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The Minecraft Village and Pillage Update

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So the next major update to Minecraft has been dubbed "The Minecraft Village and Pillage Update" and it looks like it will be an absolutely awesome update to launch a fresh server on.

Big updates to villager, adding unfriendly pillagers and apparently some dynamics between them. Crossbows, pandas, and other random stuff.

Not sure what else is planned but apparently its going to be an "early 2019" release. Anyone else have any other info?


EDIT: Actually also just found this, tons of features from the looks of it including previously scrapped ones! - https://minecraft.gamepedia.com/1.14




  • Can be found scattered around jungles and in large clusters in bamboo jungles.
  • Can be found in shipwrecks and jungle temples.
  • Dropped by pandas when killed, or can be obtained when fishing in jungle biomes.
  • Can be farmed and grow up to 12–16 blocks tall.
    • Grows 1–2 blocks taller when bone meal is used on it.
  • Breaks instantly using swords.
  • Can be eaten by pandas, used as fuel (four bamboo can smelt one item), or planted inside a flower pot.
  • Can be used to craft sticks and scaffolding.
  • Acts as a storage unit, with the inventory of a chest.
    • However, unlike a chest, works in tight spaces and can be opened even with a solid block above them.
  • Can be crafted using 6 wood planks, and 2 wood slabs.
  • Generate in village fisher cottages.
  • Can be filled by droppers and filled and emptied by hoppers.
  • Currently do not interact with comparators.
  • Play a shaking animation and a sound when right-clicked.
    • Based on the position and facing, bells can only be hit in some certain directions, and will only shake in those directions.
  • Generate in village meeting points.
  • Have an associated block-entity placeholder.
  • Can be anchored to top and bottom block, as well as walls, with different texture for each.
    • Pop off as an item when the anchored block is destroyed or moved.
Blast Furnace
  • New furnace upgrade that allows for the smelting of ores and melting of metals faster than the traditional furnace.
  • Twice as fast as a regular furnace, but only gives half the experience.
    • Can only smelt ores and melt metals.
  • Can be crafted using 3 smooth stone, 1 furnace, and 5 iron ingots.
  • Generate in village armorer houses.
  • Have support for hopper and dropper inputs and outputs.
Cartography Tables, Fletching Tables, Smithing Tables, Stonecutters
  • Currently have no functionality.
  • Generate in village cartographer houses, fletcher houses, toolsmiths and mason houses, respectively.
  • Craftable with sticks, a stone slab and planks.
  • Generate in village weaponsmiths.
  • Has a GUI with 2 input slots and 1 output slot.
  • Removes any non-curse enchantment(s) from an item.
  • Can repair items by combining them together.
  • Have a very high blast resistance, similar to obsidian.
  • Can be placed on the top, bottom, or side of a block.
Jigsaw Block
  • A technical block.
  • Not obtainable in survival or in the creative inventory.
  • Is a 'junction' block that will allow the player to construct structures out of smaller templates.
    • Target pool
      • Refers to a pool of elements the jigsaw block can draw elements from (ie: the next template to place).
    • Attachment type
      • Refers to the "name" of the jigsaw block. Jigsaw blocks can only connect to other jigsaw blocks with the same "name" (attachment type).
    • Turn into
      • The blockstate the jigsaw block will turn into once the whole feature is placed.
  • New light source.
  • A feature originally planned for the Alpha Halloween Update.
    • Notch had previously said that lanterns would not be added into Minecraft.
  • Crafted with 8 iron nuggets surrounding 1 torch.
  • Generate in snowy villages.
  • Can be placed either hanging under or on top of a block.
  • Gives slightly more light than a torch.
  • Was an idea originally scrapped from 2012.
  • Lets multiple players read a book at the same time.
  • Unique model based on the scrapped design.
  • Currently have no functionality.
  • Generate in village libraries.
  • Have an associated block-entity placeholder.
  • Have a BookItem field which holds the book item to be displayed, which currently cannot be set and is not written to the block entity.
  • Can be crafted with 2 string on top of 2 planks.
  • Generate in village shepherd houses.
  • Easier way to apply patterns to banners: the purpose is to color and design banners, which was previously done in the crafting grid.
  • Has a slot for a banner, a dye and a banner pattern.
  • Generic patterns now only require 1 dye.
  • Removed existing banner recipes.
  • Special banner patterns can now be crafted into a new item, banner patterns.
    • Craftable using paper and the special pattern items.
  • These patterns don't consume the pattern item when used in the loom.
  • Available banner patterns are shown as a list.
  • A new, quickly climbable block that can be crafted using bamboo and string.
  • 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 player can climb up a block by jumping and go down by pressing sneak.
    • The player can sneak by pressing sneak when there's no other scaffolding block below.
  • The bottom and sides only have placement collision detection on the bamboo struts.
  • Can be placed 6 blocks out from its base of support without falling.
  • Added spruce, birch, acacia, jungle and dark oak signs: signs now come in all different wood types.
  • Sign text's color can now be changed by right clicking them with any of the 16 dyes.
  • Added stone, andesite, polished andesite, diorite, polished diorite, granite, polished granite, mossy stone brick, mossy cobblestone, smooth sandstone, smooth red sandstone, smooth quartz, red nether brick, and end stone brick slabs.
  • New furnace upgrade that allows for the cooking of foods faster than the traditional furnace.
  • Twice as fast as a regular furnace, but only gives half the experience.
    • Can only cook food.
  • Can be crafted using 4 logs and 1 furnace.
  • Generate in village butcher shops.
  • Have support for hopper and dropper inputs and outputs.
  • Added stone, andesite, polished andesite, diorite, polished diorite, granite, polished granite, mossy stone brick, mossy cobblestone, smooth sandstone, smooth red sandstone, smooth quartz, red nether brick, and end stone brick stairs.
Sweet berry bushes
  • Commonly found in Taiga, Taiga Hills, and Taiga Mountains biomes.
  • Rarely found in Snowy Taiga, Snowy Taiga Hills and Snowy Taiga Mountains biomes.
  • Can be planted from sweet berries.
  • Have 4 stages of growth: 'sapling', 'no berries', 'some berries', and 'full berries'.
  • Drop 1–2 berries in younger stage, 2–3 in full growth stage.
    • They're harvested with right-click.
  • Support bonemeal usage.
  • They slow movement of all mobs in all stages of growth.
  • Any mob can stand inside them, but they deal damage similar to a cactus if the mob isn't standing still, as long as the bush has grown past the 'sapling' stage.
  • Added brick, andesite, diorite, granite, prismarine, stone brick, mossy stone brick, sandstone, red sandstone, nether brick, red nether brick, and end stone brick walls.


