So Minecraft 1.9 has been in development for a long, long time. We’ve also had no snapshots, relying only on Dinnerbone’s tweets. That hasn’t changed, but we got a lot more information last night, when Dinnerbone tweeted out the following:
From these tweets, it’s apparent that Minecraft’s 1.9 Combat update is going to change a lot. Support for lefties, shields, secondary weapons, and no dual wielding. That last point is disheartening, as I was looking forwards to killing Creepers with two diamond swords.
However, Dinnerbone has added a disclaimer, which gives me hope that we might eventually see dual wielding.