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How We Make Minecraft: Episode 3 now available

Lookin' good

How did we make the most beautiful game in video game history? Well, we didn’t. We crafted a unique looking one! Discover the secrets behind the look of Minecraft.

Hotfix being rolled out for Minecraft on Switch

Fixing some sign-in issues!

This hotfix is being rolled out to all other platforms over the next week. Cross-play is still compatible with all Bedrock platforms running 1.16.20 or higher. Please continue to engage with us through bugs.mojang.com and keep the bug reports coming, we really appreciate your help!

Fixes:
- Fixed the Microsoft account sign-in screen repeatedly appearing after losing internet connection on Nintendo Switch (MCPE-95651)
- Fixed an issue with the account sign-in button becoming unresponsive after backing out of the sign-in prompt screen

Minecraft Live event announced for Oct. 3rd, 2020

The show must go on!

Well, well, well. It’s that time of year again. No, I am not referring to my annual workout. That was last week, and I can assure you that I will be making it a biennial affair from now on. Obviously I can only be talking about one thing: Minecraft Live! Tune in on October 3 at 12 EST on Minecraft.net/Live for what the Minecraft Live team are not-so-humbly calling “an event that will happen”!

Did that trailer not explain what Minecraft Live is? Well, it shouldn’t have to. That’s what this post is for, allegedly. Minecraft Live is the new version of our annual live show, which has had many names such as MINECON Live and MINECON Earth. Why the name change? Would you ask rap superstar and underrated actor Sean Combs a.k.a P. Diddy a.a.k.a Puff Daddy that? No, you would not. What you will do instead is tune in to Minecraft Live on October 3rd at 12 EST to get answers to pertinent questions about what the rest of Mojang Studios have been working on all year. Will Seanothy and I be there? Maybe. I need to check our schedule.

The Minecraft Live team begged me to focus on the actual event, so I guess I better mention what you can expect. The main thing you need to know is that this year the celebration takes place online. Due to the impact of Covid-19, Mojang Studios has delayed Minecraft Festival until 2022 and will no longer be involved with official community events. Until then, we’re going to bring the party directly to your device and we’ve got all of our usual goodies lined up for you! Join us on Minecraft.net/Live for updates, mob votes, news, and delightful banter. Oh, and chickens. Lots and lots of chickens.

Stability hotfix rolled out for Minecraft on Switch

Stability increases

Mojang has announced that a hotfix is live specifically for the Switch version of Minecraft. You can check out full patch notes for the hotfix below.

This hotfix is being rolled out on Nintendo Switch to address stability issues introduced since the launch of 1.16.20. Please continue to engage with us through bugs.mojang.com and keep the bug reports coming, we really appreciate your help!

Fixed stability issues discovered when interacting with Minecraft and the home screen while signed in to Microsoft Accounts (MCPE-95621)

How We Make Minecraft: Crafting a Crafting System

The craft of crafting

Crafting - it’s what made our species great! Well, that and the opposable thumb, but we’re still not sure about adding that to Minecraft... Discover the Herculean effort we put into crafting a crafting system that doesn’t even let you zoom out or place multiple blocks at once. Yeah, sorry about that.

Minecraft adds Jurassic World content

Hold onto your butts!

Have you ever wanted to train a dinosaur? (Yes!) Or create a park filled with awe-inspiring dinosaur exhibits – like the T. Rex or Velociraptor? (Definitely, yes!) Well today’s your lucky day (just 65 million years in the making)… welcome to Jurassic World!

The Jurassic World DLC for Minecraft introduces a special kind of luxury resort: one that features some of your favorite dinosaurs from the films. And you’re the Park manager!

Not only can you craft and train dinosaurs, build exhibits, and solve problems, but you can also go on expeditions to discover dinosaur DNA! Use vehicles and your team of NPCs to solve disasters and earn a high score! And if you think that sounds awesome, just wait until you see it in action.

