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The panorama in Java Edition.

The panorama in Bedrock Edition, with different vertical direction to Java Edition.

The panorama (also known as the cubemap[1]) is a slowly panning wide-angle view of a Minecraft world displayed on the main menu.

Panoramas[]

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Prototype (Java Edition)[]

The unreleased menu screen panorama that came before the final version.

Dinnerbone has stated that the menu panorama was originally going to be an in-game render of a live world, with custom world generation with the seed 100. He also mentioned another panorama that came before the one seen in Beta 1.8, which was a plains biome near the beach.[2]

Classical panorama[]

The original menu panorama in-game. (Coordinates: X≈61.48, Y=75, Z≈-68.73)

Java Edition
(pre-Beta 1.9 Prerelease 4)
Java Edition Bedrock Edition
Panorama 4 JE1.png
Panorama 0 JE1.pngPanorama 1 JE1.pngPanorama 2 JE1.pngPanorama 3 JE1.png
Panorama 5 JE1.png
Panorama 4 JE1.png
Panorama 0 JE2.pngPanorama 1 JE1.pngPanorama 2 JE1.pngPanorama 3 JE1.png
Panorama 5 JE1.png
V0.7.3 alpha panorama 4.png
V0.7.3 alpha panorama 0.pngV0.7.3 alpha panorama 1.pngV0.7.3 alpha panorama 2.pngV0.7.3 alpha panorama 3.png
V0.7.3 alpha panorama 5.png

This panorama was introduced to Java Edition in Beta 1.8's early development, and used for over six years before its replacement in the 1.13 prerelease stage.

This panorama used in Java and Bedrock editions are same. When this panorama first introduced in Bedrock Edition, it use the version which fixed the white line inside of it.

This panorama was taken on the seed 2151901553968352745 or 8091867987493326313 (both are considered valid seeds) at coordinates X=61.48, Y=75, Z=-68.73. These seeds work in versions from Alpha v1.2.0 to Beta 1.7.3 (except for population differences).[3] The actual version that was used to generate this panorama must have been a development version from Beta 1.6.6 to Beta 1.7, based on the file dates. Dinnerbone noted that the panorama was taken by Notch while he was traveling, around June 1–15, 2011.[4][5]

In Java Edition, this panorama is used for versions from Beta 1.8 Pre-release to 18w22c.

In Bedrock Edition, this panorama is used for versions from v0.7.3 alpha to 1.1.7.

In Education Edition, it was used from its initial release to 1.0.1.

Usage in other editions is unknown.

Better Together Update (Bedrock Edition)[]

The panorama in game from 1.2.0 to 1.4.4.

Bedrock Edition
V1.2.0.2 panorama 4.png
V1.2.0.2 panorama 0.pngV1.2.0.2 panorama 1.pngV1.2.0.2 panorama 2.pngV1.2.0.2 panorama 3.png
V1.2.0.2 panorama 5.png

This panorama was taken on the seed 95475027. Used for versions from beta 1.2.0.2 to 1.5.0.1.

The same seed was used for the "Winding River" preset in the seed picker.[6]

Update Aquatic[]

Java Edition Bedrock Edition
1.13-pre1 panorama 4.png
1.13-pre1 panorama 0.png1.13-pre1 panorama 1.png1.13-pre1 panorama 2.png1.13-pre1 panorama 3.png
1.13-pre1 panorama 5.png
V1.5.0.4 panorama 4.png
V1.5.0.4 panorama 0.pngV1.5.0.4 panorama 1.pngV1.5.0.4 panorama 2.pngV1.5.0.4 panorama 3.png
V1.5.0.4 panorama 5.png

The panoramas used in Java and Bedrock editions are different. It's also the first time the panorama changed in Java Edition, six and a half years since the original

This panorama for Java Edition was taken on the seed 18w22a (numeric: 1458140401) at coordinates X=1553.76, Y=58.62, Z=-1162.79. This seed generates most correctly in version 18w22a.[7]

In Java Edition, this panorama is used for versions from 1.13-pre1 to 1.13.2. Before the panorama was changed to reflect the Village & Pillage, it also used for versions from 18w43a to 18w47b.

