Minecraft 1.20 Snapshot 23W18A Patch Notes & How to Install
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While many Minecraft players are looking forward to the upcoming 1.20 update and the cute mobs it brings, there's an opportunity to test some of this new content courtesy of the Minecraft 23W18A snapshot update. This snapshot takes aim at an 11-year-old bug and makes some other welcome adjustments along with it!
Minecraft 1.20 Snapshot Update 23W18A Patch Notesother snapshots, 23W18A brings various adjustments, bug fixes, and new features to Minecraft. Continue reading as we highlight the details of this update below!
The Power of Books
- Read power signals from Chiseled Bookshelves using Comparators.
- Walking on a block will now always play a step sound
- Smithing table no longer needs a template slot before placing an item stack into other slots
- Redstone Blocks now have the Jukebox
How To Install Minecraft Snapshot 23W18AStart installing the Minecraft 1.20 Snapshot 23W18A patch by launching the Minecraft Launcher on your system. Then, navigate to the “Installation” tab and click “New Installation.” Next, select “Latest Snapshot,” which should reveal the 23W18A option. Note that installing a Minecraft 1.20 snapshot has extra steps. You must enter the game, then click “Create New World.” Then, select “Datapacks” before enabling the built-in “bundle” and choosing “update_1_20” datapacks. The last step is to click “Create New World” again. If successful, you should be able to enjoy the new features and changes in the Snapshot 23W18A.
What to Expect In the Minecraft 1.20 UpdateCalled the Trails and Tales update, Minecraft 1.20 brings a plethora of new content to the game. Here are some of the biggest things it brings to the table:
New Cherry Blossom BiomeThis massive update brings a new Cherry Blossom biome, which is also a long-requested area by many fans. The biome also brings a new wood type, along with different crafting recipes. Although it doesn’t have new mobs, bees, sheep, pigs, and other creatures call this place home.
ArchaeologyAnnounced during Minecraft Live 2020, Archaeology is finally arriving in Minecraft as part of the 1.20 update. It brings various archeological dig sites but is only available around desert temples for now.
New MobsSpeaking of the desert, players will soon see camels as new mobs in the 1.20 update. You can also ride these animals, as well as the Sniffer.
Chiseled BookshelvesThe Chiseled Bookshelf has been in different Minecraft snapshots, but it’ll officially arrive in update 1.20. It’s an interactive block that looks like a bookshelf. Players can use this opportunity to make hidden passages or make the block into a storage space for their enchanted books.
Hanging SignsTired of the old look of the in-game sign? In 1.20, you’ll soon be able to hang them on different surfaces. Creative players can also customize their placed signs, decorating different structures like shops and streets.
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