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This guide is a simplified overview of all the changes in the Java Edition Beta 1.6.x releases, which assumes at least some familiarity with Beta 1.5.x releases

Blocks[]

New[]

Name Image Obtaining Tool Required Uses
Trapdoor Oak Trapdoor JE1 BE1.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Oak Wood Planks

  • Axe
  • Opens and closes when right-clicked.
Tall Grass Grass JE1.png
  • Generates naturally on grass.
  • Can be created by applying bone meal to grass.
  • Any
Fern Fern JE1.png
  • Generates naturally on grass in certain biomes.
  • Can be created by applying bone meal to grass in certain biomes.
  • Any
  • Sometimes drop wheat seeds when broken.
Dead Bush Dead Bush JE1 BE1.png
  • Generates naturally on sand in deserts.
  • Any
  • A decorative block.

Changed[]

Name Image Changed
Bed Red Bed JE1 BE1.png Now explodes if used in the nether.
Fire Fire JE1.png Spreads much more slowly and no longer spreads infinitely.
Mushrooms Brown Mushroom JE2.pngRed Mushroom JE2.png Can now spread.

Items[]

New[]

Name Image Obtaining Uses
Map Map (item) JE1 BE1.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Paper +
Compass
Compass
  • Can be used to create a map of an area of the world.

Biomes[]

New[]

Name Image Description Structures
Sky Dimension Sky Dimension 1.jpg
  • An alternate dimension made up of floating islands above a cloudy void.
  • Only accessible through third-party programs that add a way to travel to it.

Changed[]

Name Image Changed
The Nether OldNether.png
  • Now accessible in multiplayer.
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