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Minecraft 1.19.4 Snapshot: How to Try Out Update 23W03A

Posted on by amber
With all the hype surrounding Minecraft 1.20, it is easy to overlook the smaller updates that are coming! Today we explore the Minecraft 1.19.4 snapshot, what new features the update contains, and how you too can give it a try today.

Details and Adjustments

Mob Adjustments
  • New Vex Charging Animation
Vexes have received quite a few changes in recent patches, and now one more is joining the fray! Vex mobs now use a separate charging animation when they have nothing visible in their hands to display.
Item Adjustments
  • Armor Stands Retain Custom Names
This next adjustment may seem small, but it makes naming armor stands and later needing to move them easy rather than punishing for no reason at all. Armor Stands now keep their custom names when broken and placed!
Accessibility Updates
  • Accessibility Onboarding Screen [For First-Time Users]
  • Arrow Key Navigation in Menus
  • Auto-Jump Disabled by Default
  • Notification Display Time Settings
Snapshot 23W03A will be introducing many accessibility updates to the game. More options for customization that also help people are always a welcome change!
Ride Command
  • /ride <target> mount <vehicle>
Those with OP may now ride any entity in the game or stack mobs to create custom jockeys. Unfortunately, this excludes riding players.
New Game Rule
  • commandModificationBlockLimit
This nifty rule sets a safety limit on the number of blocks a single clone, fill, or fillbiome command can change. Better safe than sorry!
Various Changes
  • Multiple Command Adjustments
  • New Mob & Biome Tags
Finally, snapshot 23W03A included multiple command changes and new tags for players to test out during play. The complete list can be found on display here.

How to Install Minecraft 1.19.4 Snapshot 23W03A

Minecraft Logo In Java Edition, installing Minecraft 1.19.4 Snapshot 23W03A is done right from the Minecraft client. Players need only open up the Minecraft Launcher and enable snapshots in the ‘Installations’ tab. From there, click “New Installation,” select “Latest Snapshot” in the drop-down menu, and click create. Your new Minecraft 1.19.4 snapshot installation will now be a selectable option before clicking play. Please note snapshots and pre-releases can corrupt worlds! Ensure backups have been taken.

How to make Minecraft 1.19.4 Snapshot 23W03A Servers

BisectHosting Logo Interested in trying out these new features with friends? Snapshot servers can be created for free through home hosting, but we recommend paid hosting options for ease of use and performance. Especially with snapshots since they can be 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.

Minecraft 1.19.4 Snapshot: How to Try Out Update 23W03A

The wait for Minecraft 1.20 continues, but this bit of fun will come our way before winter’s end. Hopefully it’s enough to hold most players over! Will you be able to defeat an Ender Dragon with a Wither riding on top? Until Next Time, BisectHosting =) BisectHosting Minecraft Promotional Image
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