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1.12 (also referred to as the World of Color Update)[1] is a planned update for Minecraft to be released sometime in 2017.

Mojang AB staff had already begun work on 1.12 features in December 2016 [2], and they had come up with a theme for the update as well [3]



  • Advancements - Replacing achievements.
  • Narrator - Reads text in the chat, activated by pressing Ctrl+B.
  • Recipes for items can be unlocked, allowing a player to craft an item without putting the ingredients in their special combination


  • Toolbars in Creative - Ctrl+1 through 9 saves the current hotbar to a list called toolbars; Lshift+1-9 loads in from the hotbar.


  • /particle <give|take> [player] <name>
    • Unlocks/locks a certain recipe for a player in crafting.
  • doLimitedCrafting for /gamerule
    • If enabled, limits players to only using crafting recipes discovered



  • Concrete - A solid color block, which comes in the 16 different dye colors.
  • Concrete Powder - A block that is affected by gravity and turns into Concrete when it touches Water. Also comes in the 16 different dye colors.
  • Glazed Terracotta - A block which has 16 different patterns depending on the dye color used to make it.


  • Knowledge Book - currently only obtainable with the command /give @p knowledge_book.
    • It contains a list of item IDs that will unlock the specified items' recipes for any player that consumes it.



  • Achievements have been removed to give way to advancements.
  • Materials tab merged with the Miscellaneous tab in Creative Mode
  • This is the first version to use Java 8, and it is now required to run the game.[4]
    • As a result, the splash text "Now Java 6!" has been changed to "Now Java 8!"


  • Creative Mode - The "miscellaneous" tab was merged with the "materials" tab which is now on the bottom-left in order to make way for the "toolbars" tab.


  • Sheep - Wool colors have been modified to be more vibrant.


  • Wool and Banners - Colors have been modified to be more vibrant.
  • Beds - Un-angered Zombie Pigmen will not stop players from sleeping.
    • Beds can now be Dyed 16 different colors. They will also reduce fall damage upon landing and will bounce the player, albeit less than Slime Blocks.
  • Paintings - Now they try to take up as much space as possible when placed.
  • Magma Blocks - They now burn indefinitely when lit on fire, similar to Netherrack.
  • Beacons - Beam colors are now darker and they now display their name when hovering over them.
  • Enchantment Tables - Now display their name when hovering over them.
  • Hardened Clay - Now called terracotta.


To be announced...


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