If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Learn more.

Minecraft 1.10 Adds Polar Bears, New Technical Blocks

Plus lonely trees

Minecraft is so popular, and so dear to so many of its players, that I think I'd be terrified with each new update. The chance for potential upset seems enormous. In most instances, anyway. I'm looking at the patch notes for 1.10 - which adds polar bears, a new "Structure Block," and "A rare chance to find lonely trees in plains" among other things.

The structure block seems the fanciest addition in the sense that I don't understand what it does and would likely never use it. "This block allows map makers to store templates of structures and place them dynamically with the help of Redstone trickery," explains the above linked blog post, which suggests you might be able to build something, store it and then use redstone machinery to rebuild it in new places? I'm not sure!

I am sure about the polar bears however, which look lovely. In fact this update seems particularly high on loveliness. Aside from the lonely trees, there's also the news that "Some huge mushrooms can be even larger" and that there are now "Underground fossils made from bone blocks". It seems like a fair antidote to the recent combat update, which I know has rubbed some people up wrong, or the legal grey areas created by recent changes to the game's terms of service.

About the Author

Graham Smith avatar

Graham Smith

Editor-in-chief

Graham is to blame for all this.

Join the Rock Paper Shotgun supporter program

Sign up today and get access to more articles like these, an ad-free reading experience, free gifts, and help us create more great writing about PC games.

See more information

Comments

We love having a friendly, positive and constructive community - you lot are great - and we want to keep it like that. Our main commenting rule is "be excellent to each other". Please see our code of conduct, where you can find out what "be excellent" means. TL;DR? Respect others, think before you post, and be prepared for puns.

More News

Latest Articles

We've been talking, and we think that you should wear clothes

Total coincidence, but we sell some clothes

Rock Paper Shotgun Merch