Java Edition guides/Beta 1.5 releases

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This guide is a simplified overview of all the changes in the Java Edition Beta 1.5.x releases, which assumes at least some familiarity with Beta 1.4.x releases

Mobs[edit]

New[edit]

Name Image Habitat Drops Note
Charged Creeper Charged Creeper Animated.gif
  • Created when a creeper is struck by lightning.
  • Creates a far more powerful explosion than a normal creeper.

Changed[edit]

Name Image Changed
Pig Pig JE1.png

Blocks[edit]

New[edit]

Name Image Obtaining Tool Required Uses
Birch Sapling Birch Sapling JE1 BE1.png
  • Any
Spruce Sapling Spruce Sapling JE1 BE1.png
  • Any
Detector Rail Detector Rail (NS) JE1 BE1.pngPowered Detector Rail (NS) JE1 BE1.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Iron Ingot +
Stone Pressure Plate +
Redstone
  • Pickaxe
  • Creates a redstone signal when a minecart passes over it.
Powered Rail Powered Rail (NS) JE1 BE1.pngPowered Powered Rail (NS) JE1 BE1.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Gold Ingot +
Stick +
Redstone
  • Pickaxe
  • Increases the speed of minecarts that pass over it.
Cobweb Cobweb JE1 BE1.png
  • Not yet legitimately obtainable.
  • Any
  • Slows down players and entities that touch it.

Changed[edit]

Name Image Changed
Birch Leaves Birch Leaves JE1 BE2.png
  • Can now drop birch saplings.
Spruce Leaves Spruce Leaves JE1 BE2.png
  • Can now drop spruce saplings.
Grass Block Grass Block JE4.png
  • The grass on the side texture is now the same color as the grass on the top texture.
Bed Red Bed JE1 BE1.png
  • Beds can now be used during thunderstorms.
Ladder Ladder (S) JE2 BE1.png
  • Ladders now cannot be climbed if there are empty blocks between each ladder.
  • The crafting recipe for ladders now provides twice as many.

Gameplay[edit]

New[edit]

Name Description
Weather Added Rain, Snow, and Thunderstorms.
Controls ⇧ Shift + clicking on something in a chest will immediately move the selected item(s) into the player's inventory and vice-versa.

Achievements[edit]

New[edit]

Icon Achievement In-game description Parent Actual requirements (if different) Namespaced ID
Advancement-plain-mini-raw.pngTaking InventoryPress 'E' to open your inventoryOpen your inventory. The description matches the configured inventory key.openInventory
Advancement-plain-mini-raw.pngGetting WoodAttack a tree until a block of wood pops outTaking InventoryPick up wood from the ground.mineWood
Advancement-plain-mini-raw.pngBenchmarkingCraft a workbench with four blocks of planksGetting WoodPick up a crafting table from your inventory's crafting field output or a crafting table output.buildWorkBench
Advancement-plain-mini-raw.pngTime to Mine!Use planks and sticks to make a pickaxeBenchmarkingPick up any type of pickaxe from a crafting table output.buildPickaxe
Advancement-plain-mini-raw.pngHot TopicConstruct a furnace out of eight cobblestone blocks\Construct a furnace out of eight stone blocksTime to Mine!Pick up a furnace from a crafting table output.buildFurnace\
Advancement-plain-mini-raw.pngAcquire HardwareSmelt an iron ingotHot TopicPick up an iron ingot from a furnace output.acquireIron
Advancement-plain-mini-raw.pngTime to Farm!Use planks and sticks to make a hoeBenchmarkingPick up any type of hoe from a crafting table output.buildHoe
Advancement-plain-mini-raw.pngBake BreadTurn wheat into breadTime to Farm!Pick up bread from a crafting table output.makeBread
Advancement-plain-mini-raw.pngThe LieWheat, sugar, milk, and eggs\Bake cake using wheat, sugar, milk, and eggs!Time to Farm!Pick up a cake from a crafting table output.bakeCake\
Advancement-plain-mini-raw.pngGetting an UpgradeConstruct a better pickaxeTime to Mine!Pick up a pickaxe from a crafting table output that is not a wooden pickaxe.buildBetterPickaxe
Advancement-plain-mini-raw.pngDelicious FishCatch and cook a fish!Hot TopicPick up a cooked fish from a furnace output.cookFish
Advancement-fancy-raw.pngOn A RailTravel by minecart at least 1 km from where you started \Travel by minecart to a point at least 500m in a single direction from where you started.Acquire HardwareTravel by minecart to a point at least 1 km from where you started. Distance is measured in a straight line. \Travel by minecart to a point at least 500 m from where you started. Distance is measured in a straight line.onARail\
Advancement-plain-mini-raw.pngTime to Strike!Use planks and sticks to make a swordBenchmarkingPick up any type of sword from a crafting table output.buildSword
Advancement-plain-mini-raw.pngMonster HunterAttack and destroy a monsterTime to Strike!Kill a hostile mob or one of the following neutral mobs: enderman, zombie pigman, spider, cave spider.killEnemy\
Advancement-plain-mini-raw.pngCow TipperHarvest some leatherTime to Strike!Pick up leather from the ground.killCow
Advancement-fancy-raw.pngWhen Pigs FlyFly a pig off a cliffCow TipperBe riding a pig (e.g. using a saddle) when it hits the ground with a fall distance greater than 5.flyPig