For many years, veterans have complained about the bug, for newcomers it was a permanent “feature” – now the bug fix for Minecraft is finally coming.
It’s a rarity in gaming for a game to be developed and revised over and over again like Minecraft. If you look at all the changes over the last few years, a lot has changed and improved in the block world. But some bugs have existed for an almost indefinite period. There was a bug in the game for over 10 years that is finally being fixed.
Most of you probably never saw the bug as such, but simply accepted it as a “feature”. Now that’s over.
What is this error? The bug has existed since version 1.3, which was released over 10 years ago – and has been in the game ever since. When your character takes damage in Minecraft, your field of vision tilts slightly to the left as an indicator that you’re about to be attacked. This is particularly helpful when playing without sound or when hearing is not so good due to physical limitations. But no matter where you are attacked from, the gaze always twitches briefly to the left – and that was actually never intended.
What has been changed? Camera shake has now been adjusted in the latest Snapshot version – a pre-test version of an upcoming patch. From now on you can clearly see from which direction an attack came from the movement of the head or the camera (if you play from the first person perspective). For example, if you take damage from the left side, the view tilts briefly to the left side. When attacking from the right, the camera tilts to the right side, and when attacking from the front, there is a slight “nod”.
What’s the point? Even if the fix may only look like a small detail change to some, it should help players in online matches or on exploration tours significantly. Because in future it will be possible to see at first glance from which direction an attack was carried out. Gone are the days of panicking around the camera looking for the skeleton archer or PvP enemy.
Some people can’t get used to the fix: In fact, in the corresponding Reddit post, not everyone seems excited that the bug is now being fixed. Some were so used to it that it just became a part of Minecraft for them.
- “That looks so strange! I started with patch 1.4.7 back then so I never saw the feature and now it looks kind of cursed to me.”
- “I’m angry if you can’t turn that on and off. That’s cool, but that doesn’t feel like Minecraft to me.”
However, the majority of the community is positive about the change and rather amused that it has taken so many years to fix this bug.