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Bountiful Update
Edition

Java Edition

Released versions

1.8 •  1.8.1 •  1.8.2 •  1.8.3 •  1.8.4 •  1.8.5 •  1.8.6 •  1.8.7 •  1.8.8 •  1.8.9

This guide is a simplified overview of all the changes in the Bountiful Update (Java Edition 1.8.x releases), which assumes at least some familiarity with The Update that Changed the World (Java Edition 1.7.x releases).

Mobs[edit]

New[edit]

Name Image Habitat Drops Note
Endermite
Endermite Revision 2.png
Chance to spawn when a player or enderman teleports using an ender pearl.
  • Usually despawns within 2 minutes after they spawn.
Guardian
Guardian Revision 1.png
Spawns in ocean monuments.
  • Attacks squids and players with a beam.
  • When on land it flops around but remains hostile.
  • The player will also get damaged with a thorns-like effect if it damages the guardian while their spikes are deployed (as if it's being prickled).
Elder Guardian
Elder Guardian Revision 1.png
A boss-like variant of Guardians, with greater health, greater size and different appearance.
  • There are 3 elders in each ocean monument.
  • When on land it flops around but remains hostile.
  • 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.
Rabbit Brown Rabbit Revision 1.pngAlbino Rabbit Revision 1.pngBlack Rabbit Revision 1.pngGold Rabbit Revision 1.pngSalt & Pepper Rabbit Revision 1.pngBlack & White Rabbit Revision 1.pngToast Rabbit Revision 1.png Spawns in the same biomes passive mobs spawn in.
  • Rabbits have the same AI as the most other passive mobs, and jump around randomly.
  • Makes little squeaky sounds when hurt or killed.

Changed[edit]

To be added

Blocks[edit]

New[edit]

Name Image Obtaining Tool Required Uses
Diorite
Diorite Revision 1.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Cobblestone +
Nether Quartz
  • Can be broken with any pickaxe.
  • Decoration block.
Andesite
Andesite Revision 1.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Diorite +
Cobblestone
  • Can be broken with any pickaxe.
  • Decoration block.
Granite
Granite Revision 1.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Nether Quartz +
Diorite


  • Can be broken with any pickaxe.
  • Decoration block.
Prismarine
Prismarine Revision 1.gif
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Prismarine Shard

Prismarine
  • Prismarine generate in ocean monuments.
  • Can be broken with any pickaxe.
  • The cracks in prismarine appear to slowly change color between brown, blue, gray and purple.
Prismarine bricks
Prismarine Bricks Revision 1.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Prismarine Shard

  • Prismarine bricks generate in ocean monuments.
  • Can be broken with any pickaxe.
  • Decoration block.
Dark prismarine
Dark Prismarine Revision 1.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Prismarine Shard +
Ink Sac

  • Dark prismarine generate in ocean monuments.
  • Can be broken with any pickaxe.
  • Decoration block.
Red sandstone Red Sandstone Revision 1.pngCut Red Sandstone Revision 1.pngChiseled Red Sandstone Revision 1.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Red Sand

  • Can be broken with any pickaxe.
  • Decoration block.
Iron trapdoor
Iron Trapdoor Revision 1.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Iron Ingot

  • Can be broken with any pickaxe.
Sea Lantern
Sea Lantern.gif
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Prismarine Shard +
Prismarine Crystals

Sea Lantern
  • Decoration block.
  • Used as a light source.
Wet Sponge
Wet Sponge Revision 1.png
  • Dropped by Elder Guardians
  • Generates in ocean monuments
  • Can be broken with any tool.
  • Can be dried in a furnace.
Slime block
Slime Block Revision 1.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Slimeball

  • Can be broken instantly
  • Slime blocks will push and pull each other, along with adjacent blocks, when at least one of them is moved by a sticky piston.
    • Allows for moveable contraptions.
Banner White Banner Revision 1.pngOrange Banner Revision 1.pngMagenta Banner Revision 1.pngLight Blue Banner Revision 1.pngYellow Banner Revision 1.pngLime Banner Revision 1.pngPink Banner Revision 1.pngGray Banner Revision 1.pngLight Gray Banner Revision 1.pngCyan Banner Revision 1.pngPurple Banner Revision 1.pngBlue Banner Revision 1.pngBrown Banner Revision 1.pngGreen Banner Revision 1.pngRed Banner Revision 1.pngBlack Banner Revision 1.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Matching Wool +
Stick

