Minecraft 1.12.2/1.11.2, the first release of the World of Color Update, is a major update to Minecraft released on June 7, 2017. This update adds a new crafting system, a new function system, hints for beginners, glazed terracotta, concrete, colored beds, illusioner, and parrots. It also replaces achievements with advancements.

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Minecraft 1.12.2/1.11.2 (The World Of Colours Update) Additions


  • Comes in the 16 traditional dye colors
  • Created when Concrete Powder enters into contact with still or flowing water
Concrete Powder
  • Comes in the 16 traditional dye colors
  • Gravity affected (like Sand and Gravel).
  • When it touches water, it turns into a Concrete block.
  • Craftable. Crafting: 4 Sand, 4 Gravel and one of any dye to get 8 Concrete Powder blocks. The recipe is shapeless.
Glazed Terracotta
  • Comes in the 16 traditional dye colors
  • Smelt any colored terracotta in a furnace to obtain the Glazed Terracotta of that color (not for natural terracotta).
  • Can be placed in 4 directions: North, South, West, and East.
    • When placed down while facing the right directions, a repeating pattern can be created. For example, the white terracotta will create the pattern of a sun when four are placed down correctly.
  • Will not “stick” to slime blocks if attached to the side, top or bottom, but will if attached to the front or back.


Knowledge Book
  • A green-colored book
  • Currently obtainable only with the /give @p knowledge_book command.
  • A Knowledge Book with a Recipes NBT tag, which contains a list of item IDs, will be consumed and unlock the specified items’ recipes for any player that uses it
    • Particularly useful when /gamerule doLimitedCrafting is set to true
Spawn eggs
  • Parrot (new mob): Green with red dots.


  • New villager.
  • Affects players with
    Blindness for 20 seconds then shoots with a bow.

    • Its blindness spell will only be cast if the regional difficulty is greater than 2.
  • Summons duplicates of itself.
    • All copies will show shooting animation, but only the real one can be hit and shoots the arrow
    • The original turns invisible
  • Does not currently have a spawn egg, so can only be summoned with /summon illusion_illager
  • Targets both the player and villagers
  • Tamable with seeds
  • Fly around, but sit when “tired”
  • If fed cookies, the bird dies.
    • Poison particle effects are emitted, but poison does not actually kill them
    • Displays the message “Parrot was slain by <player>”
  • Follow and crowd around nearby mobs
  • Imitates sounds of other mobs
  • Parrots dance if playing music on a nearby jukebox
  • Right-click action available:
    • Right-click on a tamed parrot tells it to sit down
  • Walking over/through/near a tamed parrot while crouching will cause it to sit on the player’s shoulders
    • Will let go if the player jumps
    • Can fly with players during elytra flight
  • Have 6 health.
  • Come in red, blue, green, cyan and gray.


  • Replaces achievements
  • Can be customized via JSON files
  • Tab-based UI
    • Five tabs (more supported):
      • Minecraft: The heart and story of the game.
      • Adventure: Adventure, exploration, and combat.
      • Nether: Bring summer clothes.
      • The End: Or the beginning?
      • Husbandry: The world is full of friends and food.
    • Data-driven UI, including positioning and layout
  • Supports rewards in the form of recipes, loot, experience, and functions
    • The only default advancements with a reward are the default “challenge” advancements, which grant experience
  • Pop-up notification for when players advance
    • New sliding effect
    • Comes in two different colors – yellow for regular advancements, and pink for “challenge” advancements
  • A number display tracks progress while completing advancements with multiple requirements
  • Added keybinding options for Creative toolbar saving
  • Added new keybinding for opening advancements (default “L”)
  • Added “Saved Toolbars” tab
    • Save toolbars in Creative Mode with C+1-9 and load them with X+1-9
    • Can save up to 9 toolbars
    • If you keep an empty toolbar, it will clear the bookmarked toolbar and put back the ‘informational paper’ in the respective slot.
Menu screen
  • Added the ability to see credits by clicking the copyright text
  • CTRL+B toggles a text-to-speech engine that automatically reads player chat messages, including the name
    • Option to toggle narrator between: “off”, “chat & system”, “chat only”, and “system messages only”
  • Shows a notification for toggling
  • The Narrator will not read commands or command outputs, nor will it read messages produced with /me
  • It displays a message whenever the Narrator isn’t available
Recipe book
  • Catalogs recipes that are unlocked when the criteria are met
  • When a recipe is clicked, it will appear in the crafting grid and can be crafted if materials are available
    • A shift-click ability puts all available materials in the crafting grid
  • A new white-and-gray colored notification pops up when the player unlocks new recipes
    • The pop-up information that displays upon unlocking new recipes has an icon showing the items that can be crafted with the new recipes
  • If you search “excitedze” in the Recipe book, your language switches to Pirate Speak
  • New note block sounds
    • Bone block = xylophone
    • Block of Gold = bell
    • Clay = flute
    • Packed ice = chime
    • Wool = guitar
  • New sound effects
    • Parrots
    • Illusioners
    • Casting a fishing rod
    • Reeling in a fishing rod
    • Throwing an eye of ender
    • An eye of ender exploding or popping back into item form
    • Putting ender eye in end portal frames (dinging sound)
    • Completing the end portal and having the portal spawn (evil sound)
    • Boat paddles
    • Player drowning
    • Player burning
Tutorial hints
  • Only displayed once per device

Everything Added in the 1.12.2/1.11.2 Update

Minecraft 1.12 Update 1

Minecraft 1.12 Update 2

Minecraft 1.12 Update 3

Minecraft 1.12 Update 8

Minecraft 1.12 Update 9

Minecraft 1.12 Update 16

Minecraft 1.12 Update 17

Minecraft 1.12 Update 18

Minecraft 1.12 Update 4

Minecraft 1.12 Update 5

Minecraft 1.12 Update 6

Minecraft 1.12 Update 7

Minecraft 1.12 Update 10

Minecraft 1.12 Update 11

Minecraft 1.12 Update 12

Minecraft 1.12 Update 13

Minecraft 1.12 Update 14

Minecraft 1.12 Update 15

Minecraft 1.12.2/1.11.2 Download Links:

Client: Download from Server 1 (.json)

Server: Download from Server 1