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Minecraft 1.11.1
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Java Edition

Release date

December 20, 2016

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of 1.11.1

1.11.1 was an minor update for Minecraft (Java Edition) released on December 20, 2016.[1] It is not compatible with 1.11 servers. This update added iron nuggets, which can be smelted from iron tools and weapons; the Sweeping Edge enchantment; and fireworks can now boost flying players.



Iron Nuggets
  • Can be crafted from iron ingots, but are also received from smelting iron tools and armor.
  • Can be crafted into iron ingots.


  • Added Sweeping Edge.
    • Can be applied to a sword to increase the damage of the sweep attack.
      • The damage dealt will be multiplied by 112 on Level I, 123 on Level II, and 134 on Level III.




Non-mob entities[]

  • While flying using elytra, using a firework will give the player a boost for a certain amount of time. This will emit particles when in use.
    • Fireworks stay at the player's location until they disappear or explode.
    • Longer flight duration on the rocket will make the boost last longer. You can increase the flight duration of a firework by crafting it with gunpowder in the other slots.
    • Fireworks with an explosion will deal damage at the end of their flight.
    • The right-click on a block action for the fireworks is prioritized over the right click ability in midair. This simply means that when you look at a block while flying and right click, the rocket will shoot regularly, instead of being used as a boost.
  • Firework explosions now hurt surrounding mobs and players.
    • The damage radius of the explosion is about 2-3 blocks and is the same for any shape (large ball, creeper, burst, etc.) and the damage decreases with the distance to the explosion.
    • The damage amount at close range is about 5♥♥♥ without armor on, and with full diamond armor, it equates to about 1♥.
    • Death message is "[player] went off with a bang".


Attack indicator
  • When in crosshair mode, the weapon is fully cooled, and a mob or entity is in range of attack, the attack indicator will be visible and will include a small plus sign (+) underneath the crosshair.
  • Mending is no longer compatible with Infinity on bows when trying to apply them with an anvil or when using the /enchant command.
    • Old bows with both enchantments applied will still keep their enchantments and remain working as they used to.
  • Anvils will no longer apply enchanted books to items, if the result has no effect
    • This can occur if all enchantments on the book are incompatible with existing enchantments on the item.
    • This can also occur if the enchanted book has no enchantments.


Totem of Undying
  • ID name changed from totem to totem_of_undying.
  • Removed the 'Junk Fished' and 'Treasure Fished' statistics
  • Added a new byte tag source for the piston_extension block entity, which is true if the block represents the piston head itself, and false if it represents a block being pushed.
  • Added a new integer tag Color to be used by the arrow entity, for displaying the custom potion color of a fired arrow item that had a CustomPotionColor tag.


41 issues fixed
From released versions before 1.11
  • MC-7222 – 1-9 keys, hoppers/droppers and shift-clicking ignore stacking restrictions
  • MC-23039 – Dropped item disappear in Creative
  • MC-64702 – Cullface on snowlayer not working properly
  • MC-67665 – Mouse click position always lags a few frames behind the crosshair
  • MC-76057 – Looting combines with Silk Touch but not vice versa
  • MC-88484 – Decimal numbers are displayed using the default Locale value
  • MC-92330 – "Fish Caught", "Junk Fished" and "Treasure Fished" Statistics do not work
  • MC-93991 – Experience orbs play multiple instances of their sound when picked up
  • MC-94564 – Sideways pistons do not pop off blocks when extending
  • MC-98180 – Sending a null header or footer results in an NPE/Unable to remove headers/footers from the player list
  • MC-101197 – Cannot use leads on wild ocelots
  • MC-104778 – Non-hostile wild wolves and ocelots cannot be put on leashes
  • MC-105049 – Infinite durability for carrot on a stick
  • MC-108673 – Fences and cobble walls moved by pistons do not move entities in the upper part of their collision box
  • MC-109593 – Debug world spamming "Tried to assign a mutable BlockPos to a block entity" warnings
From 1.11
  • MC-106117 – Clouds flicker between different positions when spectating minecart
  • MC-106199 – "minecraft:" is not optional for entity ID in EntityTag and Spawners
  • MC-107638 – Baby zombie villager voice sounds as deep as adult version
  • MC-108319 – XP orbs sound effects mostly play high pitch sounds
  • MC-108464followRange attribute does not work properly on some mobs
  • MC-108943CustomPotionColor does not change the colors of the AreaOfEffectCloud / TippedArrow
  • MC-109028 – Picking up a flower from a flower pot makes no sound when you already have that flower in your inventory
  • MC-109038 – Spawner with missing "minecraft:" in entity id (or with not lowercased entity id) spawns this entity until you reload the world
  • MC-109717 – No sound in the water when you ride Horse / Donkey / Mule / Boat
  • MC-109805 – Farmland can be placed on invalid locations
  • MC-109831 – Heads in inventory face backwards
  • MC-109833 – "commands.title.usage" uses a different syntax
  • MC-110065 – Shift-jumping on magma block deals damage to the player
  • MC-110076 – Weighted pressure plate name gets truncated when applying enchanted book in anvil
  • MC-110094 – Entities can fall through moving fences
  • MC-110234 – Renaming a wither does not change the boss bar
  • MC-110244 – Moving blocks use 0,0,0 as surrounding to calculate their bounding box
  • MC-110247 – Moving blocks can move entities into other moving blocks (also when they move in a different direction)
  • MC-110333 – Mounted horse disappeared after 1.11 upgrade
  • MC-110399 – Hopper: java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Cannot get property atw{name=facing, clazz=class cv, values=[down, up, north, south, west, east]} as it does not exist in atk{block=minecraft:<block>, properties=[]}
  • MC-110598 – Unicode characters which are not converted 1:1 when calling toLowerCase result in wrong formatting
  • MC-110616 – Anvil consumes XP and book without adding enchantment
  • MC-110756 – Llama yellow carpet model error
  • MC-110783 – Final firework rocket of a stack does not explode
  • MC-110808 – Eating Pufferfish in a stack of 1 does not give debuffs
Private issues


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  • The ability to smelt gold tools to get gold back was a feature suggested on Reddit.[3]
  • The Luck and Bad Luck effects were going to be removed in this update, but lead developer Jeb changed his mind due to them being used in custom maps.[4]
  • The Sweeping Edge enchantment was originally suggested as either Shearing Strike or Sweeping Strike by Reddit user ItsCraft.[5]
  • This update had the shortest amount of snapshots of any update, with only one snapshot released.