MCPE: 0.16 Now Live - Check Out Add-Ons!



Pocket Edition's most recent update, 0.16, is out in the world now, and brings with it a ton of new features. New bosses - the Wither, the Elder Guardian - new buildings, commands, and so much more.


Of particular interest is the new add-ons system: how does it work? How can you make add-ons of your own, right this very minute? As luck would have it, Jared and Jason have come up with a quick demonstration of messing about with add-ons, by doing a step-by-step of turning a villager into a skeleton-like bodyguard for the player. Neat!


This is only one tiny part of what is possible with the new add-ons system. What will you try to create next?


Curious what else comes with 0.16? Read on!







  • Ability to customize keyboard controls.
  • Added search tab to creative inventory (Win 10 only).
  • Added mouse UI sensitivity slider in VR options (Win 10 Rift only).
  • New UI for options menu.
  • New UI for creating and editing servers menu.
  • New UI for world option menu.
  • More options.
    • Version exclusive: Toggle Crouch
  • Added warning before exiting the game.


World Generation




  • Guardian
  • Elder Guardian
    • Version exclusive: Is considered a boss mob.[1]
  • Wither
    • Version exclusive: When its health reaches 50%, it spawns 3-4 Wither Skeletons.
      • Will not spawn in easy difficulty.
    • Version exclusive: New animation when created and killed.
    • Version exclusive: New sounds.



  • Performance improvements.
  • Skin picker no longer shows the silhouette of the skins behind it when choosing a custom skin.
  • Tweaked mouse sensitivity for vertical vs. horizontal motion in UI in Rift (Win 10 Rift only).
  • Increased maximum view distance for capable GPUs (Win10 and EDU only).
  • Tweaked the clock texture so it has all the correct pixels.



  • Bucket
    • New sound when using.
  • Maps
    • Version exclusive: Now have different colors for different biomes.
  • Camera
    • Now has a block form in inventory Camerafront.png Cameraside.png Camera top.png Cameraback.png but placing it spawns the entity
    • and (Block ID is minecraft:camera)



  • Sponge
    • Readded to survival mode.
    • Now can absorb water.
    • Now uses PC 1.8 texture.
  • Bed
    • Now have a sound when placed.
  • Furnace
    • Better description (Input , Fuel, Result) for devices that do not use a controller.
  • Monster eggs
  • Chest
    • Custom name no longer appears in GUI.



  • Husk
    • Add new sounds.
  • Stray
    • Add new sounds.
  • Squids
    • Version exclusive: Added new sounds.
  • Wither Skeletons
    • Version exclusive: Now spawn when the wither's health is 50%
  • Iron Golems
    • Version exclusive: Will now damage player in peaceful difficulty.
  • Wolf
    • Version exclusive: Will now damage player in peaceful difficulty.





  • MCPE-5272 – Empty buckets can´t collect water when underwater (Creative only)
  • MCPE-7848 – Grass does not grow on dirt under fences or cobblestone walls
  • MCPE-8212 – Arrows bounce off tamed dogs but not tamed cats
  • MCPE-8424 – When breaking a block in front of me, it breaks the one I'm on.
  • MCPE-9096 – Cannot place beds on top half slabs anymore
  • MCPE-9669 – Creative inventory Mundane potion duplicate bug
  • MCPE-9846 – Mobs wearing armor drop that armor 100% of the time
  • MCPE-10077 – Incorrect sounds on beds
  • MCPE-10353 – Some keyboard keys are dead
  • MCPE-11013 – Autojump allows you to jump over fences and cobblestone walls
  • MCPE-11214 – Player can go through solid block walls and fences using a boat
  • MCPE-11241 – Moving fuel into the furnace draws units from the first stack touched instead of from the one you tap
  • MCPE-11583 – Milking a cow (or mooshroom) with a single bucket (or bowl) immediately consumes the milk (or stew, if the player is hunger)
  • MCPE-11796 – Nether Wart only drops one Wart when broken
  • MCPE-12196 – Water renders and unloads oddly behind clouds
  • MCPE-12279 – Lever, buttons, redstone, etc can not be placed on monster spawner
  • MCPE-12467 – Nether mobs can die in any bodies of lava
  • MCPE-12922 – Water is invisible when you reload the world
  • MCPE-13304 – Double Flower Duplication Bug
  • MCPE-13421 – Wolves can be fed with raw and cooked fish
  • MCPE-13640 – Maps blink red when player take damages
  • MCPE-13802 – Clocks in item frames have extra pixels
  • MCPE-13891 – Hoppers suck item entities only one at a time
  • MCPE-13966 – Mobs do not drop spawned equipment
  • MCPE-14142 – Strange font behavior (width, size...)
  • MCPE-14250 – Beds don't make sounds when placing them
  • MCPE-14487 – All mobs take knock back damage from splash potion of harming II
  • MCPE-14514 – Creepers are mute when attacked
  • MCPE-14521 – Undead/Passive mobs still alive when get hit by tipped arrows of healing/harming
  • MCPE-14525 – Horses show open button before fully tamed
  • MCPE-14526 – Horse is unrideable while tied to fence and ride button is shown
  • MCPE-14529 – Boats placed halfway inside a wall shake violently
  • MCPE-14691 – Skins not showing up in skins area
  • MCPE-14761 – Doors act as tools
  • MCPE-14776 – Holding Flint and Steel when focusing on a Creeper doesn't show ignite button
  • MCPE-14801 – Furnace texture bug
  • MCPE-14971 – Skeleton Horses & Zombie Horses Bug
  • MCPE-15034 – Villagers get stuck facing 90°
  • MCPE-15052 – Breaking ice creates water source block in the Nether
  • MCPE-15086 – Baby horses don't show feed button
  • MCPE-15268 – Blocks are blinking on piston
  • MCPE-15586 – The void below bedrock is a bottomless pit
  • MCPE-15696 – Lead turn red when the leashed mob getting hit
  • MCPE-15981 – Armor take damage when we break blocks with them
  • MCPE-15983 – Using A Bed Whilst Riding A Horse / Boat etc. Does Not Dismount Player
  • MCPE-16009 – Trying to tame horse while holding saddle bug.
  • MCPE-16160 – Mobs don't burn in sunlight while on soul sand.
  • MCPE-16283 – Redstone torch burn/turn off when placed on the side of a piston
  • MCPE-16292 – Wither Skeletons and Blazes Do Not Spawn Again in Nether Fortresses
  • MCPE-16417 – Inception achievement not unlocking
  • MCPE-16529 – Chest UI is not accessible when mounted on a pig, boat or minecart.
  • MCPE-16743 – Items on the ground are facing the opposite direction
  • MCPE-16863 – Minecarts and their variants always despawn when they are in motion and the game crashes




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