Mojang has confirmed the new 0.16.0 Update for Minecraft Pocket Edition will reach hardcore players this coming fall. Update 0.16.0 is an upcoming update for Minecraft Pocket Edition. It was slated for release on October 18, 2016, but was delayed for a future date.
The 0.16.0 update is also called “The Boss Update” and based on the information posted “Minecraft” Pocket Edition Wiki page. The latest changelog shows changes including new options, addition of polar bears, new maps, underwater temples and more.
In the previous games, players used to distinguish whether the area is ground or water through looking at the color blue and green but in 0.16 update. The maps will reveal more texture and colors to identify various environments including the desert, jungle, ice or swamp.
In addition, the menu settings was redesigned and more options were added by Mojang. Checchi revealed that there is a new inventory mode that allows players to to easily search for items and blocks by names. This change will definitely speed up the gameplay.
We already know some of the key Minecraft PE 0.16.0 content though, as we are now up to PE 0.16.0 beta Build 3. Here’s a teaser of the feature list so far so you know what is coming with the next update according to the Minecraft PE GamePedia page:
- Ability to customize keyboard controls.
- Added search tab to creative inventory (Win 10 only).
- Added mouse UI sensitivity slider in VR options (Win 10 Rift only).
- New UI for options menu.
- More options.
- Version exclusive: Toggle Crouch
- Added warning before exit the game.
New blocks in Minecraft PE 0.16.0
- Prismarine Bricks
- Dark Prismarine
- Sea Lanterns
- Prismarine Crystals
- Prismarine Shards
- Elder Guardian Spawn Egg
- Guardian Spawn Egg
- Nether Stars
- Wet Sponge
Minecraft Pocket Edition 0.16.0 Update will go live in fall, although, Mojang has not announced an exact release date. We’ll be keeping you up to date with progress on the final release of Minecraft PE 0.16.0 on iOS and Android so keep checking pack at this page.