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This page contains content on features that will be included in a future update.
These features are confirmed, but not yet added to the game.
Version history and upcoming features

This page is about upcoming features that have been announced by Mojang employees.

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1.8

1.8 is an upcoming update to Minecraft with no set release date.[1][2]

Additions

General

Splashes
  • "That's Numberwang!"
  • "pls rt"
  • "Do you want to join my server?"
  • "Put a little fence around it!"
  • "Throw a blanket over it!"
  • "One day, somewhere in the future, my work will be quoted!"
  • "Now with additional stuff!"
  • "Extra things!"
  • "Yay, puppies for everyone!"
  • "So sweet, like a nice bon bon!"
  • "Popping tags!"
  • "Now With Multiplayer!"
  • "Very influential in its circle!"
  • "Rise from your grave!"
  • "Warning! A huge battleship "STEVE" is approaching fast!"
  • "Blue warrior shot the food!"
  • "Run, coward! I hunger!"
  • "Flavor with no seasoning!"
  • "Strange, but not a stranger!"
  • "Tougher than diamonds, rich like cream!"
  • "Getting ready to show!"
  • "Getting ready to know!"
  • "Getting ready to drop!"
  • "Getting ready to shock!"
  • "Getting ready to freak!"
  • "Getting ready to speak!"
  • "It swings, it jives!"
  • "Cruising streets for gold!"
  • "Take an eggbeater and beat it against a skillet!"
  • "Make me a table, a funky table!"
  • "Take the elevator to the mezzanine!"
  • "Stop being reasonable, this is the Internet!"
  • "/give @a hugs 64"
Difficulty
  • Difficulty is per world
    • No more global difficulty option
    • Prevents accidentally changing the difficulty when joining the world
  • Can be locked for each world
    • Prevents the temptation to change to an easier difficulty in difficult situations
    • Locking can not be undone without external editors
      • However, using the /difficulty command will still work
Options
  • Multiplayer settings
    • 'Reduced debug info' toggle to enable/disable reduced information on the F3 debug screen
  • Video settings
    • Alternative Block toggle
      • Can disable/enable (weighted) alternative block models
        • When turned off, the least complex highest priority model will always be used for each block
    • Use VBOs toggle
      • Can enable/disable vertex buffer objects
      • Offers a ~10% performance increase when set to ON
    • Anisotropic filtering has been removed
    • Render distance slider now goes up to 32 when using 64-bit Java
      • Requires 2 GB of allocated RAM
    • Removed Advanced OpenGL
Shaders
  • New "creeper" shader (creeper.json), applies a green tint
    • Is applied when spectating from the perspective of a creeper
    • Can also be applied using Super Secret Settings
  • New "spider" shader (spider.json), applies octuple vision
    • Is applied when spectating from the perspective of a spider
    • Can also be applied using Super Secret Settings
Achievement
  • New achievement Overpowered

