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1.1 was a major update to Minecraft: Java Edition, released on January 12, 2012. It added new languages, the superflat world type, beaches, Spawn Eggs, and updated many existing features.

Java Edition version history


Superflat worlds were introduced in 1.1.


  • Servers now auto-kick non-operator users if they spam in chat too much. Operators are not notified of the kick.
  • Brewing time decreased from 30 seconds to 20 seconds.
  • Enchanting level possibilities narrowed.
  • Void fog removed in creative mode.
  • Biomes improved:
    • Smoothed color transitions.
    • More varied elevations.
    • Taigas now contain Snow and Ice.
  • Village blacksmith buildings now have a chest that contains loot.
  • Bows have 4 enchantments: Power, Punch, Flame, and Infinity.
  • Arrows that are burning now set mobs and other entities on fire when hit.
  • New Golden Apple recipe now uses Gold Nuggets and provides Regeneration I for 5 seconds, as well as healing 2 hunger points.
  • Collision box removed from ladders.
  • Fence Gate collision box changed, and also can be opened and closed with redstone.
  • Oak leaves now have a 1200 chance to drop apples.
  • Melons and Pumpkins now grow on dirt instead of only farmland.
  • Wheat now attracts mobs from 8–9 blocks away instead of 2–3 blocks.
  • With the exception of music disc 11, a creeper that is shot and killed by a skeleton now drops music discs.
  • Improved mob AI – would not be added immediately, but allows for more complicated behavior than before.
  • Sheep can eat Grass and Tall Grass, and regrow their wool. They also drop 1–3 wool per shearing.
  • Magma cubes now drop Magma Cream upon death.