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Minecraft 1.7.9

We have pushed out an update that supports name changes, however we will not allow name changes until a future date. For information on how name changes will work, please see these frequently asked questions.

Recent Security Issues

There has recently been a security incident that affected Minecraft (and two thirds of the internet). It is strongly advised that you change your Minecraft/Mojang password. Please see here for more information.

Minecraft Realms Now Available in the UK

… and Ireland and The Netherlands!

This means Minecraft Realms is available in the following countries:

* Denmark
* Finland
* Faroe Islands
* Greenland
* Iceland
* Ireland
* Netherlands
* Norway
* Sweden
* United Kingdom
* Åland

The list will be expanded in the coming weeks. Keep an eye on the Realms team’s twitter accounts for updates: @danfrisk @mamirm @xlson and @jeb_

Not sure what Minecraft Realms is? Read more about it here: https://minecraft.net/realms

Minecraft 1.7.5

* Minecraft Realms adds mini game support
* Several server-side performance improvements and bug fixes
* Preparations to bring Minecraft Realms to more countries!

Minecraft 1.7.3 & 1.7.4

It’s time for an update again!

+ Added Twitch.tv broadcasting integration (see below)
* Improved Realms menus
* Fixed render distance above 8
* Various bugs have been taken care of

To use the Twitch broadcasting you need to link your Mojang account with your Twitch account. This only works with migrated accounts (in other words, if you login using your email address instead of your username, you can use the Twitch integration). The linking is done via the account settings, which can be found here:

https://account.mojang.com/me/settings

To start broadcasting, simply press F6 while playing. You find more options in the menus.

The integration currently only works on Windows Vista or later, and on Mac OS X Lion (10.7) or later.

You can always get more in-depth development updates on the official Mojang blog!

Holidays are Coming!

Is there a special Minecrafter in your life who’d appreciate the gift of merch?
 
- Tees, stickers, wallets, LEGO, and  calendars are all in-stock at J!NX
- Save 10 USD/EUR/GBP on certain combos
- The offers run until December 25th on J!NX.com

Minecraft 1.7.2

THE UPDATE THAT CHANGED THE WORLD

(This update includes 1.7 and 1.7.1)

+ Added lots of new biomes!
+ Added “AMPLIFIED” world type
+ Added Acacia and Old Oak wood types
+ Added Stained Glass
+ Added Packed Ice, Red Sand, Podzol
+ Added a bunch of new flowers, including double-height flowers and grass
+ Added more types of fish
+ Fishing rods can be enchanted
+ Achievements are now world specific
+ Gaining achievements now announced to other players
+ Added a few new achievements
+ Servers can now have a “server-icon.png” that is displayed in the multiplayer list
+ You can see who’s online before joining, just hover the player count number in the server list
+ New /summon command
+ Added Command Block minecart
+ Links in chat are now clickable
+ Click on somebody’s name to send a private message
+ Added a bunch of new graphics options
+ Added some shader tests (click on the “Super Secret Settings” a couple of times…)
* Biome placement has been improved, and oceans are smaller
* Portals to the Nether can now have different shapes
* Fishing is now more interesting
* Maps in item frames are now extra big
* The achievement screen is zoomable
* Preparations have been made to offer name change in the future
* You can now have multiple resource packs loaded at the same time
* Resource packs can now hold sound effects
* Servers can recommend resource packs
* Network code has been rewritten
* Sound manager has been rewritten
* Many many bug fixes…
- Removed the Rose flower
- Removed Herobrine

Next up: MINECON 2013, Orlando, Florida, USA

Minecraft 1.6.4

This update fixes world generation bugs that would appear in 1.7. It is recommended that you use this version and load up important areas of your world before heading into Minecraft 1.7.

If you haven’t got it already, this update requires the new launcher that you can find here: http://minecraft.net/download

Minecraft 1.6.2

This update fixes a lot of bugs and issues! Notable:

* Fixed horses getting hurt by walls
* Fixed animals escaping their pens
* Improved sprinting behavior
* Ctrl + left-click on Mac now acts as right-click

If you haven’t got it already, this update requires the new launcher that you can find here: http://minecraft.net/download

Minecraft 1.6.1

The Horse Update!

Important: In order to get this update, you need the new “Minecraft Launcher”. Download it here: https://minecraft.net/download and replace the old launcher.

Changes in 1.6:

+ Added Horses
+ Added Donkeys, Mules
+ Added Horse Armor
+ Added Leads
+ Added Carpets
+ Added Hardened Clay, Stained Clay
+ Added Block of Coal
+ Added Name Tags (item)
+ Added Hay Bales
* Texture packs are now “resource packs” that also can hold sound etc
* Food meter is now drained when healed by full food meter
* You can’t destroy blocks with a sword in creative mode
- Removed Herobrine