Pistons Coming To Minecraft: PE And Windows 10 Beta

Posted on by HB Duran

Ready build some crazy contraptions in Minecraft: Pocket Edition and Minecraft: Windows 10 Beta? Microsoft and Mojang have announced 0.15, “The Friendly Update,” which offers a ton of new content but most importantly, the most-requested feature of all – pistons!

Although a release date has yet to be announced, the Friendly Update will be completely free for all players. 

This amazingly-complicated contraption was created in-game.

This amazingly-complicated contraption was created in-game using pistons, among other elements!

New Features

  • Mysterious, as-yet-unspecified friendliness
  • Pistons and sticky pistons!
  • Observer blocks: new blocks that can detect changes in neighboring blocks
  • Xbox Live Achievements on iOS and Android
  • Online multiplayer with Xbox Live friends!
  • Leads, horses and dyeable horse armor!
  • Fire charges
  • Pig riding!
  • A whole new UI for the main menu, shared with the Windows 10 Edition
  • You can now tip arrows using a cauldron and potions!
  • Husk zombies in the desert
  • Stray skeletons in tundras
  • Different villages in taigas and savannahs
  • Skeleton horse traps!
Check out this amazing demonstration of what’s possible in Minecraft, created and captured in the Windows 10 beta by BlockWorks and TheMusicalKnight!


  • Online play uses less bandwidth now
  • Note blocks are a lot louder now
  • Walking far from spawn generates a lot less jittering now
  • Added more mob eggs to the creative menu

Bug fixes

  • Fixed a lot of crashes!
  • Fixed a couple of bugs causing data to be lost or world corruption
  • A whole bunch of redstone fixes from the community feedback
  • Lots of multiplayer desynchronization fixes
  • Nether wart looks different when planted
  • Less flickering of the block selection highlight!
  • Glass doesn’t become green anymore
  • Fixed chests generation in dungeons and desert temples

You can pick up Minecraft Windows 10 Edition Beta at the Windows Store and Minecraft Pocket Edition for your favorite mobile device: iOS, Google Play, Amazon or Windows Store.

HB Duran

VGNS Founder, HB Duran is a gamer, artist, musician and occasional game dev. From early forays into all-night NES sessions, her career has blossomed into working as a game industry journalist, artist, QA tester and consultant. “HB” plays a variety of game genres and platforms, but is best known for her love of Silent Hill.

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