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‘Minecraft’ Village and Pillage Update 1.14 Brings New Smithing Table, Blast Furnace Upgrades, Bamboo and More

Minecraft’s new Village and Pillage update is live. Find out everything new and changed in the 1.14 patch notes, here.

On Tuesday, Microsoft released a massive update for Minecraft that brings a ton of new features to the game. Dubbed “Village and Pillage” the 1.14 update adds everything from new characters like pillagers and villagers to new and updated tools such as the Blast Furnace and Smithing Table. The update also introduces a ton of new blocks, plants like bamboo and berries and much much more. Below we’ve provided a full listing over everything new and changed in the 1.14 Java Patch Notes. It’s important to note that, while the Village and Pillage update is also available in the Bedrock game version as well, not every feature that made its way into the Java version will be available in the Bedrock version. To see the changes in the version, you can check out the 1.11 patch notes, here.

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‘Minecraft’ Village and Pillage Update: Everything New and Changed in the 1.14 Patch Notes

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Accessibility

  • There's a new Accessibility menu which provides a useful place for all of our accessibility features to be toggled

  • When the narrator is turned on, buttons will be narrated on focus

  • Most screens allow tab and shift+tab navigation through buttons, edit boxes and other UI elements

  • Most lists allow up/down arrow keys to navigate through them

  • We've added a new option for turning up the background of all transparent text elements, which should help make them more readable for some people

Bamboo

They call it exotic. Which is just people talk for awesome. Which it is, which is why we're so happy that we added it to the game.

  • Can be found in Jungles and the two new biomes: bamboo jungle and bamboo jungle hills

  • Can grow to a max height of 12 to 16 blocks

  • When sprinkled with bone meal, bamboo will grow with one or two bamboo blocks on the top

  • When struck with a sword, bamboo will instantly break

  • Two bamboo can be crafted into a single stick

  • Can be used as fuel, with four bamboo required to smelt a single item

  • Bamboo can be placed into flower pots

  • Bamboo can also be found in shipwrecks and jungle temples

Barrels

  • Store things in them!

  • Rotate them!

  • Find them in villages!

Bells

  • Trade with certain villagers to obtain the bell

  • Use the bell to alert villagers of nearby danger

  • A villager will ring the bell to alert other villagers of an impending raid

  • Ringing bells reveals all nearby mobs that can appear in raids

Berries

  • Delicious!

  • Not very filling!

  • Plant your berries in the ground and look with your special eyes as they grow up into a strong, independent bush!

Berry Bushes

  • Commonly found in taiga, taiga hills, and taiga mountains

  • Rarely found in snowy taiga and snowy taiga hills and snowy taiga mountains

  • You can stand inside them, but be careful, it will hurt to move

  • Has four stages of growth: sapling, no berries, some berries, full berries

  • Drops one or two berries in younger stage, then two or three in full growth stage

  • Supports bone meal!

  • Doesn't support silk touch!

Biome Based Architecture for Villages

Villages have received an updated look, with several new themes

  • The theme depends on the biome the village is in, taking both climate and the available resources into consideration

  • Uses the new mysterious jigsaw block for generation

  • Adds new structure files, quite many actually

Blast Furnace

  • A new furnace upgrade that allows for smelting ores and melting metals faster than the traditional furnace

  • Can be crafted via three smooth stone, one furnace, and five iron ingots

  • Added to world gen in some villager buildings

Campfires

  • A decorative fireplace without fire spread

  • Cooks up to four foods, but slowly

  • Acts as a smoke signal you can see very (VERY!) far away when a hay bale is below (hint: think note blocks!)

  • Cozy light source

  • Can be lit/unlit

Cartography Table

  • New functional block that provides an easier and simpler way of cloning, extending, and locking of maps

  • New map functionality with cartography table

    • Map Locking: allows you to lock maps in the cartography table with a glass pane so that they can no longer be modified

  • Fancy UI to more closely represent what the recipes actually do functionally

  • Crafted with two planks and two paper

Cat and Ocelot Split

  • Stray cats can be tamed

  • Tamed cats can give lovely (or less lovely) morning gifts to their owners

  • Ocelots can't be tamed but might start trusting you if you feed them with fish

  • Phantoms are terribly scared of cats - how convenient!