Gameplay

Target selectors
  • @e
    • Targets entities
    • Can specify type of entity by entity ID to either include or exclude with [type=Chicken] or [type=!Skeleton]
    • Example: /kill @e[r=50,type=Chicken] - kills all chickens within a radius of 50 blocks
    • Example: /tp @e[r=5] ~ ~5 ~ - any entity within a radius of 5 blocks will be teleported five blocks in the air
Commands
  • /blockdata
    • Modifies NBT data at a specific coordinate. The <dataTag> merges with the block at that position
    • Can be used to change the contents of a chest
    • Usage: /blockdata <x> <y> <z> <dataTag>
  • /clone
    • Clones all the blocks (not entities) from a given area to a different given area
    • Up to 4096 blocks can be copied 163
    • The clone can be replace , masked or filtered
      • replace will copy every block (the default behavior)
      • masked will only copy non-air blocks
      • filtered will only remove unnecessary blocks
    • It can additionally be move , force or normal
      • move will move the selection from the first location to the second location, which may overlap
      • force will force the cloning operation, even if the areas overlap
      • normal only needs to be specified if using filtered
    • Usage: /clone <x1> <y1> <z1> <x2> <y2> <z2> <x> <y> <z> [mode]
    • Example: /clone 1001 3 1002 1011 3 992 1001 5 992 masked
  • /execute
    • Allows commands to be run from the position of specified entities
    • A detect argument allows the /execute command to run only if a block is detected at a specific location relative to the target
    • Usage:
      • /execute <entity> <x> <y> <z> <command…>
      • /execute <entity> <x> <y> <z> detect <x2> <y2> <z2> <block> <data> <command…>
    • Example:
      • /execute @a ~ ~ ~ detect ~ ~-1 ~ minecraft:grass 0 say You are standing on grass. will tell everyone who is standing on grass that they are doing so
      • /execute @e[type=Chicken] ~ ~ ~ fill ~-1 ~-1 ~-1 ~1 ~1 ~1 minecraft:glass will create a small cube of glass around all chickens
    • Commands run using the /execute command pass their success value back to the command block running them
  • /fill
    • Fills a given volume with a specified block
    • Up to 32768 blocks can be filled
    • oldBlockHandling works like with /setblock, but with additional options: hollow to only fill the outer layer of blocks and fill the inner part with air, and outline to fill the outer layer of blocks and ignore the inner part
    • Works similarly to /setblock
    • Usage: /fill <x1> <y1> <z1> <x2> <y2> <z2> <TileName> [dataValue] [oldBlockHandling] [dataTag]
    • Example: /fill 1001 3 1002 1011 5 992 wool 6 replace will fill the given area with pink wool
    • Can filter certain blocks
      • Only if it’s used to fill in replace mode with “normal” blocks.
      • It does not work when filling with block entities.
      • Usage: /fill [x] [y] [z] [x] [y] [z] [BlockName] [Data] replace [filterBlockName] [filterData]
  • /particle
    • Spawns particles in a given area
      • It can also be relative to entities
    • Usage: /particle <name> <x> <y> <z> <xd> <yd> <zd> <speed> [count] [force] [player:entity]
    • Example: /particle lava ~ ~1 ~ 1 1 1 0.5 50 normal @e[type=Chicken] will create 50 lava popping particles, centred one block above the block/entity running the command, spreading around a radius of 1 block, with a speed of 0.5, relative to all chickens in that world
    • The force argument can be set to force to display particles even if a player has his 'Particles' toggle set to Minimal or Decreased
    • List of particles: hugeexplosion, largeexplode, fireworksSpark, bubble, suspended, depthsuspend, townaura, crit, magicCrit, smoke, mobSpell, mobSpellAmbient, spell, instantSpell, witchMagic, note, portal, enchantmenttable, explode, flame, lava, footstep, splash, wake, largesmoke, cloud, reddust, snowballpoof, dripWater, dripLava, snowshovel, slime, heart, angryVillager, happyVillager, barrier, iconcrack_(ID), blockcrack_(ID), blockdust_(ID)_(DATA), droplet, take, mobappearance
  • /replaceitem <entity|block> ...
    • Can replace items in any inventory, including the inventories of mobs such as zombies
    • Usage:
      • /replaceitem entity <entity> <slot> <item> [amount] [data value]
      • /replaceitem block <x> <y> <z> <slot> <item> [amount] [data value]
    • Example:
      • /replaceitem entity @e[type=Zombie] slot.weapon minecraft:iron_sword 1 0 will give all the zombies iron swords
      • /replaceitem entity @p slot.hotbar.0 minecraft:fish 4 2 will put 4 clownfish in the players first hotbar slot
      • /replaceitem block ~ ~1 ~ slot.container.5 minecraft:redstone_block 1 0 will put a redstone block in the 6th slot of a container 1 block above the player
  • /stats <entity|block> ...
    • Usage:
      • /stats entity <selector> <mode>
      • /stats block [x] [y] [z] <mode>
      • Alternative and more featureful way of interacting with CommandStats
        • Will update a scoreboard objective based on the number of entities/blocks which have been affected by the command, it updates the objective for the entity that ran the command, fake players can be used when run in a command block
        • After the mode there are currently 5 possible stats that can be updated: SuccessCount, AffectedBlocks, AffectedEntities, AffectedItems and QueryResult
        • For example: /stats entity @a set AffectedBlocks @a Test will update a scoreboard objective named 'Test' for all players whenever a command is performed relative to them, the objective will update by the number of blocks affected by the command since the stat was set to AffectedBlocks, this means if the command is /fill then it will update the objective for whoever is running the command (@a) by the number of blocks filled
  • /testforblocks
    • Compares two areas of a world
    • The mode can be set to all or masked, all is the default while masked will ignore air
    • Usage: /testforblocks <x1> <y1> <z1> <x2> <y2> <z2> [mode]
    • Example: /testforblocks 100 64 100 107 69 107 0 64 0 masked
  • /title
    • Can make text display on a players screen in the form of a title and/or subtitle using JSON
    • /title @a times <fadeIn> <stay> <fadeOut>
      • Set the fade in time, the stay on screen time and the fade out time for the title
    • /title @a title <raw json message>
      • Set and start showing the title and subtitle
    • /title @a subtitle <raw json message>
      • Set the subtitle (optional)
    • /title @a clear
      • Clear titles immediately
    • /title @a reset
      • Reset all title parameters to defaults (fade times)
  • /trigger
    • Functions the same way as /scoreboard players set or /scoreboard players add, but can only modify objectives with the trigger criteria (referred to as "triggers") and can only modify the score of the player running the command
    • Can be used by non-operator players
    • For a player to run this command, the trigger must be enabled for that player
      • /scoreboard players enable <player> <trigger> will enable the specified player to use the specified trigger objective
      • Trigger availability is stored per player, per trigger
        • One trigger may be disabled for a player, but that player can use a different trigger
        • One player may be unable to use a trigger, but another player can use the same trigger
      • Disabled after the trigger has been used (must be re-enabled to use the trigger again)
    • Mostly for use with /tellraw
    • Usage: /trigger <objective> <add:set> <value>
  • /worldborder
    • /worldborder <set,add,center,damage,warning,get>
      • /worldborder set <sizeInBlocks> <timeInSeconds>
        • Used to set size of border. The first argument sets the size of the border and the second sets the speed of the border to expand or shrink
      • /worldborder add <sizeInBlocks> <timeInSeconds>
        • Adds blocks to the current size of the world border. Can use negative (-) numbers to subtract the size of the border
      • /worldborder center <x> <z>
        • Sets the center of where the border will be placed.
      • /worldborder worldborder damage <buffer amount>
        • Allows you to customise the amount of damage taken while outside the border, and buffer, the higher value, the further you can be outside the border without taking damage
      • /worldborder worldborder warning <time distance>
        • Allows you to customise how far you have to be or the time for how long it takes to activate the world border warning
      • /worldborder get
        • Tells the player running the command the current width of the world border
NBT Tags
  • CanDestroy
    • Mostly for use in adventure mode
    • Items with this tag display the names of the blocks that they can destroy in the item tooltip
    • Example: /give @p minecraft:diamond_shovel 1 0 {CanDestroy:["minecraft:sand","minecraft:grass"]} to give a diamond shovel that can break grass and sand
    • Putting an invalid item name in will display as "missingno" under the "Can Break" list.
  • CanPlaceOn
    • Allows placing of certain blocks against other blocks in adventure mode
    • Example: /give @p minecraft:stone 16 0 {CanPlaceOn:["minecraft:diamond_block"]}
    • Putting an invalid item name in will display as "missingno" under the "Can be placed on" list.
  • CommandStats
    • Allows a command block or sign to increase a certain score in the scoreboard when it runs successfully
      • The command will increase the score based on the number of items/blocks/entities/successes
      • For example, a command block with this tag running a command which affects items (e.g. /give) will cause it to update the score based on the number of items given
    • Usage: {CommandStats:{AffectedItemsName:"playername", AffectedItemsObjective:"objective", AffectedBlocksName:"playername", AffectedBlocksObjective:"objective", AffectedEntitiesName:"playername", AffectedEntitiesObjective:"objective", SuccessCountName:"playername", SuccessCountObjective:"objective"}}
  • HideFlags
    • Allows hiding of certain parts of the tooltip
    • Bit field determining which parts of the tooltip to hide on an item. 1 for ench, 2 for AttributeModifiers, 4 for Unbreakable, 8 for CanDestroy, 16 for CanPlaceOn, and 32 for various other information (including potion effects, StoredEnchantments, written book generation and author, Explosion, and Fireworks).
    • Examples: Setting bit field to 3 would hide both ench and AttributeModifiers tags, and setting to 63 would hide everything.
  • PickupDelay
    • The number of ticks before an item entity can be picked up.
    • Set to 32767 for items that can't be picked up
  • ShowParticles
    • Option to show or hide all particles for a potion effect, while the 'Ambient' tag only shows fewer particles. Set to 1 to show, 0 to hide.
  • Lock:"Secret"
    • A way to lock containers from being opened using NBT tags
    • Mostly useful for adventure maps in adventure mode
    • Containers can be unlocked by clearing their string for Lock
    • Locked containers can only be opened while holding anything renamed to the given string, item is not removed on use[3]
    • The lock can be completely removed utilizing the command /blockdata
  • BlockEntityTag
    • BlockItem instances can now hold a custom NBT tag that is merged into a block entity when it’s placed
    • Example: /give @p command_block 1 0 {BlockEntityTag:{Command:"/setblock ~ ~ ~ minecraft:diamond_block"}}
  • rewardExp
    • Controls villagers giving xp for trading, set to true or false
  • generation
    • Defines whether a written book is an "Original" a "Copy of Original" or a "Copy of a copy"
  • silent
    • Determines whether sound is produced by an entity, such as idle and hurt sounds. Setting to 1 disables sound
Gamerules
  • logAdminCommands
    • Prevents command block output from being stored in chat logs. In multiplayer, also prevents player-initiated commands from being stored. Unrelated to commandBlockOutput, which is output into the visible chat
  • randomTickSpeed [value]
    • Controls how often a random tick occurs; random ticks influence how fast plants and crops grow, how fast pigmen spawn from portals, how fast farmland updates, how fast grass and mycelium grow and decay, etc...
    • If set to 0, random ticks never occur
  • reducedDebugInfo
    • Gamerule to enable/disable reduced information on the F3 debug screen
    • Op-only unlike the 'reduced debug info' toggle in multiplayer settings
    • Overrides 'reduced debug info' settings in clients
  • sendCommandFeedback
    • If set to false, player-run commands will not show a success message
  • showDeathMessages
    • Prevents death messages like "[player] fell out the world" from appearing in the chat
  • The ability to create gamerule variables[4]
    • These are fake gamerules which don't actually affect your world, but can be used with /stats with the new QueryResults argument to update a scoreboard objective based on the value of that gamerule
    • Declare using /gamerule <newRuleName> <value>
    • Access using /gamerule <newRuleName>
Statistics
  • stat.crouchOneCm
    • Detects how many cm the player has moved while crouching
  • stat.sprintOneCm
    • Detects how many cm the player has moved while sprinting
  • stat.timeSinceDeath
    • Detects how much time has passed (in ticks) since the player's last death
Scoreboards
  • New objective criteria for team-specific kills, e.g.: teamkill.red, killedByTeam.blue
  • New objective criteria 'trigger
    • Acts like the dummy criteria
    • Mostly for use with /tellraw
  • The ability to iterate over every scoreboard player with *
    • This will also affect people who have not yet joined the world
  • Fake players with a name starting with # will never show up on the sidebar
  • New /scoreboard subcommands: /scoreboard reset, /scoreboard operation, /scoreboard test and /scoreboard enable
    • The reset subcommand can reset all objectives for a player or reset a player's objectives one by one
      • Example: /scoreboard players reset @a anObjective will reset the scores of an objective named anObjective for all players in the world
    • The operation subcommand can apply arithmetic operation to scores (+ – * / % < > =) and accumulate player scores
      • Example: /scoreboard players operation #teamscores redScore += @a[team=red] blueKills adds every red player's count of kills on blue to the red team's score of kills
      • Can be tested with a comparator to see if two scores are greater than, smaller than or equal to each other
    • The test subcommand can be used to test if a scoreboard value is between a min and a max value
      • Example: /scoreboard players test #global anObjective 12 19 checks whether the global score of the given objective is between 12 and 19, inclusive
    • The enable subcommand can be used to enable a trigger objective
      • Example: /scoreboard players enable aTrigger enables a trigger named aTrigger
  • Different teams can now have different objectives displayed in the sidebar
    • Example: /scoreboard objectives setdisplay sidebar.team.yellow anotherObjective (referring to team color, not team name)
  • Testing for scores now also works in @e entity selector
  • Added scoreboard team property to disable name tag visibility: /scoreboard teams option <name> nametagVisibility with options hideForOtherTeam, hideForOwnTeam, never and always (default)
  • Added scoreboard team property to disable death messages: /scoreboard teams option <name> deathMessageVisibility with options never, hideForOtherTeams, hideForOwnTeam and always (default)
  • Command /scoreboard players can now filter by NBT data
Spectator game mode
  • Usage: /gamemode spectator, /gamemode sp or /gamemode 3
  • No interaction with the world
    • Player can move through any entity or block without interfering with it (commonly referred to as 'noclip')
    • Collecting or using items is impossible, as is placing, destroying or interacting with blocks in any way
    • Viewing inventories and GUIs is possible, but it is not possible to interact with them
      • The HUD is disabled, except for the crosshairs when looking at a mob.
    • Player selectors (in commands) will target spectators
      • Using /give on a spectator will cause the item(s) to drop at their location.
    • Spectators are not noticed by mobs, and do not trigger spawners or spawning
      • A spectator's presence keeps a mob from despawning
    • Only the Void and /kill can damage a spectator
  • Flying mode
    • Landing is not possible—the player can fly through the ground
    • The mouse scroll wheel, the sprint key, and the slowness and swiftness effects all affect the flying speed
  • First-person view through another player or mob's eyes
    • Left-clicking an entity locks the player's position and camera to the entity's
    • The spectator cannot control where the entity moves or looks
    • Certain mobs have different vision
    • Viewing oneself using F5 shows the entity
    • Pressing the Dismount key (⇧ Shift by default) returns the player to flying mode
  • Viewing privileges
    • Spectators can see other spectators
      • Appear as a translucent disembodied head
    • Invisible players and mobs appear visible, but translucent
    • An optional hotkey to show outlines on players whilst spectating
      • Can be color coded to teams
      • Can be set/cancelled in Controls option
      • Outline seen when key is held down (like sneaking when shift is held down)
  • Has a preliminary interface mode
    • Spectators now have a UI to teleport to other players
    • Activated by mouse middle-click, or pressing a number key
    • When more than 8 players are available to choose, the sides will be replaced by arrows
    • When teams are set up, teams can be selected individually to only display that team's players
    • Both number keys and the 'pick block'-button together with the scroll wheel can be used to control the interface
    • Teleportation works across dimensions
  • Worlds can be shared to LAN in spectator mode
Particles
  • droplet
    • Are created when a sponge soaks up water
  • take
  • mobappearance
Enchantment
  • "Depth Strider"
    • Allows the player to move faster in water
    • Can be applied only to boots
    • Can go up to level III

