Village and Pillage

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Logo for the Village and Pillage update.

Village and Pillage is an upcoming major update with a possible release date in early 2019.[1] The official name for the update, Village and Pillage, was revealed on September 29, 2018, during the MINECON Earth 2018 livestream. This update will be released for Java Edition as version 1.14, while Bedrock Edition will receive this update in versions 1.8 and 1.9.

Notable features

See also: 1.14, Bedrock Edition 1.8 and Bedrock Edition 1.9
  • New blocks:
    • 14 new stairs, including, stone, smooth stone, diorite, andesite, granite (and their polished variants), mossy cobblestone and smooth sandstone stairs.
    • 14 new slabs, including stone, diorite, andesite, granite (and their polished variants), mossy cobblestone and smooth sandstone slabs.
    • 12 new walls, including diorite, andesite, granite, bricks, sandstone, prismarine, prismarine bricks and dark prismarine.
    • Campfires
    • Bamboo
      • Generate in bamboo forests in jungles
    • Scaffolding
      • Can be climbed quickly.
      • The player can build a pillar of scaffolding by just pressing use on the top face of a scaffolding block.
      • The whole structure breaks when the bottom block is broken.
      • The bottom and sides have no collision detection.
    • Flowers
      • Cornflower
        • Can be crafted into blue dye
        • Can be found in plains
      • Lily of the Valley
        • Can be crafted into white dye
        • Can be found in forests
      • Wither Rose
        • Can be crafted into black dye
        • Inflicts 1 second of wither status effect to mobs and players around it, in any difficulty besides peaceful
    • Barrels
      • Storage block similar to chest
    • Bells
      • Decoration block which produces sound
    • Blast Furnaces
      • Block used for smelting ores twice as fast as a traditional furnace
    • Smokers
    • Cartography Table
      • Block that generates naturally in villages. Currently no functionality to the user
    • Fletching Table
      • Block that generates naturally in villages, specifically in the fletcher's house. Has no current functionality
    • Smithing Tables
      • Block that generates naturally in villages. Has no current functionality
    • Stonecutters
      • Stonecutters can be found inside mason houses in villages. No functionality at current time
    • Loom
      • Can now be used to make banner patterns
  • New items:
  • New mobs:


  • This is the first update to not have "Update" in its official name.
  • The pillagers were previously mentioned by Jeb in response to a suggestion posted on Reddit.[2]