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For guides about all the additions, changes and how to survive in this update, see Java Edition guides/Village & Pillage and Bedrock Edition guides/Village & Pillage.

Not to be confused with Village or Pillage.

Discover the most adventurous update yet! Defend against new threats, build with new blocks, and experience life in all-new villages. on Village & Pillage

Village & Pillage was a major update themed around revamping villages that was released for versions of Minecraft in 2019, with the exception of the Xbox 360 Edition, Xbox One Edition, PlayStation 3 Edition, PlayStation Vita Edition, Wii U Edition, and New Nintendo 3DS Edition.

This update was released for Java Edition as version 1.14 on April 23, 2019. The update's development started with snapshot 18w43a. The first pre-release for Java Edition 1.14 was released on April 10, 2019, followed by the second on April 12, the third on April 16, the fourth on April 17, and the fifth on April 18.

PlayStation 4 Edition was the only version of the Legacy Console Edition to receive the update, which was divided into versions 1.83 on December 18, 2018, 1.88 on February 26, 2019, 1.90 on April 15, 2019, and the main update as 1.91 on June 3, 2019.

On Bedrock Edition, features of Village & Pillage were split into four separate versions: 1.8.0, released on December 11, 2018; 1.9.0, released on February 5, 2019; 1.10.0, released on March 19, 2019; and the main update as version 1.11.0 released on April 23, 2019. Additional features were added in 1.13.0 on October 29, 2019.

Additionally, features from this update were also released for Education Edition in 1.9, 1.12.0, and 1.14.31.

The official name for the update, Village and Pillage was revealed on September 29, 2018, during the MINECON Earth 2018 livestream.

For the China Edition, the full update was released on July 4, 2019, based on Bedrock Edition 1.11.

Notable features[]

Main articles: Java Edition 1.14; Bedrock Edition 1.8.0, 1.9.0, 1.10.0, 1.11.0, and 1.13.0; PlayStation 4 Edition 1.83, 1.88, 1.90, and 1.91; and Education Edition 1.9, 1.12.0, and 1.14.31.

