Minecraft 1.4 Pre-Release is Now Available!

Minecraft 1.4 Pre-Release can now be downloaded. This is the full version of 1.4, meant for mod makers and server admins. 1.4 will be officially released on Wednesday, October 24.

Complete Changelog (from last snapshot):

  • Updated the the anvil
    • Removed the level cap for players in creative mode
  • Added new sound effects
    • Added Ender Dragon sounds
    • Added Wither sounds
    • Added Anvil sounds
    • Added Bat sounds
  • Added some more zombie-related sound events
  • Fixed various bugs

Download Minecraft 1.4:

Minecraft 1.4 Pre-release
Minecraft 1.4 Pre-release Server


  1. Close Minecraft.
  2. Go to Minecraft.jar. You can find this in Windows at %appdata%/.minecraft/bin.
  3. Copy your Minecraft.jar file and back it up somewhere else.
  4. Move the newly downloaded Minecraft.jar into the /.minecraft/bin folder, replacing the old version.
  5. Open up Minecraft and have fun!

Remember to back up your old Minecraft.jar if you would like to keep your old mods!