1.14 - Village and Pillage

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Java Edition version history
Bedrock Edition version history
1.4 - 1.61.8 - 1.111.14
File:Village & Pillage Official Trailer

1.14 (also referred to as Village and Pillage or as The Texture Update) is an update for Minecraft: Java Edition that was released on April 23, 2019.[1][2][3] Its primary focus is villages, adding a new subset of illagers known as pillagers, vindicators, evokers, and vexes, redesigning village architecture to match the biome where it is located. This update also includes many new blocks and mobs, a revamp of the crafting system by moving some functionalities to different blocks, updates the taiga biome with foxes, and berries, and adds a new bamboo forest jungle variant along with pandasbamboo and The Texture Update, allowing for a complete retexture of different items in the game.

Additions[edit | edit source]

Mobs[edit | edit source]

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Wandering Trader 
Trader Llama
  • A special type of llama that follows wandering traders, and wears clothing similar to what the wandering trader wears.
  • Nocturnal mobs that spawn in the taiga biome; has a white-colored variant when it spawns on snowy taiga biomes.
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Brown Mooshroom
  • Spawns when lightning strikes a red mooshroom.
  • Passive mobs.
    • Spawns in the new bamboo jungle biome (and variants).
    • Different variants can appear, including normal, lazy, playful, worried, and aggressive.
    • Agressive pandas are pandas that, when hit, will act agressive towards the player or other mobs until they are out of sight.
    • May be found rolling around or sneezing.
    • Can be bred using bamboo, and has an animation for eating it.
  • Hostile mobs.
    • Pillages villages with other types of Illagers, killing villagers.
    • Can also be found leading patrols of Illagers in the wilderness.
    • May be found riding a ravager.
    • Equipped with a crossbow.
    • Spawns in raids and pillager outposts.
    • Raid captain has a banner on its head.
  • A hostile mob
    • Large four-legged beast with a head like an illager. [4]
    • Appears in Illager patrols and Illager raids.
    • Tramples crops, grass and snow.
    • Deals massive damage and knockback (halved when a player uses a shield).
    • Wanders around slowly when not in combat.

Building Blocks[edit | edit source]

    • New building blocks made of bamboo which can be used for building up to a high place.
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Jigsaw Block
  • Unobtainable technical block.
  • Responsible for generation of pillager outposts as well as the new villages.
  • Variants of signs in birch, jungle, dark oak, acacia, and spruce woods.
  • New stair, slab, and wall variants.
    • Mossy stone brick
    • Mossy cobblestone
    • Red sandstone
    • Andesite
    • Diorite
    • Granite
    • Red nether brick
    • End stone brick

Utility Blocks[edit | edit source]

All of these blocks are found in villages.

    • Compact storage container.
    • Similar to a single chest, but functions even with a solid block above it.
    • Found at the fisherman villager's cottage.
    • Makes a loud ring when right clicked, alerting nearby villagers.
    • Found at villages' common meeting areas.
    • Uncraftable.
Blast Furnace
    • Can smelt metal ore twice as fast as a furnace.
    • Uses up fuel twice as fast, still smelting 8 items per coal.
    • Gives fewer experience points.
    • Found at the armorer villager's shop. 
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Cartography Table
    • Adds a GUI for expanding maps.
    • Found at the cartographer shop.
    • It can be used to decompose plant-type blocks and items. 
    • Produces bonemeal.
    • It can be found on village farms.
    • Removes non-curse enchantments from tools.
    • Refunds a small amount of experience.
    • It can also combine the durability of two damaged tools.
    • Found at the weaponsmith shop.
    • Adds a GUI for patterning banners.
    • Found at the shepherd's house.
    • Cooks food twice as fast.
    • Uses up fuel twice as fast, but still smelts 8 items per coal.
    • Found at a village butcher shop.
  • It allows for the crafting of stone materials with one block of the stone required.

The following have no functionality in 1.14 but are still found in villages.

Smithing table
  • Smithing tables are found at the toolsmith's building.
  • In the 1.16 nether update you can upgrade diamond items with netherite ingots to create netherite items.

World Generation[edit | edit source]

The new "ice plains" village introduced in snapshot 18w49a
  • Changes to villages
New desert villagers and building aesthetics introduced in snapshot 18w50a
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File:Sweet Berry Bush.gif

Items[edit | edit source]

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Suspicious Stew
    • Can be found in shipwreck supply chests.
    • Can be crafted with different flowers to produce different effects when consumed.
New Dyes
Leather Horse Armor

Biomes[edit | edit source]

  • Bamboo jungle and bamboo jungle hills.
    • Contains unique bamboo plants.
    • Have naturally spawning pandas.

Status Effects[edit | edit source]

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  • A new status effect called Bad Omen.
    • Applied when the player kills an illager patrol leader.
    • Triggers an illager raid when the player next enters a village.
    • Two attack waves come for every level of Bad Omen.
    • Villagers stop trading, instead, emitting blue water-particles, as if they are sweating.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

  • Removed using the crafting grid to combine the durability of damaged tools.
  • Grindstone is now required to repair tools and weapons without an anvil.
  • Players can walk through areas that are 1.5 blocks high if they are sneaking. They can also fit through 1 block high spaces and will appear to be on the ground.

Technical[edit | edit source]

  • Removed option to turn off VBO in the settings of the game. VBO is now forced on.

Blocks[edit | edit source]

  • Vines can now be climbed without the need of support blocks.

Mobs[edit | edit source]

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  • Villagers wear clothes unique to the biome they come from and on what their profession is.
  • Cats and ocelots are now two separate types of mobs.
    • Stray cats can now spawn in villages.
    • Cats get a collar when tamed, and you can use dyes to change the collar color.
    • Cats come in ten different textures.
    • Ocelots, when fed with fish, will trust the player and can be bred.

Items[edit | edit source]

Textures[edit | edit source]

  • All textures have been updated.
    • The legacy texture pack is still available (called Programmer Art).

Subsequent updates[edit | edit source]

1.14.1[edit | edit source]

Released on May 13, 2019, this update improved performance and fixed 52 bugs in 1.14. It also added 3 new Splash Texts, the ability to pause the game without bringing up the pause menu, texture fixes, and proper lighting for villages.

1.14.2[edit | edit source]

Released on May 27, 2019, this update added some characteristics and changes to the Vietnamese, Armenian, and Hebrew font files; changed the bell so that it now finds raiders within 64 blocks instead of 48, and fixed 35 bugs.

1.14.3[edit | edit source]

Released on June 24, 2019, this update added a game rule to disable raids, and fixed over 75 bugs.

1.14.3 was the subject of an experimental future combat update released on June 26, 2019. It was a fork of 1.14.3-pre4 and was only released on Reddit, therefore it is unavailable in the launcher or in any Minecraft.net blog post.

1.14.4[edit | edit source]

Released on July 19, 2019, this update added /debug report (used to get more detailed information while debugging performance), added function-level-permission to server.properties (controls which permissions functions have), modified villager trades and AI, improved general and leaf rendering performance, and chunk loading when traveling at high speeds. This update also fixed 54 bugs.

1.14.4 was the subject of an experimental future combat update released on August 15, 2019. It is a fork of 1.14.4 and was only released on Reddit, therefore it is unavailable in the launcher or in any Minecraft.net blog post.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • It was confirmed that combat would not be overhauled in this update, with Mojang preferring to collect more player feedback first. [5]

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