Java Edition guides/Classic releases

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This guide is a simplified overview of all the changes in the Java Edition Classic releases, which assumes at least some familiarity with Pre-Classic releases.

Mobs[edit]

New[edit]

Name Image Habitat Drops Note
Creeper Creeper JE2 BE1.png
  • Everywhere
  • None
  • Melee attacks players and explodes when killed.
Skeleton Skeleton Revision 1.png
  • Everywhere
  • None
  • Attacks by shooting purple arrows.
Zombie Zombie JE2 BE1.png
  • Everywhere
  • None
  • Melee attacks players.
Pig Pig JE1.png
  • Everywhere
  • The first passive mob.
Spider Spider JE2 BE1.png
  • Everywhere
  • None
  • Melee attacks players.
Sheep White Sheep JE1.png
  • Everywhere
  • Drops white cloth when punched.

Blocks[edit]

New[edit]

Name Image Obtaining Tool Required Uses
Bedrock Bedrock JE1 BE1.png
  • Generates at the bottom of the world
  • Any
  • Unbreakable
Water Water JE2.gif
  • Generates in water lakes
  • Sponge
  • Infinitely spreads downwards and outwards.
Lava Lava JE2.gif
  • Generates in lava lakes
  • Sponge
  • Infinitely spreads downwards and outwards.
Sand Sand JE2 BE1.png
  • Generates near water
  • Any
  • Building material
Gravel Gravel JE2 BE1.png
  • Generates near water
  • Any
  • Building material
Coal Ore Coal Ore JE1 BE1.png
  • Generates underground
  • Any
  • Building material
Iron Ore Iron Ore JE1 BE1.png
  • Generates underground
  • Any
  • Building material
Gold Ore Gold Ore JE2 BE1.png
  • Generates underground
  • Any
  • Building material
Wood Oak Log (UD) JE2 BE1.png
  • Generates on trees
  • Any
  • Building material
Leaves Oak Leaves JE2.png
  • Generates on trees
  • Any
  • Transparent building material
Glass Glass JE3 BE1.png
  • Any
  • Transparent building material
Sponge Sponge JE1 BE1.png
  • Creative inventory
  • Any
  • Creates a 5x5 cube around it in which liquid cannot exist.
Rose Rose JE1.png
  • Generates on grass
  • Any
  • Decorative object
Flower Dandelion JE1 BE1.png
  • Generates on grass
  • Any
  • Decorative object
Red Mushroom Red Mushroom JE1 BE1.png
  • Generates in caves
  • Any
  • Deals 3 damage when consumed.
Brown Mushroom Brown Mushroom JE1 BE1.png
  • Generates in caves
  • Any
  • Restores 5 health when consumed.
Block of Gold Block of Gold JE2.png
  • Creative inventory
  • Any
  • Building material
Block of Iron Block of Iron JE1.png
  • Creative inventory
  • Any
  • Building material
Stone Slab Smooth Stone Slab JE1 BE1.png
  • Creative inventory
  • Any
  • The first slab in the game.
TNT TNT JE2 BE1.png
  • Creative inventory
  • Any
  • Explodes when punched.
Moss Stone Mossy Cobblestone JE1.png
  • Creative inventory
  • Any
  • Building material
Bricks Bricks JE1.png
  • Creative inventory
  • Any
  • Building material
Bookshelf Bookshelf JE1.png
  • Creative inventory
  • Any
  • Building material
Obsidian Obsidian JE1 BE1.png
  • Creative inventory
  • Any
  • Building material
Cloth White Wool JE1 BE1.pngLight Gray Cloth JE2.pngDark Gray Cloth JE2.pngRed Cloth.pngOrange Cloth.pngYellow Cloth.pngChartreuse Cloth.pngGreen Cloth.pngSpring Green Cloth.pngCyan Cloth.pngCapri Cloth.pngUltramarine Cloth.pngViolet Cloth.pngPurple Cloth.pngMagenta Cloth.pngRose Cloth.png
  • Creative inventory
  • Any
  • Building material

Changed[edit]

Name Image Changed
Cobblestone Cobblestone JE3 BE1.png
  • Texture changed.
Wooden Planks Oak Planks JE3 BE1.png
  • Texture changed.
Sapling Oak Sapling JE2.png
  • Texture changed.
  • Can now grow into trees.

Non-Mob Entities[edit]

New[edit]

Name Image Creation Drops Note
Sign Sign Entity.png
  • Spawned by pressing B
  • None
  • Always displays the text "This is a test of the signs. Each line can be 15 chars!"
Arrow Arrow JE2 BE1.png
  • Fired by pressing Tab ↹
  • None
  • Does not require a bow to shoot
Purple Arrow Purple Arrow JE1.png
  • Fired by skeletons
  • None
  • Cannot be picked up

Structures[edit]

New[edit]

Name Image Generates Chests Mobs Description
Tree Oak JE3.png
  • Surface
  • No
  • No
  • A small tree made out of wood and leaf blocks.

Gameplay[edit]

New[edit]

Name Description
Multiplayer Multiple players can now join the same world together and interact with each other.
Health It is now possible to take damage, heal yourself, die, and respawn.

Music Tracks[edit]

New[edit]

Filename Gameplay Soundtrack Title Track Preview
calm1.ogg Survival and
Creative
"Minecraft"
calm2.ogg Survival and
Creative
"Clark"
calm3.ogg Survival and
Creative
"Sweden"