  • New blocks:
    • 14 new stairs, including, stone, diorite, andesite, granite (and their polished variants), mossy stone brick, mossy cobblestone, smooth sandstone, smooth red sandstone, smooth quartz, red nether brick, and end stone brick.
    • 14 new slabs, including stone, diorite, andesite, granite (and their polished variants), mossy stone brick, mossy cobblestone, smooth sandstone, smooth red sandstone, smooth quartz, red nether brick, and end stone brick.
    • 12 new walls, including diorite, andesite, granite, brick, stone brick, mossy stone brick, sandstone, red sandstone, prismarine, nether brick, red nether brick and end stone brick.
    • Campfires
      • Act as a decorative fireplace without any fire spread.
      • Can cook up to four food items, but slowly (30 seconds).
      • Can be lit or unlit.
      • Acts as smoke signal when placed on top of a hay bale.
    • Bamboo
      • Generated in bamboo forests in jungles
      • Can be found in shipwrecks and jungle temples loot chests.
      • Dropped by pandas.
    • Scaffolding
      • Can be climbed quickly.
      • The player can build a pillar of scaffolding by just pressing use on the top face of a scaffolding block.
      • The whole structure breaks when the bottom block is broken.
      • The bottom and sides have no collision detection.
    • Flowers
      • Cornflower
        • Can be crafted into blue dye
        • Can be found in plains
      • Lily of the Valley
        • Can be crafted into white dye
        • Can be found in forests
      • Wither Rose
        • Can be crafted into black dye
        • Inflicts 1 second of wither status effect to mobs and players around it, in any difficulty besides peaceful
    • Barrel
      • Acts as a storage block similar to chests
      • Generates in village fisher cottages
      • Can be opened in a one by one block space unlike the chest
    • Bell
      • Decoration block that produces sound
      • Play a shaking animation and a sound when right-clicked, hit by a projectile, or activated by a redstone signal.
      • Generates in village meeting points.
      • When rung during a raid, all pillagers receive the glowing effect for a short amount of time.‌[Java Edition only]
    • Blast Furnace
      • Block used for smelting ores twice as fast as a traditional furnace
      • Generates in village armorer houses.
    • Smoker
      • Found in villages, specifically butcher shops.
      • Block used for cooking of food items faster than the traditional furnace.
    • Cartography Table
      • Found in villages, specifically cartographer houses.
      • Block used for cloning, expanding and locking maps.
      • Maps that are locked can't be modified.
    • Composter
      • Produces bone meal.
        • Usingcertain items on the composter has a chance to add 1 level of composting to the composter, up to 7 levels. After the composter reaches level 7, it turns into level 8 (the harvestable stage), yielding 1 bone meal when used.
        • Some composted items are consumed without adding a level. The chance of adding a level depends on the quality of the item: larger or crafted items have a higher chance of adding a layer when used (e.g. Kelp has a low chance of about 10%, while pumpkin pie has a chance of 100%).
      • Crafted with 3 planks and 4 fences.
    • Fletching Table
      • Found inside fletcher houses in villages.
      • Player functionality will be added in a later update.
      • Used by villagers of certain professions to re-stock their trading inventory.
    • Smithing Table
      • Found inside Toolsmith houses in villages.
      • Can be used to upgrade diamond tools to netherite since 1.16
      • Used by villagers of certain professions to re-stock their trading inventory.
    • Stonecutter
      • Found inside mason houses in villages.
      • Used for crafting all stone-related items and blocks.
    • Grindstone
      • A new block that can be used to remove any non-curse enchantment(s) from an item.
      • Can repair items by combining them together
      • Generates in village weaponsmiths
    • Lantern
      • Has a luminance level of 15.
      • Acts as a new light source.
      • Generates in snowy villages as lamp posts.
    • Lectern
      • Found in villages, specifically libraries.
      • Block used to hold books for multiple people to read at a time.
      • Emits a redstone pulse when a page is turned.
    • Loom
      • Alternate, easier and cheaper method of making banners.
      • Generate in village shepherd houses.
    • Jigsaw block
      • A technical block.
      • A 'junction' block that allows the player to construct structures out of smaller templates.
      • Not available on PlayStation 4 Edition.
  • New items:
  • New mobs:
    • Cats
      • Typically found wandering around villages as strays.
      • Black cats can spawn in swamp huts.
      • Untamed cats can despawn.
      • Eight new skins, with a ninth chosen by the community.
      • Tamed cats sleep or sit on the owner if they go to sleep in a bed.
        • When the owner wakes up from the bed, the owner may receive a gift, based on a loot table.
        • The possible gifts are: string, raw chicken, feather, rabbit hide, rabbit's foot, rotten flesh or phantom membrane.
      • Scare off phantoms, and hiss at them.
      • Cat collars can now be dyed.
    • Pillagers
    • Ravager
      • Large, hostile bull-like creatures equipped with armor and saddles.
      • Very tough.
      • Destroy crops and leaves.
    • Panda
      • Can be passive or neutral, depending on their variant.
      • Spawn in bamboo forests inside jungles.
      • Eat bamboo items.
      • Have varying personalities and traits.
        • Can be lazy, playful, worried or aggressive.
        • Their emotions can be read on their faces.
      • Baby pandas can sneeze, startling the parent.
      • Have a rare brown variant
    • Fox
      • Spawn in Taiga biomes, taiga villages and their variants, more commonly at night.
      • Are about as fast as ocelots.
      • Pick up any items and blocks dropped on the ground with their mouth.
      • Can be bred with sweet berries - the baby then trusts the player and does not flee.
      • They attack rabbits and chickens.
      • Are attacked by wolves and polar bears.
      • Not available on PlayStation 4 Edition.
    • Wandering Traders
      • Only one spawns at any given time randomly around the world.
      • Spawn with trader llamas.
      • Despawn after 2 to 3 days.
      • Trades biome-related materials.
        • Trades do not refresh after being locked.
    • Trader Llama
      • Spawn with wandering trader
      • Have unique default carpet skin.
      • Attack all zombie and Illager variants.‌[Java Edition only]
        • Attack players and other mobs who harm their trader.
      • Despawn after 2 to 3 days.

