmed that WP Minecraft: PE will NOT be getting achievements: https://www.reddit.com/r/MCPE/comments/4mteac/015_xbox_live_achievements...
  • I hope, that it's so because they'll release the Windows 10 Edition on mobile. But I guess it's just a dream :/ Posted with the Windows Central app for Windows 10 on HP 250 G1 notebook. It is a scary old monster, I think :D
  • That still wouldn't change the fact that they're screwing over WP8.1 customers.
  • well from what I recall, Microsoft is dropping their Phone soon. They are probably not wanting to spend money on something that won't be supported anymore.
  • My son is going to be so disappointed that Herobrine has been removed.  I have been telling him for years that Herobrine is an internet myth. I guess he was real all this time...
  • Your son is better off now that Herobrine has been removed. He was simply too dangerous. This had to be done.
  • It's there in every changelog. It's an inside joke :D Posted with the Windows Central app for Windows 10 on HP 250 G1 notebook. It is a scary old monster, I think :D
  • I can only hope for some love to come to the Win10 version.. I need some kind of mapping system added.
  • 0.15 is coming, waiting for it too :D Posted with the Windows Central app for Windows 10 on HP 250 G1 notebook. It is a scary old monster, I think :D
  • Has the fragmentation of the console version left 4J Studies too under staffed to update it for console?... We are falling more and more behind.
  • I am going to guess that with the new Win10 update on Xbox One and UWP that they will make it cross compatible as 1 version across WP, Win10, and Xbox One.  That would be a sweet setup especially if they allow you to build different game types such as hunger games playable between the 3.