  • Cat collars can now be dyed

  • Added several new cat skins!

Community Suggestions

  • Leaves now have a small chance to drop sticks

  • Chorus fruit flowers now break when shot by an arrow

  • Dead bushes can now be used as furnace fuel

  • Rabbit stew and beetroot soup have been changed to a shapeless recipe

  • Creepers will now drop records when killed by Stray in addition to skeletons

  • Dispensers with shears in them will now shear sheep that have wool in front of them

  • TNT and TNT minecart explosions now have 100% drop rate

Composter

  • Instead of eating your veggies you can make fertilizer from it!

  • Crafted with 3 planks and 4 fences

Crossbows

  • Shoots arrows with base power slightly stronger than the bow, but has less durability

  • Three unique enchantments

  • Fun, challenging advancements

  • New loading mechanics

  • Unique load animation

  • Enchantments: Choose between the following three enchantments for your crossbow:

    • MULTISHOT (I) - Ever wanted to shoot more than one arrow at once? Look no further! With multishot, your crossbow splits your arrow into three, shooting the usual arrow straight ahead and two more at angles off to the sides! (Cannot be combined with piercing)

    • PIERCING (I, II, III, IV) - With this pointy enchantment, arrows shot from your crossbow can travel through mobs, hitting more than one per shot. The number of mobs that can be damaged by a single arrow is equal to the level of this enchantment + 1 (Cannot be combined with multishot).

    • QUICK CHARGE (I, II, III) - Each level of quick charge decreases the amount of time it takes to fully charge your crossbow by .25 seconds

  • Loading Mechanics

    • To charge the crossbow, hold down the "Use" button

    • Once the crossbow string has been pulled all the way back, let go

    • Boom! Your crossbow is now loaded and ready to shoot with a single click of the "Use" button

Decorative Blocks

  • Changed all existing stone slabs to smooth stone slabs (same look, new name!)

  • Changed all existing signs to oak signs (same look, new name!)

  • Made smooth stone slabs craftable from smooth stone

  • Added spruce, birch, jungle, acacia and dark oak signs

  • You can now right-click on signs with dyes to change the text color

  • Added stone stairs and slabs

  • Added granite stairs, slabs and walls

  • Added polished granite stairs and slabs

  • Added diorite stairs, slabs and walls

  • Added polished diorite stairs and slabs

  • Added andesite stairs, slabs and walls

  • Added polished andesite stairs and slabs

  • Added sandstone walls

  • Added smooth red sandstone stairs and slabs

  • Added smooth quartz stairs and slabs

  • Added brick walls

  • Added stone brick walls

  • Added mossy stone brick stairs, slabs and walls

  • Added nether brick walls

  • Added end stone brick stairs, slabs and walls

  • Added prismarine walls

  • Added red sandstone walls

  • Added red nether brick stairs, slabs and walls

  • Added smooth sandstone stairs and slabs

  • Added mossy cobblestone stairs and slabs

  • Made smooth stone obtainable by smelting stone

  • Made smooth sandstone obtainable by smelting sandstone

  • Made smooth red sandstone obtainable by smelting red sandstone

  • Made smooth quartz obtainable by smelting quartz block

  • Changed the recipe of nether brick fence to four brick blocks and two brick items

  • Changed the recipe of signs to require all of the same wood type, not any wood type

Dyes

  • Separated bone meal, ink sac, cocoa beans, and lapis lazuli into their own dyes

  • Unified all dye names (red, yellow, and green dyes no longer have special names)

  • Added new recipes to obtain coloured stained glass and coloured carpet

Fletching Table

  • Crafted with four planks and two flint

  • Villagers use it as a work site

Flowers

  • To celebrate our new dyes, we added... flowers! Say hello to cornflower, wither rose and lily of the valley

  • Be careful of the wither rose! Don't let its subdued beauty lull you into a false sense of security...