  • Can be broken with any axe
  • Crafted like signs, but with one color of wool instead of planks.
  • Stacks up to 16.
Barrier
Barrier Revision 1.png
  • Cannot be broken in survival
  • Acts like bedrock, but is completely transparent.
  • Can be used to create impenetrable boundaries.
Polished Diorite
Polished Diorite Revision 1.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Diorite
  • Can be broken with any pickaxe.
  • Decoration block.
Polished Andesite
Polished Andesite Revision 1.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Andesite
  • Can be broken with any pickaxe.
  • Decoration block.
Polished Granite
Polished Granite Revision 1.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Granite
  • Can be broken with any pickaxe.
  • Decoration block.
Fence Oak Fence Revision 1.pngSpruce Fence Revision 1.pngBirch Fence Revision 1.pngJungle Fence Revision 1.pngAcacia Fence Revision 1.pngDark Oak Fence Revision 1.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Matching Planks +
Stick
  • Can be broken with any axe.
  • Acts like a barrier for mobs and players.
Fence gate Oak Fence Gate.pngSpruce Fence Gate.pngBirch Fence Gate.pngJungle Fence Gate.pngAcacia Fence Gate.pngDark Oak Fence Gate.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Stick +
Matching Planks

  • Can be broken with any axe.
  • Acts like a barrier for mobs and players.
Door Oak Door.pngSpruce Door.pngBirch Door.pngJungle Door.pngAcacia Door.pngDark Oak Door.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Matching Planks

  • Can be broken with any axe.
  • Can be opened and closed.

Changed[edit]

Name Image Changed
Coarse Dirt
Coarse Dirt.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Dirt +
Gravel

Items[edit]

New[edit]

Name Image Obtaining Uses
Prismarine Crystals Prismarine Crystals Revision 1.png
  • Drop from guardians.
  • Used to craft sea lanterns.

Prismarine shard

Prismarine Shard Revision 1.png
  • Drops from guardians.
  • Used to craft all three kinds of prismarine blocks and sea lanterns.
Raw Mutton Raw Mutton Revision 2.png
  • Drops from sheep.
  • Restores 2 () and 1.2 saturation.
  • Can be cooked into cooked mutton.
Cooked Mutton Cooked Mutton Revision 2.png
Ingredients Smelting recipe
Raw Mutton +
Any fuel


  • Restores 6 () and 9.6 saturation.
Raw rabbit Raw Rabbit.png
  • Drops from rabbits.
  • Restores 3 () and 1.8 saturation.
  • Can be cooked into cooked rabbit.

Cooked rabbit:

  • Restores 5 () and 6 saturation.
Rabbit stew Rabbit Stew Revision 1.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Cooked Rabbit +
Carrot +
Baked Potato +
Any Mushroom +
Bowl


  • Restores 10 () and 12 saturation.
Rabbit hide Rabbit Hide Revision 2.png
  • Drops from rabbits.
  • Can be crafted in a 2×2 arrangement to produce leather.
Rabbit's foot Rabbit's Foot Revision 2.png
  • Drops from rabbits.
  • Brewed to make a Potion of Leaping.
Potion of leaping Potion of Leaping Revision 1.pngSplash Potion of Leaping Revision 1.png
  • Brewed with a rabbit's foot and an Awkward potion.
  • The potion and particle effects are bright green colored.

Spawn egg (Guardian, Endermite and Rabbit)

  • Can be obtained only via creative inventory.

Biomes[edit]

New[edit]

To be added

Structures[edit]

New[edit]

To be added

World types[edit]

New[edit]

Name Image Description Structures
Customized world type Customized Biome.png
  • Highly customizable terrain generation.
  • There are 4 pages to customize the world.
    • Page 1: customizes generation of structures, chance of lake generation, size of certain structures, biome type and size, and sea level.
    • Page 2: customizes the ore distribution for dirt, gravel, granite, diorite, andesite, coal, iron, gold, redstone, diamond and lapis.
    • Page 3 & 4: Expert customization of the terrain generation.
Customized on pages 1 and 2
Debug mode world type Debug World Type 14w26b.png
  • Useful for resource pack makers. Hold Shift and cycle through "World Type" option to select it.
  • Other world options are not available.
  • Only Spectator mode can be enabled upon spawn, but it can be reverted through commands once inside.
  • All possible blocks with all possible data values (not IDs), are generated throughout a single plane.
  • Every block state generates only once.
  • Blocks may not be placed or destroyed.
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