World Generation

Underground
  • Granite, andesite and diorite generate in pockets within stone terrain
    • Slightly larger size and abundance than gravel
    • Pockets don't reduce ore frequency, since ores can generate inside these pockets
Ocean monuments
Customized world type
  • Highly customisable terrain generation
    • To use, press create new world then ‘world type: customized’ and then press the 'customize' button
    • There are 4 pages to customize the world
    • Page 1: customizes generation of structures, chance of lake generation, size of certain structures, and biome type and size, and sea level
      • There are 18 customization options which affect whether generated structures will spawn in, as well as other environmental factors such as sea level. Some of these presets are Yes/No inputs or sliders.
        • Sea level height, toggles for cave, village, temple, ocean monument, dungeon, water lake, lava lake, stronghold, mineshaft and ravine generation, sliders to control water lake, lava lake and dungeon rarity, toggle to turn oceans into lava oceans, biome selection, biome and river size sliders
    • Page 2: customizes the ore distribution for dirt, gravel, granite, diorite, andesite, coal, iron, gold, redstone, diamond and lapis
      • Rarity, height range and vein size
    • Page 3 & 4: Expert customization of the terrain generation
      • There are 16 customization options which can be used to affect various aspects of Minecraft's terrain generator. These can be changed by moving sliders or by typing in values directly
        • Main Noise Scale X/Y/Z to smooth out terrain, larger values for smoother terrain; Biome scale/depth weight and Biome scale/depth offset to stretch/squash terrain vertically based on the biomes default height settings; Upper/lower limit scale to make terrain more solid/riddled with holes, depending on how close the values are to each other; Height Stretch to pull terrain upward, with smaller values causing more extreme stretching; Height scale, Coordiante scale, Depth base size, Depth noise exponent, Depth noise scale
  • There are seven presets
    • Water World, Isle Land, Caver's Delight, Mountain Madness, Drought, Caves of Chaos, Good Luck
  • Each page has a button to randomize the various values and a button to reset to default values
  • Uses the 'generator-settings' string known from superflat presets for server.properties and world data
  • Generate structures button disappears when selected
Debug Mode world type
  • Useful for resource pack makers
  • Hold ⇧ Shift and cycle through "World Type" to select it
  • Tweaked world creation
    • Other world options are not available
    • Only Spectator mode can be enabled
  • All possible blocks with all possible data values are generated
    • This includes all possible states of redstone wire, fire, tripwire, stairs, etc.
    • They are arranged in a grid across height y=70, with a barrier floor at y=60
    • Every block state generates only once
  • Blocks placed are deleted, and blocks destroyed are restored

Blocks and Items

Diorite
Andesite
  • Crafting recipe: 1 cobblestone and 1 diorite
  • Can be crafted into polished andesite
Granite
  • Crafting recipe: 1 Nether quartz and 1 diorite
  • Can be crafted into polished granite
Polished Diorite
  • Crafting recipe: 4 diorite in a 2x2 configuration
Polished Andesite
  • Crafting recipe: 4 andesite in a 2x2 configuration
Polished Granite
  • Crafting recipe: 4 granite in a 2x2 configuration
Coarse Dirt
  • Replaces the grassless dirt variant found in Mega Taiga, Mesa and Savanna biomes.
    • All worlds with grassless dirt blocks will seamlessly change over to coarse dirt as it uses the same block ID and data value as the original grassless dirt block
  • Slightly darker texture than regular dirt
  • Can be picked up with bare hands (silk touch is not required)
  • Crafting recipe: dirt and gravel in a 2x2 checkered pattern, yields four coarse dirt
Prismarine
  • Generates in ocean monuments
  • Can be crafted with prismarine shards
  • The cracks in Prismarine appear to slowly change color between brown, blue, gray and purple.
Prismarine Bricks
Dark Prismarine
Sea Lanterns
Prismarine Crystals
Prismarine Shard
Wet Sponge
  • Obtained when a sponge soaks up water
  • Smelting a wet sponge yields a dry sponge
    • When smelted, they will fill empty buckets in the 'fuel' slot with water if possible
  • Emits water dripping particles
  • Rarely dropped by Elder Guardians
Slime Block
  • Players and mobs that land on their top side will bounce, like on a trampoline
    • Bounce rebound velocity is scaled by impact velocity, can reach up to 60%
    • Currently does not affect item entities
  • Prevents fall damage
  • Walking on it is slower than walking on soul sand, close to one's speed whilst sneaking
  • Crafting recipe: 9 slime balls
    • Can be crafted back into 9 slime balls
  • Connected to sticky pistons, slime blocks will now push and pull blocks beside them when moved by pistons
    • Connected to normal pistons, slime blocks will only push blocks, but not pull them
    • Coded by KaboPC and Panda4994[5][6]
    • Up to 12 slime blocks connected to a piston in any arrangement can be moved as long as the following conditions are met: blocks do not disrupt the chain, non-moveable blocks are not in the way or slime blocks are not attached to the piston itself
    • Follows all the rules that pistons follow, for example blocks which can normally be moved by pistons can be moved if attached to slime blocks
    • Allows for more contraptions, from new redstone clocks, moving devices, farming etc
  • Extending a piston with a slime block attached to it will propel entities (mobs, players, items, launched arrows etc) in the appropriate direction[7]
Iron Trapdoor
  • Can only be opened and closed using redstone, similar to an iron door
  • Crafting recipe: iron ingots in a 2x2 pattern, yields one iron trapdoor
Banner
  • Can be worn as head gear - but only using commands
  • Over 4006 possible combinations
  • Crafted like a sign, just with one color of wool instead of planks
  • Can be stacked to 16
  • Most patterns are created by arranging dyes in certain ways around a banner on a crafting table
  • Additional patterns: creeper, skull & crossbones, brick, and flower - making these without dyes will result in a black pattern, use dyes to get different colors (items: creeper skull, wither skeleton skull, brick block, oxeye daisy)
  • 33 crafting recipes which produce different patterns
  • Up to 6 layers of patterns possible
  • Can be placed on walls or on the ground (16 rotations possible)
  • Sway with the wind
  • Can be cloned by crafting them together with a blank banner
  • Top-most layer can be removed using cauldrons
Raw Mutton
Cooked Mutton
  • Restores 6 (Hunger.svgHunger.svgHunger.svg)
Rabbit Hide
  • Can be crafted in a 2x2 arrangement to produce leather
  • Drops from rabbits
Raw Rabbit
Cooked Rabbit
  • Restores 5 (Half Hunger.svgHunger.svgHunger.svg)
Rabbit's Foot
  • Brewed to make a Potion of Leaping
  • Drops from rabbits
Rabbit Stew
Potion of Leaping
  • Adds effect Jump Boost, for "I" and "II" levels
  • Brewed with a rabbit's foot and Awkward potion
  • The potion and bubbles are bright green coloured
Barrier
  • Acts like a full block but is completely transparent
    • Can transfer redstone signals and allows blocks to be placed on it
  • Can only be destroyed in Creative mode
  • Can be obtained using /give @p minecraft:barrier <amount>
  • Uses block of redstone texture for breaking particles
  • Becomes visible to players who are holding a barrier in their hand
    • Appears to be rendered as particles; always facing the player
Guardian Spawn Egg
  • Spawns the Guardian mob
  • Cyan coloured with orange spots
Endermite Spawn Egg
  • Spawns the Endermite mob
  • Purple coloured with grey spots
Rabbit Spawn Egg
  • Spawns rabbits
  • Brown coloured with brown spots

Mobs

Endermite
  • Sometimes spawns in the place of an Enderman teleporting away.
  • Sometimes spawns when a player teleports using an Ender pearl.
  • Despawns after 2 minutes (unless it is named using a name tag)
Guardian
Elder Guardian
  • A boss-like variant of Guardians
  • There are 3 elders in each ocean monument
  • A flashing boss Guardian will appear on screen when close to the boss Guardian, and Mining Fatigue III will be inflicted on the player for 5 minutes
  • Drops wet sponge
Rabbits
  • Drops rabbit hide, raw rabbit, cooked rabbit and rabbit's foot
  • They have many different skins similarly to horses and ocelots. They have 8 skins including: Black, White, Brown, Gold, Black & White, Salt & Pepper, Toast, and the Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog
    • Naming a rabbit spawn egg or name tag "Toast" will give rabbits a special skin as a memorial to user xyzen420's girlfriend's rabbit Toast
    • Very low rate of spawning as "The Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog"
      • 1/1000 chance of spawning
      • This type of rabbit is hostile and will attack players within 4 blocks, deals 5 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHalf Heart.svg) in easy, 8 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svg) in normal difficulty and 12 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svg) in hard
      • A reference to the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail
      • It is perfectly white except for its mouth, which has a blood red outline
      • It can be directly spawned in with the command /summon Rabbit ~ ~ ~ {RabbitType:99}
  • Rabbits can be tamed/bred using carrots, golden carrots or dandelions
    • Rabbits cannot be bred unless tamed
  • Rabbits will be scared of the player and run away from it when untamed, similarly to ocelots

