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v0.12.0 alpha
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Release date

Windows 10 - July 29, 2015


v0.12.0 alpha[1] is the first version released for the Windows 10 Edition Beta.[2] It was only released on the universal Windows 10 platform, with the rest of the Pocket Editions being developed starting with v0.12.1. The release of the Windows 10 version and the Pocket Edition versions was intended to coincide with each other, both being released on July 29, 2015 but encountered obstacles in its development, forcing it to be delayed.[3]

Below are features added in the Windows 10 version, which did not exist in previous Pocket Edition versions.



  • Controller and keyboard support
    • Can change controls within options.
  • Options
    • Πρότυπο:Version exclusive: Option to reverse the Sneak and Jump button's location.
    • The jump button has been moved to the right side of the screen.
      • Added a sneaking button in place of where the current jump button is.
        • These are the new default controls.
    • Πρότυπο:Version exclusive: Option to disable the auto-jump feature



  • Anvils
    • All 3 damage types
    • Πρότυπο:Version exclusive: Furnaces and Brewing stands do not show custom name in their GUIs.
  • Brewing stands
    • Πρότυπο:Version exclusive: Custom name does not appear in GUI.
  • Mob heads
    • Πρότυπο:Version exclusive: Inventory icons are not 3-D.
    • Wither cannot yet be created.
    • Cannot be worn.
  • Flower pots
  • Soul sands
  • Nether brick fences
  • Nether brick slabs
  • Nether quartz ores


  • Glass bottles
  • Potions
    • Splash potions
  • Golden carrots
  • Nether warts
  • Glistering melons
  • Golden apples
  • Enchanted golden apples
  • Rabbit's foots (creative only as rabbits had not been added yet)
  • Blaze rods
  • Blaze powders
  • Ghast tears
  • Spider eyes
  • Fermented spider eyes
  • Poisonous potatos

Creative inventory additions[]

  • Spawn eggs:
    • Ghast
    • Blaze
    • Ocelot
  • Glowstone dust
  • Gunpowder
  • Redstone dust (brewing only)
  • Slimeball
  • Sugar
  • Magma cream
  • Apple
  • Coal
  • Charcoal
  • Iron ingot
  • Gold ingot
  • Emerald
  • Diamond
  • Raw porkchop
  • Cooked porkchop
  • Steak
  • Raw chicken
  • Cooked chicken
  • Baked potato
  • Bread
  • String
  • Stick
  • Beetroot
  • Beetroot soup
  • Mushroom soup
  • Boats:
    • Spruce, birch, jungle, acacia, and dark oak variants
  • Leather armor
  • Chain armor
  • Iron armor
  • Gold armor
  • Diamond armor

World generation[]

  • The Nether
    • Infinite in size, like in Java Edition.
    • Nether portals can also be up to 23x23 in size
    • All items previously obtained through the Nether reactor are now available through their normal means.
  • Nether fortress


  • Iron golems
  • Snow golems
  • Ocelots
  • Zombie villagers
    • Villagers retain their profession and clothes, which appear tattered, and have a green wart on their noses.
    • Baby zombie villagers
  • Blazes
  • Wither skeletons
  • Charged creepers
    • Spawned when a lightning bolt strikes a creeper during a thunderstorm.



  • Updated game logo
  • Graphics
    • Tinted water - gradient from aqua to dark blue when viewed from a distance
  • Relocated pause and chat button
  • Πρότυπο:Version exclusive: Leaves in snowy taigas now appear frost-covered
  • Scrollbar
    • Always visible
    • New texture
  • The player can now swim in lava


  • Burning mobs have a sizzling particle effect once extinguished
  • Hostile mobs will no longer attack while you're in creative mode
  • Mobs will now drop experience when killed
  • Slime
    • Now have particles when jumping
    • Will now attack
  • Magma cube
    • Magma cubes and ghasts now spawn naturally
    • Magma cubes now split when killed
  • Zombie pigmen
    • Zombie pigmen are now neutral
    • Now spawn in the Nether
  • Villagers
    • Have a new AI

Blocks and items[]

  • Boat
    • New inventory icons
      • Now include paddles
      • Different boat types' items now are their respective color
  • Nether Reactor
    • Still usable but is uncraftable and removed from the crafting menu. If the player breaks a Nether reactor core, it still drops 3 diamonds and 6 iron ingots.
  • Food
  • Snow layer
    • Πρότυπο:Version exclusive: Builds up multiple layers naturally through snowfall
    • Πρότυπο:Version exclusive: Are now affected by gravity
  • Book
    • Now use the updated crafting recipe, including leather

Windows 10 exclusive features[]


  • Title screen
    • Buttons now have a rocky texture
    • Rotating player model with current skin with the player name above is now displayed
    • Options button is now beneath the 'play' button to the left
      • Button now reads 'options' rather than a wrench icon
    • Skin selection tab relocated from options to a button on the title screen to the right of the options button
    • Language button now uses the same icon as Java Edition
    • Buttons are smaller and make up the current size of the 'play' button


  • Java Edition style survival inventory and crafting UIs
  • Keyboard support
  • Nine slots in hotbar, rather than 5–7


  • 6th view distance option


5 bugs fixed

  • Touchpad implementation fixed on the Sony Xperia Play
  • MCPE-3671 – You can't get out of lava[4]
  • MCPE-8750 – Unable to enter new text upon removing formatting[5]
  • MCPE-8956 – Baby zombie ride the cow
  • MCPE-9561 – Ocelots cannot be tamed when using keyboard and mouse