Further revisions[]

Java Edition[]

  • 1.14.1 and 1.14.2 made small changes and fixed several bugs.
  • 1.14.3 added a gamerule to disable raids, changed some block placement rules, and fixed several bugs.
  • 1.14.4 added a new function to , a new splash, tweaked villager behavior, and made other minor changes and bug fixes.

Bedrock Edition[]

  • 1.8.1 was released to fix bugs.
  • 1.10.1 was released exclusively on Windows 10 to fix a purchasing issue.
  • 1.11.1 was released to fix bugs.
  • 1.11.2 was released exclusively on Xbox One to fix even more bugs.
  • 1.11.3 and 1.11.4 fixed some more bugs.

PlayStation 4 Edition[]




A trailer documenting some of the Village & Pillage's features was released on Mojang Studios' official YouTube channel on April 17, 2019, featuring a wandering trader on a journey with its trader llama. The trailer was made by Mojang Studios themselves instead of Hat Films, similar to the 3 previous trailers.

A trailer for the update was released on April 23, 2019. Similarly, this trailer was made by Mojang Studios themselves instead of Hat Films, similar to the 3 previous trailers.


Videos made by slicedlime:

Java Edition[]

What's New in Minecraft Java Edition 1.14 - The Village & Pillage Update? (view on YouTube)

All the Technical Changes in Minecraft Java Edition 1.14 (view on YouTube)


Bedrock Edition[]

What's New in Minecraft Bedrock Edition 1.11 - The Village & Pillage Update? (view on YouTube)



Note: The footage from both videos are taken from the Java Edition.
All the New Villager Trades in The Minecraft Village & Pillage Update (Corrected) (view on YouTube)

The Texture Update - All the Changed Textures in the Village & Pillage Update (view on YouTube)



Village & Pillage: Ten Things You Probably Didn't Know About Minecraft (view on YouTube)



  • This is the first update to not have "Update" in its official name.
  • This is the first update to not be released for the Xbox 360 Edition, PlayStation 3 Edition, PlayStation Vita Edition, and Wii U Edition.
  • The pillagers were previously mentioned by Jeb in response to a suggestion posted on Reddit.[1]
  • The Village & Pillage trailer has a few game mechanics that were not introduced in 1.14. At 34 seconds into the video, the player throws a sword, and at 44 seconds, a villager with purple robes throws a blue version of redstone. The blue redstone was later confirmed to have been a rendering error.[2]
  • The official artwork for the Village & Pillage update shows a witch holding a potion with one hand, despite the fact that witch's arms are always folded like those of a villager.
  • On the China Edition, the title screen is the Village & Pillage artwork, but with an extra vex and Steve flying with elytra.


  • Village & Pillage logo

  • Village & Pillage artwork 1

  • Village & Pillage artwork 2


External links[]


'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


  • 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


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


  • Store things in them!
  • Rotate them!
  • Find them in villages!


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • Instead of eating your veggies you can make fertilizer from it!
  • Crafted with 3 planks and 4 fences


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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...


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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 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


  • 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


  • 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!


  • 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


  • 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!


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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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Minecraft Bedrock Edition players can now enjoy the new Village & Pillage update

The Village & Pillage update is now available for those who own the Bedrock Edition of Minecraft.

More content has been made available for Minecraft, and those who own the Bedrock Edition can now trade with villagers, fight with pillagers, add new blocks to their collection and much, much more.

There are also new building types, bells, a new Wandering Trader, sweet berries, and other fun new things.

Xbox One, Windows 10 Edition, iOS, Java, Android, and Nintendo Switch players will find the update ready to be installed upon firing the game up.

Highlights for today's update are below and you can find the full patch notes through the official website.

