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Exploration Update Image for the Exploration Update released by Mojang The Exploration Update is the name for Minecraft version 1.11, a major update released on Nov. 14, 2016. 1] The official name for the update, the Exploration minecraft

Release date

Nov. 14, 2016

Development versions

View all Contents 1 16w32a 1.1 Additions 1.1.1 Items 1.1.2 General 1.2 Changes 1.2.1 General 1.2.2 Gameplay 1.2.3 Blocks 1.2.4 Items 1.2.5 Mobs 1.2.6 Commands 1.3 Fixes 2 16w32b 2.1 Changes 2.1.1 Blocks 2.1.2 Commands 2.1.3 Mobs




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1.11, the first releaseAnnounce of the Exploration Update Image for the Exploration Update released by Mojang The Exploration Update is the name for Minecraft version 1.11, a major update released on Nov. 14, 2016. 1] The official name for the update, the Exploration minecraft , is a major update to Minecraft. This update made large changes to entity ID, and added illagers (vindicators and evokers), vexes, totem of undying, exploration maps, observers, shulker boxes, woodland mansions and llamas.



  • Tab-completion results are now sorted alphabetically
  • Switched the Done and Reset Keys buttons on the controls screen for consistency
Resource packs See the system to customize assets since 1.6.1. For the system used before 1.6.1, see Texture pack. The default textures, with a custom resource pack (DokuCraft) in the center. The resource pack minecraft
  • The required pack version number was changed to "3" in pack.mcmeta.
    • Version 3 resource packs have to use lowercase filenames for everything.
Options The main options menu The video settings menu The music and sound options menu Minecraft’s user environment can be configured through the Options setting. A few additional options can only be changed by editing the minecraft
  • Changed the title and description of "Snooper Settings"
    • Brings it into line with the new privacy policy
    • Title is now "Feed us data!" instead of "Machine Specs Collection"
    • Description is now "We always want to improve Minecraft and, to help us do that, we`d like to collect some information. This lets us know what hardware to support and where the big problems are. It also gives us a sense of the size of our active player base, so we know if we`re doing a good job. You can view all the information we collect below. If you want to opt out then you can simply toggle it off!"
Entity IDs, block entity IDs, block IDs and item IDs
  • Now are no longer case sensitive.
    • Autocomplete will put in lowercase letters.
Entity and block entity IDs
Old name New name Change Type

AreaEffectCloud area_effect_cloud Underscores Entity

ArmorStand armor_stand Underscores Entity

Cauldron brewing_stand Rename Block entity

CaveSpider cave_spider Underscores Entity

MinecartChest chest_minecart Rename Entity

Control command_block Rename Block entity

MinecartCommandBlock commandblock_minecart Rename Entity

DLDetector daylight_detector Rename Block entity

Trap dispenser Rename Block entity

DragonFireball dragon_fireball Underscores Entity

ThrownEgg egg Rename Entity

EnchantTable enchanting_table Rename Block entity

EndGateway end_gateway Underscore Block entity

AirPortal end_portal Rename Block entity

EnderChest ender_chest Underscore Block entity

EnderCrystal ender_crystal Underscores Entity

EnderDragon ender_dragon Underscores Entity

ThrownEnderpearl ender_pearl Rename Entity

EyeOfEnderSignal eye_of_ender_signal Underscores Entity

FallingSand falling_block Rename Entity

FireworksRocketEntity fireworks_rocket Rename Entity

FlowerPot flower_pot Underscore Block entity

MinecartFurnace furnace_minecart Rename Entity

MinecartHopper hopper_minecart Rename Entity

EntityHorse horse Rename Entity

ItemFrame item_frame Underscores Entity

RecordPlayer jukebox Rename Block entity

LeashKnot leash_knot Underscores Entity

LightningBolt lightning_bolt Underscores Entity

LavaSlime magma_cube Rename Entity

MinecartRideable minecart Rename Entity

MobSpawner mob_spawner Underscore Block entity

MushroomCow mooshroom Rename Entity

Music noteblock Rename Block entity

Ozelot ocelot Rename Entity

PolarBear polar_bear Underscores Entity

ShulkerBullet shulker_bullet Underscores Entity

SmallFireball small_fireball Underscores Entity

SpectralArrow spectral_arrow Underscores Entity

ThrownPotion potion Rename Entity

MinecartSpawner spawner_minecart Rename Entity

Structure structure_block Rename Block entity

PrimedTnt tnt Rename Entity

MinecartTNT tnt_minecart Rename Entity

VillagerGolem villager_golem Underscores Entity

WitherBoss wither Rename Entity

WitherSkull wither_skull Underscores Entity

ThrownExpBottle xp_bottle Rename Entity

XPOrb xp_orb Underscores Entity

PigZombie zombie_pigman Rename Entity
  • Horse was split into entity IDs horse, donkey, mule, skeleton_horse and zombie_horse for their respective types.
  • Skeleton was split into entity IDs skeleton, stray and wither_skeleton.
  • Zombie was split into entity IDs zombie, zombie_villager and husk.
  • Guardian was split into entity IDs guardian and elder_guardian.
  • Unused savegame IDs Mob and Monster were removed.
NBT tags See the NBT file format. For using NBT in commands, see Tutorials/Command NBT Tags. The Named Binary Tag format is used by Minecraft for the various files in which it saves data. minecraft
Loot tables Loot tables are technical JSON tables that represent what items should be in naturally generated containers, what items should drop when killing a mob, or what items can be fished. Contents 1 Usage 2 Tags
  • Donkey, mule, husk and zombie villager now each draw from their own loot tables, rather than drawing from the horse and zombie loot tables, respectively.
  • Villagers and ender dragons are now able to draw from their own loot tables.


