The PC version of Minecraft has officially been updated to 1.10. This update has been dubbed “The Frostburn Update,” and it sounds pretty nifty.

First, players will now see polar bears. They’ll also see strong, desert-based zombies. That’s the frost and burn bits of Frostburn. There’s also a new magma block, better village path layouts and more.

The thing that sounds compelling to me is the new Structure Block. It’s the second technical block added to the game, after the Command Block, and it’s restricted to admins in creative mode. What does it do? It sounds like a way to move whole structures with a single block.

This block allows map makers to store templates of structures and place them dynamically with the help of Redstone trickery.

Here’s the full list of changes. You’ll note that, finally, Herobrine has been removed. Maybe for real this time, a-wink, a-nudge, a-nod.

  • Many bug fixes
  • Added Polar Bear
  • Added Husk and Stray
  • An auto-jump option
  • Improvements to some commands
  • Structure blocks for custom maps
  • Underground fossils made from bone blocks
  • Added Magma Block
  • Added Nether Wart Block and Red Nether Bricks
  • Some huge mushrooms can be even larger
  • A rare chance to find lonely trees in plains
  • Find abandoned mineshafts filled with gold in mesa biomes
  • Villages generate better paths between the buildings
  • More variations of villages, based on the biomes they are built in
  • Endermen have been spotted in the Nether
  • Removed Herobrine