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How to make Minecraft Snapshot 22w17a Servers

Goat horns have gone live for testing, but can snapshots be added to a server? We are delighted to say they can indeed! Today we go over how to make Minecraft Snapshot 22w17a servers to get your friends and family using those new features as soon as possible. But be warned, this update can be rather noisy!

Details and Additions

Minecraft Snapshot 22w17a does not add a lot compared to other snapshots, but it is still well worth playing!

First are the new goat horns dropped from goats when ramming into solid blocks. There are eight variants, each with unique sounds, that can be blown and heard very far away.

Players will also notice some adjustments to the Warden and Allay. The Warden’s ranged attack now bypasses shields and armor, deals ten points of damage, and the cooldown has been reduced from five seconds to two. At least Wardens drop a Sculk Catalyst now when slain!

On the other helping hand, Allays connecting to note blocks now have better visual indicators, and connections can once more be blocked by wool.

Finally, explosions from player ignited TNT now cause blocks to drop experience just like if they were mined.

How to Download Minecraft Snapshot 22w17a

Connecting to a server running Minecraft snapshot 22w17a requires that all players have the snapshot installed client-side. This is thankfully a straightforward process done right from the Minecraft client. To quote the official Minecraft blog, players need only do the following:

“To install the snapshot, open up the Minecraft Launcher and enable snapshots in the “Installations” tab.”

From there, make a new installation with the snapshot and click play. But be warned, snapshots can corrupt old worlds! Ensure backups have been taken!

How to make Minecraft Snapshot 22w17a Servers

Snapshot 22w17a Servers: Minecraft Goat

Snapshot servers can be created for free through home hosting, but paid hosting is recommended for ease of use and performance. Especially with snapshots that can be naturally buggy!

Paid hosting is offered here at BisectHosting and many other places around the web. In either case, no less than 4GB of server RAM is recommended.

Now, with that being said, let’s jump into the specifics of making a Minecraft Snapshot 22w17a Server!

How to make Minecraft Snapshot 22w17a Servers – Home Hosting
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The future server owner will need to download the official server jar from the Minecraft Snapshot 22w17a article, which can be found here. Then, with the jar downloaded, they will need to move it to a new folder. This will be the location of the server files, so ensure it is somewhere safe!

Once moved, double-click the server jar and follow the prompts it provides. Files should now be present, including one called Minecraft EULA. Open and change it to true, adjust any of the other server settings to your liking, and then double click the jar once more. Your server should now be online!

It is important to note that home hosting can run into many specific issues, such as port forwarding requirements or firewalls preventing connections. These would need to be addressed as they arise. Servers are also very resource intensive so ensure the hosting PC has good specs!

How to make Minecraft Snapshot 22w17a Servers – Paid Hosting

Most hosts will offer Minecraft Snapshot 22w17a as a pre-install option or in their jar menu following purchase. The server information email should additionally arrive instantly via email with the server IP and panel login. However, this is generally speaking as every host is different.

Here at BisectHosting, java edition snapshots are added to the jar menu of both Budget and Premium servers as soon as they are released. If it is not yet a pre-install option during purchase, it can be selected post-purchase from our jar selection menu within the multicraft panel for free. Select the snapshot, click start, and you are good to go!

Should any trouble arise, our live staff and ticket staff are standing by to provide support within twenty minutes, if not instantly. While not an official avenue for support, I am happy to personally answer questions here as well.

Enjoy Goat Horns and More!

With these instructions followed, your server should be online and ready to go. Take care in your travels, try out that goat horn, and good luck with the Warden. I don’t think that ranged attack change was a nerf!

Until Next Time,

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