Minecraft PE alpha version 0.16.0, also known as the Boss Update, has a confirmed release date of October 18, 2016.

[update] On the morning of October 18th, 2016 it was announced that the release of 0.16.0 will be delayed.

[update] On Thursday, October 20th, 2016 it was announced that the release of 0.16.0 will be on Friday, October 21st, 2016 at 8AM PST.

The release date for 0.16.0 was announced at Minecon 2016 which took place in Anaheim, CA. Notable features in version 0.16.0 include:

  • Add-Ons
    • The new approach to modding Minecraft
  • Bosses
    • Elder Guardian
    • Wither
  • Commands (also called slash commands)

Most of the features were announced by Mojang in August of 2016 with the exception of Add-ons which were announced at Minecon 2016.

The 0.16.0 update if for the iOS, Android and Windows 10 operating systems.

Last Updated Oct 20, 2016