Fox

  • Foxes come in two variants: red and snowy

  • Foxes are nocturnal

  • Foxes will hunt rabbits, chickens, and fish

  • Foxes are hunted by wolves and polar bears

  • Foxes are nimble and quick, so sneak up on them carefully!

  • Breed foxes with berries

  • If you breed two foxes, their offspring will trust you forever

  • Trusting foxes will defend you, but will still eat your chickens

  • Foxes like to eat any and every food item they find on the ground

  • You may find a fox exploring a nearby village at night

Grindstone

  • Moved inventory and crafting table repairing into the grindstone, this will be its new home

  • Has the ability to remove all non-curse enchantments from an item; for each enchant removed some XP is reimbursed

Hero of the Village

  • Hero of the Village effect causes the cost of trades with villagers to be reduced by a percentage and scales with the level of the effect.

  • Hero of the Village additionally causes Villagers to occasionally toss items to you to thank you!

Horse Leather Armor

  • Added a new armor type for horses

  • Dye it in lots (yes, LOTS!) of different colors

Illager Patrols

  • Spawn in the world as a pack of five random illagers

  • Spawn in all variations of the Plains, Taiga, Deserts, Savanna

  • A scary-spooky new banner can be found atop the patrol leaders head

Lantern

  • The lantern is a new light source

  • The lantern can be placed either hanging under a block or on top of a block

  • It gives slightly more light than the torch

Lectern

  • Right-click an empty lectern to place book

  • Right-click a lectern with book to open

  • Current page is persistent and shared between all readers

  • Emits redstone pulses when the page is changed

  • Use a comparator to get book reading progress

Loom

  • A new and easier way of being able to apply patterns to banners, can still only apply six max patterns to a banner

  • Generic patterns now only require one dye in order to create patterns, instead of one to eight (depending on the pattern)

  • Special banner patterns (oxeye daisy, creeper skull, wither skeleton skull, enchanted golden apple) can now be crafted. These patterns don't consume the pattern item when used in the loom

  • Old pattern recipes in the crafting table for apply patterns to banners have been removed

New Blocks

  • Added barrel

  • Added smoker

  • Added blast furnace

  • Added cartography table

  • Added fletching table

  • Added grindstone

  • Added lectern

  • Added smithing table

  • Added stonecutter

  • Added village bell

New Textures

The extraordinary Minecraft Texture Update has been available at minecraft.net for quite a while, and now it’s finally available by default in the game

  • We’ve renovated the old textures of Minecraft and polished them for a new beginning

  • If you're feeling nostalgic you can always enable the old "Programmer Art" textures in the resource pack menu

Noteblock

  • 5 new Noteblock sounds have been added: Iron Xylophone, Cow Bell, Didgeridoo, Bit, and Banjo

  • 1 previously existing, but unused, sound effect has now been made available: Pling

  • The new Noteblock sounds can be heard by using Iron Blocks, Soul Sand, Pumpkins, Emerald Blocks, Hay Blocks, or Glowstone

Panda

  • Pandas come in different types and personalities! There is even a rumor about a brown panda...

  • Pandas love bamboo! They kinda like cake as well

  • Pandas can be bred, and the cubs can inherit traits through a special panda inheritance system

  • Pandas spawn naturally in the new bamboo forest biome

  • Pandas drop bamboo when killed. Don't kill pandas :(

  • Most importantly: pandas are cute and terribly silly!

  • The babies are, in general, even more silly than their parents. Silly panda cubs!

Pillager

  • A new type of illager that, well, pillages!

  • Pillagers wield a new weapon, the crossbow!

Pillager Post

  • As if finding pillager patrols out in the wild wasn't scary enough, keep an eye out during your explorations and you may just find one of their outposts

  • Can be found in any biome villages generates in

  • Takes advantage of the new mystery block, the jigsaw, for generation

Raids

  • If you find an illager wearing a banner on its head, be careful not to kill it!

  • If you do kill it, you might find yourself facing a 'Bad Omen'

  • If you find yourself with a bad omen buff, be especially careful not to walk into a village

  • If you do walk into a village with it? Best of luck!

