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Minecraft 2.0 - Information, Download, and More

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Minecraft 2.0!

Minecraft 2.0 was released as an April Fool's joke by Mojang on April 1, 2013. Mojang sent the 2.0 jar files to some famous YouTubers that played along and released videos of the "upcoming Minecraft 2.0 release". On April 2, it was confirmed by Mojang that Minecrat 2.0 was an April Fool's joke. However, this version is still a playable release and can be installed. Mojang took down the downloads for Minecraft 2.0, and it can now be hard to get a copy. There are three different versions of Minecraft 2.0:

Blue (First Release) - All features without Super Hostile Mode
Purple (Second Release) - All features and Super Hostile Mode
Red (Third Release) - Super Hostile Mode only

On April 5, Mojang announced that they would not support Minecraft 2.0 because it was an April Fool's joke. This means that any 2.0 bugs found will not be fixed and any problems with 2.0 will not be solved. Here's the link to Dinnerbone's tweet on Minecraft 2.0 support.


As previously mentioned, Mojang took down the official download links for all Minecraft 2.0 versions. Shortly afterwards, Minecrafters that managed to get their hands on 2.0 started to upload the jar files to file hosting websites. Unfortunately, there was a chance that malware could be downloaded along with the files. Sacheverell, content manager and video producer for the official Minecraft Forum, shared a Mediafire link to safe files. Other safe downloads can be found on the Minecraft 2.0 wiki page on the Minecraft Wiki.
Download All Versions (shared by Sacheverell) or

Download Links to All Versions (Minecraft Wiki)


Installation is easy.
Step 1. Extract the .zip file you downloaded.
Step 2. Start > %appdata% > .minecraft > bin

Step 3. Replace the "minecraft.jar" from the .zip file with your current minecraft,jar.
Step 4. You're done. Enjoy!
If you're asked if you would like to update, choose not to update.

Changelog and More Info!

The blog post that includes the changelog and other information can be found here. Please not that some things mentioned in the changelog were not actually implemented in 2.0. Mojang changelog:


  • Added new Super Hostile game mode, for a much more challenging Survival experience.
  • Difficulty setting is now per-world and may never be changed once set.
  • Added new graphics setting o Ultra Realistico with new patent-pending experimental 4D-rendering.
  • Added new chase-style 3D camera perspective.


  • Added new realistic food/hunger system to animals.
  • Overfeeding animals may have a negative effect on gameplay.
  • Added a new o Horseo animal, with two different breeds to choose from.
  • Each animal now has a gender and personality, introducing new farming mechanics.
  • Added a new rare breed of chicken known as a o Diamond Chickeno .
    • May lay diamonds or lapis instead of laying eggs.
    • May also blow up from too much pressure. Handle with care.

  • Added new friendly Pink Wither, which is the complete opposite of a wither.
    • Shoots out Love, which heals the nearby land and causes things to grow faster.
    • Known bug: Having both a Pink Wither and a Wither in your world at the same time may cause up to a 200% increase in framerate. Will be fixed for launch.

  • All animals may be fed Golden Apples to unleash their hidden magical properties (see new Magic section).
  • Chickens are now classified as a Monster and are no longer a friendly Animal.


  • Chickens do not appreciate being looked at and may get upset.
  • Attacking a lone chicken may summon additional chickens to its defense.
  • Zombie Pigmen now spawn with battlesigns and no longer use swords.
  • Fixed a bug causing Skeletons to miss their targets on occasion.
  • Added new Redstone Bug monster (see Redstone section).


  • Furnaces have a new o heato mechanic.
  • Heat needs to be regulated in furnaces or they will blow up.
  • Torches now burn out after a period of time, but may be relit with flint and steel.
  • Added new TNT slab, known as an Etho Slab.
  • Renamed Droppers to floppers, by popular community demand.
    • Droppers were deemed too powerful and go against our original vision of the game.
    • Floppers now turn everything that passes through them into raw fish (see Fishing section).

  • Added six (6) new decoration blocks:
    • Mud.
    • Hay bales.
    • Lapis Lazuli.
    • Slime blocks.

  • Added new compressed storage blocks for commonly mined ores:
    • Coal Block.
    • Lapis Lazuli Block.
    • Redstone Block Block.

  • Lapis may now be used for new Lapis furniture.
  • Added dyed glass.
  • Walking over many blocks will gradually wear them down, creating many new block variants such as Cracked Stone and Muddy Grass.


  • Removed all BUD behaviour, and added safeguards so that it may never come back.
  • Made redstone bugs spawn actual Redstone Bugs to assist with debugging.
  • Added new Quantum Entangled redstone, obtained by mixing 1 redstone, 1 diamond and 3 lapis.
    • One entangled redstone dust will connect to another pair elsewhere.
    • No current way of specifying the connection, may in fact connect to another playero s world.

  • Added new BUD blocks.


  • Added new Magic and Luck levels per player.
  • Finding a Rainbow after rain passes will be the primary way of obtaining Magic.
  • Finding a green-tinted horse will be the primary way of obtaining Luck.
  • Added new spell system, costing magic to perform a spell.
  • Spells may backfire, depending on Luck.
  • Examples of new spells include:
    • Turn any item into Fish.
    • Turn current biome into another biome (bug: currently only turns into ocean).
    • Ability to remove gravity from other creatures/players in the world.


  • Overhauled fishing mechanics.
  • New special types of fish may be found in various different biomes.
  • Fish may become scared if too much noise is made nearby.
  • Added 28 new achievements for fishing.
  • Rare chance for extra items to drop when fishing, such as armor and maps.
  • Removed fishing.
  • Having a fish in your possession will drain your health by 1 each second, to help phase out fishing.


  • Removed crossbows.
  • To deter cheating players on PvP servers, the PvP system has been completely redesigned.
  • Players may no longer attack other players directly, but must recruit an army of Monsters and Animals.
  • Each monster/animal has different strengths, weaknesses and abilities whilst attacking or defending in PvP combat.
  • New turn-based combat system will help create epic battles that may last hours at a time.

World generation & terrain

  • Added many new mysterious adventuring locations.
  • Added 6 new biomes.
  • Reimplemented the Farlands.
    • Going near the farlands will forcefully enable 3d anaglyph.
    • Known bug: Teleporting towards the farlands may send you half way in the opposite direction.

  • Added dozens of new village building templates.
  • Flattened all terrain out slightly, with the exception of the hills biome to make it seem bigger by contrast.
  • Added floating sky islands.

Here's the Minecraft Wiki changelog that states only features that actually were implemented and some features that weren't stated in the official changelog (such as talking blocks).

Picture (Some of the Changes)

CreditMinecraft Wiki and Sacheverell

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08/03/2019 5:21 pm
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Minecraft need Minecraft
08/03/2019 5:20 pm
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03/12/2017 6:57 pm
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It actually works
11/10/2014 2:41 am
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My .minecraft desent have a bin folder
05/27/2014 5:33 pm
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Well what's the point for new fishing mechanics if you can't fish. T.T
02/24/2014 6:04 pm
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<br data-mce-bogus="1"> what do these weird characters mean? They keep spawning in my "Post Comment" window :/
01/19/2014 8:01 am
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1.7 has glass coloured
and 1.6 had add coal and horse
01/03/2014 10:54 pm
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i dont have a minecraft.jar, is there another way to do it?
06/01/2013 4:46 pm
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What are the six new biomes?
04/07/2013 3:40 am
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Wait... That's a horse?! *Looks like a derpy cow...*
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