That’s right, it’s snapshot time again. As before, major upcoming changes are being carefully guarded, in anticipation of Minecon 2016, in Anaheim, California. Even so, there are a number of neat additions today, as well as a litany of bugfixes! Let’s dive in.

Minecraft 1

What’s new?

  • Shields will now keep enchantment level and durability when crafted with banners
  • Added an infinite loop (See entry 7)
  • Added some more subtitles
  • More things will burn in the furnace (we don’t recommend wool as your main fuel though, and don’t even want to mention carpets…)
  • Mojang has not lowered the range for using beds (they did add a proper error message though)
  • Fixed some crashes
  • Removed the infinite loop again, it took too long to finish (See entry 2)


  • Can’t eat, throw, or shoot while looking at an Iron Door/Iron Trapdoor
  • Range for using bed is lower than normal range
  • Inconsistency: Some wooden items don’t burn in furnaces
  • name tag item doesn’t work on entities with right click ability
  • Double grass and fern use 2 different biome colors for top and bottom
  • Trades Not Randomized for Farmer Villager
  • Broken error message when loading (broken?) resource packs
  • Attempting to use currently unusable items bobs item up and down
  • Main hand item use animation plays when using offhand (3rd person mode)
  • Putting Design on Shield will cause Shield to lose Enchantment
  • Inconsistent word separation in chat help for F3+[key] combinations (resource packs, render distance)
  • Elder Guardians drop normal sponge instead of wet sponge
  • No armor stand breaking sound in creative mode
  • Filling/emptying bucket/bottle sound doesn’t play for cauldrons
  • Elder Guardians use the same subtitles as normal Guardians
  • No longer receives xp when shift clicking ingots in furnace
  • Fishing rod does not appear cast in offhand
  • Unable to dye banners
  • Resource pack loaded as FOLDER doesn’t show in-game anymore
  • Crash reported by Hopper
  • Another crash reported by Hopper
  • Achievements which rely on crafting the item (such as Benchmarking or Time to strike!) don’t unlock when shift-clicking
  • Skeletons / Stray / Wither Skeleton with Tipped Arrow in Offhand No Longer Shoot Tipped Arrows
  • Zombie Villager has no independent subtitles
  • Using spawn egg on side of block spawns mobs inside transparent blocks
  • Wither Skeleton / Zombie Pigman emits a constant hissing sound despite not being on fire when standing on a submerged fence
  • Husk / Zombie Villager drop zombie head when killed by charged creepers
  • No enchantment books when you fishing

To get snapshots, open your launcher and press the “New Profile” button. Call it “snapshots” and check the box saying “Enable experimental development snapshots” and save. To switch to the normal version, you can select it in the dropdown at the bottom left corner of the launcher. Back up your world first or run the game on in a different folder (See the “new profile” dialog). Snapshots can corrupt your world, please backup and/or run them in a different folder from your main worlds.

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