Java Edition guides/Infdev releases

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

Blocks[edit]

New[edit]

Name Image Obtaining Tool Required Uses
Door Oak Door (Right) JE4 BE1.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Oak Planks

  • Axe
  • Can be opened and closed.
Ladder Ladder (S) JE2 BE1.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Stick

  • Axe
  • Can be used to climb upwards.
Rail Rail (NS) JE1.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Iron Ingot +
Stick
  • Pickaxe
  • Can be used to make minecart tracks.
Spawner Spawner JE1.png
  • Generates in dungeons.
  • Pickaxe
  • Spawns zombies, skeletons or spiders around it.
Wood Stairs Oak Stairs (N) JE1 BE1.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Oak Planks
  • Axe
  • Allows you to walk upwards without jumping.
Stone Stairs Cobblestone Stairs (N) JE1 BE1.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Cobblestone
  • Pickaxe
  • Allows you to walk upwards without jumping.

Changed[edit]

Name Image Changed
Sign Oak Standing Sign (S) JE1 BE1.png
  • Is now a block instead of an entity.
  • Can now display custom text.
  • Now craftable:
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Oak Planks +
Stick

Water and Lava Water OLD.gifLava JE3.gif
Sand and Gravel Sand JE2 BE1.pngGravel JE2 BE1.png
  • Sand and Gravel now fall if there is no block underneath.

Items[edit]

New[edit]

Name Image Obtaining Uses
Golden Apple Golden Apple JE1 BE1.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Block of Gold +
Apple

  • Found in dungeon chests.
  • Can be eaten to fully restore the player's health.
Bucket Bucket JE1 BE1.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Iron Ingot

  • Found in dungeon chests.
  • Can be used to pick up liquids.
Water Bucket Water Bucket JE1 BE1.png
  • Using a bucket on a water source block empties the block and fills the bucket.
  • Can be used to place water source blocks.
Lava Bucket Lava Bucket JE1 BE1.png
  • Using a bucket on a lava source block empties the block and fills the bucket.
  • Can be used to place lava source blocks.
Saddle Saddle JE1 BE1.png
  • Found in dungeon chests.
  • Can be used to ride pigs.

Changed[edit]

Name Image Changed
Painting Painting JE1 BE1.png
  • Is now crafted using sticks instead of planks.

Non-Mob Entities[edit]

New[edit]

Name Image Creation Drops Note
Minecart Minecart JE2 BE1.png
Ingredients Crafting recipe
Iron Ingot

  • Can be moved along rails.

Structures[edit]

New[edit]

Name Image Generates Chests Mobs Description
Brick Pyramid Brick Pyramid.png
  • Surface
  • No
  • No
  • A large pyramid made of bricks.
  • Removed after this version.
Dungeon Dungeon Old.png
  • Underground
  • 1-2
  • Zombies, skeletons or spiders are created from the spawner.
  • An underground chamber made of cobblestone and moss stone, containing chests and a monster spawner.
Blob Blob Old.png
  • Underground
  • No
  • No
  • A blob of ore that generates within stone.

Biomes[edit]

New[edit]

Name Image Description Structures
Far Lands InfdevFar.png
  • Found beyond 12,550,824 blocks from the center of the world.
  • No
Void The Void Below.png
  • Found below bedrock.
  • In prior versions, below the bottom of the world was either an infinite lava sea or an infinite blue sky.
  • No

Gameplay[edit]

New[edit]

Name Description
Infinite Worlds
  • Worlds are now functionally infinite in size, instead of limited to a few hundred blocks across at most.
  • Worlds are now loaded incrementally using chunks, instead of loading in all at once.
  • An entirely new terrain generator has been added, creating more expansive mountains, lakes and caves than before.
  • Caves now contain lava lakes and dirt and gravel patches.