In Bedrock Edition, this panorama is used for versions from beta 1.5.0.4 to 1.8.0.

Cats and Pandas (Bedrock Edition)[]

Bedrock Edition
V1.8.0 panorama 4.png
V1.8.0 panorama 0.pngV1.8.0 panorama 1.pngV1.8.0 panorama 2.pngV1.8.0 panorama 3.png
V1.8.0 panorama 5.png

This panorama was taken on an unknown seed. Used for versions from 1.8.1 to 1.11.2, also for beta 1.12.0.3 and beta 1.12.0.4.

Different from other panoramas for Bedrock Edition, this panorama isn't integrated into the game files.

Village & Pillage[]

Java Edition Bedrock Edition
1.14 panorama 4.png
1.14 panorama 0.png1.14 panorama 1.png1.14 panorama 2.png1.14 panorama 3.png
1.14 panorama 5.png
V1.11.3 panorama 4.png
V1.11.3 panorama 0.pngV1.11.3 panorama 1.pngV1.11.3 panorama 2.pngV1.11.3 panorama 3.png
V1.11.3 panorama 5.png

The panoramas used in Java and Bedrock editions are different.

This panorama for Java Edition was taken on the seed 2802867088795589976 at coordinates X=240.57, Y=78.12, Z=147.38. This seed generates most correctly in version 18w48a.[7]

In Java Edition, this panorama is used for versions from 18w43a to 1.14.4. Before the panorama was changed to reflect the Buzzy Bees, it also used for versions from 19w34a to 19w40a.

This panorama for Bedrock Edition was taken on an unknown seed. Used for 1.11.3, 1.11.4 and versions from beta 1.12.0.4 to 1.13.3.

Buzzy Bees[]

Java Edition Bedrock Edition
(1.14.0.1)
Bedrock Edition
1.15 panorama 4.png
1.15 panorama 0.png1.15 panorama 1.png1.15 panorama 2.png1.15 panorama 3.png
1.15 panorama 5.png
V1.14.0.1 panorama 4.png
V1.14.0.1 panorama 0.pngV1.14.0.1 panorama 1.pngV1.14.0.1 panorama 2.pngV1.14.0.1 panorama 3.png
V1.14.0.1 panorama 5.png
V1.14.0.2 panorama 4.png
V1.14.0.2 panorama 0.pngV1.14.0.2 panorama 1.pngV1.14.0.2 panorama 2.pngV1.14.0.2 panorama 3.png
1.15 panorama 5.png

The panoramas used in Java and Bedrock editions are different.

This panorama for Java Edition was taken on the seed -4404205509303106230 at coordinates X=339.691, Y=65.546, Z=-1072.041. This seed generates most correctly in version 19w40a.[7]

In Java Edition, this panorama is used for versions from 19w34a to 1.15.2. Before the panorama was changed to reflect the Nether Update, it also used for versions from 20w06a to 20w13b.

This panorama in Bedrock Edition beta 1.14.0.1 is different from Java Edition. It is in fact taken from the same seed at the same coordinates but with the initial view in a different direction. The same vegetation appears, but with different clouds.

In beta 1.14.0.2, this panorama is changed to be similar to the panorama in Java Edition, with only difference in the clouds. panorama_5.png is the same with the file in Java Edition. The modified version is used for beta 1.14.0.2 to 1.16.0.55.

Bedrock Edition Beta[]

Bedrock Edition
Bedrock Edition Beta panorama 4.png
Bedrock Edition Beta panorama 0.pngBedrock Edition Beta panorama 1.pngBedrock Edition Beta panorama 2.pngBedrock Edition Beta panorama 3.png
Bedrock Edition Beta panorama 5.png

This panorama is exclusively available on Bedrock Edition betas after beta 1.14.0.3. When resource pack is loaded, it will display instead of the normal panorama.

This panorama is a grayscale version of the 1.8.0 background with a "BETA" logo.