Chat See the multiplayer experience in Minecraft. For the multiplayer software, see Server. PvP (Player versus Player) on a multiplayer server. Multiplayer is the server-based version of Minecraft that enables multiple players to minecraft
  • Messages can now be 256 characters long instead of 100.
  • Some warnings now appear above the hotbar instead in the chat, like "Press key to dismount" had.
    • "You can only sleep at night"
    • "You may not rest now, there are monsters nearby"
    • "This bed is occupied"
    • "Height limit for building is 256 blocks"
    • "Unable to open. Loot not generated yet."
    • "You may not rest now, the bed is too far away"
Exhaustion See the gameplay mechanic. For the status effect, see Status effect#Hunger. The Food Bar is seen on the right, opposite the Health Bar. Hunger is an aspect of Minecraft that governs several minecraft levels
Action Old rate New rate Units
Sneaking 0.005 —    per meter
Walking 0.01  —    per meter
Swimming 0.015 0.01  per meter
Breaking a block Blocks may refer to: Block - cubes that make up the Minecraft world as a whole. Blocks music disc This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an internal link led you 0.025 0.005 per block broken
Jumping 0.2   0.05  per jump
Attacking an enemy "Monster" redirects here. For the mob called "monster" in the code, see Human. Mobs are living, moving game entities. The term "mob" is short for "mobile". 1] Contents 1 Spawning 2 Behavior 3 List of minecraft 0.3   0.1   per attack landed
Taking damage See damage in Minecraft. For information on health/hearts, see Health. Damage represents injury from attacks or natural causes. Players and mobs in Minecraft each have a supply of health points, which are minecraft that is normally protected by armor 0.3   0.1   per distinct instance of damage being received
Hunger status effect 0.5   0.1   per second, per Hunger status effect level
Jumping while sprinting 0.8   0.2   per jump
Regenerating health by having ⃗ 9 or higher,
and with naturalRegeneration=true
4.0   6.0   per 1 () healed
Fishing Fishing is the process of obtaining fish using fishing rods. Contents 1 Catching fish 2 Junk and treasures 3 Fishing rod durability 4 History 5 Issues 6 Trivia Catching fish edit | edit source] A minecraft
  • Now block 100%, as opposed to 66.6%, of the damage dealt in melee combat.
    • Zombies without any weapons will not deal any damage to the player, nor damage the shields durability.
    • Creeper explosions deal 0 damage to the player.
    • Wither skeletons will not inflict the wither effect when hit by them.
    • Burning zombies will not set the player on fire.
    • Mobs with axes will now disable the shield if they attack a blocking player.
  • Now prevents drops from heights of 58 of a block or greater; previously, it was 1 full block or greater.
  • Some of elder guardians` and zombie villagers` subtitles are now distinct from the subtitles for guardians and zombies.
  • Now shows your hunger bar when riding a minecart or a boat.


  • Will take 1 () damage when hit by a splash water bottle.
  • Now have a neck texture.
  • If a creeper is inflicted with a potion effect, its explosion will cause a lingering effect of the potion.
Ender dragon
  • Custom named Ender dragons now show their name in their boss health bar.
  • Now shows the hitboxes when hitboxes are shown using F3+B.
  • Will take 1 () damage when hit by a splash water bottle.
Guardians and Elder Guardians
  • Their common drop of fish will now be cooked fish if they die while on fire.
    • Their rare drops from player kills, which match fishing loot and are sometimes fish, are unaffected.
  • Elder guardians now drop a wet sponge rather than a dry sponge.
  • Skeleton and zombie horses:
    • Their bone and rotten flesh drops (respectively) now yield 0–2, and are now affected by Looting.
  • Skeleton trap horses:
    • The chance of spawning with a thunderstorm lightning strike is reduced to 15 of what it was.
  • The Savegame ID for Humans were removed.
  • Now try to avoid water.
Saddled Pigs
  • Now drops 0-1 Shulker Shells.
  • Can be spawned in with different colors using the Color data tag.
    • Colored Shulkers have a darker bottom part, making them slightly different from normal Shulkers.
  • Can now be spawned on sides and bottoms of blocks by spawn eggs
Snow golems
  • Now, when their pumpkin is sheared from their head, that is saved with the game (previously it was just an in-memory visual effect).
  • All villagers:
    • Can now be named by name tags.
  • Farmer villagers:
    • Now sell 5–7 apples, where before they sold 5
    • Now sell 6–10 cookies, where before they sold 6
  • Cartographer was added as a new Librarian career.
    • Trading with a Cartographer is the only way to obtain the new explorer maps.
  • Green-robed villagers (aka Nitwit):
    • Re-added this entity as Profession:5.
    • Spawns naturally in villages.
    • No trades.
  • Custom named Withers now show their name in their boss health bar.
Wither Skeleton
  • Now have their own sounds.
Zombie Villager


