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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.

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 BE1Spider Spawn Egg JE2 BE1Skeleton Spawn Egg JE2 BE1Zombie Spawn Egg JE2 BE1Slime Spawn Egg JE2 BE1Ghast Spawn Egg JE2 BE1Zombie Pigman Spawn Egg JE2 BE1Enderman Spawn Egg JE2 BE1Cave Spider Spawn Egg JE2 BE1Silverfish Spawn Egg JE2 BE2Blaze Spawn Egg JE2 BE1Magma Cube Spawn Egg JE2 BE1Pig Spawn Egg JE2 BE1Sheep Spawn Egg JE2 BE1Cow Spawn Egg JE2 BE1Chicken Spawn Egg JE2 BE1Squid Spawn Egg JE2 BE1Wolf Spawn Egg JE2 BE1Mooshroom Spawn Egg JE2 BE1Villager Spawn Egg JE2 BE1 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



Farmland JE3 BE3Farmland
  • Farmland is no longer trampled when walked upon.
Oak Fence Gate JE2 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 Ladders
  • Removed collision box from ladders.
Melon JE1 BE1 Melons and Carved Pumpkin (S) JE1 BE1 pumpkins
  • Can now grow onto dirt instead of only farmland.
Oak Leaves JE3 BE4Oak leaves
  • Oak leaves now have a 1200 chance of dropping apples.


Bow JE2 BE1 Bows
Golden Apple JE1 BE1 Golden apples
Music Disc 13 JE1 BE1Music Disc Cat JE1 BE1Music Disc 11 JE1 BE1Music Disc Blocks JE1 BE1Music Disc Chirp JE1 BE1Music Disc Far JE1 BE1Music Disc Mall JE1 BE1Music Disc Mellohi JE1 BE1Music Disc Stal JE1 BE1Music Disc Strad JE1 BE1Music Disc Ward JE1 BE1 Music discs
  • All music discs except for disc 11 can now be dropped when a creeper is killed by a skeleton.
Wheat JE1 BE1 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 Magma cubes
  • Can now drop magma cream upon death.
Orange Sheep JE1Magenta Sheep JE1Light Blue Sheep JE1Yellow Sheep JE1Lime Sheep JE1Pink Sheep JE1Gray Sheep JE1Light Gray Sheep JE1Cyan Sheep JE1Purple Sheep JE1Blue Sheep JE1Green Sheep JE1Brown Sheep JE1Red Sheep JE1Black Sheep JE1
  • 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 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.


Brewing Stand (full) JE1 Brewing
  • Reduced brewing time from 30 seconds to 20 seconds.
Enchanting Table JE1 BE1 Enchanting
  • 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


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.