MakeCode Minecraft 2022 Update @adafruit @msmakecode #makecode

Coding Minecraft:Education Edition with MakeCode just got some upgrades! Here are some highlights:

New mobs, items and blocks

Always the number one request we get from students: “More mobs! More mobs!” So in this update we’ve added:

  • 7 new mobs including Axolotls, Goats and Piglins
  • 52 new blocks including Copper, Chain and Blackstone
  • 31 new items including Shield, Dyes and Netherite tools/armor

New Position Blocks

The 3-dimensional coordinate system in Minecraft is one of the more challenging aspects of coding in the game. We’ve provided two new position blocks that will hopefully make it easier to code exactly what you want, where you want it.

Block detection

For those of you who love the mining in Minecraft, you’ll appreciate these new block detection blocks which allow you to detect different types of blocks.

Arrays as parameters in Functions

And lastly we’ve added Arrays as a parameter data type for Functions, so now you can create your own random spawn block or do bubble sorts on mobs!

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