Minecraft Snapshot 20w06a

We are very excited to share the first snapshot for 1.16, “Nether Update”, with you! This snapshot includes new biomes, blocks, as well as a fancy new ore called “ancient detritus”.

Features in 20w06a

– New Nether blocks added!- Knockback resistance now has a probability instead of a scale- Added Crimson Forest biome the Nether – Added Soulsand Valley biome the Nether – Walls don’t have gaps anymore when stacked vertically – Added Warped Forest biome the Nether


Numerous new block types were added!

– Crimson Stems or Warped Stems are two new wood-like materials. Basalt blocks can be used to create pillars. Soul Soil is able to create Soul Torches and Soul Lanterns by using bone meal from Netherrack.

Crimson Forest

Crimson Forests are now available in the Nether!

Crimson Nylium carpets the cave floor in all sorts of new vegetation. Shroomlights light up the forest floor. Weeping Vines and fungi grow from cave ceilings. Hoglins roam these forests. Crimson Spores swirl through the air.


– A high-level new material discovered in the Nether. It can be used to upgrade your diamond gear.

How to make Netherite

– Find Ancient Debris in the Nether’s lower depths. At your own risk. There is no insurance coverage for this.

Netherite effects

– Netherite objects float in lava so that you don’t lose your gear after an unplanned lava bath.- Netherite weapons do greater damage than diamond-Netherite armor has higher toughness, durability, and knockback resistance than diamond.

Soulsand Valley

The Nether now has Soulsand Valleys!

– A large open space made mostly from Soul Sand and Soul Soil. Basalt pillars span from ceiling to floor. Fossil remains from unknown creatures from the past litter this valley. Ash falls through the valley. A light blue glow surrounds the valley.


Ghasts sounds can now be heard at a lower range – Updated block sounds to Bone Blocks for Bone Blocks (Netherrack, Soul Sand), Nether Bricks, and Quartz Ore

Warped Forest

You can now find warped forests in the Nether!

– Warped Nylium carpets the cave floor, with all sorts of strange new vegetation. Huge Warped Fungi make this forest’s “trees”, with Shroomlights lighting the forest floor. A dark blue fog covers it. Warped spores swirl around the forest. The Warped Forests are a strange place in Nether.

World Generation

– The Nether biome has been renamed Nether Wastes. This makes shipwrecks, ocean ruins, and other marine wrecks a little less common.

Technical changes in 20w06a

– Added a locbiome command



A new command that locates a specific biome. Useful in creative mode when you’relooking for a specific biome and don’t want to fly around randomly searching for it.Syntax: locatebiomeParameters:

biome – The id for the biome to locate


– The new particle types are ash, soul_fire_flame, crimson_spore and warped_spore


– The Nailed Entity shadows the ground.

Fixed bugs in 20w06a

MC-17431: Shift-clicking stacked objects with a data tag in the enchanting table GUI removes the data tags from the moved items

MC-45619 – Water, Signs, Vines, Torches etc. In the same block as item frame, break item frame’s redstone sign

MC-52178 – Cape doesn’t move down when sneaking / Cape disconnects from body while sneaking

MC-59363: Items in item frames are deleted when both mouse buttons are simultaneously used

MC-82235 – When lightning strikes, baby pigs become adult zombie pigmen

MC-92889: Mending doesn’t always consume experience if items are fully repaired

MC-93198: Both hands bob up and downward when you throw potions or throwable projectiles.

MC-93631: Pistons release blocks attached to their backs when retracting

MC-96436 – Eggs/snowballs/xp-bottles break instantly when thrown while riding a horse

MC-97958: Small slime does not make a jump or squish sound

MC-103655: Cats don’t stand when they’re right clicked on them while they’re on beds or chests

MC-109370: The bottom face of column blocks is rotated 180 degrees

MC-109844 – en_us.json contains unutilized strings

MC-109850 Redstone wire does not have a bottom texture

MC-112630: A carrot on a stick can’t be broken

MC-113381 – Concrete powder blocks and falling dust particles are black

MC-120335: The bottom texture of flower pots is not rendered due to incorrect “uv” values in the model file

MC-131440: The message about trying to sleep at the wrong hour implies that you can only rest at night during a thunderstorm

MC-131770: Rain particles appear one block beneath the water or lava surface

MC-132607: Splitting slimes or magma cubes does not copy NoAI value

MC-134162 – Item entities can break turtle eggs

MC-1368688 – When it hits soul sand or snow layers, Ignited TNT or arrow turns black.

MC-138600: Cats don’t bring gifts if their bed is already made.

MC-140544 – Pickaxes don’t speed up piston breaking

MC-148474 – Sloped powered detector rails fail when pushed or pulled by a piston

MC-149052 Stonecutter recipe doesn’t include item tooltips

MC-149776 – Cartography Table requires string in order for the recipe to appear in the recipe book

MC-150020 Composter is now in the “Miscellaneous”, instead of “Decoration” as the other workstation blocks.

MC-154867: If the world is reloaded and the cat is still sitting, he/she can remain sitting.

