Minecraft Update 1.5 Is Out

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After a slight delay last week, Minecraft update 1.5 is now out and available for everyone.

Along with the expected features I listed here, there are a few other added bonuses. All of the new features in 1.5 are below:


  • Rain and Snow [Twitter]
  • Ice and Snow will regrow, and rain will auto-water farms [Twitter]
  • Thunder and Lightning [Twitter]
  • If a pig gets hit by lightning it will turn into a zombie-pigman [Twitter]
  • Thunder storms lower the light enough for mobs to spawn during the day D: [Twitter]


  • A powerrail (this means no more glitchy boosters, yay!) [Twitter]
  • Powerrail will boost or stop the cart [Twitter]
  • Detector rail (to replace using pressure plates I assume) [Twitter]


  • Stats & Achievements [Twitter]
  • Spruce and Birch have their own saplings [Twitter]
  • Fence gates!! [Reddit]
  • Multiplayer servers will have a stronger flight-checking ability (to ban those who use flying mods) [Twitter]
  • You wont be able to climb ladders with gaps [Twitter]
  • Crafting a ladder will make 2 instead of 1 [Twitter]
  • Occlusion Culling ? [Twitter]
  • Trees drop fewer saplings
  • Shift-Clicking items to auto add/remove them from chests!
  • If a pig dies in a  fire it will drop a cooked pork chop 😀 (Unconfirmed)
  • Water current is fixed
  • Wolves can walk through doors
  • Wolves wont attack if you hit yourself with an arrow anymore
  • Wolves can also walk though doors now

I believe that’s it for the 1.5 update. I will probably add a few things later on, but this is the full list of features.

Now if you’ll excuse me I’m going to play Portal 2 😛

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