Minecraft 20 May 2021 1:01 PM +00:00
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Minecraft is getting ready for one of the biggest updates it has received, the Caves & Cliffs update.

This time around, there are dedicated sections for changes and bugs - a nice way to see what's new. Here's everything we know.

Release Date

Luckily for you, snapshot 21W20A is already live and available to download.

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Go into your installations tab and look for it. It should be there for you to download right now.

Non-Bug Changes

There are a few changes made to the base update this time around, that you can find here.

  • Actually made Geodes rarer this time
  • GUI narration now includes position and usage of hovered or focused element
  • Tilling Rooted Dirt with a Hoe will now convert it into Dirt, and pop out a Hanging Roots item
  • Axolotls will now only play dead when in water
  • Llamas no longer spit at players in peaceful mode
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Bug fixes

There are over 60 bug fixes included over on the site so here are just a few standout changes.

  • MC-610 - Grass / Flowers / Snow are placed incorrectly in newly created chunks
  • MC-102220 - Barrier Blocks are not shown when “Show Invisible Blocks” is selected in Save Structure Blocks
  • MC-149777 - Crash when loading world: java.util.ConcurrentModificationException when using Java 11 or above
  • MC-172304 - Piglins, piglin brutes, hoglins, zoglins and axolotls can attack their own teammates
  • MC-189535 - Catching a fish in a bucket on creative mode doesn’t give player new bucket
  • MC-191338 - Name color for Minecart with Command Block is incorrect
  • MC-192591 - Name color for Structure Void is incorrect
  • MC-198200 - Crash when leaving out processors in a template pool: java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: bound must be positive
  • MC-203712 - Amethyst Geodes cause floating water/lava to generate when intersecting water/lava caves/pools
  • MC-203867 - Amethyst geodes can overwrite bedrock
  • MC-204393 - Lava Cauldron emits redstone signal strength 1 instead of 3
  • MC-204902 - Dirt paths are no longer compatible with the programmer art resource pack
  • MC-205104 - Rideable mobs are not affected by powder snow’s freezing effect while being ridden
  • MC-205120 - Freezing hearts aren’t displayed properly in Programmer Art resource pack
  • MC-205250 - Amethyst geodes can generate in a stronghold and can potentially destroy the end portal frames
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