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Minecraft Village & Pillage update


Updated Villages

  • Many new building types and enhanced village generation
  • Biome specific architecture for plains, desert, savannah, and taiga
  • Village & Pillage
  • Villagers have new clothing to indicate their level, profession, and biome
  • Added Mason and Nitwit villagers
  • Villagers now sleep in beds
  • Villagers now visit their job sites during the day and go home at night
  • Greatly improved villager pathfinding
  • Villagers in existing worlds will convert to new villagers (if they are not part of a template world)
  • Zombie Villagers now have biome-specific and profession skin layers

Village Job Sites

  • Villagers can now take on a new profession when near a job site block
  • While villagers claim these sites, they also have functions for players
  • Cartography Table - Provides an easier way to copy and enlarge maps. Maps can be locked by using glass panes
  • Grindstone - Used to repair weapons and tools, plus disenchanting
  • Barrel - Stores items like a chest but can still be opened with blocks on top of it
  • Smoker - Cooks food much faster than a furnace
  • Blast Furnace - Faster ore smelting
  • Composter - Adding enough crops will produce bone meal
  • Stonecutter - Easy crafting for stone and cobblestone items
  • Smithing Table and Fletching Table - Functionality coming in a later update

Villager Trading

  • Added brand new villager trades (169044)
  • Villagers now have a visual based trading system and will hold up an item they wish to trade if the player is holding something they want
  • When villagers make trades, they gain experience. When they gain enough experience, they level up. Leveling up unlocks new trades
  • Villagers will resupply their trades when arriving at their job site (172559)

Wandering Trader

  • A villager mob that will appear at a village's gathering site periodically and stays for a period of 2-3 game days
  • This trader offers items from a wide variety of different biomes, random dyes, and other rare materials
  • Accompanied on their journey by two fancy llamas!


  • When rung, all villagers will run into their houses
  • Bells ring when players interact with them or are powered by redstone


Pillager Outposts

  • The new tower hangout for pillagers that generate in the same biomes as villages
  • Pillagers will respawn around the tower
  • Clear them out and score some loot!

Illager Captain

  • Can be found holding a banner in pillager outposts
  • The player that kills a captain will be given the Bad Omen effect


  • When a player enters a village with Bad Omen, a raid will be triggered
  • Pillager enemies will attack a village in waves
  • Players that successfully defend a village from a raid will receive the Hero of the Village effect, giving a steep discount on trades with villagers


  • A powerful, new enemy mob found in illager patrols and during village raids
  • When running, it can destroy some blocks like crops so watch out!
  • Can be ridden into battle by illagers

Pillager Patrols

  • Groups of villagers, pillagers, and ravagers can be found patrolling the overworld

New Features


  • A new light source to cozy up your village
  • Works great as a fireplace in a home, with no fire spread to worry about
  • Throw some food on it and become a campfire cooking pro!

Sweet Berries

  • A new source of food
  • Sweet Berry Bushes can be found in Taiga biomes
  • Watch out for thorns!

Bamboo Jungle

  • Bamboo is now generated in Jungles and more densely in the new Bamboo Jungle biome

New Achievements

  • Plethora of Cats - Befriend twenty stray cats (20G)
  • Kill the Beast! - Defeat a Ravager (30G)
  • Buy Low, Sell High - Trade for the best possible price (50G)
  • Disenchanted - Use a Grindstone to get experience from an enchanted item (20G)
  • We're being attacked - Trigger a Pillager Raid (20G)
  • Sound the Alarm! - Ring the bell with a hostile enemy in the village (20G)
  • I've got a bad feeling about this - Kill a Pillager Captain (20G)

Roaming Skin Choice

  • When choosing a skin from a skin pack, the selected skin will now be selected automatically on other Bedrock devices using the same account
  • Some skin packs may not be eligible for roaming selection

Accessibility Features

  • Text to Speech can now be enabled to read in-game chat
  • UI Screen Reader can be enabled to say the name of interface controls and their current state
  • Accessibility features can be enabled in Settings


  • Note on World Generation: In order to deliver the coolest generated villages possible, some world seeds may have illages generate in different areas than they used to before this update
  • A fresh new batch of seeds are now available in the Seed Picker when creating a new world
  • Added even more new textures to blocks and items, including stained glass
  • Increased the amount of scaffolding that can be placed out from its initial support
  • Changes to the way cats spawn in villages:
  • Cats now respawn based on number of beds in the village
    • The number of cats = 1/4 the number of beds
    • Cat total caps at 10 cats per village
  • Lecterns now emit a redstone signal when turning pages
  • Darkened portions of the game's menus to provide stronger contrast for accessibility
Village \u0026 Pillage: Official Trailer

Latest 'Minecraft' update means new blocks, better villages, and pillagers with crossbows

"Minecraft" may be one of the best-selling video games of all time – with more than 154 million copies purchased to date – but the developers haven't stopped building more into the game.

