Minecraft Update 1.4.6 Coming This Week

The newest update for the PC version of Minecraft, titled "New Years Update" (or 1.4.6 to the hardcore crafters) has been listed as being released between the 12th-20th December 2012. The new update includes:

Add Ons

  • Firework Rocket
  • Firework Star

- Fireworks are customizable by crafting

  • Enchanted Books for enchanting items
  • Nether Brick Slabs
  • When holding sneak, the player can place blocks and items (like redstone, repeaters, and levers) directly onto blocks such as crafting tables, furnaces, and dispensers.
  • The blast radius of fireballs a specific Ghast shoots can be customized with an editor
  • Silk Touch enchantment for Shears to obtain Cobwebs. 
  • Unbreaking enchantment for all items with durability.


Bug Fixes

  • Fix for 1-9 clicking an item out of a furnace not giving XP
  • Fix for mobs reverting farmland to dirt when mobGriefing gamerule is set to false
  • Fix for setting an Enderman on fire with lava or flint and steel not making it teleport away
  • Fix for animals on fire not fleeing
  • Fix for boats being placed in the wrong direction
  • Fix for Endermen not being able to dodge flaming arrows
  • Fix for the game auto-selecting the first item on the toolbar when entering the Nether
  • Fix for leaves having the incorrect tooltip
  • Fix for drowning in creative mode
  • Fix for the /enchant command not enchanting with ID 0 (Protection)
  • Fix for not hearing the XP sound every 5 levels
  • Fix for minecarts and falling entities jittering
  • Fix for passive mob spawn eggs not being consumed
  • Fix for Endermen not opening their mouths when being attacked by other mobs
  • Fix for F3+B rendering collision boxes of invisible mobs and players
  • Fix for the Wither sometimes destroying its Nether Star