Minecraft 1.9, the first release of the Combat Update, is a major update to Minecraft. This update completely revamped combat by adding a timed attack system, dual wielding, and new spectral arrows, tipped arrows, shields. The end was revamped with an updated end dragon fight and additional end islands with end cities, end ships, purpur, shulkers, chorus fruits and chorus flowers. Elytra were also added, allowing players to glide.
A full list of changes can be found here.
You can download the Minecraft Launcher for free at the following locations:
Once installed and/or extracted, run the program, click the Options button, choose the version you wish to install and click the Install button.
Note1: Java version 8.0 is required. You can download and/or update your Java version here.
Note2: No Mojang/Minecraft files are packed and/or distributed within zip archive, auto installer or the launcher.
What an update, we essentially gained a second hand!
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