Acquired by Microsoft in 2014, developer Mojang has just launched Village & Pillage, a free update that adds a plethora of new goodies to "Minecraft," for both the Java and Bedrock versions of game, which includes Windows PC ($26.95 and $26.99 for PC and Macintosh), mobile (iOS and Android, $6.99), Xbox One ($19.99) and Nintendo Switch ($29.99), and virtual reality platforms.

Before we get into what’s new and newsworthy in this new update, take in these additional facts about the world-renowned building simulation, released ten years ago this month: more people are playing "Minecraft" than ever before at about 91 million unique players every month (across all platforms); more than 160 million people have watched more than 5 billion hours of Minecraft video content on YouTube; and not only is "Minecraft" one of the best-selling games in history, but also one of the highest-rated, with the PC version netting a 93% average “metascore” at

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Building better 'Minecraft' villages 

As the name suggests, villages have changed quite a bit and are among the highlights in this latest 'Minecraft' update.

Visually, villages will look different based on biome, or region – plains, desert, savannah, taiga, and so forth – therefore you can expect to see changes based on climate and local resources. In fact, villages are now generated differently, so the layout and architecture of the village will vary.

Villages are generated differently now in 'Minecraft,' and enjoy a new look and gameplay elements tied to each biome, or region.

Along with new building types, villagers also look more unique, with clothing that matches the biome they’re in, as well as their level and profession. With the latter, villagers now learn a trade when near a job site block, such as a Blacksmith, Librarian, Butcher, Cartographer and Shepherd, to name a few.

Villagers go about their business with a specific routine – from bed to work to socializing with others – and with better “pathfinding” artificial intelligence, too. 

There are other additions, too, such as Masons and Nitwit villagers, kids who play tag, and more. 

Prepare to fend off Pillagers 

Want to pick a fight? Even if you don’t, you might be forced to defend yourself from an angry mob in the "Minecraft" Village & Pillage update.

While not too bright, the crossbow-wielding pillagers will disrupt the villagers’ daily lives, by attacking them in small groups, at fortified outposts, and will plunder indiscriminately throughout the land. Unlike skeletons, these pillagers may not be smart enough to move out of the way of your return fire; their aim isn’t the best; and they’ll often hurt each other with friendly fire (and say “Ow!”).

What’s better than a bow? A crossbow, of course. This is the main new weapon found in the ‘Village & Pillage’ update for ‘Minecraft.'

But what they lack in brains they make up for in tenacity. Pillagers will respawn in large outpost towers and swarm and destroy villagers in their path. So, keep a shield handy to minimize damage from an onslaught of arrows.

Once you clear them out, you can score some loot. Players who successfully defend a village from a raid will receive some fireworks and the Hero of the Village effect, which provides a deep discount on trades with villagers (see below). And if you take out a pillager captain – the ones with the banners on their backs – you’ll be rewarded with a triggered raid when you enter a village. 

Along with pillagers, there are other new mobs in this update, including chubby pandas, stray cats, Ravagers (a powerful new mob), and some other surprises.

Trading up in the 'Minecraft' update

As previously mentioned, there are new occupations in each village you visit, and that means new opportunities for trading.

When villagers make trades, they gain experience. Gain enough experience and they level up. Leveling up unlocks new trades. You get the idea.

Villagers now have a new visual-based trading system and will hold up an item they wish to trade if the player is holding something they want.

Also new is Wandering Traders, which are mysterious salesmen – flanked by a llama on each side of him – who deal items from several different biomes, often with rare materials, and offering up to six randomly generated trades. These special characters stay alive at night by drinking invisibility potions. And their loyal llamas spit at mobs if approached.

