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The Seecret Updates were a series of ten updates released by Notch during the Infdev and Alpha development stages of Minecraft, often without announcement. They were named after the day of the week on which they were released: nine Seecret Friday Updates were released on Fridays from June 18 to September 10, 2010, and a Seecret Saturday Update was released on Saturday, September 18, 2010. Seecret Updates usually included major new features: minecarts and boats, redstone, and sneaking were all introduced in these updates, along with a number of other significant features.

Notch sometimes announced or confirmed upcoming Seecret Updates on Twitter. On June 18, before the release of Seecret Friday Update 1, he tweeted that he was going to "do a seecret update".[1] On July 2, he announced that Seecret Friday Update 3 was coming that night.[2] On July 29, he tweeted that there was "a real chance I might forget to do the update",[3] in reference to Seecret Friday Update 7, released the next day. On September 2, he refused to do a "Seecret Monday Update", instead confirming that "the secret update will be on friday as.. er.. "normal"",[4] in reference to Seecret Friday Update 9, which he subsequently confirmed on September 9 and 10 would be coming later on the 10th.[5][6]

Seecret Updates were discontinued before the Halloween Update; Notch tweeted on October 7 that they were "postponed until we know what to do with them" and that he was "focusing on the Halloween update and lawyers".[7] The last mention of them on The Word of Notch was in a blog post made on September 24, where he wrote "I'd really like to do a Seecret Friday update, both to keep you guys happy and to actually get to do some programming myself, but I need to wind down",[8] and the last time he tweeted about them was on November 10, where he wrote "I liked the Friday updates, but Saturday fixes suck."[9]


Update Date Version Features
Seecret Friday 1[10] June 18, 2010 Minecraft Infdev Minecart and rails
Seecret Friday 2[11] June 25, 2010 Dungeons, spawners and saddles
Seecret Friday 3[12] July 2, 2010 Alpha v1.0.1 Redstone ore, redstone, redstone torches, levers, stone button, wooden and stone pressure plates, iron door
Seecret Friday 4[13] July 9, 2010 Alpha v1.0.4 Winter Mode, snowfall, snow and ice
Seecret Friday 5[14] July 16, 2010 Alpha v1.0.6 Boats, cacti, large trees
Seecret Friday 6[15] July 23, 2010 Alpha v1.0.11 Sugar cane, paper, books, bookshelves, clay, clay blocks, brick, slimes, slimeballs, milk
Seecret Friday 7[16] July 30, 2010 Alpha v1.0.14 Chickens, eggs, jukeboxes, music discs, furnace minecarts and chest minecarts
Seecret Friday 8[17] August 20, 2010 Alpha v1.0.17 Fences, spider jockeys and multiplayer updates
Seecret Friday 9[18] September 10, 2010 Alpha v1.1.0 Compass and server-side inventory
Seecret Saturday[19][20] September 18, 2010 Alpha v1.1.1 Sneaking, new paintings and fishing rod


  • One of the splashes reads "Seecret Friday Update!".
  • The first Seecret Friday update is the only current version of Infdev to be available in the launcher.
  • There's only five Seecret Friday updates that are available in the launcher, the others were archived. Although, there's only two of them that are missing.
    • Currently there's only four Alpha and only one Infdev Seecret Updates that are available in the launcher.


  1. "I think ill do a seecret update today! OooooOOOoo!"@notch (Markus Persson) on X, June 18, 2010
  2. "At birthday party now, the seecret update is coming tonight. It's a beautiful day for a badali. :)"@notch (Markus Persson) on X, July 2, 2010
  3. "@tinydimension There's a real chance I might forget to do the update. :D"@notch (Markus Persson) on X, July 29, 2010
  4. "@sw17ch No, the secret update will be on friday as.. er.. "normal"."@notch (Markus Persson) on X, September 2, 2010
  5. "@Maxifi There's definitely an update on friday, yes. =)"@notch (Markus Persson) on X, September 8, 2010
  6. "@aggettzz Yes, a friday update is coming today :D I'm currently confused about which way a compass turns when the player does"@notch (Markus Persson) on X, September 10, 2010
  7. "The secret friday updates are postponed until we know what to do with them. For now, I'm focusing on the Halloween update and lawyers."@notch (Markus Persson) on X, October 7, 2010
  8. Recharging the batteries, bribing city states.
  9. "@Brash_Endeavors I'll keep working on it after release. I liked the Friday updates, but Saturday fixes suck."@notch (Markus Persson) on X, November 3, 2010
  10. Seecret Friday update! OooooOOOoo!
  11. Seecret Friday update 2! OooooOOOoo!
  12. Seecret Friday update the third! OooooOOOoo!
  13. Seecret Friday 4! OooooOOOoo!
  14. Seecret Friday 5! OooooOOOoo!
  15. Seecret Friday 6! OooooOOOoo!
  16. Seecret Friday 7! OooooOOOoo!
  17. Seecret Friday 8! OooooOOOoo!
  18. Seecret Friday 9! OooooOOOoo! And Minecraft Alpha 1.1.0! And Minecraft Server 0.2.0!
  19. Seecret Saturday update!? Also, tutorials.
  20. Seecret Saturday 1! But I failed Biomes AGAIN!