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Minecraft 1.20 Snapshot 23W04A: How to Try Out Armor Trims

Posted on by amber
Another drop of 1.20 content has gone live! This time an update to smithing tables, netherite, and armor customization that will bring player individuality to an all time high! So, without further ado, let us jump into all the new features and our step-by-step guide on how to give snapshot 23W04A a try!

Details and Adjustments

Alongside all the features shown during Minecraft live and those added in snapshot 22W46A, snapshot 23W04A includes updated smithing tables, netherite armor progression changes, and armor customization that will take players on a journey across the world. More details on each are found below!
New Items
  • Pillager Outpost – Sentry Armor Trim Template
  • Desert Pyramid – Dune Armor Trim Template
  • Shipwreck – Coast Armor Trim Template
  • Jungle Temple – Wild Armor Trim Template
  • Ocean Monument – Tide Armor Trim Template
  • Ancient City – Ward Armor Trim Template
  • Woodland Mansion – Vex Armor Trim Template
  • Nether Fortress – Rib Armor Trim Template
  • Bastion Remnant – Snout Armor Trim Template
  • Bastion Remnant – Netherite Upgrade Template
  • Stronghold – Eye Armor Trim Template
  • End City – Spire Armor Trim Template
Ten armor trim smithing templates and one netherite upgrade smithing template can now be looted throughout the world(s). These trims will offer themes that match where they are found, and the netherite upgrade smithing template will generate in bastion remnant treasure chests with two guaranteed in treasure rooms.
New Features
  • Smithing Table Rework
Using the templates mentioned above, players can now use smithing tables to customize armor with other materials. An example being Netherite armor with a golden vex trim, but diamond, iron, and emerald are all options that could be used instead. All ten options include iron, copper, gold, lapis, emerald, diamond, netherite, redstone, amethyst, and quartz.
Gameplay Adjustments
  • Netherite Armor Crafting
  • Armor Stand Name Preservation
With the smithing rework, it is becoming slightly harder to obtain Netherite armor. The process generally remains the same, but now a netherite ingot and netherite upgrade template are required to turn diamond into netherite. In addition, the quality of life update for armor stands found in the latest 1.19.4 snapshot has also been added. This means named armor stands will retain their name, even if broken and moved.

How to Install Minecraft 1.20 Snapshot 23W04A

Minecraft Snapshot 23W04A Screenshot In Java Edition, installing Minecraft 1.20 Snapshot 23W04A 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 1.20 snapshot installation will now be a selectable option before clicking play. However, Minecraft 1.20 snapshots have a few extra steps. Once in the game, click “Create New World,” then select “Datapacks,” and enable the built-in “bundle” and “update_1_20” datapacks before clicking “Create New World” again. Finally, with the new world made, all that’s left is to select it and click play! Please note snapshots and pre-releases can corrupt worlds! Ensure backups have been taken.

How to make Minecraft 1.20 Snapshot 22W46A Servers

BisectHosting Logo Interested in finding the new smithing templates 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 1.20 Snapshot 23W04A: How to Try Out Armor Trims

Another Minecraft 1.20 feature-filled snapshot has come our way! What you’re your thoughts on the trimming options included with this update? From what we have found online, the reception for expanded customization has been an astounding “yay!” Until Next Time, BisectHosting =) BisectHosting Minecraft Promotional Image
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