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For a guide about all the additions and changes in this update, see Java Edition guides/Frostburn Update.

Image for the Frostburn Update released by Mojang

The Frostburn Update is the name for Java Edition 1.10, a major update released on June 8, 2016. It added some new features such as skeleton/zombie variants in snowy biomes and deserts respectively, polar bears, structure blocks for saving/loading structures in worlds, and an auto-jump feature.

The official name for the update, the Frostburn Update, was revealed on June 8, 2016, in a blog post on the Mojang website, the same day the update was released.[1]

Development began very shortly after 1.9 (the Combat Update) was released, and snapshots began the week after 1.9.3 and 1.9.4 were released, in mid-May. Only 3 snapshots and 2 pre-releases were released for 1.10, between May 18, 2016, and June 8, 2016.

Mojang released the first pre-release on June 2, 2016, and the second on June 7, one day before the update was released.

1.10 had only three snapshots and two pre-releases, tying it with 1.1 as the version with the least development versions; if only snapshots are considered, it is the smallest outright.

Notable features[]

Main article: Java Edition 1.10



  • /tp command y-coordinate range increased.
  • Several minor changes to world generation.
  • Structure blocks can now be used in-game.
  • Chorus fruit and ender pearls now teleport players from ride-able horses / pigs.
  • Mobs can now shoot while they are in a boat.
  • Endermen now spawn in the Nether.
  • Magma cubes now spawn about twice as often.
  • Skeletons now shoot the arrow they are holding in their off-hand.
  • Wolves no longer despawn.


  • This update has the fewest amount of snapshots to date, with a mere 3 compared to the 20–30 from previous updates.
  • The time span between the releases of 16w20a and 1.10-pre1 was only 2 weeks, unusual based on Mojang's history, as 1.8 and 1.9 both took around a year or so to develop.
  • This update's changelog continues the trend of having "Removed Herobrine" at the very end.
  • The update had only 2 further revisions, 1.10.1 and 1.10.2, which drastically shrunk from 1.7 (with 7 revisions), 1.8 (9 revisions), and 1.9 (4 revisions).
    • This trend of only two revisions continued for two and a half years, up until 1.13.2.

Further revisions[]

  • 1.10.1 fixed "some of the most annoying reported bugs."
  • 1.10.2 was released soon thereafter to fix a crash from 1.10.1.