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Beta 1.3 releases
Edition

Java Edition

Released versions

This guide is a simplified overview of all the changes in the Java Edition Beta 1.3.x releases, which assumes at least some familiarity with Beta 1.2.x releases

Blocks[]

New[]

Name Image Obtaining Tool Required Uses
Bed Red Bed JE1 BE1.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Any Wool +
Oak Planks

  • Axe
  • Allows players to skip the night.
Redstone Repeater Redstone Repeater JE4 BE1.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Redstone Torch +
Redstone +
Stone

  • Pickaxe
  • Allows redstone signals to be delayed.
  • Allows redstone signals to be carried over longer distances.
Cobblestone Slab Cobblestone Slab JE1 BE1.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Cobblestone
  • Pickaxe
  • Can be used as a decorative block.
Sandstone Slab Sandstone Slab (centered) JE1.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Sandstone
  • Pickaxe
  • Can be used as a decorative block.
Wood Slab Oak Slab JE1 BE1.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Oak Planks
  • Pickaxe
  • Despite its appearance, it is fireproof and requires a pickaxe to mine.
Crying Obsidian Crying Obsidian Programmer Art.png
  • Exists only as a texture.
  • N/A
  • Originally intended to be used to set the player's spawn.

Changed[]

Name Image Changed
Stone Slab Smooth Stone Slab JE1.png
  • Now crafted with stone instead of cobblestone.
Pressure Plates Oak Pressure Plate JE1.pngStone Pressure Plate JE1.png
  • Now crafted with 2 blocks instead of 3.

Items[]

Changed[]

Name Image Changed
Gunpowder Gunpowder JE1 BE1.png Renamed from "Sulphur" to "Gunpowder".

Non-Mob Entities[]

Changed[]

Name Image Changed
Painting Burning Skull (texture) JE2 BE1.png
  • Added a new painting depicting a skull on fire.
  • The original painting is based on a Minecraft screenshot.
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