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Java Edition guides/1.2 releases

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1.2 releases
Edition

Java Edition

Released versions

1.2.1 •  1.2.2 •  1.2.3 •  1.2.4 •  1.2.5

This guide is a simplified overview of all the changes in the Java Edition 1.2.x releases, which assumes at least some familiarity with Java Edition 1.1.

Mobs[edit]

New[edit]

Name Image Habitat Drops Note
Iron Golem
Iron Golem Revision 1.png
Spawns occasionally in villages.
Created when 4 iron blocks are placed in a T-shape with a pumpkin on top.
Defend villages by attacking hostile mobs.
Ocelot
Ocelot Revision 1.png
Spawns in jungle biomes. Can be tamed using fish.
Will follow and teleport to the player if they get too far away.
Cats will scare off nearby creepers.

Blocks[edit]

New[edit]

Name Image Obtaining Tool Required Uses
Chiseled Stone Bricks
Chiseled Stone Bricks JE1 BE1.png
Creative mode inventory. Chiseled Stone Bricks can be mined with any pickaxe. Decoration block.
Redstone Lamp
Unlit Redstone Lamp Revision 1.png

Lit Redstone Lamp Revision 1.png

Redstone Lamps can be mined with any tool as well as by hand. Gives off a light level of 15 when powered by redstone.
Jungle Log
Jungle Log Axis Y Revision 1.png
Make up jungle trees. Jungle Logs can be mined with any tool as well as by hand, with axes being the fastest way to break them. Can be crafted into jungle planks.
Jungle Leaves
Jungle Leaves TextureUpdate.png
Jungle Leaves can be broken with any tool as well as by hand, but only Silk Touch or Shears will drop the item. Can drop jungle saplings.
Jungle Sapling
Jungle Sapling JE1 BE1.png
Dropped by jungle leaves. Jungle Saplings can be mined with any tool as well as by hand. Can grow into jungle trees.
Spruce Wood Planks
Birch Wood Planks
Jungle Wood Planks

Oak Planks JE4 BE1.pngBirch Planks JE1 BE1.pngSpruce Planks JE1 BE1.pngJungle Planks JE1 BE1.png

Ingredients Crafting recipe
Spruce Log or
Birch Log or
Jungle Log
Planks can be mined with any tool as well as by hand, with axes being the fastest way to break them. Used in many crafting recipes.

Items[edit]

New[edit]

Name Image Obtaining Uses
Bottle o' Enchanting
Bottle o' Enchanting Revision 1.png
Creative mode inventory. Spawns experience orbs when splashed.
Fire Charge
Fire Charge Revision 1.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Blaze Powder +
Coal or
Charcoal +
Gunpowder
Spawns fire when used.
Can be fired from a dispenser.

Biomes[edit]

New[edit]

Name Image Description Structures
Jungle
Jungle.png
A rare dense biome full of jungle trees made up of jungle logs and jungle leaves. None

Structures[edit]

New[edit]

Name Image Generates Chests Mobs Description
Desert well
Desert Well.png
Found rarely in desert biomes None None Are comprised of sandstone with a block of water in the middle.