Minecraft 1.20.3 Snapshot 23w40a is a small snapshot with minor changes and bugfixes. This snapshot contains improvements for shields, changes to chat component serialization.


  • When a player is blocking with a shield, the arm with the shield now follows the direction the player is looking at, when viewed from third person perspective.
  • The Data Pack version is now 19.
    • Added can_breathe_under_water entity type tag which disables drowning.
    • Added can_break_armor_stands damage type tag for damage types that can incrementally knock down armor stands.
  • A few minor changes to chat component serialization.


How to install:

Minecraft 1.20.3 Snapshot 23w40a Download Links

Client: Download from Server 1

Server: Download from Server 1

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