Nether Update[]

Java Edition / Bedrock Edition
1.16 panorama 4.png
1.16 panorama 0.png1.16 panorama 1.png1.16 panorama 2.png1.16 panorama 3.png
1.16 panorama 5.png

For this version, the panorama is the same in both Java and Bedrock Edition.

This panorama was taken on the seed 6006096527635909600 at coordinates X=482.208, Y=78.515, Z=-1127.193 in the Nether. This seed generates most correctly in version 20w13a.[7]

In Java Edition, this panorama is used for versions from 20w06a to 1.16.5. Before the panorama was changed to reflect the Caves & Cliffs: Part I, it also used for versions from 20w45a to 21w14a.

In Bedrock Edition, this panorama is used for versions from beta 1.16.0.57 to beta 1.17.0.52.

Caves & Cliffs: Part I[]

Java Edition (pre-21w18a) Java Edition / Bedrock Edition
1.17 panorama 4.png
21w15a panorama 0.png21w15a panorama 1.png1.17 panorama 2.png1.17 panorama 3.png
21w15a panorama 5.png
1.17 panorama 4.png
1.17 panorama 0.png1.17 panorama 1.png1.17 panorama 2.png1.17 panorama 3.png
1.17 panorama 5.png

This panorama used in Java and Bedrock editions are the same. When this panorama was first introduced in Bedrock Edition, it used the version without torches.

The seed for this panorama is unknown. It was originally introduced in snapshot 21w15a, then changed in snapshot 21w18a to remove torches.[8]

In Java Edition, this panorama is used for versions from 20w45a to 1.18 experimental snapshot 7. Before the panorama was changed to reflect the Caves & Cliffs: Part II, it was used for versions from 21w37a to 21w40a.

In Bedrock Edition, this panorama is used for versions from beta 1.17.0.54 to beta 1.18.0.20.

Halloween 2021[]

Bedrock Edition
Halloween2021 panorama 4.png
Halloween2021 panorama 0.pngHalloween2021 panorama 1.pngHalloween2021 panorama 2.pngHalloween2021 panorama 3.png
Halloween2021 panorama 5.png

This panorama is exclusively available on Bedrock Edition from October 1, 2021 to October 31, 2021. It is used for non-beta versions from 1.16.0 to 1.17.34.

Caves & Cliffs: Part II[]

Java Edition / Bedrock Edition
1.18 panorama 4.png
1.18 panorama 0.png1.18 panorama 1.png1.18 panorama 2.png1.18 panorama 3.png
1.18 panorama 5.png

This panorama used in Java and Bedrock editions are same.

This panorama was taken on the seed 2151901553968352745 at coordinates X=4.83 Y=130.15 Z=-7294.28. This seed generates most correctly on snapshot 21w40a.[9] Interestingly, this seed is exactly the same seed as the one used in the original panorama that was present in the game from Beta 1.8 until the Update Aquatic. This was an easter egg put in the game by Jappa, thought to be inspired by a tweet.[10] He later confirmed that this was indeed an homage that put emphasis on how much Minecraft had changed over the years.[11]

In Java Edition, this panorama is used for versions from 21w37a to 1.18.2 (also for Deep Dark Experimental Snapshot 1). Before the panorama was changed to reflect The Wild Update, it also used for versions from 22w11a to 22w14a.

In Bedrock Edition, this panorama is used for versions from beta 1.18.0.21 to beta 1.19.0.20.

Bedrock Edition Preview[]

Bedrock Edition
Bedrock Edition Preview panorama 4.png
Bedrock Edition Preview panorama 0.pngBedrock Edition Preview panorama 1.pngBedrock Edition Preview panorama 2.pngBedrock Edition Preview panorama 3.png
Bedrock Edition Preview panorama 5.png

This panorama is exclusively available on Bedrock Edition Previews after Preview 1.18.20.22. And it is the only panorama the player could seen in Previews.

The Wild Update[]

Java Edition / Bedrock Edition
1.19 panorama 4.png
1.19 panorama 0.png1.19 panorama 1.png1.19 panorama 2.png1.19 panorama 3.png
1.19 panorama 5.png

This panorama used in Java and Bedrock editions are same.