Changes

General

Splashes
  • "OpenGL 1.2!" changed to "OpenGL 2.1 (if supported)!"
Debug screen
  • Text now has a background
  • Replaced x, y, z, b, bl and other labels with more understandable labels
  • "Light" is now the light levels at feet, not eyes
    • Player rotation is now displayed for the vertical angle as well as the horizontal one
  • The crosshair displays 3 short colored lines to indicate the direction of each axis: x/red, y/green, z/blue
  • Day counter added
    • Increases by 1 every dawn
  • Now displays difficulty
    • Peaceful - 0.00, Easy - 0.75, Normal - 1.50, Hard - 2.25
  • Looking at a block in the world will show the coordinates of that block on the debug screen
  • On the right hand side, a display shows up if you are looking at a block, giving various pieces of information and NBT data about it.
    • Looking at all blocks shows you the state of the block, and the variant state where applicable (eg. minecraft:cauldron[level=1])
  • Now shows whether you are facing the positive or negative x/z axis
  • Currently missing LC value and FL value.
  • F3 + B now also shows which direction entities are looking in using a blue line and their eye level using a red line
  • Now displays how many chunk sections are being rendered currently and how many chunk sections are out of view in percent, the OpenGL version, display size, vendor and GPU
  • "Vanilla" added to the version number. eg: "Minecraft 14w30b (14w30b/Vanilla)"
    • Presumably this will say something different if modded. No mods (or even APIs) currently exist for versions this recent.
Block IDs
  • Occurences of blocks/items now need to be named ids; old ids slowly being phased out
  • NBT data in commands can now use block/item names in place of numerical ids
    • Example: id:"minecraft:stone"
    • In scoreboards, the format is minecraft.block.stone
  • Superflat presets also use the new named id format
Superflat world type
  • Block ID/number of layers format changed from NumberxID to Number*ID.
  • Preset code version number changed to "3".
Internal block handling
  • Now internally use states instead of metadata
  • Metadata will still be used for a while
  • Block states of the block being looked at will now be displayed on the F3 menu - Examples: redstone, door
  • Internally, metadata no longer needs to be calculated out of the 4 bit data value, instead the values of specified properties can now be easily gotten and set
Chat
  • Improved chat communication
  • Messages are now either chat, system or action bar messages
  • Action bar messages are always shown, chat and system messages are only shown if chat settings are configured that way
  • Entities now have tooltips in certain chat instances when hovered over
    • These appear when hovered over an entity's name in chat (e.g. the success message for /kill)
    • Shows the name of the entity (e.g. Bob), the Id of the entity (e.g. Creeper (50)) and the entity UUID
    • Shift+Left click while hovering over the entity's name inserts its UUID into your chat bar. They also work in commands like /tp so you can teleport to entities.
  • F3 + D clears the chat history (including previously typed commands)
UUID
  • All player lists will now be converted to be UUID-based automatically
Performance
  • All dimensions are now stored on different threads
    • Rewrote chunk sorting
    • Ported over the visibility culling code from MCPE to avoid rendering invisible stuff
    • Threaded chunk rebuilds
Lighting
  • Completely fixed black spots
  • You will need to re-load old worlds for them to be fixed[8]
Rendering
  • Only transparent blocks will now render as transparent (eliminates the use of x-ray texture packs)
Item Animation
  • When items are collected, rather than "zooming" into the player's chest, it appears to move to the player's feet instead.
Resource packs
  • Custom block models can be loaded
    • Several blocks in the game are rendered differently using the new block models.
  • Custom item models can be loaded
    • Many items's model is rotated 90 degrees in the inventory and in hand.
  • F3+T and F3+S now reload models
  • Resource packs can now be bundled with a world, put it in the map save directory and name it "resources.zip"
    • Example: .minecraft/saves/TheMapWithTheThing/resources.zip
GUI code
  • Improvements to allow for "cooler things"[9]
Skin
  • Right and left arms and legs are now editable independently
  • Uses a steve.png file with new layout and new dimensions
    • Dimensions for the file are now 64×64
  • Overlay now includes the whole body
    • Overlays are called hat, jacket, sleeves and pants legs
  • New "Skin Customization" button in the options menu
    • Cape visibility is now toggled from here
    • You can toggle the visibility of overlays, independent for each limb/body part
  • Backward-compatible
  • Pre-1.8 skins still work, but won't have the new features.
Servers
  • New server icons, displayed with 3 buttons.
    • Up and down arrows to move the servers' order.
    • Third button is to join the server.
  • There is now a default server icon.
    • Resembles the unknown resource pack icon.
  • Servers can now customize network compression in server.properties
Graphics
  • Dropped items now face the player in all three directions on fast graphics
Blocks
  • Rewrote how blocks are rendered
  • Rewrote how block data is handled
Optimizations
  • Many optimizations to both the server (including single player) and the client
  • Threaded chunk rendering
  • Ore generation is more than twice as fast[10]
  • Significant increase in FPS and performance
  • Stability in the smoothness of FPS
  • Chunks load a lot faster
Tech notes[11]
  • Fixed server referencing Entities by origin, client referencing by eyes (!!)
  • Fixed ray-casting differences between server & client
  • Added RenderLayer ability to get colored on damage
  • Added basic BlockModel asset
  • Cleanup GUI rendering
  • Added big optimization Noisegen
  • Added generic face-render method in BlockRenderer
  • Added RenderLayers to entities, moved armor/items/* to it.
  • Extracted Vec3i from BlockPos
  • Lots of BlockPos usage-optimizations (generation/pathfinder/features)
  • Serialize BlockPos as long over network
  • Improvements in memory limits for NBT reading
  • Cleanup around old Direction usage
  • Split BlockRenderer in subclasses
  • Added BlockLayer (SOLID, CUTOUT, CUTOUT_MIPPED, TRANSLUCENT) for renderpasses
  • Removed Direction, get rid of magic numbers, now in Facing
  • Fixed unreleased ByteBuf leaking mem
  • Cleanup around BlockPos usage
  • Removed AABB pools
  • Changed AABB, now immutable
  • Removed Vec3 pools
  • Changed Vec3, now immutable
  • Changed TextureAtlas, names can have slashes
  • Changed LWJGL to 2.9.1
  • Changed Entity, now unique by UUID
  • Added BlockPos (instead of int x, y, z)
  • Added Facing enum, get rid of magic numbers

