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Minecraft 1.21 Snapshot 23W44A: Patch Notes & How to Try

Posted on by amber
(Estimated Read Time: 6 minutes)
The features of Minecraft 1.21 were arriving faster than anyone could have guessed, but this week, Mojang has taken a step back to polish up some existing features to make them their very best. So, today, we explore Minecraft 1.21 Snapshot 23W44A, the updated textures it adds, and how you too can install the update and play!


Minecraft 1.21 Snapshot 23W44A Promo Image Alongside all the features released in the snapshots 42A and 43A, Minecraft 1.21 Snapshot 23W44A provides a few new textures, a change to decorated pots, and some command updates. The textures are Copper Doors and Copper Trapdoors, complete with oxidization variations.

Patch Notes

  • Copper Doors & Copper Trapdoors has updated textures
  • The Data Pack version is now 23
  • Decorated Pots can now utilize loot tables and will read from the LootTable tag key
  • Additional changes to command functions
Commands TICK
  • The <time> parameter in the tick step command is now optional. The default value is 1
  • return run will now always return
    • If there are no valid results from returned command, function containing return run will fail (i.e. success=0 and result=0)
  • return run will now propagate success value together with results value (previously it always set success to 1)
  • return run now also allows storing values - that means execute store ... run return run some_command will both store value and return it outside function
  • New subcommand return fail is added to make whole function fail (i.e. return success=0 and result=0)
  • If function <function tag> runs multiple functions in combination with return run, execution will stop after first return in any of the functions
  • A single call to the function command will always have return when run with return run
    • For example, return run execute [split context] run function <some function with conditional return> will always return after processing the first context
  • execute if|unless function will no longer always fail if all functions had no return
    • If there were no returns in called functions, if will fail and unless will pass
    • First return in any of called functions will return (for a single context)
  • MC-219293 - When teleporting via Chorus Fruit, the burping and teleporting sounds play at the wrong location
  • MC-265805 - Executing a tail-recursive function consumes memory resources linearly with recursion depth
  • MC-266052 - Subtitles for turning copper bulb on or off display raw translation string
  • MC-266053 - Subtitles for opening or closing a copper trapdoor display raw translation string
  • MC-266064 - Footsteps on Polished Tuff create missing subtitle
  • MC-266084 - Top of copper doors include an open part of the window
  • MC-266086 - Tuff bricks do not properly align with other bricks
  • MC-266105 - Bat head upside down when spawned while ticks are frozen
  • MC-266112 - New Bat's ears are lower than the official render and Bedrock's
  • MC-266117 - Chiseled copper cannot be stonecut from cut copper blocks
  • MC-266147 - Copper Door item texture is inconsistent with the block
  • MC-266197 - The "Transfer Now" button in the realms menu cannot be selected via keyboard navigation
  • MC-266215 - The pivot point of the head of the new bats is different from that of Bedrock's

How to Install Minecraft 1.21 Snapshot 23W44A

Minecraft 1.21 Snapshot Experimental Settings Screenshot Installing Minecraft 1.21 Snapshot 23W44A takes only a few steps, all found right inside the Minecraft launcher!
  1. Open the Minecraft Launcher and enable snapshots under the ‘Installations’ tab.
  2. Click ‘New Installation’ and then ‘Latest Snapshot’ in the drop-down menu.
  3. Click ‘Create.’
With those three steps, a new snapshot installation should now be a selectable option before clicking play. However, once in game, a few more steps are needed before enjoying the latest additions the update brings.
  1. Click ‘Create New World’ and then ‘Experiments.’
  2. Enable all the new experimental features you would like present in your game. ‘Update 1.21’ is the only one required for the features of Minecraft 1.21 Snapshot 23W44A.
  3. Click ‘Done’ and give your world a name before selecting ‘Create New World’ again.
Your new world should now be loading automatically. If not, select the new world and click play before enjoying the game.

How to make Minecraft 1.21 Snapshot 23W44A Servers

BisectHosting Logo New features are always more fun with friends! Minecraft 1.21 Snapshot 23W44A servers can be created for free through home hosting, but we recommend paid hosting options for ease of use and performance, especially since snapshots can be buggy! Paid hosting is offered here at BisectHosting and many other places around the web. No less than 4GB of server RAM is recommended.

Minecraft 1.21 Snapshot 23W44A: Patch Notes & How to Try

We may not have received Trial Chambers this week, but little details are always something to appreciate. Perhaps the coat of polish was in preparation for a big snapshot next week? We will have to wait and see! Until Next Time, BisectHosting =)
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