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Not to be confused with Java Edition 1.10.
For a guide about all content in this release, see Java Edition guides/1.1.
Minecraft 1.1
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Java Edition

Release date

January 12, 2012

Development versions

Client (.json)
Server (.exe)

Protocol version


Other instances
of 1.1

1.1 is a major update to Minecraft (Java Edition) released on January 12, 2012,[1] which adds spawn eggs, support for multiple languages, the Superflat world type, and beaches. It is the first update to begin using snapshots, and to add 56 languages, and the first major release that did not introduce any new blocks. There were no minor versions to 1.1.



Creeper Spawn Egg JE2 BE1.pngSpider Spawn Egg JE2 BE1.pngSkeleton Spawn Egg JE2 BE1.pngZombie Spawn Egg JE2 BE1.pngSlime Spawn Egg JE2 BE1.pngGhast Spawn Egg JE2 BE1.pngZombie Pigman Spawn Egg JE2 BE1.pngEnderman Spawn Egg JE2 BE1.pngCave Spider Spawn Egg JE2 BE1.pngSilverfish Spawn Egg JE2 BE2.pngBlaze Spawn Egg JE2 BE1.pngMagma Cube Spawn Egg JE2 BE1.pngPig Spawn Egg JE2 BE1.pngSheep Spawn Egg JE2 BE1.pngCow Spawn Egg JE2 BE1.pngChicken Spawn Egg JE2 BE1.pngSquid Spawn Egg JE2 BE1.pngWolf Spawn Egg JE2 BE1.pngMooshroom Spawn Egg JE2 BE1.pngVillager Spawn Egg JE2 BE1.png Spawn eggs

World generation[]

  • Beaches
    • Re-added beaches after being removed in Beta 1.8.
      • Are now separate biomes instead of generated structures.
World types
  • Re-added world types to the Create World menu.
    • Types are Default and Superflat.
  • Superflat world type


  • Added 56 new translations.
    • Includes constructed and fictional languages such as Pirate Speak, Klingon, and Quenya.
  • New settings:
    • level-type
    • spawn-npcs
    • generate-structures



Oak Fence Gate (EW) JE2.png Fence gates
  • The collision box on fence gates now matches that of fences.
  • Fence gates can now be opened and closed using redstone.
Ladder (S) JE2 BE1.png Ladders
  • Removed collision box from ladders.
Melon JE1 BE1.png Melons and Carved Pumpkin (S) JE1 BE1.png pumpkins
  • Can now grow onto dirt instead of only farmland.
Oak Leaves JE3 BE4.pngOak leaves
  • Oak leaves now have a 1200 chance of dropping apples.


Bow JE2 BE1.png Bows
Golden Apple JE1 BE1.png Golden apples
Music Disc 13 JE1 BE1.pngMusic Disc Cat JE1 BE1.pngMusic Disc 11 JE1 BE1.pngMusic Disc Blocks JE1 BE1.pngMusic Disc Chirp JE1 BE1.pngMusic Disc Far JE1 BE1.pngMusic Disc Mall JE1 BE1.pngMusic Disc Mellohi JE1 BE1.pngMusic Disc Stal JE1 BE1.pngMusic Disc Strad JE1 BE1.pngMusic Disc Ward JE1 BE1.png Music discs
  • All music discs except for disc 11 can now be dropped when a creeper is killed by a skeleton.
Wheat JE1 BE1.png Wheat
  • The distance that wheat attracts mobs has increased from 2–3 blocks to 8–9 blocks.


Mob AI
  • Added the infrastructure for improved mob AI.
    • Allowed for more complicated behavior than before.
    • These behaviors themselves have not been implemented yet.
Magma Cube Revision 1.png Magma cubes
  • Can now drop magma cream upon death.
White Sheep JE1.png Sheep
  • Sheep now can eat grass and tall grass, which regrows their wool.
  • Baby sheep now eat faster than before.
  • Sheep now drop 1–3 wool per shearing rather than 2-4.

Non-mob entities[]

Arrow JE2 BE1.png Arrows
  • Arrows that are burning now set entities on fire when hit.

World generation[]

  • Biomes have more varied elevations of land in previously flatter biomes.
    • These biomes include Desert, Forest, and Taiga.
  • Smoothed color transitions between biomes.
    • Swampland grass, foliage, and water smoothly transition into other biomes.
  • Taigas now contain snow and ice.
  • Blacksmith buildings in villages now have a chest that contains loot.


  • Reduced brewing time from 30 seconds to 20 seconds.
  • Narrowed the various possibility of enchantment levels.
The Void
  • Removed the void fog in creative mode.


  • Non-operator users are auto-kicked in multiplayer servers if they spam in chat too much.
  • Operators are not notified of the kick; they must assume that the user was auto-kicked.


3 bugs fixed
  • Fixed "Sniper Duel" achievement not working.
  • Fixed powered rails not depowering.
  • Fixed powered rails not updating when placed.


An official video documenting some of the 1.1's major features was released on Mojang's official YouTube channel on January 12, 2012. The video was made by Hat Films, who have made update trailers and videos for Mojang in the past.


  1. a b This change occurred between the last development version for 1.1, 12w01a, and the full release of 1.1.


  1. "Minecraft 1.1 Update" (Archive) by Lydia Winters – Mojang.com, January 12, 2012.