Gameplay

Enchanting
  • Enchanting will now cost 1 to 3 levels, but you still need the same minimum total levels
    • For example, an enchantment may only become available for enchanting after reaching 13 levels of experience, but will only cost 2 XP levels and 2 of lapis lazuli
  • Additionally, there is now a material cost - enchanting also costs 1 to 3 pieces of lapis lazuli now (seen above)
  • The actual enchantment calculation is the same
  • One of the enchantments will be displayed in the tooltip
  • The enchantments you would get on a tool will not change until you enchant something - this enchantment seed is stored per player
  • Leveling up now takes longer
  • Level V enchantments can now appear on an item without the use of an anvil
  • Looting now gives an extra 1% chance of getting rare loot per level
Villager Trading
  • Rebalanced Villager trades, see Trading.
    • Offers will be less random and probably more useful
    • Villagers start out with 2-4 trades unlocked
    • Trades are now unlocked more freely
      • Trading any offer will unlock up to 3 new trades or reactivate old ones
    • Existing villagers will not be affected
  • Trading now gives experience
  • Villagers no longer trade Flint and Steel.
  • There are now more villager professions
    • White robe: Librarian
    • Purple robe: Cleric
    • Brown robe: Fisherman, Farmer, Fletcher, Shepherd
    • White apron: Butcher, Leatherworker
    • Black apron: Armorer, Tool Smith, Weapon Smith
    • Villager profession is now displayed in trade GUI
  • The disabled trade arrow now appears without closing and reopening the trading GUI, and now has a descriptive tooltip
Village mechanics
  • Doors are now added to the closest village
  • This will not break iron farms, but change them a little, enough to make them "practically pointless"[12]
Anvil repairing
  • Costs reduced to balance out with the new enchanting system
  • Renaming items will now only cost 1 level
  • Repairing will costs from 2 to 5 levels and tools can be repaired longer and with better enchantments
  • Repairing costs can no longer be kept down by renaming items
Adventure mode
  • Block hitboxes no longer appear in Adventure mode if interaction with the block is impossible
  • Block interaction is now impossible by default
  • The CanDestroy NBT tag can be used to determine which blocks can be allowed to be broken (see above for usage)
Creative mode
  • In creative mode, players can create a copy of a block entity in their hotbar, including all NBT data, with ctrl+Pick Block key (ctrl+middle mouse button by default)
  • Players in creative mode can now damage entities even if they are flagged invulnerable
Commands
  • /clear
    • Can now be used to clear only a specific number of items and can be restricted to certain NBT data
    • Example: /clear @p minecraft:spawn_egg 120 34 {display:{Name:Michael}} <item> <data-value> will remove up to 34 villager spawn eggs named Michael from yourself
    • Can now test for partial matches of NBT lists
  • /effect
    • Can now also specify whether particles are to be shown:
    • Usage: /effect <player> <effect> [seconds] [amplifier] [hideParticles]
      • Use 'true' to hide particles and 'false' to show; if value is not given, defaults to false
  • /kill
    • Can now be followed by a target selector
    • Example: /kill @e[type=!Player]
  • /say
    • Now lists all entity using @e.
    • Example: /say @e[r=500] will list all the entities in your world within a 500 block radius
  • /summon
    • /summon command can now summon lightning using /summon LightningBolt
  • /tellraw
    • A new tag called "insertion" allows text to be inserted into the chat that, when shift-clicked, will insert more text into the players' chat input
      • Example: /tellraw @a {text:"CLICK",insertion:"This is a test"}
    • Can now insert values from scoreboards into messages
      • Example: /tellraw @p {text:"Have ",extra:[{score:{name:"Searge",objective:"reward"}},{text:" diamonds"}]}
    • Now has a selector argument
      • Allows to print player's names
      • Example: /tellraw @a {selector:"@a[team=TeamRed]"} will print everyone who is on TeamRed
    • Can display entity tooltips when the action for hoverEvent is set to show_entity
      • Example: /tellraw @a {text:"Hover here",hoverEvent:{action:show_entity,value:"{type:'Zombie',name:'Dummy'}" }} will print a message will display the tooltip of a zombie named "dummy"
  • /testfor
    • Can now also check for dataTags
    • Example: /testfor @p {foodLevel:20}
    • No longer is exclusively usable in command blocks
    • Can now check for inventory specific items
      • Example: /testfor @p {Inventory:[{Slot:6b,id:"minecraft:diamond_sword"}],SelectedItemSlot:6}
  • /testforblock
    • Can now test for partial matches of NBT lists
  • /time
    • /time query <value> argument to check the tie
      • Has an another argument after that which can be daytime or gametime to check either the number of ticks since the start of the day or the number of ticks since the world was created, respectively
  • /tp
    • Now supports rotation arguments
    • Example: /tp @p ~ ~ ~ ~20 ~40 teleports the player so that he faces 20 degrees to the right and 40 degrees downwards
Target Selectors
  • Now supports cubic areas
    • Example: @e[x=0,y=0,z=0,dx=10,dy=10,dz=10] gets all entities between 0,0,0 and 10,10,10
  • New radius value usable in target selectors, based on the block center
    • A radius of 0 works for exact block positions
  • New selector parameters for entity selectors to detect entity rotations with rxm – x rot min, rx – x rot max, rym – y rot min, ry . y rot max
    • Example: @a[rxm=-15,rx=15,rym=-45,ry=45], /say @a[rx=30], don't look down!
NBT Tags
  • Age
    • Can now be set to -32768 for items that never despawn
  • CustomName and CustomNameVisible
    • Now work on all entities
  • Text1, Text2, Text3, Text4
    • Uses the JSON text component instead of plain text
    • Might need some time before it can work in survival.
    • Can be used to show scores towards players by using the selector and score tags
    • Previously, text formatting could only be accomplished using the section symbol via Formatting codes
    • Character limit is based on character width
  • pages
    • Uses the JSON text component instead of plain text.
    • Capable of using the clickEvent and hoverEvent tags.
    • Previously, text formatting could only be accomplished using the section symbol via Formatting codes.
Teleporting
  • Relative teleporting is smoother and no longer brings players to a stop; it preserves their velocity from before the teleport
Item tooltips
  • Now show the internal name for use in commands (F3+H mode)
Particles
  • Can be summoned using the /particle command
  • Changed the particle effect when landing on a block, looks a lot more scattered
Inventory system
  • Rewrote the inventory system
  • Fixes some bugs, improves performance and allows easier improvements
  • Allows custom NBT that isn't handled by the game to be added onto items
    • Custom tags will remain even if the items NBT is changed in-game. (i.e. by renaming)
Enchantments & Effects
  • Now also support named IDs as well as numerical IDs
    • Example: /enchant @a minecraft:looting 3
    • Example: /effect @a minecraft:speed 10 10
Player list
  • Improved the health objective display on the player list
  • Will fall back to textual display if space is scarce, with colors (green/yellow/red) to show different health levels
  • Additional health will squash the display together to fit
  • Now groups together teams
  • Now sorts players by name
  • Player list shows the faces of players

World Generation

Villages
  • Gravel roads in villages have cobblestone underneath, to prevent them from collapsing into caves
  • Many of the buildings have replaced some of their wooden planks to wooden logs in a plains/savanna village
Desert temples
Caverns
  • Now generate on the surface of desert, mesa, mega taiga and mushroom biomes
Swampland
  • Changed generation of the marsh-like areas[13]
World border
  • The default world border is now an animated texture rather than an invisible bedrock barrier
  • There is now nothing beyond the world border
  • Is set at a diameter of 60 million by default, for both the Overworld and the Nether
  • Mobs and players can't pass through it and take damage when outside
  • If you’re stuck outside the world border, it is possible to freely fly/walk around (not possible to freely walk through the border from the inside though)
  • When you get within a certain distance of the world border, a red-aura-like warning will activate
    • Only visible on Fancy graphics
    • Outside the border, the warning is at full strength
    • Inside the border, the warning gradually gets stronger as the player approaches the border
    • If the border is stationary, the warning is first seen as the player passes the warning distance, default 5 blocks from the player's location
    • If the border is shrinking quickly enough, the warning will be first visible at the warning time, default 15 seconds from the player's location
  • The /worldborder command allows one to customise various aspects of world borders like their size, center, damage and warning

Blocks and Items

Sponge
  • Introduced sponge to survival mode, with new behavior and texture
  • Sponge turns into Wet Sponge when it soaks up water
    • Water particles appear around the Sponge when this happens
  • Sponge destroys water blocks from 5 blocks away in a kind of sphere
  • Sponge soaks up water only when water is touching it
Chiseled Stone Bricks
Cracked Stone Bricks
  • Can now be obtained by smelting stone bricks, making them renewable
Moss Stone
Mossy Stone Bricks
Dead Bushes & Saplings
  • Can now catch fire
Huge Mushrooms
  • When harvested with silk touch enchantment they drop blocks with corresponding mushroom texture (red or brown) on all sides rather than the one with spores
Signs, chests, beacons, beds and heads
  • Now display the cracking animation[14]
    • Beds did display the cracking animation previously, but not on their top and bottom
Doors
  • Stack to 64
  • The crafting recipe for doors now gives 3 doors instead of one
  • Applies to both doors and iron doors
Trapdoors
  • Trapdoors are now called "Wooden Trapdoor" [15]
Furnaces
  • When a furnace runs out of fuel, the smelting progress will rewind at 2x speed
  • Empty furnaces will now only accept fuel and empty buckets in the fuel slot
Torches and Redstone Torches
  • Torches and redstone torches placed on walls now have an angled top side
Blaze Rods
  • Are now held similarly to tools
Carrots
  • Restore 3 hunger points instead of 4
Baked Potatoes
  • Restore 5 hunger points instead of 6
Hay Bale
  • Rebalanced how they heal and accelerate the growth of horses
Mob heads
  • Made Creeper, Skeleton and Zombie Heads available in survival
  • Creepers, Skeletons, Wither Skeletons, and Zombies drop their heads when killed by charged creepers. Wither Skeletons continue to have heads as rare drops.
  • Skulls worn on heads are now bigger so the 2nd skin layer no longer peaks through
  • Player and mob heads in inventories and held by mobs/players now display the actual head
Item Frames
  • Items in item frames can now face eight different directions
  • As long as the frame remains placed, it remembers the orientation of the last item it held, and uses it for the next item it holds
  • Item frames can give off a signal detected by comparators, based on the direction the item is facing
    • Signal strength is as follows: 0: empty; 1: item; 2: item rotated once; 3: item rotated twice; ...; 8: item rotated 7 times
  • Improved position handling of item frames
Paintings
  • Improved position handling of paintings
Dispensers
  • Can now place pumpkins or Wither Skeleton Skulls to spawn golems and withers respectively
    • Will only place them if the body of the golem or wither is already built
  • Can now place command blocks with pre-configured commands, rather than dispensing it
Buttons
  • Can now be placed on ceiling and on the ground
Redstone Comparators
  • Can now detect what way an item frame is rotated
Activator Rails
  • Powered activator rails will now shake minecarts, causing riders (players and entities) to dismount
Minecart with TNT
  • Minecart with TNT can be ignited with a Flame enchanted bow
  • Minecart with TNT explosions no longer stack
Signs
  • Use the JSON text components Text1, Text2, Text3, Text4 instead of plain text
  • Can be used to show scores towards players by using the selector and score tags
  • Previously, text formatting could only be accomplished using the section symbol via Formatting codes
  • Character limit is based on character width
  • Might need some time before it can work in survival
Book and Quill & Written Books
  • Use JSON text components instead of plain text with the new pages tag
  • Capable of using the clickEvent and hoverEvent tags
  • Previously, text formatting could only be accomplished using the section symbol via Formatting codes
  • Might need some time before it can work in survival
Written Books
  • Copying written books will now mark them as copies/copies of copies
  • The copying status of a book (ie. original, copy of original or copy of a copy) is denoted in a separate line in the tooltip, beneath the author's name
  • Copies of copies cannot be copied
Armor
  • Armor no longer gets colored when mobs/players are hurt
Arrows
  • Behave differently underwater
    • They will lose all velocity after a few blocks and slowly fall
    • Fire Arrows will be extinguished
Slabs
  • Removed double stone slab's item form
  • Removed double wooden slab's item form
End Portal
  • Inventory image is now the Missing Texture block instead of the Nether Portal item
Monster Spawners
  • Can be right-clicked with a Spawn Egg in hand, to change what the spawner produces
Command Block
  • Survival players can no longer look inside the command block to see the command
  • Now show the entity (@e) parameter
  • X/O button next to "Last output" in commandblock to turn off the last output string

