Java Edition guides/Indev releases

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

Mobs[edit]

New[edit]

Name Image Habitat Drops Note
Giant Zombie JE2 BE1.png
  • Does not spawn naturally
  • None

A 12-block tall zombie with extra health and damage.

Rana Rana.png
  • Everywhere
  • None
  • A test mob created by temporary artist Dock.
Steve, Black Steve and Beast Boy Steve (mob).pngBlack Steve.pngBeast Boy.png
  • Everywhere
  • Test mobs created by temporary artist Dock.

Blocks[edit]

New[edit]

Name Image Obtaining Tool Required Uses
Torch Torch JE3 BE1.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Coal +
Stick
  • Any
  • Creates light.
Fire Fire JE1.png
  • Created by flint and steel.
  • Any
  • Destroys flammable blocks.
Chest Chest (S) JE1.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Oak Planks

  • Axe
  • Used for storing items.
Diamond Ore Diamond Ore JE1 BE1.png
  • Generates underground.
  • Pickaxe (iron or better)
  • Drops diamonds.
Block of Diamond Block of Diamond JE1.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Diamond

  • Pickaxe
  • A building block made from diamonds.
Workbench Crafting Table JE1 BE1.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Oak Planks

  • Axe
  • Used for crafting items.
Farmland Farmland JE1 BE1.pngMoist Farmland JE1 BE1.png
  • Created by using a hoe on dirt.
  • Shovel
  • Used for growing seeds.
Wheat Crops Wheat Age 0 JE1 BE1.pngWheat Age 1 JE1 BE1.pngWheat Age 2 JE1 BE1.pngWheat Age 3 JE1 BE1.pngWheat Age 4 JE1 BE1.pngWheat Age 5 JE1 BE1.pngWheat Age 6 JE1 BE1.pngWheat Age 7 JE1 BE1.png
  • Created by planting seeds on farmland.
  • Any
  • Grows into wheat.
Furnace Furnace (S) JE1.pngLit Furnace (S) JE1.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Cobblestone

  • Pickaxe
  • Used for smelting items.
Gear Gear (N).gif
  • Not legitimately obtainable.
  • N/A (can only be destroyed indirectly)
  • Spin when placed next to each other.

Changed[edit]

Name Image Changed
Wooden Planks Oak Planks JE3 BE1.png
  • Now craftable:
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Oak Log
Block of Iron Block of Iron JE1.png
  • Now craftable:
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Iron Ingot

Block of Gold Block of Gold JE2.png
  • Now craftable:
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Gold Ingot

TNT TNT JE2 BE1.png
  • Now craftable:
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Gunpowder +
Sand

Stone Slab Smooth Stone Slab JE1 BE1.png
  • Now craftable:
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Cobblestone
Stone Stone JE1 BE1.png
  • Now craftable:
Ingredients Smelting recipe
Cobblestone +
Any fuel


Glass Glass JE3 BE1.png
  • Now craftable:
Ingredients Smelting recipe
Sand +
Any fuel


Items[edit]

New[edit]

Name Image Obtaining Uses
Apple Apple JE1 BE1.png
  • Restores 4 health points.
Flint and Steel Flint and Steel JE3 BE1.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Iron Ingot +
Flint

  • Creates fire.
Bow Bow JE2 BE1.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Stick +
String

  • Shoots arrows.
Arrow Arrow (item) JE1 BE1.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Flint +
Stick +
Feather
  • Can be fired by bows.
Quiver Quiver JE1.png
  • Not legitimately obtainable.
  • Has no function.
Coal Coal JE2 BE1.png
  • Drops from coal ore.
  • Used for crafting torches and fueling furnaces.
Diamond Diamond JE1 BE1.png
  • Drops from diamond ore.
  • Used for crafting the best equipment in the game.
Iron Ingot Iron Ingot JE2 BE1.png
Ingredients Smelting recipe
Iron Ore +
Any fuel


0.7
  • Used for crafting equipment and flint and steel.
Gold Ingot Gold Ingot JE2 BE1.png
Ingredients Smelting recipe
Gold Ore +
Any fuel


0.7
  • Used for crafting equipment that has high strength but low durability.
Stick Stick JE1 BE1.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Oak Planks
  • Used for crafting weapons, tools and torches.
Bowl Bowl JE1 BE1.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Oak Planks
  • Used for making mushroom stew.
Mushroom Stew Mushroom Stew JE1 BE1.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Red Mushroom +
Brown Mushroom +
Bowl


  • Restores 10 health points.
Sulphur Gunpowder JE1 BE1.png
  • Drops from creepers.
  • Used for crafting TNT.
String String JE1 BE1.png
  • Drops from spiders.
  • Used for crafting bows.
Feather Feather JE2 BE1.png
  • Drops from zombies.
  • Used for crafting arrows.
Bread Bread JE1 BE1.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Wheat

  • Restores 5 health points.
Seeds Wheat Seeds JE1 BE1.png
  • Obtained by using a hoe on grass blocks.
  • Can be planted on farmland.
Wheat Wheat JE1 BE1.png
  • Obtained by harvesting fully grown wheat.
  • Can be crafted into bread.
Flint Flint JE1 BE1.png
  • Sometimes drops from gravel.
  • Can be crafted into arrows or flint and steel.
Raw Porkchop Raw Porkchop JE1 BE1.png
  • Drops from pigs.
  • Restores 3 health points.
  • Can be cooked in a furnace.
Cooked Porkchop Cooked Porkchop JE1.png
Ingredients Smelting recipe
Raw Porkchop +
Any fuel