  • Added sound when dropped anvils break.
  • Now require a dye when applying a pattern that uses a non-dye item, such as a creeper head or enchanted golden apple.
    • Previously the lack of a dye would have applied the black variant of the pattern.
  • If the player clicks on the bed, but is not right beside it, it now shows a message:
    • "You may not rest now, the bed is too far away".
    • Previously the player would get no message, but would be unable to sleep.
  • Added sound when filling and emptying cauldrons with buckets and bottles.
  • Washing dyed leather armor and dyed banners now remove 1 water level from the cauldron.
  • Using a water bottle now refills 1 water level to a cauldron.
End gateway portal blocks
  • Now use a magenta-colored beam when teleporting entities, rather than yellow.
    • This color matches the beam that occurs when the block first generates
  • Their hitbox now corresponds to their exact visual location on the block (as opposed to always placed in the middle of the block).
Flower pot
  • Can now remove the potted plant from the pot, by pressing use.
  • Particles emitted from leaves now use the corresponding color according to the biome.
  • All rail types` hitbox heights are decreased from a full block to a half block
  • Trapdoors that are placed right next to redstone sources now automatically update to an open state.


Cobblestone walls and Mossy Cobblestone walls
  • Are now in the Decoration Blocks tab in the Creative inventory rather than the Building Blocks tab.
Durability Bar
  • The colors of the durability bar, which is displayed on damaged items in the hotbar and inventories, have been changed.
    • The color is now bright during the entire length of the bar, when previously it would fade through a set of not so bright oranges and yellows, it will now fade through clear yellow and orange.
    • Also the background of the durability bar is now completely black, where it used to be transparent.
  • Using pick block will give the player farmland itself instead of dirt.
Fishing Rod
  • Fishing rods will now cast out or reel in when right clicking on fences.
  • Now shows the land properly when used in the End.
  • Item texture`s "markers" can now be colored by ColorMap tag.
  • Potions that have missing or invalid potion-effect tags now default to the Uncraftable Potion, which now has no glint, and is now magenta in color.
    • This also applies to lingering potions, splash potions and tipped arrows.
    • Due to the water bottle without tags being changed to uncraftable potion, the brewing icon is also changed to uncraftable potion in the creative inventory.
Potions and Tipped Arrows
  • Item texture`s color can now be custom colored by tag.
  • Will now keep enchantment level and durability when crafted with banners.
Spawn eggs
  • Are now sorted alphabetically in the creative inventory.
  • There is no longer an item stack of 0 when using the drag function to craft items.

Non-mob entities

Evocation Fangs
  • Summoned by Evokers during their Fang Attack
  • Fangs in warmup still have a visible debug hitbox
  • Damages 6 () deals to mobs that were in place
  • Naturally spawned fangs do not harm illagers
    • But player-spawned ones do

World generation

Desert Village wells

Command format

  • Now ignores item-specific stacking restrictions.
  • Now can display text in the action bar position.
Block states
  • Block states can now be used in the /execute, /fill, /setblock and /testforblock commands.
    • Examples:
      • /setblock ~ ~ ~ minecraft:stone variant=granite instead of /setblock ~ ~ ~ minecraft:stone 1
      • /setblock ~ ~ ~ wool color=blue instead of /setblock ~ ~ ~ minecraft:wool 11
      • /setblock ~ ~ ~ minecraft:planks variant=acacia instead of /setblock ~ ~ ~ minecraft:planks 4
      • /setblock ~ ~ ~ minecraft:birch_fence_gate facing=west,open=true
Target selectors
  • Target selectors specifying coordinates and radius must now be given explicitly (i.e., 1,2,3,4 no longer substitutes for x=1,y=2,z=3,r=4).




    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
    • spit
      • Used when llamas spit
    • totem
      • Used when the Totem of Undying is activated
    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 you, making you unable to drop it or take it off if it is an armor item, although it will drop when you die
      • Players in Creative Mode are unaffected by this curse
      • Curse of Vanishing will make the item disappear if you die. /gamerule keepInventory true will prevent this
    • Cursed tools and armor can be found as loot in some generated structures


    • Evoker - Hostile Villager-type mob, found in new Wooland Mansions
    • Llama - A neutral mob that can be used to transport goods
    • Vex - A hostile mob summoned by Evokers
    • Vindicator - Hostile Villager-type mob, found in new Wooland Mansions


    • Observer (Added to PC edition)


    • 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

    • Return Portal - Portals in The End that take a player back to the main island
    • Woodland Mansion - Generates in Roofed Forest Biomes



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