Update 1.9, The Combat Update, is a version of Minecraft that was released on February 26, 2016.
- Grass/Dirt Paths, added first to Pocket Edition
- An option to use your left hand, known as dual-wielding.
- Off-hand items, as well as a Shield tab.
- Captions/Subtitles for deaf people (e.g. *creeper hissing*)
- Shields for blocking, instead of swords.
- A new dungeon.
- Elytras, which allow the player to glide. They can be found in End Cities.
- Shulkers, a new mob found in End Cities.
- End Cities, new generated structures found in the End. They contain shulkers, chorus fruit, and End Ships.
- Chorus Fruit, new plants found in End Cities that when eaten teleport you to a random location.
- Swords can no longer block.
- New cloud rendering system.