Become the best Jurassic World Park manager and see how long you can keep the Park open! With 21 skins and more than 60 dinosaurs (including hybrids!), it’s bound to be a lot of fun.

To help you blend in with these incredible creatures, we’re also releasing a free Character Creator item: the rare Blue Hoodie! Gear up and check out the Jurassic World DLC on Minecraft Marketplace!

Minecraft updated to Ver. 1.16.20

Welcome the Piglin Brute!

Minecraft has been updated to Ver. 1.16.20. Check out the full patch notes below.

Piglin Brute

Piglin Brutes are stronger versions of Piglins that live in bastion remnants and protect the treasures there
Unlike their cowardly and greedy counterparts, the Piglin Brutes cannot be distracted by gold and aren’t afraid of anything
Piglin Brutes attack players on sight, no matter how the player is dressed
Piglin Brutes wield axes and don’t need any armor because they’re just that tough!

Crafting Interface Changes:

Recipe Select button prompt shows when hovering over a non-craftable recipe book item using controller (MCPE-79725)
Recipe selected items put in crafting input grid can now be hovered over with controller to see their tooltip names
On controller, hovering over recipes will show them in the crafting grid when no recipe is selected
On controller, you can deselect a selected recipe when hovering above that selection in the recipe book. You can also clear the crafting grid by clicking the right thumbstick

Fixes:

Performance / Stability

Fixed a crash that occurred on PlayStation 4 due to other players using custom skins
Fixed a crash that could occur when pressing the Manage Account button in Profile settings
Loom blocks no longer cause an out of memory crash when using high resolution resource packs (MCPE-69848)

General

Worlds can once again be uploaded to Realms on Nintendo Switch (REALMS-474)
Players can once again host 8 max player worlds on PlayStation 4 (MCPE-85009)
Fixed an issue where the Hot Tourist Destination trophy would not unlock after visiting the last required Nether biome on PlayStation 4 (MCPE-85496)
Meeting requirements for some achievements offline will now unlock it after reconnecting
Custom skins once again work properly in multiplayer (MCPE-48207)
Emotes can no longer be equipped before unlocking them (MCPE-84810)
Fixed notifications not appearing on iOS

Gameplay

Breaking a Furnace will now drop the stored experience from smelting (MCPE-71651)
Boats are no longer slowed down by objects with no collision (MCPE-81316)
Legacy chunk upgrades will no longer cause chunks to become 100% air (MCPE-58514)
New Nether biomes, blocks, and structures no longer generates into worlds with a fixed version (MCPE-66357)
Parity: Fixed chests with loot tables not generating loot until opened or destroyed
Local split-screen players can once again see the Ender Dragon and Ender Crystal (MCPE-67596)
The bounding box of the player used for spawning is now the correct size, so we don’t think a player is in a dangerous spot when they are actually safe

Mobs

Mobs max spawn radius is now 44 blocks at sim distance 4 (MCPE-79359)
Zombies can spawn underground again (MCPE-52743)
Dolphins, fish, and squid now spawn in bubble columns again (MCPE-73967)
Baby pigs now despawn properly (MCPE-76373)
Hoglins no longer attack on Peaceful mode when too close (MCPE-71939)
Piglins and Brutes can now spawn with enchanted weapons (MCPE-83536)
Piglins now spawn on Peaceful difficulty
Piglins no longer naturally spawn on Shroomlights
Piglin arms are now behaving more like the players arms and less like zombie arms (MCPE-74089)
Piglins killed with a single blow while admiring Gold Ingots now drop the admired the Gold Ingot :(
Gold Ingots given to baby Piglins are no longer consumed
Piglins no longer drop up to a full stack of Gold Ingots upon giving them one by right-clicking and reloading a world while they are admiring it, instead it drops something from its loot table
Piglins no longer pick up entire stacks of Gold (MCPE-76080)
Piglins no longer spawn with enchanted gear
Tweaked arm animation for mobs that have their weapons removed (MCPE-83581)
Tamed wolves no longer disappear when returning to overworld through a Nether portal
Husks now prefer iron armor over chain armor

