1.11, officially titled the Exploration Update, is a major update to Minecraft, released on November 11th, 2016.

1.11 is slightly bigger than update 1.10, but still a relatively small update. The main focus for 1.11 is survival mode




Splash Texts
  • "Javalicious edition"
  • "Should not be played while driving"
  • "you're going too fast"
  • New strings within the game were made available for internationalization:
    • World selection error messages
    • Customized superflat preset names
    • Spectator Mode-specific options and messages
    • In the options menu: the words "chunks" and "fps"
    • In item tooltips: the words "Color: ", "NBT: ", and "Durability: "
    • The F3+Q keybindings and text associated with other F3 actions
    • Text associated with downloading resource packs from servers
    • /save-all flush command output
NBT tags
  • New display tag entry for items: LocName for translation strings
  • CustomPotionColor integer tag for potions and potion arrows to overwrite/set the color
  • ColorMap integer tag for filled maps to overwrite/set the color of the marks in the item texture


  • doWeatherCycle
    • Determines whether the weather will change
    • Defaults to true
  • maxEntityCramming
    • Defaults to 24
    • If one entity tries to push 24 other entities, it starts to suffocate.
    • Setting to 0 disables the rule
    • Affects mobs and players only
Curse Enchantments
  • Enchantments with negative effects
  • Two curses added: the Curse of Binding (Enchantment ID 10) and the Curse of Vanishing (Enchantment ID 71)
    • Curse of Binding will bind the item to a player, making them unable to drop it or take it off if it is an armor item, although it will drop when they die
    • Players in Creative Mode are unaffected by this curse
    • Curse of Vanishing will make the item disappear if a player dies. /gamerule keepInventory true will prevent this
  • Cursed tools and armor can be found as loot in some generated structures


  • Evoker - Hostile iillager-type mob, found in new Woodland Mansions
  • Llama - A neutral mob that can be used to transport goods
  • Vex - A hostile mob summoned by evokers
  • Vindicator - Hostile illager-type mob, found in new Woodland Mansions



  • Exploration Map - Obtained from cartographer villagers, shows treasure locations in the Overworld.
  • Shulker Box - Like a chest, but it keeps content inside when broken
  • Shulker Shell - Crafting item needed to craft the shulker box
  • Totem of Undying - Resurrects a player when they die, if equipped

World generation


Minecraft The Exploration Update - 1

Minecraft The Exploration Update - 1.11 now live on PC & Mac!