This panorama was taken on the seed thewildupdate (numeric: -1696067516) at coordinates X=3820.872, Y=67.868, Z=553.455. This seed generates most correctly in version 22w15a.[12]

In Java Edition, this panorama was introduced in 22w15a but is used in 22w11a and later.

In Bedrock Edition, this panorama is used in beta 1.19.0.24 and later.

History[]

Java Edition Beta
1.8(preview)Panorama 0 JE1.pngPanorama 1 JE1.pngPanorama 2 JE1.pngPanorama 3 JE1.pngPanorama 4 JE1.pngPanorama 5 JE1.png Replaced background in the main menu with panorama. Added panorama<0-5>.png.
Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 Prerelease 4Panorama 0 JE2.png Changed panorama0.png.
RC2Brightened the panorama overlay.
1.6.113w24aRenamed panorama<0-5>.png to panorama_<0-5>.png.
1.13pre11.13-pre1 panorama 0.png1.13-pre1 panorama 1.png1.13-pre1 panorama 2.png1.13-pre1 panorama 3.png1.13-pre1 panorama 4.png1.13-pre1 panorama 5.png Changed panorama to reflect the Update Aquatic.
pre2Compessed panorama textures.
1.14November 28, 20181.14 panorama 0.png1.14 panorama 1.png1.14 panorama 2.png1.14 panorama 3.png1.14 panorama 4.png1.14 panorama 5.png Changed panorama in all released 1.14 snapshots to reflect the Village & Pillage update.
1.15October 9, 20191.15 panorama 0.png1.15 panorama 1.png1.15 panorama 2.png1.15 panorama 3.png1.15 panorama 4.png1.15 panorama 5.png Changed panorama in all released 1.15 snapshots to reflect the Buzzy Bees update.
1.16April 2, 20201.16 panorama 0.png1.16 panorama 1.png1.16 panorama 2.png1.16 panorama 3.png1.16 panorama 4.png1.16 panorama 5.png Changed panorama in all released 1.16 snapshots to reflect the Nether Update.
1.17April 14, 202121w15a panorama 0.png21w15a panorama 1.png1.17 panorama 2.png1.17 panorama 3.png1.17 panorama 4.png21w15a panorama 5.png Changed panorama in all released 1.17 snapshots to reflect the Caves & Cliffs: Part I update.
May 5, 20211.17 panorama 0.png1.17 panorama 1.png1.17 panorama 5.png Changed panorama_0.png, panorama_1.png and panorama_5.png to eliminate torches.
1.18October 13, 20211.18 panorama 0.png1.18 panorama 1.png1.18 panorama 2.png1.18 panorama 3.png1.18 panorama 4.png1.18 panorama 5.png Changed panorama in all released 1.18 snapshots to reflect the Caves & Cliffs: Part II update.
1.19April 13, 20221.19 panorama 0.png1.19 panorama 1.png1.19 panorama 2.png1.19 panorama 3.png1.19 panorama 4.png1.19 panorama 5.png Changed panorama in all released 1.19 snapshots to reflect The Wild Update.
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.7.3V0.7.3 alpha panorama 0.pngV0.7.3 alpha panorama 1.pngV0.7.3 alpha panorama 2.pngV0.7.3 alpha panorama 3.pngV0.7.3 alpha panorama 4.pngV0.7.3 alpha panorama 5.png Replaced background with panorama. Added panorama<0-5>.png.
Bedrock Edition
1.2.0beta 1.2.0.2V1.2.0.2 panorama 0.pngV1.2.0.2 panorama 1.pngV1.2.0.2 panorama 2.pngV1.2.0.2 panorama 3.pngV1.2.0.2 panorama 4.pngV1.2.0.2 panorama 5.png Changed panorama.
1.5.0beta 1.5.0.4V1.5.0.4 panorama 0.pngV1.5.0.4 panorama 1.pngV1.5.0.4 panorama 2.pngV1.5.0.4 panorama 3.pngV1.5.0.4 panorama 4.pngV1.5.0.4 panorama 5.png Changed panorama to reflect the Update Aquatic.