The latest ‘Minecraft’ update adds several new professionals to the game, including cartographer, librarian, butcher, and, shown here, the stone mason.

Bamboo, berries and bells 

There are dozens of other new features (and fixes) in the Village & Pillage update. Here are a few more worthy features:

•Like bamboo? Then you’ll love the update as there’s plenty of it in two new biomes: bamboo jungle and bamboo jungle hills. You can not only chop it down easily by hitting it with a sword, but also combine it with string to make scaffolding in building structures.

•Several new blocks now pop up, including a variety of slabs, stairs, and walls. New textures have been added to blocks, too, such as stained glass. And there are new job site blocks that assign trades to jobless villagers.

•As you might expect, crossbows offer many benefits over a regular bow: the weapon enjoys higher damage (and can pierce multiple enemies), plus it reloads faster, and can also shoot fireworks.

•Other additions include a bell you can ring to warn villagers of an impending attack or danger – so they run inside and hide; campfires, which serve as a light source or to cook meat; Sweet Berries, a new source of food found in taiga biomes; seven new Achievements including one for killing a pillager captain; and some accessibility features such as text to speech, which can now be enabled to read in-game chat.

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Minecraft Villagers Have Gone Insane Since Village and Pillage Update

By Curt Hutson


The villagers of Minecraft have been acting a lot more unpredictably after a major update to the game, now roaming the world and getting into all sorts of mischief.

The latest Minecraft update just released and it has drastically altered the behaviors of villagers throughout the game. The Village & Pillage update has taken the mindless, passive villagers that populate the game and given them some personality--maybe a bit too much for some. Reports from players all over are documenting the vastly different, and often odd, behaviors the denizens of Minecraft have been demonstrating.

The Village & Pillage update is enormous, adding a plethora of features and items to the game. But many of these changes aren't getting the kind of attention the locals have been getting. The wacky behaviors of the villagers have made them the focus of the update for many. They have become much more fascinating, and everyone is watching to see what they'll do next.

For the longest time, the occupants of Minecraft mostly kept to themselves. But lately, they've been a lot more active and a lot more invasive. For example, Many players have noticed the villagers have now taken it upon themselves to get their beauty rest wherever they feel like--often hopping right into player beds. Even homes thought to be properly secured are somehow being navigated by the villagers, who plop themselves onto beds and creepily sleep with their eyes wide open or with their heads floating just above them, thanks to a bizarre bug. One Twitter user found a simple but unorthodox solution to this problem: yank them out of bed with a fishing pole.

Some of these NPCs have really made themselves at home in player abodes, essentially moving in and tending to gardens or even copulating with other villagers. Another thing many have observed is villagers are having difficulty navigating stairs, so players may want to place a few in front of entrances where they want to keep villagers out.

For many years, villagers in Minecraft were mostly an unnecessary addition to the game. They were quiet, did their own thing, and had no real bearing on the game itself. Now, they're much more active, interacting with player creations and roaming the world with a lot more spunk and personality. For some, this is a welcome change to make the game feel more alive, for others, the villagers have become a nuisance. Regardless of your view, the update certainly makes things more interesting and unpredictable.

As many players already know, they can make their own updates to Minecraft through mods. One that has been getting a lot of attention recently is an incredible texture pack from Sonic Ether's Unbelievable Shaders that makes the game look gorgeous. The game is still essentially a large collection of blocks, but those blocks can look much nicer and almost realistic with this texture pack. While the upside is that this mod is available for a low price on Patreon, to actually run Minecraft with the pack installed requires powerful hardware. Still, players who have the capabilities should look into this, as it drastically changes the game's aesthetics.

In other news, the Minecraft movie now has a release date. There were rumblings in the past that the film would be released sometime this year, but Mojang and Microsoft Studios recently made an announcement that place its release much further into the future. The Minecraft film is scheduled to release March 4, 2022, so fans of the game will have to wait quite a while to see it. As of now, a director has been established, as has the overarching plot of the film. The announcement states that the movie will tell the story of a teenage girl and a group of friends saving the world from the Ender Dragon.

The Minecraft movie is set to debut on March 4, 2022.

Source: Kotaku


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