Minecraft : Blocks and Items by Version

A list of new blocks and items added for each Minecraft version. Some versions have added a lot of content blocks and items, while others focus on more technical updates. Typically there is an update every year, except 2015 when there was no release. Recently updates are focusing on annual content releases.

Released Version New Release Name
2021 Jun 1.17 150 Caves and Cliffs See 150 Blocks/Items
2020 Jun 1.16 104 Nether Update See 104 Blocks/Items
2019 Dec 1.15 7 Buzzy Bees See 7 Blocks/Items
2019 Apr 1.14 98 Villagers and Pillagers See 98 Blocks/Items
2018 Jul 1.13 128 Update Aquatic See 128 Blocks/Items
2017 Jun 1.12 52 World of Color Update See 52 Blocks/Items
2016 Nov 1.11 33 Exploration Update See 33 Blocks/Items
2016 Jun 1.10 6 Frostburn Update See 6 Blocks/Items
2016 Feb 1.9 36 Combat Update See 36 Blocks/Items
2014 Sep 1.8 93 Bountiful Update See 93 Blocks/Items
2013 Oct 1.7 85 The Update that Changed the World See 85 Blocks/Items
2013 Jul 1.6 41 Horse Update See 41 Blocks/Items
2013 Mar 1.5 20 Redstone Update See 20 Blocks/Items
2012 Oct 1.4 38 Pretty Scary Update See 38 Blocks/Items
2012 Aug 1.3 26 Update See 26 Blocks/Items
2012 Apr 1.2 6 Update See 6 Blocks/Items
2012 Jan 1.1 20 Update See 20 Blocks/Items
2011 Nov 1.0 313 Released See 313 Blocks/Items

Recent updates seem to be primarily focusing on content updates affecting a particular areas (biomes), or theme. These updates have added on average 100 blocks and items (with exception of the Buzzy Bee update that focused on performance issues).

Minecraft versions add new blocks, items, mobs, biomes, structures and game mechanics. There have been no new dimensions added to the game since the games version 1.0 release. Very few things have been removed during updates, with notable exception to the original Pigman which was removed in the 1.16 Nether update and replaced with Piglins.