The Boss Update is the name for Minecraft: Pocket Edition version Alpha v0.16.0, an update that was released on October 21, 2016. The iOS version was released a few days later on October 25, 2016.
The official name for the update, the Boss Update, was revealed on August 29, 2016 in a blog post on the Mojang website.
- Lots of settings changes.
- Ocean monuments.
- 4 new blocks:
- Sea lantern, Prismarine, Wet sponge, and Beacons.
- 6 new items:
- Prismarine crystals, Prismarine shards, the Nether star, and the Potion/Splash Potion/Arrow of Decay.
- 3 new mobs:
- Guardian, Elder Guardian, and Wither.
- Added sounds for various items, blocks, and mobs.
- Alpha v0.16.1 fixed some bugs and crashes from Alpha v0.16.0.
- Alpha v0.16.2 fixed some bugs from Alpha v0.16.1, and also added the Cartoon texture pack.