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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


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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.