Ravager

  • A fearsome new foe who packs quite a wallop. Grab your sword and shield and prepare to get knocked around!

Rewrite of Book & Quill Editing

  • Movable cursor for free text editing

  • Selection support

  • Copy & paste

  • Keyboard and mouse handling

  • Improved page filling and line wrapping

  • Increased book length (100 pages)

Rewrite of Sign Editing

  • Movable cursor for free text editing

  • Selection support

  • Copy & paste

Scaffolding

  • Easily buildable

  • Easily destroyable

  • Easily climbable

  • Easily the best use of your Bamboo

Smithing Table

  • Crafted with 4 planks + 2 iron ingots

  • Villagers use it as a work site

Smoker - Furnace Upgrade

  • New furnace upgrade that allows for the smelting of foods faster than the traditional furnace

  • Can be crafted via four Logs, and one furnace

  • Added to world gen in some villager buildings

Stonecutter

  • New functional block that provides a simpler way to craft various stones (stairs, slabs, chiseled, and more)

  • Crafted with three stone + one iron ingot

Suspicious Stew

Hmmmm...

  • Found in buried ship treasure chests

  • Also craftable!

  • Whoever eats this stew will be imbued with an unknown effect for several seconds!

  • Whoever crafts the stew will know what effect they gave it

Trading Changes

  • Lots of new trades have been added

  • Villagers now level up in a new way

  • The trading UI is updated (WIP)

  • The trading prices now depend on your reputation and on demand

  • The villagers will restock up to two times per day (if they can work at their work station!)

  • Added visual trading; villagers will display the item they want to trade for your in-hand item

Villager Changes

  • Villagers and zombie villagers now have new fancy skins

  • Added Mason profession

  • Cured zombie villagers retain their trades

  • Villagers now have a daily schedule. They will, for example, go to work and meet up at the village bell

  • Each villager will try to find their own bed and work station

  • Each profession has a specific block that works as a work station for them (e.g. lectern for the librarian and cauldron for the leatherworker)

  • Village detection is now based on beds, job sites, and meeting points instead of doors

  • Iron Golems will spawn when enough villagers meet

Wandering Trader

  • A mysterious trader that can be randomly found around

  • Provides various random trades from a variety of different biomes

  • Is escorted around by a few llamas with some sweet new decorations! (Careful! They can be temperamental)

Technical Updates

  • New optional tag for block items: BlockStateTag - contains a map of block state properties to be overwritten after the block is placed (note: item model is not affected).

  • Creative menu search box now accepts tags (starting with #)

  • Tooltip in creative search menu now lists item's tags

  • New item model property custom_model_data, backed directly by CustomModelData integer NBT field

  • Extended NBT path syntax

  • New sub-commands for NBT manipulation and querying

  • New chat component for displaying values from NBT

  • Textures for potion effects, paintings and particles are now split into individual files. As a side effect, they can now be animated in the same way as blocks and items.

  • Sprites for particles can now be configured in resource packs (though particle still controls how they will be used).

  • Added entity type tags. They work exactly the same as other ones (blocks, items and fluids, etc). Stored in tagsentity_types

  • Added a feature registry

  • Added a registry for decorators

  • Added a registry for carvers

  • Added a registry for surface builders

  • Item lore tag now uses chat component syntax

  • Profiler now lists time spent waiting for next tick (mostly idling or waiting for asynchronous tasks). The previous root is now listed under the tick

  • Paintings and item frames in item form now support EntityTag(same as spawn eggs)

  • Command parser now accepts ' as string quotes. Inside '-quoted string " is handled as a normal character and requires no escaping (and vice-versa) - so now it's easier to input text components in NBT

  • New Light engine!

  • loot command - evaluates loot commands items in various contexts

  • Block drops are now controlled by loot tables

  • Players, armor stands and wither now have loot tables

  • Performance Improvements

  • Added schedule command for delaying execution of functions

  • Time arguments in time set, time add and schedule function can now have units (t - ticks, s - seconds, d - days). Fractions are allowed (for example 0.5d), but the result will be rounded to the nearest integer.

  • teammsg command - Sends a message to all players on your team.

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