Blocks

Walls now connect to open trapdoors (MCPE-79490)
Walls now connect to glass blocks (MCPE-79483)
Pressure plates have been fixed to have no collision again (MCPE-80276)
Melon and pumpkin stems now break again when the block below them is destroyed (MCPE-79577)
Slime blocks pushed by pistons launch players correctly again (MCPE-62419)
Fixed an issue that prevented players from being able to place beehives or bee nests from their inventory after an update (MCPE-62067)
Soul Campfires now emit the correct light level (MCPE-73890)
Hyphae blocks now take as long as stem blocks to destroy (MCPE-72045)
Quartz Block can no longer be created from Chiseled Quartz Block and Pillar Quartz Block in a Furnace
Fixed recipes when crafting a Barrel from Warped or Crimson Slabs
Quartz Bricks can no longer be crafted from anything but Quartz Blocks on the Stonecutter
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

Items

Netherite items no longer bounce on lava (MCPE-65372)
Using Bone Meal on flowers or grass blocks no longer consumes the item if nothing can grow (MCPE-73889)
Fixed issues around duplicating items when reloading a world while Piglin is admiring an item

Audio

Zoglins now have sounds distinct from pigs (MCPE-73220)
Netherite armor now has a unique sound when equipped MCPE-69047)
Climbing vines now plays sound (MCPE-69741)
Corrected sound for placing Nether Wart
Placing or stepping on Warped or Crimson processed materials or planks now make wood sounds (MCPE-69029)
Ambient cave sounds are no longer played in Marketplace content prior to 1.16

User Interface

Wither health bar no longer depletes to zero after half of the health is gone (MCPE-79661)
Wither health bar now reappears when returning from another dimension
The ‘Open’ tooltip is no longer displayed when looking at Piglins (MCPE-79376)
Speed of credits roll is no longer dependent on framerate

Commands

Fixed an issue with several commands being used while cheats were disabled (MCPE-92557)
Made using the ‘/fill’ command more efficient, improving performance
Using the ‘/locate’ command to find a Ruined Portal will no longer return placeholder text (MCPE-79323)
The ‘/clear’ command now correctly removes all blocks with the same block name when no data argument is passed in
Making command selectors use the current position of an actor rather than the previous position of an actor
Fixed an issue that could cause Command Blocks to stop working unexpectedly

Add-Ons

Updated Piglin geometry and entity files: Fixed issue with scaling carried item for baby humanoid mobs
Accessing a Beacon no longer spams the content log with warnings (MCPE-66357)
The ‘rider_can_interact’ field on ‘minecraft:rideable’ is now used again
Behavior animation components will no longer try to reload after a suspend resume and a mob/player rides something
Drowned geometry is no longer broken in content packs

Mojang continues their 'How We Make Minecraft' series with a look at mob creation

Mob mentality

Ever wondered how we add your favourite mobs to your fifth-favourite crafting game? Discover the painstaking process behind making new mobs in Minecraft! Our new show is 24% mistake free! Er, we mean 14%. Oops.

Minecraft Dev Diaries #2: Nether Sound

A deep dive into the Nether's creepy sounds

In this edition of Minecraft Dev Diaries we take a closer look, or rather listen, to the sounds of the Nether. Find out how the Nether differs from the naturalistic tones of the Overworld, the individual sounds for each biome, when we chose to use music to create a spooky atmosphere and when no music at all makes it even spookier.

Mojang announces 'How we make Minecraft' video series

Minecraft magic

Mojang has announced that they're starting a special video series on Minecraft, and it'll give a look behind-the-scenes. The 'How we make Minecraft' series will kick off on July 31st, 2020 via the official Minecraft channel above. The series will have multiple installments, but we don't know how often they'll release.

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