Version history and upcoming features
This is the version history for Beta. A bold update means that it is a major update. A ? means that it is unknown.


Version # Info Date
The Sound Update (1.9)

The Sound Update (1.9)Edit


All versions

  • Improved chest sounds
  • Improved Door, Fence Gate and Trapdoor sounds
  • Bow shooting sounds
  • Improved fishing sounds
  • Improved XP collecting sounds
  • Improved Explosion sounds
  • Snow appears in Taigas and Tundras after removed in the Adventure Update

Minecraft 1.0RC1

  • Improved bow hit sounds
  • Improved player damage sounds
  • Improved Enderman sounds
  • Blaze, Magma Cube and Silverfish sound effects
November 13, 2011

Bug fixes:

  • ⇧ Shift-clicking items in dispensers and chests crash the game
September 19, 2011
1.8 (The Adventure Update)

1.8 (The Adventure Update)Edit

  • Mobs
    • Endermen
    • Silverfish
    • Cave Spiders
  • Blocks
    • ​Stone Brick, including Slabs and Stairs
    • Brick Slabs and Stairs
    • Fence Gates
    • Glass Panes
    • Iron Bars
    • Melon
  • Gameplay:
    • ​Creative Mode
    • New terrain generator
      • Includes NPC Villages, Strongholds, Abandonded Mineshafts and Ravines
    • New biome coding
      • Rivers between biomes
      • Ocean biomes deeper and larger
      • Mountain
      • Swamp
      • Snow removed from Taiga and Tundra (returned in 1.9)
    • Ocean floor changed, now a mix of sand, clay and dirt. Clay is more common
    • Combat mechanics
      • Hold the bow for charged shots
      • Critical hits
      • Sword parrying (Right Mouse)
      • Hostile mob attack animation
      • Experience drops
    • Food system
      • Food meter
        • Food not just heals, but fills the food bar, which generates health
          • For example, if 90% of the food meter is full, 1 (Half Heart) will generate every 5 seconds
    • All food is stackable
    • Food takes 1.6 seconds to eat
    • Melons
    • Raw Chicken
    • Cooked Chicken
    • Raw Beef
    • Steak (same texture as Cooked Porkchop)
    • Eating raw food or Rotten flesh can poison the player, and hunger bar decreases faster
    • Pumpkin Seeds
    • Melon Seeds
    • New achivement: "Kill a skeleton with an arrow at 50 meters
    • Sprinting
    • Ender Pearl
    • Mobs slightly changed
      • Passive mobs run away from the player or a mob that hurts them
      • Zombies drop Rotten Flesh
      • Pig snout protudes
      • Full-size bow for skeletons
      • Mob-to-player damage is now 1 (Half Heart)
      • Arrows stick to mobs when shot
      • Skeleton arrows shoot from the head to the bow, instead of above the head
    • Animals do not despawn
    • Shears collect Tall Grass and Vines
    • Lighting
      • Day/night cycle no longer needs chunk updates
      • Lighting on blocks depends on the light around it
        • Non sunlight: Red
        • Moon: Blue
        • Total darkness: Black
        • Sunlight: White
        • If non sky based, it will flicker (for example, torches)
      • New Mojang Splash Screen
      • Main Menu and Options menu changes
        • Main Menu background moves
        • 4 more entries in Controls
          • Attack, Pick Block, Use item can be edited
          • Playerlist (SMP) default button is Tab ↹
        • Version tag on bottom-left
        • Sliders for Field of View and Brightness
    • Multiplayer "join screen" improved
    • Moss Stone matches Cobblestone texture
    • Sunrise and sunset improved
      • Clouds change color during sunset and sunrise
      • Horizon changes color durning sunrise and sunset
  • New particle effects
    • Critical hits on mobs causes sparks
    • Explosion particles are shockwaves
    • Small particles of bubbles seen underwater
    • Fog gives particles
  • Changes in the debug view byF3
    • Mobs can't be seen by their ID
    • World's seed is in a corner
    • Changing fog by F can only be done with debug on
    • ⇧ Shift-clicking in a crafting table will craft the item and place it in the inventory
  • Version tag in game again
  • Placed leaf blocks do not decay
  • Clouds raised to the top of the map
  • Clouds sync with time
  • Rain and snow render faster
  • Armor bar moved above hearts
  • Pressure Plates can be placed on Fences and Gates.
  • Chest model improved
    • 3D lock
  • OP position player can switch between Creative and Survival
  • Holding the left mouse button, the item will swing only one time
  • Holding the right mouse button, blocks will place slower
  • Game coding changed for mods to edit the map's height

Bug fixes:

  • ⇧ Shift+click bug
  • Redstone circuits don't work after the SMP Time Set X glitch
  • Destroying boats and minecarts make particles
  • SMP Ghast attack sounds
  • Far lands removed: ocean only remains
September 15, 2011

Bug Fixes:

  • Corrected a block duplication bug when using pistons.
  • Corrected a redstone torch duplication bug when using pistons.
  • Corrected a client crash when placing a sign in front of the piston, powering the piston and then removing the block beneath the sign.
  • Ice blocks are now pushed without causing water streams breaking everything.
  • Powered Rails are no longer being powered magically without a power source.
  • Pistons connected to the end of a piston transistor via redstone are now properly closed when the power goes out.
  • Doors no longer create purple particles.
  • Hacking clients can no longer edit texts of placed signs in multiplayer.
  • Changed so that paintings pushed by pistons will pop off.
July 8, 2011

Bug fixes:

  • Crashed worlds work
  • Disappering piston bug
  • Crashing server piston bug
July 1, 2011

Bug fixes:

  • Piston bug
  • Right clicking a sheep with bare hand crashes the game
  • Crashed worlds work
June 30, 2011

Beta 1.7Edit

  • Pistons
  • Clay spawning fixed
  • Stackable fences
  • Redstone wire can connect
  • Shears pick up leaf blocks
  • Shears
  • Shears drop wool from sheep
  • New Cobblestone and Brick textures
  • Silverfish skin
  • Pressing F3 ingame shows a value named F, showing direction from 0 to 3.
  • Gray pixels in the breaking animation show opaque
  • Squid despawn (yay)
  • Single slabs use the bottom of the double slab texture for its side
  • Cobweb requires Shears or a Sword
  • Cobweb drops 1 String
  • Bed side texture and cake side texture can be edited for texture packs
June 30, 2011
  • Bonemeal grows tall grass and flowers
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