Minecraft has just been updated and after a long, long wait, Redstone has finally been improved.

Redstone. It’s something that always fascinates new players in Minecraft, and in many cases, continues to baffle veteran players. Well, it’s about to get a bit more confusing as a bunch of Redstone items have just been added in the latest patch. Here’s the full list:

  • Added Redstone Comparator (used in Redstone logic)
  • Added Hopper (collects items and moves them to containers)
  • Added Dropper (similar to Dispensers, but always drops the item)
  • Added Activator Rail (activates TNT Minecarts)
  • Added Daylight Sensor
  • Added Trapped Chest
  • Added Weighed Pressure Plate
  • Added Block of Redstone
  • Added Nether Brick (item)
  • Added Nether Quartz and ore
  • Added Block of Quartz, with half blocks and chiseled variants
  • New command: /scoreboard
  • New command: /effect
  • Containers and mobs can have custom names
  • Inventory management has been changed, for example you can drag-place items over slots
  • Texture packs now have separate images for each block and item, and can have animations
  • Nether Quartz Ore now spawns in the Nether
  • Smooth lighting now has three settings (none, minimal, maximum)
  • More detailed death messages
  • Some hostile mobs now are harder in Hard difficulty
  • Many, many, bug fixes
  • Removed Herobrine

That’s a lot of new items. More than I was expecting!

Players have already started creating contraptions using the new items and really, the possibilities are endless. So, what are you waiting for? Get building!