A Guide To What’s New In Minecraft 1.2

The official Minecraft 1.2 trailer:

1.2.2 is out now! Here’s everything you need to know about this version of the game we all know and love:

New Hostile Behavior

Hostile mobs that would burn in the sun now look for shade! That means the forests and overhangs might be teaming with skeletons and zombies long after the sun has risen. Zombies have new pathfinding technology that enables them to avoid obstacles to come and get you. Scary. Zombies can also break wooden doors, so be careful about your choice of door construction material.

Jungle biomes with massive towering trees covered in climbable vines have been added to the game.

‘Fire charges’ allow you to shoot fire out of dispensers, creating canons of a kind. They require Blaze Powder, Coal or Charcoal and Gunpowder to craft.

How To Craft Fire Charges:

New Circle Stone Bricks

These new stone bricks have a Mayan style square patterning and will look great in Jungle Biome builds.

How To Craft Circle Stone Bricks: Not possible at the current time, only available in creative.

Cats scare creepers away! A cat can be created by taming a wild ocelot. Wild ocelots should be tamed otherwise they will hunt and kill your precious chickens.

How To Tame A Wild Ocelot:

Hold out some fish and stand very, very still. The ocelot will approach you, snatch the fish from your hand and become a kitty. Who is a kitty! \o/

Iron Golems are protective mobs for villages which can be crafted or spawn naturally with more than fifteen villagers. They can only be killed with diamond and drop roses and iron ingots when slain.

How To Craft An Iron Golem

Increased Height Limit

They sky is still the limit, but the limit is massively increased. You can now build way above cloud level up to 256 blocks.

Redstone Lamps

Crafted from redstone dust and a glowstone block, redstone lamps can be turned on and off with the power of redstone. Place one glow stone block in the middle of a crafting grid and place redstone dust at the N, S, E and W directions around it like so:

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