Mobs

All mobs
  • Updated to the new AI
  • Mobs now show a glow of a slightly different color when hurt
Villagers
  • When struck by lightning, villagers turn into witches
  • Now have a head slot where helmets or blocks can be applied
  • Villagers will now only breed when willing
    • The first time a specific trade is done, the villager will become willing, any other time there's a 1 in 5 chance the villager will become willing
    • When a baby villager is born, both parents lose their willingness
    • Villagers become willing to breed by consuming food: 3 bread or 12 potatoes or 12 carrots
    • Finding out a villager's willingness in survival is difficult: The only tell is the amount of xp they give when trading; Normal trading yields 3-6 experience points, trading and making a villager willing yields 8-11 experience points
  • Changes to villager AI
    • Villagers will now harvest, collect and replant grown potato, carrot and wheat crops
    • Villagers will craft wheat into bread
    • Villagers will share food with fellow villagers
Baby animals (sheep, pig, cow, chicken, cat, dog, horse)
  • Baby animal growth can now slowly be accelerated using the animal's breeding item
  • It appears holding the right mouse button speeds up this process
Wolves
  • Tamed and untamed wolves now attack skeletons without provocation, similar to how untamed wolves attack sheep in the wild
Tamed Ocelots and Tamed Wolves
  • Now display a death message if named with a name tag
Skeletons
  • Now run away from wolves instead of fighting back
  • Now run away from creepers that are about to explode
Slimes and Magma Cubes
  • Now swim as a result of the update to the new AI
  • Randomly change direction every so often, reducing the chance of them getting stuck at walls or corners
  • Slimes will now randomly despawn over time if no player is within a 32 meter range
  • Appear to jump a bit more randomly
Zombie Pigmen
  • Angry zombie pigmen now pathfind as a result of the update to the new AI
  • Now run away from creepers that are about to explode
  • Adult Zombie Pigmen will forgive after a short time (and lose the aggro speed boost), but will continue to attack until the player escapes their aggro distance
Endermen
  • Now pathfind as a result of the update to the new AI
  • Now walk slightly faster
Spiders and Cave Spiders
  • Can no longer draw line of sight through opaque blocks
Blazes
  • Blazes will now shoot the player even if there are solid blocks between them
Giants
  • Armor on Giants is now rendered
Silverfish
  • Silverfish will stop occasionally before moving again (similarly to most mobs)
Creepers
  • Now run away from other creepers that are about to explode
Zombies
  • Now run away from creepers that are about to explode
Witches
  • Now run away from creepers that are about to explode
Iron Golems
  • Now attack the player as soon it is attacked, but only if the player is in survival
Iron Golems, Snow Golems & Withers
  • Can be spawned by arranging the blocks in any orientation
    • This does not affect the orientation of the spawned mob

Trivia

  • This is the longest wait for a major update to Minecraft, since the last version was released on October 25, 2013, 272 days ago.
    • 1.3.1 had the previous longest development version, with a release on August 1, 2012, 153 days after the release of 1.2.1.
  • This is also the longest development to a major update in the history of Minecraft, with the first snapshot coming out on January 9, 2014, 196 days ago.
    • The previous longest was also 1.3, with 111 days from the first snapshot to the final release.
  • This update has had the most development snapshots of any major update so far, at 39 snapshots.
    • The update with the most snapshots previous to this was 1.6.1, with 18 snapshots.