0.35
  • Restores 8 health points.
Wooden, Stone, Iron, Gold and Diamond Swords Wooden Sword JE1 BE1.pngStone Sword JE1 BE1.pngIron Sword JE1 BE1.pngGolden Sword JE2 BE1.pngDiamond Sword JE1 BE1.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Oak Planks or
Cobblestone or
Iron Ingot or
Gold Ingot or
Diamond +
Stick

  • Used for hurting mobs.
Wooden, Stone, Iron, Gold and Diamond Axes Wooden Axe JE1 BE1.pngStone Axe JE1 BE1.pngIron Axe JE4 BE1.pngGolden Axe JE2 BE1.pngDiamond Axe JE1 BE1.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Oak Planks or
Cobblestone or
Iron Ingot or
Gold Ingot or
Diamond +
Stick

  • Used for mining wood.
Wooden, Stone, Iron, Gold and Diamond Pickaxes Wooden Pickaxe JE1 BE1.pngStone Pickaxe JE1 BE1.pngIron Pickaxe JE2 BE1.pngGolden Pickaxe JE2 BE1.pngDiamond Pickaxe JE1 BE1.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Oak Planks or
Cobblestone or
Iron Ingot or
Gold Ingot or
Diamond +
Stick

  • Used for mining stone.
Wooden, Stone, Iron, Gold and Diamond Shovels Wooden Shovel JE1 BE1.pngStone Shovel JE1 BE1.pngIron Shovel JE2 BE1.pngGolden Shovel JE2 BE1.pngDiamond Shovel JE1 BE1.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Oak Planks or
Cobblestone or
Iron Ingot or
Gold Ingot or
Diamond +
Stick

  • Used for mining sediment.
Wooden, Stone, Iron, Gold and Diamond Hoes Wooden Hoe JE1 BE1.pngStone Hoe JE1 BE1.pngIron Hoe JE1 BE1.pngGolden Hoe JE1 BE1.pngDiamond Hoe JE1 BE1.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Oak Planks or
Cobblestone or
Iron Ingot or
Gold Ingot or
Diamond +
Stick

  • Used for turning dirt into farmland.
Cloth, Chainmail, Iron, Gold and Diamond Helmets Leather Cap JE1 BE1.pngChainmail Helmet JE2 BE1.pngIron Helmet JE1 BE1.pngGolden Helmet JE1 BE1.pngDiamond Helmet JE1 BE1.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Leather or
Fire or
Iron Ingot or
Gold Ingot or
Diamond
FireFireFireFireFire
  • Protects the player from damage when worn.
Cloth, Chainmail, Iron, Gold and Diamond Chestplates Leather Tunic JE1 BE1.pngChainmail Chestplate JE2 BE1.pngIron Chestplate JE1 BE1.pngGolden Chestplate JE1 BE1.pngDiamond Chestplate JE1 BE1.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Leather or
Fire or
Iron Ingot or
Gold Ingot or
Diamond
FireFireFireFireFireFireFireFire
  • Protects the player from damage when worn.
Cloth, Chainmail, Iron, Gold and Diamond Leggings Leather Pants JE1 BE1.pngChainmail Leggings JE1 BE1.pngIron Leggings JE1 BE1.pngGolden Leggings JE1 BE1.pngDiamond Leggings JE1 BE1.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Leather or
Fire or
Iron Ingot or
Gold Ingot or
Diamond
FireFireFireFireFireFireFire
  • Protects the player from damage when worn.
Cloth, Chainmail, Iron, Gold and Diamond Boots Leather Boots JE1 BE1.pngChainmail Boots JE1 BE1.pngIron Boots JE1 BE1.pngGolden Boots JE1 BE1.pngDiamond Boots JE1 BE1.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Leather or
Fire or
Iron Ingot or
Gold Ingot or
Diamond
FireFireFireFire
  • Protects the player from damage when worn.

Non-Mob Entities[edit]

New[edit]

Name Image Creation Drops Note
Painting Alban (texture) JE1 BE1.png Aztec (texture) JE1 BE1.png Aztec2 (texture) JE1 BE1.png Bomb (texture) JE1 BE1.png Kebab (texture) JE1 BE1.png Plant (texture) JE1 BE1.png Wasteland (texture) JE1 BE1.png Courbet (texture) JE1 BE1.png Pool (texture) JE1 BE1.png Sea (texture) JE1.png Sunset (texture) JE1 BE1.png Wanderer (texture) JE1 BE1.png Bust (texture) JE1 BE1.png Match (texture) JE1 BE1.png Skull and Roses (texture) JE1 BE1.png Stage (texture) JE1.png Void (texture) JE1 BE1.png Fighters (texture) JE1 BE1.png Pointer (texture) JE1 BE1.png
Name Ingredients Crafting recipe
Painting Oak Planks +
Light Gray Wool

  • Decorative entities that hang on walls which come in 19 different variants.

Structures[edit]

New[edit]

Name Image Generates Chests Mobs Description
Indev House Indev House JE1.pngIndev House JE2.png
  • World spawn
  • No
  • No
  • Test structures that the player spawns inside upon loading a new world.
  • Removed after this version.

Gameplay[edit]

New[edit]

Name Description
Inventory
  • The player now has a hotbar and an inventory containing storage slots, armor slots and crafting slots, enabling players to carry more than one type of item at once.
Crafting
  • You can now use items to craft new types of items.
Smelting
  • You can now use a furnace to smelt items into new items.
Lighting
  • There are now many different possible light levels, determined by time of day and proximity to light sources.
Day/night cycle
  • There is a now a sun and moon that cycle across the sky, and light levels change based on the time.
Third-person view
  • Pressing F5 toggles third-person view.