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Pocket Edition

Internal version

Release date

Windows 10 - July 29, 2015

Protocol version


Other instances
of 0.12.0
For a guide about all content in this release and the other releases of 0.12, see Bedrock Edition guides/0.12 releases.

v0.12.0 alpha[1] is the first version released for the Windows 10 Edition Beta.[2] It was released on the universal Windows 10 platform, with the rest of the Pocket Editions being developed starting with v0.12.1. The release of the Windows 10 version and the Pocket Edition versions was intended to coincide with each other, both being released on July 29, 2015 but encountered obstacles in its development, forcing it to be delayed.[3]

Below are features added in the Windows 10 version, which did not exist in previous Pocket Edition versions.



  • Controller and keyboard support
    • Can change controls within options.
  • Options
    • Version exclusive: Option to reverse the Sneak and Jump button's location.
    • The jump button has been moved to the right side of the screen.
      • Added a sneaking button in place of where the current jump button is.
        • These are the new default controls.
    • Version exclusive: Option to disable the auto-jump feature




Creative inventory additions[]

World generation[]




  • Updated game logo
  • Graphics
    • Tinted water - gradient from aqua to dark blue when viewed from a distance
  • Relocated pause and chat button
  • Version exclusive: Leaves in snowy taigas now appear frost-covered
  • Scrollbar
    • Always visible
    • New texture
  • The player can now swim in lava


  • Burning mobs have a sizzling particle effect once extinguished
  • Hostile mobs will no longer attack while you're in creative mode
  • Mobs will now drop experience when killed
  • Slime
    • Now have particles when jumping
    • Will now attack
  • Magma cube
    • Magma cubes and ghasts now spawn naturally
    • Magma cubes now split when killed
  • Zombie pigmen
    • Zombie pigmen are now neutral
    • Now spawn in the Nether
  • Villagers
    • Have a new AI

Blocks and items[]

  • Boat
    • New inventory icons
      • Now include paddles
      • Different boat types' items now are their respective color
  • Nether Reactor
    • Made useless, uncraftable, and removed from the crafting menu. If the player breaks a Nether reactor core, it still drops 3 diamonds and 6 iron ingots.
  • Food
  • Snow layer
    • Version exclusive: Builds up multiple layers naturally through snowfall
    • Version exclusive: Are now affected by gravity
  • Book
    • Now use the updated crafting recipe, including leather

Windows 10 exclusive features[]


  • Title screen
    • Buttons now have a rocky texture
    • Rotating player model with current skin with the player name above is now displayed
    • Options button is now beneath the 'play' button to the left
      • Button now reads 'options' rather than a wrench icon
    • Skin selection tab relocated from options to a button on the title screen to the right of the options button
    • Language button now uses the same icon as Java Edition
    • Buttons are smaller and make up the current size of the 'play' button


  • Java Edition style survival inventory and crafting UIs
  • Keyboard support
  • Nine slots in hotbar, rather than 5–7


  • 6th view distance option


5 bugs fixed

  • Touchpad implementation fixed on the Sony Xperia Play
  • MCPE-3671 – You can't get out of lava[4]
  • MCPE-8750 – Unable to enter new text upon removing formatting[5]
  • MCPE-8956 – Baby zombie ride the cow
  • MCPE-9561 – Ocelots cannot be tamed when using keyboard and mouse