Fixes

267 bugs fixed

  • MC-19 – Having FOV over 100 and sleeping in bed will cause you to look inside your head
  • MC-71 – Mobs don't spawn next to water streams if the x and z coordinates are negative
  • MC-78 – Villagers crowd into a single building
  • MC-92 – Slab & stairs lighting incorrect
  • MC-99 – Skins sometimes disappear after death
  • MC-107 – Potion of night vision: total blackout
  • MC-208 – Paintings & item frames can overlap / z-fighting when overlapping
  • MC-229 – The fullscreen/windowed mode toggle status is inconsistent when using hotkeys
  • MC-393 – Starvation prevents sleeping in bed on peaceful
  • MC-404 – Viewing a map while invisible still shows both hands holding it
  • MC-455 – Standing on exact x = 0, z = 0 coordinates prevents breaking / placing blocks to the northwest
  • MC-486 – Zombies and skeletons don't burn on slabs
  • MC-506 – You can make smooth sandstone into smooth sandstone
  • MC-665 – Minecarts and TNT are not moved by water currents
  • MC-676 – Signs and chests do not display cracking animation
  • MC-816 – 'Drowning' meter doesn't reset when there's a block overhead, in running water
  • MC-888/difficulty command doesn't change the default difficulty in the options menu (singleplayer)
  • MC-1178 – Invalid biome ID in Superflat crashes Minecraft
  • MC-1253 – Ladder, sign, fence, gate, trapdoor causes block it is placed in to darken
  • MC-1298 – Slightly damaged and very damaged anvils lose broken texture when falling
  • MC-1305 – Iron bar hit-boxes misaligned
  • MC-1451 – Sideways placed blocks (quartz, hay bales, wood logs) textures are not rotated properly
  • MC-1458 – Zombie / Skeleton chestplate not displaying the sleeves of the chestplate properly
  • MC-1499 – Can see the water lighter in a certain position
  • MC-1532 – TNT flashing graphic when lit looks cut up and faded / z-fighting
  • MC-1580 – Ghost items from trading with ⇧ Shift-click
  • MC-1677 – Retracting piston shows ghost hitbox of technical block
  • MC-1769 – X-Ray by standing inside TNT / glowstone / block of redstone / leaves (fast)
  • MC-1818SkullOwner is lost when "picking" the skull in creative
  • MC-1893 – If you sneak, buckets will place water/lava/lily pads at the position you would point at if you weren't sneaking
  • MC-2367 – Players can place and remove arbitrary blocks in Adventure mode, breaking pre-1.4.2 maps
  • MC-2346 – Hitbox of anvil not proportional
  • MC-2487 – Lighting cocoa | glowing when hit
  • MC-2789 – Unbreakable blocks in adventure mode: hay block, TNT, Silverfish, piston, cactus, bed, fire, sponge
  • MC-2947 – Ghasts and witches do not aim properly
  • MC-2990 – Heads, beds, and doors can't be placed where there is thin snow
  • MC-3066 – Adventure Mode breaking transparent blocks
  • MC-3084 – Models improperly shaded at certain angles
  • MC-3151 – New mob AI doesn't take world limit/Void into account for pathing
  • MC-3230 – Black squares on 3rd person view
  • MC-3450 – While lying in bed nearby mobs will look above the player
  • MC-3493 – Item frames "jumping"
  • MC-3583java.lang.NullPointerException: Exception ticking world (at ml.c(SourceFile:199)) (Corrupted Nether chunks)
  • MC-3599 – Sleeping in beds above layer 128 in multiplayer causes the player to fall into the void (visually only)
  • MC-3615 – Seeing through lava
  • MC-3631 – Creepers float one-eighth of a block above the ground.
  • MC-3668 – When going through nether portals with (potion) effects, the effect animations (particles, fire, visibility, additional hearts) are lost
  • MC-4077 – Player hitboxes in debug mode are rendered too high
  • MC-4222 – While under the effect of a night vision potion, enemies no longer flash red upon taking damage
  • MC-4239 – Redstone and string in a cobble generator turn into obsidian
  • MC-4402 – Brewing Stand becomes bright upon punch
  • MC-4410 – Floating in 3rd person while sneaking
  • MC-4476 – Endermen don't teleport when battling other mobs up close
  • MC-4546 – Sheep spawn eggs have wrong texture when thrown on the ground (fast graphics)
  • MC-4686 – Client movement when teleported
  • MC-4767 – Shadow on the block above your head
  • MC-4837 – Zombie/player held beacon experience z-fighting
  • MC-4855 – Mob spawners miss a row on X and Z axis for the spawn range
  • MC-4930 – Flight can be faster than chunk load
  • MC-5018 – Wide characters (e.g. Tildes ~) overflow on signs
  • MC-5164 – Strength and weakness potions do not work on aggressive wolves
  • MC-5270 – Suffocation screen is buggy while standing in lava
  • MC-5306 – Enchanted blocks don't show enchantment in your hand, inventory, as headwear (skulls/pumpkins) or when dropped on the ground
  • MC-5506 – Villagers offer enchanted book trades you can't possibly do
  • MC-5525 – Some sounds play at a low volume
  • MC-5653 – Enchanted book offers will only ever get worse with villager trades
  • MC-5824 – Cactus can grow next to blocks
  • MC-6095 – There is a very small gap at the hopper block model
  • MC-7001 – Items in item frame get dark when rotated (fast graphics)
  • MC-7133 – Texture of burning furnace(ID 62) shows no face in inventory
  • MC-7157 – Minecart with furnace texture shows active furnace without powering it
  • MC-7432 – Real zombie sieges fail to start (fix included)
  • MC-7463 – Mooshrooms need grass to spawn from mob spawners instead of Mycelium
  • MC-7488 – Village siege's spawn location is calculated incorrectly (fix included)
  • MC-7508 – Lighting error due to Chunk.heightMap ignoring block at the top level of an ExtendedBlockStorage instance (off by 1 error)
  • MC-7896 – TNT minecarts that are set on fire drop TNT and a minecart
  • MC-8201 – Lit TNT falls into floor on reload
  • MC-8255 – TNT does not make fuse sound when dispensed out of dispenser
  • MC-8509 – Iron bars texture gap
  • MC-8648 – Upon naming an item, it no longer grows in base value after being repaired on an anvil
  • MC-8662 – Items are not centered correctly within frames
  • MC-8858 – Rain goes through upside-down stairs
  • MC-8881 – Mobs treat any layered snow as non-solid
  • MC-8898 – Player hitbox is rendered in inventory
  • MC-8987 – Flame-enchanted bows don't activate TNT minecarts
  • MC-9173 – Side of dropped items and items in item frames don't appear enchanted
  • MC-9177 – Tripwire doesn't have two sided faces
  • MC-9473 – Unnecessary delay of "Done" button in the resource pack selection menu
  • MC-9539 – "/kill" command still doesn't work from multiplayer server console
  • MC-9553 – Wrong rendering order of particles, hitboxes, clouds, transparent blocks and breaking animations - partial fix: particles only
  • MC-9562 – Double clicking in creative inventory doesn't auto stack the items
  • MC-9582 – Whole-word selection behaves erratically in chat
  • MC-9752 – The command block will detect players who are dead, but have not yet hit respawn
  • MC-9787 – The game crashes when trading with villagers
  • MC-9866 – Upper part of a door does not open when placing a block of redstone beside it
  • MC-9998 – Breaking blocks in Creative can produce particles from blocks behind the broken block
  • MC-10046 – Random destination routine has a small statistical tendency to move more north west (fix included)
  • MC-10099 – Angry Zombie Pigmen usually won't jump over 1-high transparent blocks to get to enemies
  • MC-10206 – Breaking animation displayed on top of cauldron and hopper
  • MC-10209 – More World Options menus for bonus chest and hardcore aren't blacked out
  • MC-10387 – The bottom of a hopper becomes dark while being broken
  • MC-11023 – Retracting piston arm incorrect lighting
  • MC-11170F3 pie graph bug
  • MC-11207 – Clicking hotbar hotkey (1-9) to move a stack of items / blocks to enchanting table deletes all but one of a stack
  • MC-11270 – Scoreboard doesn't work with offline / non-existent players
  • MC-11524 – Slime & minecart
  • MC-11607 – Right click with undyed leather armor part on cauldron with water still lower water layer
  • MC-11681 – Players' nameplates are too low while sleeping in beds
  • MC-12061 – Witch hitbox
  • MC-12640 – Scoreboard disappears when there are too many entries
  • MC-12730 – TNT placed on fence/nether fence/cobble wall/mossy wall and ignited has TNT fall through floor
  • MC-13381 – Spawner shows activity when eyes pos in range, but actually only produces mobs when feet pos in range
  • MC-13485 – Tripwire hook texture looks weird
  • MC-13633 – Horse's jump bar appears even when the horse isn't saddled yet
  • MC-13799 – Selection box of fence is hidden when a leash/lead is tied to it
  • MC-14617 – Difficulty settings from one single player world carry over into others
  • MC-14671 – 1-tick pulse sustaining with repeaters
  • MC-14800 – Sociable zombies spawn in the nether upon pigman damage
  • MC-14861 – Teleporting using commands resets the velocity
  • MC-15093 – Named mobs names not visible through glass
  • MC-15202 – Player can be pushed around by mobs while on horseback
  • MC-15370 – Hay bale: horses heal + speed growth mismatch if crafted with 9 wheat
  • MC-16387 – Nether Fortresses are ignoring "Generate Structure" setting at world creation
  • MC-16457 – Pumpkin texture flips when made into snowman
  • MC-16587 – Glass pane / iron bar graphical bug
  • MC-16608 – Text color in hopper and brewing stand GUI changes
  • MC-17156 – "/give" Command throws ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException on high Item ID values
  • MC-17624 – Breaking stairs graphical glitch
  • MC-17868 – Zombies in water AI glitch
  • MC-18245 – Renaming + enchanting cost bug
  • MC-18284 – New AI mobs see through invisibility
  • MC-18477 – Iron golems can see and attack invisible hostile mobs
  • MC-18752 – Entity shadows not rendered correctly after getting GL error due to compass in item frame
  • MC-19205 – Tall Grass particles are gray when destroyed by placing water through another tall grass
  • MC-19313 – Wet tamed and wet hostile untamed wolves use texture from untamed, unhostile wolves
  • MC-19886 – Plants don't cause an update when the block beneath is broken/light level changed
  • MC-22395 – You can place block inside yourself by placing blocks next to fences
  • MC-22586/spreadplayers command doesn't accept relative coords for x and z parameters
  • MC-23940 – If you sleep in a bed near a transparent block, you can get in the block
  • MC-24336 – Withers are harmed by the explosions of their Wither Skulls
  • MC-25370 – Mouse is centered when going to previous menu with Esc
  • MC-25378 – Back of ladder missing - stronghold generation
  • MC-26203 – Scoreboard: player does not appear in sidebar after setting initial score to zero
  • MC-26572 – Mob/player head blocks don't render the hat layer
  • MC-26987 – Horse tries to breed with another horse that is not yet in love mode
  • MC-29475 – Arrow sound plays twice when shot into blocks
  • MC-29490 – 1.7 lighting bug / black spots
  • MC-29515 – When tracking stat.craftItem, ⇧ Shift-clicking counts 2
  • MC-29558 – Double plants cannot be broken by placing a different block on the block it occupies
  • MC-29588Hopper: java.lang.NullPointerException - Invalid Biome id
  • MC-29777 – Grass block's sides use fast version of texture when held in hand regardless of graphical settings
  • MC-29796 – Snowing causes water drips
  • MC-29803 – Statistics doesn't resize / Buttons missing after resize
  • MC-29999 – Realms button is still visible even though the client is a snapshot
  • MC-30002 – Falling / landing particles / particles applied to the player centered on the block rather than the player
  • MC-30135Hopper: java.lang.NullPointerException: Getting biome
  • MC-30192stat.useItem.<Item#> glitching with scoreboard
  • MC-30350 – Superflat Swampland doesn't generate lily pads
  • MC-30450/give command creates crash-inducing items with incomplete [dataTag]
  • MC-30484 – Giving items with unknown (high) data value crashes and leaves the world unusable
  • MC-30527 – Achievement "Adventuring Time" does not work right
  • MC-30543 – Particle effect when landing doesn't work on walls or fences
  • MC-30548stat.fallOneCm does not display proper amount
  • MC-30568/summon command can't summon lightning
  • MC-30877 – Crops (Wheat/Carrots/Potatoes) not popping off in light level 0
  • MC-30897 – Nether portal doesn't fully break when one or more blocks are destroyed
  • MC-30995/setblock replace doesn't replace same block with different tile entity / NBT data
  • MC-31047 – Use item stat corresponds to left-click, not right-click
  • MC-31081 – Stone monster eggs spawn 2 Silverfish
  • MC-31147 – Some blocks are invisible in Enderman's hands
  • MC-31203 – Furnace progress remains after changing ingredient
  • MC-31365/summon and /setblock cannot specify chests, furnaces, dispensers, rails and droppers orientation
  • MC-31382/summon command (with enchantment IDs higher than 255) crashed Minecraft
  • MC-31574/tellraw translate on string with arguments without a with argument crashes server
  • MC-31615 – Mipmapping: seeing green and brown "blocks" at the horizon
  • MC-31728 – Resource pack glitch on shaders
  • MC-32017 – Maps issue + Super Secret Settings
  • MC-32284 – Placing an enchanted item with a non-existent ench ID will crash when placing it in the first slot of an anvil
  • MC-32301 – Lava fizz sound plays whenever a flowing lava block destroys an air block
  • MC-32434 – Various ocelot spawning problems, again
  • MC-32514 – The well in a desert village is made out of the wrong material / cobblestone
  • MC-32579 – Attribute "followRange" not working thoroughly
  • MC-32867 – Stained clay blocks act as wood if a fence is underneath
  • MC-32997 – If you try to give your self air repeatedly it will crash your game
  • MC-33030 – Mobs (Endermen) don't flash red when hit in the End
  • MC-33071"Data tag parsing failed: Unbalanced quotation" when parsing strings with semicolons
  • MC-33084/give command at dead players
  • MC-33109 – Scrolling with mouse wheel in server list is unresponsive
  • MC-33110 – Spiders (and some other mobs) are not affected by speed effects or movementSpeed attributes
  • MC-33246 – Multicolor fireworks crash game when given using /give, or summoned using /summon
  • MC-33467 – Summoning a firework crash when using non-decimal color values
  • MC-33677 – Clickable text in /tellraw not working if Options->Multiplayer->Weblinks are off
  • MC-34648 – Torch not placeable on stained glass
  • MC-34772 – Efficiency does not work on Packed Ice
  • MC-34919Hopper: java.lang.NullPointerException: Rendering screen
  • MC-35431/tellraw commandblockoutput
  • MC-36103 – Nether portal block invisible in front of another nether portal block
  • MC-36151stat.leaveGame does not increment when game is closed
  • MC-36489 – Mooshrooms lose their name (from name tag) when sheared
  • MC-36494/setworldspawn does not update compass
  • MC-36718 – New fragmented sentences in translation
  • MC-36822 – Minecart with command block merging
  • MC-36847 – No colon after Game Mode in world options
  • MC-36867/tellraw @a null causes game crash
  • MC-36947/weather clear <time in seconds> <time> doesn't clear weather for anywhere near the amount given
  • MC-37075Hopper: java.lang.NullPointerException: Exception generating new chunk
  • MC-37215 – You are able to place a glass pane where you should not be able to
  • MC-37355server-icon.png alpha channel display
  • MC-37398 – Clicking super secret settings in the main menu throws an exception (but does not crash)
  • MC-37416 – When the disk is put in jukebox the name does not appear
  • MC-37996 – Experience bar loses transparency
  • MC-38014 – When /setblock oldblockHandling <y> <z> <tilename> is set to replace, it still drops container items
  • MC-38637 – Maps framed on east or west sides of blocks are darker than north or south sides
  • MC-38915 – You can place blocks on top of cauldrons when standing inside or on top of them
  • MC-38944 – Joining Realms world "Cancel" button misplaced
  • MC-39139walkOneCm stat doesn't accurately measure distance
  • MC-39228 – Zombies kill villagers instead of transform them (hard difficulty)
  • MC-40367/tellraw @a throwing NPE when no players online
  • MC-40420 – Major texture/rendering glitch
  • MC-40484 – Game crash after summoning MinecartRideable riding Villager
  • MC-40615 – Child animals obsessed about their parents, even after growing up
  • MC-40986/tellraw command crash (stat.entityKilledBy)
  • MC-41234 – "/summon"ed or spawned LeashKnots always spawn at 0, 0, 0
  • MC-41594 – Game crashes when Ender Crystal is stacked on top of horse
  • MC-41839 – Chicken Jockeys with Baby Zombie Pigmen do not work
  • MC-41917Unable to play sound: "minecraft.damage" when attacking other players (SMP and in Singleplayer)
  • MC-41962 – Water texture bug
  • MC-42312 – Range with command blocks subtly messed up
  • MC-42475 – Not able to pick up item if given to a dead player
  • MC-43012 – Glass pane z-fighting with itself
  • MC-43984 – Normal players can use player selectors
  • MC-44166 – Scoreboard objectives inaccurate in smelting objectives
  • MC-44363 – Anvil rendering glitch in inventory
  • MC-44649 – Minecraft on Mac is called java
  • MC-44727 – Block IDs that don't exist as an item crash Superflat customization GUI
  • MC-44829 – Unable to load Twitch libraries
  • MC-44881 – Command block custom radius
  • MC-45087 – Id for cooked fish is "minecraft:cooked_fished"
  • MC-45254 – Bold text is not correctly (right/center) aligned (invalid string length)
  • MC-45264 – Item textures with overlays cause potion display box to turn invisible in a 16x16 pixel area
  • MC-45375 – Improper cake, glass panes, doors and trapdoor textures
  • MC-46431 – Iron Golem breaks lead
  • MC-46634 – Thunder Volume not affected by weather volume settings
  • MC-47705 – Blaze mobs attack Creative Mode player
  • MC-47811 – The bottom texture of non-full blocks is flipped vertically
  • MC-48471 – Stained glass and other tinted objects turn completely transparent while pushed by a piston
  • MC-48969/tellraw crashes if clickEvent is an URL without "http://"
  • MC-49656 – Cobblestone walls texture glitch
  • MC-50916 – Zombie pigmen villagers are missing their inner head when spawned with {IsVillager:1}
  • MC-51214 – Fireworks given with empty FadeColors crashes the client when hovered
  • MC-51238 – Tamed Ocelots (cats) run away from player
  • MC-51758 – Some users have multiple UUID records for agent:minecraft
  • MC-51776 – Command block 32000 character limit only works as a 16000 character limit within Minecraft
  • MC-51970 – Players sleep outside of bed
  • MC-52357/setworldspawn changes thrown ender pearl target
  • MC-52540 – Lack of shading on east/west block variants using the x rotation argument
  • MC-52881 – Knockback distance incorrect, depends on login order
  • MC-53166 – Horses do not convert their owner to UUID
  • MC-54386 – There is a small gap in the iron bar corner
  • MC-55382 – Glow effect doesn't work for drop items with data tag in Fast Graphics
  • MC-55490 – Spawning cows on Mooshrooms
  • MC-56363 – Crash on auto-complete name of scoreboard objective
  • MC-56541 – Redstone torches (and other redstone components) have inconsistent timings
  • MC-56599 – On the /help menu it shows /clear <player> <item> <data-value>. But just "/clear" works so it should be /clear [player] <item> <data-value>
  • MC-58557Hopper: fs: Invalid index 0 requested for TranslatableComponent{key='multiplayer.player.left', args=[], siblings=[], style=Style{hasParent=true, color=null, b
  • MC-58823options.txt has advancedOpengl:true also for graphic cards without Advanced OpenGL in video settings
  • MC-61586 – Client freezes for ~1 second in multiplayer when opacity of a block changes next to unloaded chunk


