Java Edition guides/Pre-Classic releases

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Pre-Classic releases

Java Edition

Released versions

This guide is a simplified overview of all the changes in the Java Edition Pre-Classic releases.



Name Image Habitat Drops Note
Human Human JE1.gif
  • Everywhere
  • None
  • The first mob.



Name Image Obtaining Tool Required Uses
Air Blank.png
  • Unobtainable
  • N/A
  • The block for when no other block occupies a block.
Grass Block Grass Block JE2.png
  • Generates on the surface.
  • Any
  • Building material
Cobblestone Cobblestone JE2.png
  • Any
  • Building material
Dirt Dirt JE1 BE1.png
  • Generates beneath grass blocks.
  • Any
  • Turns into grass when exposed to the sky.
Stone Stone JE1 BE1.png
  • Generates beneath dirt.
  • Any
  • Building material
Wooden Planks Oak Planks JE1.png
  • Creative inventory
  • Any
  • Building material
Sapling Oak Sapling JE1.png
  • Creative inventory
  • Any
  • The first non-block-shaped block.



Name Description
Terrain Generation The game creates randomly generated worlds of limited size out of blocks for you to interact with.