1.8.0December 20, 2018V1.8.0 panorama 0.pngV1.8.0 panorama 1.pngV1.8.0 panorama 2.pngV1.8.0 panorama 3.pngV1.8.0 panorama 4.pngV1.8.0 panorama 5.png Changed panorama to show off cats and pandas.
1.11.3V1.11.3 panorama 0.pngV1.11.3 panorama 1.pngV1.11.3 panorama 2.pngV1.11.3 panorama 3.pngV1.11.3 panorama 4.pngV1.11.3 panorama 5.png Changed panorama to reflect the Village & Pillage update.
1.14.0beta 1.14.0.1V1.14.0.1 panorama 0.pngV1.14.0.1 panorama 1.pngV1.14.0.1 panorama 2.pngV1.14.0.1 panorama 3.pngV1.14.0.1 panorama 4.pngV1.14.0.1 panorama 5.png Changed panorama to reflect the Buzzy Bees update.
beta 1.14.0.2V1.14.0.2 panorama 0.pngV1.14.0.2 panorama 1.pngV1.14.0.2 panorama 2.pngV1.14.0.2 panorama 3.pngV1.14.0.2 panorama 4.png1.15 panorama 5.png Changed panorama again to match Java Edition. Exclusively changed clouds on panorama_<0-4>.png. Only panorama_5.png identical to Java Edition.
October 18, 2019Bedrock Edition Beta panorama 4.pngBedrock Edition Beta panorama 0.pngBedrock Edition Beta panorama 1.pngBedrock Edition Beta panorama 2.pngBedrock Edition Beta panorama 3.pngBedrock Edition Beta panorama 5.png Added panorama for beta versions.
1.16.0beta 1.16.0.571.16 panorama 0.png1.16 panorama 1.png1.16 panorama 2.png1.16 panorama 3.png1.16 panorama 4.png1.16 panorama 5.png Changed panorama to reflect the Nether Update.
1.17.0beta 1.17.0.541.17 panorama 0.png1.17 panorama 1.png1.17 panorama 2.png1.17 panorama 3.png1.17 panorama 4.png1.17 panorama 5.png Changed panorama to reflect the Caves & Cliffs: Part I update.
October 1, 2021Halloween2021 panorama 0.pngHalloween2021 panorama 1.pngHalloween2021 panorama 2.pngHalloween2021 panorama 3.pngHalloween2021 panorama 4.pngHalloween2021 panorama 5.png Changed panorama in all released 1.16 and 1.17 versions to reflect 2021 Halloween season.
November 1, 2021Reverted to the previous panorama after the Halloween season.
1.18.0beta 1.18.0.211.18 panorama 0.png1.18 panorama 1.png1.18 panorama 2.png1.18 panorama 3.png1.18 panorama 4.png1.18 panorama 5.png Changed panorama to reflect the Caves & Cliffs: Part II update.
1.18.30Preview 1.18.20.22Bedrock Edition Preview panorama 4.pngBedrock Edition Preview panorama 0.pngBedrock Edition Preview panorama 1.pngBedrock Edition Preview panorama 2.pngBedrock Edition Preview panorama 3.pngBedrock Edition Preview panorama 5.png Added panorama for Preview versions.
1.19.0beta 1.19.0.241.19 panorama 0.png1.19 panorama 1.png1.19 panorama 2.png1.19 panorama 3.png1.19 panorama 4.png1.19 panorama 5.png Changed panorama to reflect The Wild Update.
Education Edition
1.0.0v0.14.2V0.7.3 alpha panorama 0.pngV0.7.3 alpha panorama 1.pngV0.7.3 alpha panorama 2.pngV0.7.3 alpha panorama 3.pngV0.7.3 alpha panorama 4.pngV0.7.3 alpha panorama 5.png Added panorama.
1.0.21V1.2.0.2 panorama 0.pngV1.2.0.2 panorama 1.pngV1.2.0.2 panorama 2.pngV1.2.0.2 panorama 3.pngV1.2.0.2 panorama 4.pngV1.2.0.2 panorama 5.png Changed panorama.