Banner Patterns
  • Crafted from strings, iron ingots, sticks, and tripwire hooks.
  • Can be used as a weapon similar to bows.
    • Slightly more range, but takes longer to charge.
    • Hold to charge, click to release.
    • Charge is saved in inventory, can be used later.
  • Can shoot firework rockets holding the crossbow in one hand and the fireworks in the other.
  • Can be enchanted with new enchantments:
    • Multishot
      • Fires three arrows at once in different directions; not compatible with Piercing.
    • Quick Charge
      • Increases the reload speed. 3 levels; 0.25 seconds faster each level.
    • Piercing
      • Projectiles pierce through mobs. 4 levels; not compatible with Multishot.
  • Its arrows deal from 6 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svg) to 11 (Heart.svg × 5.5) damage.
Spawn eggs
Suspicious stew
Sweet berries
  • Fill 2 (Hunger.svg) hunger points.
  • Can be planted in the ground and will grow into sweet berry bushes.


Illager beasts
  • Has 100 (Heart.svg × 50) health.
  • Has 100% knockback resistance when hit.
  • Destroys crops and leaves.
  • Attacks villagers.
  • Drop a saddle when killed (100% of the time, not affected by Looting).
  • Their name is still a work in progress.
  • Have 20 (Heart.svg × 10) health. 10 (Heart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svgHeart.svg) health for weak pandas.
  • Drop 1 bamboo when killed (not affected by Looting).
  • They are usually passive.
  • They spawn in bamboo forests inside jungles.
  • Will seek out bamboo and cake items and eat them.
  • They have varying personalities and traits.
    • They can be normal, aggressive, lazy, weak, worried, or playful (defined by two NBT tags, HiddenGene and MainGene).
    • They have a rare white and brown variant (both main and hidden gene have to be brown for a panda to appear brown).
    • Their emotions can be read on their faces.
  • Breedable.
    • Baby pandas will sometimes sneeze, making nearby pandas jump: when they sneeze, they have a chance to drop a slime ball.
    • Variants are inherited by a special panda inheritance system.
  • Sometimes roll and sit on hind legs.
  • When hit, nearby villagers will display the angry villager particles.
  • Added Mason profession.
    • Currently has no trades.

World generation

Bamboo forests
Pillager outposts
  • Are structures related to pillagers, separate from illager patrols.
  • Spawn pillagers. Patrol leaders can spawn at outposts.
  • They have loot chests at the top, and minor structures around the main tower.
  • Can be found in any biome a village can be generated in.
  • Use the jigsaw block for generation.


Illager patrols
Illager Raids
  • Triggered when a player inflicted with the Bad Omen effect enters a village.
    • Max Bad Omen level for a maximum-strength raid is 5.
    • Kill leaders to increase Bad Omen level.
      • Patrol leaders give 1–3 Bad Omen levels when killed. Pillager outpost patrol leaders always give 1 level only.
  • Pillagers, vindicators, evokers, witches and illager beasts can appear as part of the raids.
  • Raid progress bar once a village has been entered is displayed like the ender dragon health bar, decreases on pillager kills.
    • The raid boss bar slowly fills up when a raid is triggered or when a wave is cleared.
    • Shows remaining mobs near the end.
  • Mobs appear in waves, with two waves being added per level of the Bad Omen effect.
    • A wave can only begin, if all mobs in the previous wave have been killed.
    • Include witches and evokers on later waves.
Resource packs
  • Added "Programmer Art – The classic look of Minecraft" to the resource pack menu.
Status effects
  • Bad Omen
    • Acquired by killing an illager patrol leader (an illager wearing a banner on its head).


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Dude, thanks for the list. This update looks fucking sweet!

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Well they said Q1 of 2019. Few more days, boys? (and grills.)

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Yeah, in before an extended deadline. Better to clear out bugs than have them later, imo.

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