Minecraft 1.20.5 Snapshot 24w03a brings new textures to the armadillo and wolf armor as well as a gamerule to control the size of spawn chunks. In this snapshot wolf armor has been improved, dogs have new colors, armadillos get even more cool, and a whole lotta technical stuff goes down too.



  • Armadillo visual update! We gathered feedback from the first Armadillo snapshot, and the next step in the look of the Armadillo, the Armadillo Scutes and the Wolf Armor are now here.
  • Armadillos now also spawn in Badlands
  • Armadillo Rolling Up Behavior
    • Spiders and Cave Spiders will run away from Armadillos not in a rolled up state


  • Adjusted the texture of the Wolf Collar layer to be more consistent with the new Wolf Armor


  • The default focus is now always set when entering or exiting any menu while navigating using tab or arrow keys

Cookie Packets

  • Cookie packets allow custom servers to request and store data on a client
    • Each cookie may be up to 5 KiB in size
    • Cookies may be requested during login, configuration and play phases — but only stored during the configuration and play phases
  • Cookies are persisted across server transfers but are not persisted when the player disconnects
    • This allows servers to pass along information such as authentication or custom game data to the new server

Spawn Chunk Changes

  • The size of the spawn chunks changed from radius 10 (19×19 entity ticking chunks) to radius 2 (3×3 entity ticking chunks)
    • This was done to reduce memory usage, loading times and CPU usage
  • Added a new gamerule spawnChunkRadius to set the size of the spawn chunks
    • Possible values are 0 to 32, where 0 completely disables the spawn chunks and 10 is equivalent to the functionality before this change
    • Default value is 2, equivalent to 3×3 entity ticking chunks


How to install:

Minecraft 1.20.5 Snapshot 24w03a Download Links

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Minecraft 1.20.5 Snapshot 24w03b Download Links

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