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Java Edition version history

Buzzy Bees Official Trailer

Buzzy Bees Official Trailer

1.15, the first release of Buzzy Bees,[1] is a major update to Minecraft Java Edition that was released on December 10, 2019. [2][3][4][5]

It was confirmed by Mojang that 1.15 would not focus on caves.[6] It was also confirmed by Maria Lemón via Twitter that this will be the next major update - not the Nether Update announced at MINECON Live 2019.[7]






  • /gamerule
    • doInsomnia – whether phantoms can spawn in the night
    • doImmediateRespawn – players respawn immediately without showing the death screen
    • drowningDamage – whether players should take damage from drowning
    • fallDamage – whether players should take fall damage
    • fireDamage – whether the player should take fire damage


  • Added 3 new advancements:
    • Sticky Situation - Break a fall by landing on a honey block
    • Bee our Guest - Safely collect honey from a bee nest or hive with a campfire
    • Total Beelocation - Carry a bee nest with 3 bees inside it
  • Sneak and Sprint inputs can now be switched between Hold and Toggle mode in the Accessibility Options
  • Added new particles
  • Added new tags


  • Minecraft now requires OpenGL 2.0
  • Bed
    Right-clicking on a bed during daytime will now set the player's spawn location to that bed
  • Bell
    Bells now ring if powered with a redstone signal
  • FireworkRocketNew
    Firework rockets dispensed from a dispenser now travel in the direction they were fired
  • WetSpongeNew
    Wet sponges now dry out when placed in the Nether
  • DispenserNew
    Dispensers can now be used to collect honey bottles, water bottles, and honeycombs; and can also place Armor Stands
  • IronGolemCrack
    Iron golems now crack as they lose health and can be repaired with iron ingots
  • Campfires can now be extinguished with a shovel
  • Composters are now crafted with wooden slabs, instead of fences and wooden planks
  • Dark Prismarine is now crafted from black dye instead of Ink Sacs
  • End Stone Bricks now have a hardness of 3 and a blast resistance of 45


Fixed 303 bugs.

Snapshots and Pre-releases

There are 15 snapshots and currently 7 Pre-releases as of December 9, 2019: 19w34a, 19w35a, 19w36a, 19w37a, 19w38a, 19w38b, 19w39a, 19w40a, 19w41a, 19w42a, 19w44a, 19w45a, 19w45b, 19w46a, 19w46b, Pre-release 1, Pre-release 2, Pre-release 3, Pre-release 4, Pre-release 5, Pre-release 6 and Pre-release 7.


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