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Minecraft update out today (version 1.16.20), patch notes

Posted on August 11, 2020 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

Minecraft

A new 1.16.20 update is expected later today for Minecraft. It’ll include new features along with plenty of fixes.

Below are the full patch notes:

New Features:
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

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