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Minecraft 1.20 Snapshot Update 23W12A Patch Notes & How to Download

Posted on by justin
It’s time for another Minecraft 1.20 snapshot update! This time, players enjoy a host of new features introduced in the 23W12A snapshot, including a new archaeology site, vibration resonance in amethyst blocks, and more. With that, here's all the new features for Minecraft 1.20 you can try today.

New Features in Minecraft 1.20 Snapshot Update 23W12A

The 23W12A expands upon the experimental features and changes that the devs brought to the game from update 1.20. Details for each of the following parts of this snapshot are found below! DON'T MISS IT: What’s New in Minecraft 1.19.4?
Vibration Resonance
Amethyst blocks now have this feature. These items will vibrate and re-emit the frequency of the Sculk Sensors next to them. Doing so will allow players to recreate the vibration over long distances without remaking the vibration.
Calibrated Sculk Sensors
Minecraft players can now make this new variant of Sculk Sensors by combining 1 x Sculk Sensor and 3 x Amethyst Shard at the Crafting Table. It’s also important to mention that the Calibrated Sculk Sensor can’t be found naturally. These upgraded Sculk Sensors allow players to filter vibrations based on frequency level. Take note that the side with the redstone signal will only receive the signal. That same side will also be the only sensor part that will generate the vibration frequency.
Archaeology
The devs of Minecraft added the Trail Ruins archaeological site to the game. The official patch notes noted that this area is a “buried structure from a lost culture.” Players can also find four Armor trims in this location. Additionally, players can now find and gather the following items:
  • Suspicious Gravel block
  • Suspicious Sand
  • Four new Pottery Shards
New Armor Trims
Tired of how your Minecraft character’s armor looks? In this Minecraft 23W12A snapshot, the devs added five new Armor Trims to the game. These are:
  • Host Armor Trim
  • Raiser Armor Trim
  • Shaper Armor Trim
  • Wayfinder Armor Trim
  • Silence Armor Trim
Players can find the Host, Raiser, Shaper, and Wayfinder Armor trims at the new Trail Ruins archaeological site. On the other hand, the Silencer Armor Trim is at the Ancient City.
Customization Options For Signs
Before, Minecraft players couldn’t edit their signs once they place them in the world. That changed with the 23W12A update. Now, players can interact with the placed sign and edit it even while it’s already in the world. Also, both sides of the sign can be edited, allowing for unique text, colors, and designs. Players can also make the sign’s look permanent by waxing it with Honeycomb.
Sniffer Egg
Do you want to grow your Sniffer farm in Minecraft? Now, you can! Players can now let two Sniffers breed to produce an egg. The Sniffer Egg will hatch in about 10 minutes after being placed on Moss or approximately 20 minutes if placed on other surfaces.
Pitcher Plant
A Sniffer can now occasionally find a Pitcher Pod item. Planting this Pod into a Farmland will grow into a Pitcher Crop. Caring and waiting for the Crop to grow will eventually turn it into the Pitcher Plant. DON'T MISS IT: Minecraft 1.20 Snapshot 23W04A: How to Try Out Armor Trims

How To Install Minecraft 1.20 Snapshot 23W12A?

Minecraft Snapshot Installation Interested in trying out the new features in Minecraft Snapshot 23W12A? You can install this update right from the Minecraft client. Start by opening the Minecraft Launcher. Then, go to the “Installations” tab and enable snapshots from there. Next, click “New Installation,” then select “Latest Snapshot” from the dropdown menu. Click the Create button, and you should see the 23W12A snapshot as part of the selectable options. But be wary; testing new versions may corrupt a Minecraft world, so players should create a backup of their worlds in another folder in their system before running the snapshot installation. Have fun playing around with the new features with one of our dedicated Minecraft servers here!
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