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Minecraft 15w33c
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Release date

August 14, 2015

Snapshot for


15w33c[1] is the ninth snapshot released for Java Edition 1.9, which was released to fix some bugs and crashes from 15w33a and 15w33b, along with adding shields and changing some features.



  • New tool used for blocking incoming attacks.
    • Holding right click while being attacked reduces damage on the player and the durability of the shield.
      • This works when the shield is either in the main hand or in the offhand.
        • The player can hold 2 shields at once, but it does not affect the damage taken.
  • Can be combined with banners of the same base color to transfer its pattern.
    • This does not consume the banner.
  • The player cannot attack while blocking.
  • Crafting recipe: One column of wool (of the same color), one column of planks (any kind), an iron ingot in the middle of the last column.
  • Can only be repaired on the anvil.
    • Requires planks to repair.
  • Cannot be enchanted on the enchanting table, but can have Unbreaking added via an enchanted book.



Brewing stands
  • Can now accept splash potions into the lower slots.
Ender crystals
  • New BeamTarget tag for ender crystals.
    • Used to specify a custom target for the beam.
    • Example: /summon EnderCrystal ~ ~1 ~ {BeamTarget:{X:1,Y:2,Z:3}}.


Fire charges
  • Now shoot as ender dragon fireballs when ejected from a dispenser, appearing purple and casting dragon's breath.
    • Before this, they had shot as blaze fireballs.
    • This was reverted in 15w44b to shoot as blaze fireballs once again.
  • Can no longer be used for blocking, since shields now serve that function.


Ender dragon
  • Respawned ender dragons now drop 500 experience.
  • Respawning the dragon now regenerates the circle of pillars, including the ender crystals and iron bars.
    • Explosion particles appear at the tops of the pillars as they are being rebuilt.
    • All end gateway portals are left intact.
Creepers, skeletons, & zombies
  • Detection range for players wearing the corresponding mob head adjusted to be 37.5% of the normal range.

World generation[]

End ships
  • No longer generate with a pumpkin.
  • The middle iron block has been replaced with a hopper.
    • Inside, there is a book written by Searge.
      • It reads: "We will have something else here soon..."


Pick block
  • Respects the tags of items in item frames while holding Ctrl.


22 issues fixed
From released versions before 1.9
  • MC-10447 – Pick up framed enchanted items with "Pick Block (MOUSE 3)" doesn't give player the enchanted item.
  • MC-68399 – Pressing the '<' key takes screenshot on certain keyboard layouts.
  • MC-73474 – Rail duplication glitch.
From the 1.8 development versions
  • MC-48732Ctrl plus pick block overwrites selected item.
From the 1.9 development versions
  • MC-82855 – Invisible shulker shows white box until relog.
  • MC-82875 – Right-clicking with sword still blocks.
  • MC-82986 – Stackable items of same id and meta value but different NBT tags will stack in Creative menu.
  • MC-83350 – Entities teleporting through a portal disappear instead of teleporting.
  • MC-83945 – Item counts can go negative when interacting with entities, allowing duplication.
  • MC-84320 – Respawned ender dragon doesn't drop experience.
  • MC-84681 – If in block when you log out, you spawn 1 block lower.
  • MC-85500 – Syntax for '/scoreboard players' doesn't include 'tag' parameter.
  • MC-85801 – Ender dragon dying randomly at portal.
  • MC-85834 – Pick-Block on mobs gives you a blank spawn egg.
  • MC-85865 – Can't put splash potions in brewing stands.
  • MC-86007 – Both the bottle and dragon's breath are consumed when making lingering potions.
From the previous development version
  • MC-85925 – Problems while loading NBT [AreaEffectCloud].
  • MC-85973 – Modifying the 'Age' tag of an 'AreaEffectCloud' entity will result in the 'Effects' tag being duplicated.
  • MC-85999 – NBT Tag "Peek" is broken.
  • MC-86066 – Mob spawner spawns skeletons without bow.
  • MC-86082 – Cannot summon an entity with a custom UUID.
  • MC-86085 – Potions and spawn eggs still show data values in tooltips.


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  • This version was previously removed from the launcher for some time, but was added back in September 2018.