Other planned features, items, and blocks

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Feature Description
3-pixel arm model Jeb said on Twitter that he is thinking on adding a 3-pixel arm model for the future, which is optional and can be toggled via the profile.[16]
Account System Update[17] This will include the ability to change your Minecraft username and have multiple copies of Minecraft per account. Bans will be changed to use a new Player ID system. This will come sometime after 1.8 is released.
Audio loops Audio loops have not yet been added to the game, but may be implemented to play when the player is in a specific location (In caves, forests, oceans, and beside a waterfall). This has been partially added in 1.4 with the addition of lava and water ambient sounds.
Beets Ryan Holtz said he wants to add Beets to PC as they are in the Pocket Edition as of version 0.8.0. Jeb also stated he is testing the texture for them in the PC version.[18][19]
Cauldron Enhancement Dinnerbone plans to make buckets fillable from cauldrons.[20]
Construction analysis Jeb mentioned that they hoped to add better systems for analyzing constructions, such as village houses — currently a lone door will be considered a village house.[21]
Easier way to implement terrain changes Dinnerbone said in a Reddit AMA that he planned on making an easier way to implement terrain changes[22]
Friends List Notch mentioned on his blog, The World of Notch, that friends lists would be added after Beta 1.8[23]. The Minecraft documentary team of 2 Player Productions filmed a Keynote roadmap, containing these lines.[24][25] Kristoffer mentioned on Twitter that he is currently working on friends lists for Scrolls, then for other Mojang games. These will be available for players with Mojang accounts. At MineCon 2012 Jeb stated that it would be a large implementation on the server side and will be used for all Mojang games, and that is a big project.[26][27]
More Animals Jon Kagstrom commented on Reddit that he would like to add more animals, such as fish, birds, and tree animals, to make the game seem more alive.[28] Dinnerbone said would like to add pandas,[29] but despite the fact Dinnerbone stated are no current plans to add more mobs[30], Rabbits were implemented in 1.8.
More Ores Dinnerbone said in a Reddit AMA that they planned on adding more ores[31]
More structures in biomes Dinnerbone said in a Reddit AMA that he will look into more structures in biomes[22]
More types of caves Dinnerbone said in a Reddit AMA that they planned on adding more types of caves[31]
Rare tools/weapons normally unobtainable Dinnerbone said on Twitter he would like to add weapons/tools that cannot be crafted, and only obtained by treasure chests/trading, etc. For example, bows with faster drawback, boots that increase health, or night vision helmets. However, the attribute system has to be finished first.[32][33][34][35]
Removing Enchantments Dinnerbone stated that there will be a way to remove enchantments from items.[36]
Rendering Engine Rewrite First confirmed for 1.5, but not added yet. The features will require a higher OpenGL feature-set and include some sort of fallback for older hardware. The rewritten engine will allow for much faster overall rendering, resulting in higher FPS. This has partially been added in 1.7[37][38]
Seasons Dinnerbone mentioned on Twitter that he was experimenting with adding seasons, and varying the length of day and night according to season. He also mentioned it during MineCon 2013.[39][40] Seasons may include changes in color of tree leaves and may also be tied to real time.[41][42]
Treasure maps Dinnerbone said on Twitter that he will add treasure maps, which would presumably lead to hidden treasure chests[43]
Workbench (Mod/Plugin API)[44]

References

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