1.7.0V1.5.0.4 panorama 0.pngV1.5.0.4 panorama 1.pngV1.5.0.4 panorama 2.pngV1.5.0.4 panorama 3.pngV1.5.0.4 panorama 4.pngV1.5.0.4 panorama 5.png Changed panorama to reflect the Update Aquatic.
1.9.01.8.0V1.8.0 panorama 0.pngV1.8.0 panorama 1.pngV1.8.0 panorama 2.pngV1.8.0 panorama 3.pngV1.8.0 panorama 4.pngV1.8.0 panorama 5.png Changed panorama to show off cats and pandas.
1.12.0V1.12.0 panorama 0.pngV1.12.0 panorama 1.pngV1.12.0 panorama 2.pngV1.12.0 panorama 3.pngV1.12.0 panorama 4.pngV1.12.0 panorama 5.png Changed panorama.
1.14.311.14.30EE Demo panorama 0.pngEE Demo panorama 1.pngEE Demo panorama 2.pngEE Demo panorama 3.pngEE Demo panorama 4.pngEE Demo panorama 5.png Added panorama for demo.
V1.14.0.2 panorama 0.pngV1.14.0.2 panorama 1.pngV1.14.0.2 panorama 2.pngV1.14.0.2 panorama 3.pngV1.14.0.2 panorama 4.png1.15 panorama 5.png Changed panorama to reflect the Buzzy Bees update.
releaseV1.14.31 panorama 0.pngV1.14.31 panorama 1.pngV1.14.31 panorama 2.pngV1.14.31 panorama 3.pngV1.14.31 panorama 4.pngV1.14.31 panorama 5.png Changed panorama.
1.14.501.14.40V1.14.40 panorama 0.jpgV1.14.40 panorama 1.jpgV1.14.40 panorama 2.jpgV1.14.40 panorama 3.jpgV1.14.40 panorama 4.jpgV1.14.40 panorama 5.jpg Changed panorama. Changed format of textures from PNG to JPG.
1.17.301.17.30.21.17 panorama 0.png1.17 panorama 1.png1.17 panorama 2.png1.17 panorama 3.png1.17 panorama 4.png1.17 panorama 5.png Changed panorama to reflect the Caves & Cliffs: Part I update.
releaseEE1.17.30 panorama 0.pngEE1.17.30 panorama 1.pngEE1.17.30 panorama 2.pngEE1.17.30 panorama 3.pngEE1.17.30 panorama 4.pngEE1.17.30 panorama 5.png Slightly changed the panorama to include some Education Edition features.
Legacy Console Edition
1.66.0016.0Build 0016 Panorama Background S.png Added panorama to the menu screen. At the time, it scrolled from left to right, but was changed later to loop endlessly.
0.66.0054.0Build 0054 Panorama Background N.png Added night version of panorama background.
Build 0054 Panorama Background S.png Changed panorama to the tutorial world.
TU5TU5 Panorama Background S.png TU5 Panorama Background N.png Changed panoramas to reflect the new tutorial world.
TU7TU7 Panorama Background S.png TU7 Panorama Background N.png Changed panoramas to reflect the new tutorial world.
TU12CU1 1.00 TU12 Panorama Background S.png TU12 Panorama Background N.png Changed panoramas to reflect the new tutorial world.
TU20CU8 1.13 Patch 1TU20 Panorama Background S.png TU20 Panorama Background N.png Changed panoramas to reflect the new tutorial world.
TU31CU19 1.22 Patch 3TU31 Panorama Background S.png TU31 Panorama Background N.png Changed panoramas to reflect the new tutorial world.
TU46CU36 1.38 Patch 151.0.1TU46 Panorama Background S.png TU46 Panorama Background N.png Changed panoramas to reflect the new tutorial world.
TU57Changed panorama speed. (Xbox 360 Edition only)
TU69 1.76 Patch 38TU69 Panorama Background S.png TU69 Panorama Background N.png Changed panoramas to reflect the new tutorial world.

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