Java Edition 1.RV-Pre1

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Minecraft 1.RV-Pre1
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Java Edition



Release date

March 31, 2016


Client (.json)

Protocol version


Data version


This article documents an April Fools' joke.
There is no actual 1.RV version of Minecraft in development.

1.RV-Pre1 is an April Fools' joke pre-release, supposedly the first and only pre-release for 1.RV, also known as the Trendy Update. Mojang released the hoax announcement for the update and its pre-release on March 31, 2016.[1]



USB Charger.png
USB charger block
  • Functions the same as a redstone block, emitting a redstone signal with strength 15.
  • Can be used as a decoration block.
  • Has a blast resistance of 30 and hardness of 3.
  • Stacks up to 64
  • Can be crafted with this recipe:
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Iron Ingot +
Redstone Dust +
Gold Ingot


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Reality vision
  • Equipped via the helmet armor slot.
  • When equipped, it shows a 3D minimap in the bottom-center of the screen (which moves when the player's camera moves).
    • The minimap shows all chunks that are currently rendered.
    • The player's location is represented by a green beacon beam marker on the map.
  • Will make a sound when equipped.
  • Displays vision overlay (similar to the pumpkin overlay).
    • The overlay will change to a new overlay if the player goes into third person (unlike the pumpkin overlay), making the screen appear like an old television screen.
    • The overlay is called cantseeshitcaptain.png in the assets folder.
  • Activates a shader when equipped (scan_pincushion).
  • Stackable to 64
  • Signs display the text "OBEY" while glasses are equipped, a reference to the movie They Live.
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Ankle monitor
  • Equipped via the "boots" armor slot.
  • Will make a sound each time the player gets a notification.
  • When equipped in Survival mode, they can't be taken off.
  • Gives the player Slowness I effect when equipped.
  • If the player moves too far from the world spawn at nighttime, it will display the text "CURFEW WARNING! You are violating your house arrest! Get back by X meters!" (where X is the distance).
  • When the player travels to another dimension, it displays various messages from the monitor, in a special order.[more information needed]
    • For example:
      • "You are violating your house arrest!"
      • "Uuuh... where are you, anyway?"
  • Stackable up to 64.
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Smarter watch
  • Equipped on the off-hand slot.
  • Shows the time above the hotbar where item tooltips are shown in human readable format (18:00, and 22:00 for example).
  • Will make a sound each time the player gets a notification.
  • Push notifications in the chat whenever a statistic reaches 10, 20, 30 ... 100, 200, 300 ... etc.
    • For example: "Notice! [Distance Flown] is now 600!"
    • Other messages are shown when the player takes damage and sometimes even shows item specific information in chat when items are crafted.
  • Stackable up to 64.


  • Mobs now have a chance of being equipped with any of the 3 items in listed above in the "Additions" section.
    • When they wear the reality vision, they will not attack the player, even if the player attacks them.
      • However, endermen with reality vision will still attack when looked at.
The sign texture found in the game files.
  • Signs have a different unique texture.
  • Sign text is now green.
  • Signs read "OBEY" while reality shades are equipped. This is a reference to the movie They Live.


1.RV-Pre1 is not supported due to being an April Fools' joke, and therefore issues affecting it will be closed as "Invalid" in the issue tracker.[3]


  • Sounds are saved in minecraft/sounds/buzzwords/sound_name.ogg where sound_name is replaced with the actual name of the sound, for example equipvr.ogg.
  • The update was released before April 1st by the developers.
  • The overlay for the reality vision in the assets folder, cantseeshitcaptain.png, is a reference to a popular meme from the TV show Star Trek.
  • The shader for the reality vision can be disabled by using F4.



  • This version was previously removed from the launcher for some time, but was added back in September 2018.

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