World of Color Update

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Image for the World of Color Update released by Mojang.

The World of Color Update is the name for Java Edition version 1.12, a major update which released on June 7, 2017.

The official name for the update, the World of Color Update, was revealed on March 13, 2017, in a Reddit post by Owen Jones.[1]

The first prerelease, 1.12-pre1, was released on May 10, 2017. This was followed by the second prerelease on May 11, the third on May 17, the fourth on May 18, the fifth on May 19, the sixth on May 29, and the seventh on May 31.

Notable features[edit]



Further revisions[edit]

  • 1.12.1 updated the game credits and fixed a security issue.
  • 1.12.2 changed the name from Minecraft to Minecraft: Java Edition.


A trailer documenting some of the World of Color Update's creations was released on Mojang's official YouTube channel on Jun 7, 2017. The trailer was made by Mojang themselves instead of Hat Films, similar to the Exploration Update's trailer.