Beta 1.9 is the second half of the Adventure Update. Beta 1.9 will bring NPC villagers, and the new mob Snow Golem. There will be no official release of 1.9, only prereleases until official launch after Minecon. Current prerelease version is 1.9.6.
- Download Beta 1.9 Pre-release 6
- Additions to Beta 1.9
- Baby Animals
On October 6, 2011, Notch tweeted, "The weird black stuff in 1.9 pre 3!" and linked to this video of Minecraft Goop. This is the new 'portal' block for the portals that lead to the new dimension "The End". These portals are found in Strongholds and need to be repaired by using Eyes of Ender.