Minecraft 1.2 Update – World height, Zombie Invasion and Baby Villagers

Another Minecraft 1.2 snapshot has been added, 12w07b, and within this snapshot, some more exciting additions have been added! The amount of new exciting changes and new things which have been added to the 1.2 update is starting to become a little unbearable, and the prediction of “end of February” is starting to seem like Notch has created a rough estimate that still can’t be achieved.

Ever decided to build something spectacular, but find that you have then reached the world height, and your roof is still incomplete? Well, never will this be a problem again! (unless you decide to build something even bigger, and have the same problem of course..) The world height has been increased from 128 blocks to 256 blocks! That is double the space to build.

Zombies now attack villagers, and at night, attempt to break down doors!  It is actually quite scary, and when playing in Hardcore mode, they Zombies are actually able to break the door down! (note: They are unable in any other mode, and are unable to break iron doors down) As zombies kill villagers, they need to be able to re-populate their villages. So now, they are able to make babies! The villagers re-populate themselves for the number of houses which is in the village. So, if you build more houses, the villagers will make more babies! Sexy.


Snow Golems now actually take damage from rain and water. Which makes sence, as they are made out of snow. Zombies, Skeletons, and Zombie Pigmen all have a rare chance to drop valuable items.

Zombies:

  • Iron Helmet
  • Iron Shovel
  • Iron Sword
  • Iron ingot

Skeletons:

  • Bow
  • Enchanted Bow

Zombie Pigmen:

  • Golden Helmet
  • Gold Ingot
  • Golden Sword
  • Enchanted Golden Sword

For more information, please visit the Minecraft Wiki Development History. To see another article on the 1.2 cat and jungle update then please view this article.