The original Java version of Minecraft has been left behind by many, who have since moved to consoles, PC, and mobile. However, Microsoft-owned Mojang is still showing love to the version where it all began. Specifically, the developer has issued the 1.12 World of Color update to Java Minecraft.

While the original Minecraft has missed out numerous updates and packs over the years, the World of Color update almost makes up for it. This is an extensive release that adds numerous new features and items to the content of the game.

For example, as the name suggests, color is the order of the day. Items such as beds, wool, banners, and shulker boxes are available in a range of colors. Additionally, colored blocks are now available, as well as new blocks like Concrete.

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Other new additions to the game include a new mob in the form of tameable parrots. Mojang points to one significant difference in the taming process from the preview to release. Namely, parrots in the preview were tamed with cookies, but are now tamed with seeds.

This is actually an amusing change because the company was hit with complaints on Reddit. Why is the obvious question. Originally tamed by cookies that look like chocolate, many pointed out that chocolate is poisonous to birds and were concerned children would take the hint and feed chocolate to real birds.

Mojang has also showed some of the colourful creations sent in by Redditors. The company asked Minecraft users to build from the preview and send their creations. Those buildings can be seen in the World of Color update trailer (above).

Minecraft World of Color Update Changelog

  • Added Glazed Terracotta blocks
  • Renamed Hardened Clay to Terracotta
  • Added Concrete Powder blocks
  • Added Concrete blocks
  • Updated base color palette
  • Added advancements
  • Added recipe book
  • Knowledge Book item
  • Added Parrots
  • Added functionality to save toolbars in creative mode
  • text-to-speech narrator
  • Added new sounds for the Note blocks
  • Added commands relating to recipes and advancements
  • Many minor fixes and changes
  • Removed Herobrine

For additional changelog items, check out this Reddit page.

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