Minecraft 1.8 8 was released on February 16, 2015. It included a lot of new features and bug fixes.
The most notable new feature was the addition of combat changes. This included the ability to fight with swords, bows, and shields, as well as a host of other weapons such as axes and maces.
There were also new blocks added to the game in this update, such as snow blocks (which can be used for snow golems), iron bars (for building prison cells), and stained glass panes (to make stained glass windows).
Last modified: August 7, 2022