MC-158807: You can remove cursed items from your inventory by repairing them

MC-159300: Villagers infected with a zombie can despawn even if they were traded with

MC-159773: Shulkers can teleport from solid faces to non-solid faces. They don’t teleport from solid faces to MC-159773

MC-159918 – Polar bears are not the only thing foxes can run from

MC-159963 – Minecarts can crack turtle eggs

MC-160897: Dropping an item with the drop key displays the hand animation, but dropping items from the inventory does not

MC-160902 – Arm swings while right-clicking on full minecart

MC-161156: Silverfish and endermites appear dark on soul sand

MC-161259: Using a carrot on a stick to ride a pig is no hand animation

MC-162881 Composter doesn’t display particles when it’s being fed composting items through the hopper

MC-163286 – /setblock ~ ~ ~ air destroy does not destroy liquids

MC-164184: Breaking a shulker container with contents in Creative mode results in the removal of the block from the wrong location

MC-164948: Entity shadow renders through transparent blocs

MC-167077: Foxes sleep on honey blocks even in broad daylight

MC-167512 – Glass in the hand is rendered differently based on the “Clouds” setting

MC-167989: Spawn point cannot be set when monsters are near

MC-168540 – Threads created by net.minecraft.Util.backgroundExecutor() have misleading names

MC-168772: Turtle eggs can be crushed by experience orbs

MC-169679: Composters don’t make any sounds when they are fed by hoppers

MC-169692 – Entity shadow floats slightly higher than the ground

MC-169832 Transparent item models are inconsistent when a glowing entity exists

MC-170128 – Cannot build an EntityType without a datafixer due to an IllegalArgumentException

Minecraft mods that everyone should have

Minecraft is balanced in every aspect, and some might even consider it perfect. Many veterans are getting tired of the game’s features and mechanics. Every major update brings new features, but nothing that is truly game-changing has been released in a while.

You can try different mods to make the game more visually pleasing or add interesting features. These mods are external programs that can alter the game’s internal structure. They are easy to install.

Essential Minecraft mods


This mod is the most popular for Minecraft. OptiFine is available for players with either a powerful or low-end system.

OptiFine can reduce the visual quality of the game to enhance the experience and smoothness. OptiFine can also be used by high-end gamers to install shaders that make Minecraft more visually appealing and realistic.

4) Higher FPS

Minecraft is an old and blocky game that does not require a high-end or fast computer. This mod can be used to stabilize an older computer and improve its frame rate for better gaming.

Better Placement

This mod makes it much simpler and quicker to place blocks in Minecraft’s Bedrock Edition. When a player presses the right-click button, blocks are placed instantly. This is a great way to save time when building tall towers and other straight lines.

2) What’s That Slot?

What’s That Slot? This mod can be used by the Crafting Grid to determine what items can go in which slot. This mod is recommended for players new to the Crafting Grid or those who don’t know what item can go in which slot.

1) Simple Voice Chat

In its multiplayer mode, Minecraft is played by thousands of people. Despite the huge playerbase, voice chat is not supported in Minecraft 1.17. When two or more players are working on a project together, typing in the chat window may not be the best method of communication.

The simple voice chat mod allows players to communicate with each other via their microphones, as the name implies. They can chat with other players and create voice chat groups.

Best minecraft minigames

Minecraft Marketplace allows players to post their creations online and allow others to try them out. These include skin packs, texture packages, mashup packs, adventure maps and mini-games.

Mini-games, as the name implies, are fun and short game modes that can be purchased or downloaded for free from the Minecraft Marketplace. Each map, skin pack and mini-game generates a profit for the creator

5) Minecraft: Emerald Tycoon

This mini-game is about a village that has been abandoned and desperately needs your help. Your job is to save the village and help its residents.

This can be done by completing tasks and earning emeralds. These are the primary currency used in this mini-game. There are also arenas in the mini-game where players can battle various mobs.

This mini-game can be downloaded or purchased here.

4) The Bridge

The Bridge is a PVP mini-game that only allows multiplayer play. It has 12 large maps and allows for combat between real players. The mini-game features 12 custom-made arenas where players battle it out. They heavily rely on their building mechanics as bridge building is an integral part of the game.

This mini-game can be downloaded or purchased here.

3) Super Tools!

Every tool and weapon in this mini-game is extremely powerful. You can expect gear with over 10000 levels of enchantment to be enchanted. A mini-game introduces new “super” ores, which provide the player with powerful and unique resources.

Players are also given a place to call home.

This mini-game can be downloaded or purchased here.

2) Snowboard Racing

This mini-game is fast-paced and involves riding snowboards. It is compatible with both single-player as well as multiplayer. This mini-game features a racecourse that is packed with valuable loot. These loot can be used to help players in the race.

This mini-game offers a variety of racecourses, as well as some unique upgrades.

This mini-game can be downloaded or purchased here.

1) Skyblock

Skyblock is one the most popular and well-known Minecraft mini-games. The player is placed on a small floating island in middle of the sky with very few resources.

The goal of the players is to use these resources to plan their escape to nearby islands with additional structures.

This mini-game can be downloaded or purchased here.

Play Minecraft for free

There are good and bad news for those who want to play Minecraft free. Although you can access it via your browser, you won’t be able to experience the latest Minecraft experience. However, you will get the classic Minecraft creative mode. This is the closest way to play Minecraft for free due to the speed of modern gaming history.

However, you can’t play Minecraft free of charge. There are some limitations. You won’t be able to access all the features that come with using a browser and you will not have the mobs, blocks, or bugs you used in the old Minecraft Creative Mode. Instead, you’ll only be able to use the original game’s core functionality. Playing classic is always better than playing none at all. Click this link to get started.

You can’t save Minecraft when you play Minecraft free. We don’t know of any way to do so, so you will have to say goodbye to your Minecraft world. To prevent your game from disappearing into thin air, you can always keep the tab open indefinitely. There won’t be much to lose, however, as Classic Minecraft is the original version of Mojang’s phenomenally-successful game: there are only 32 different types of blocks (with most of them being dyed wool), all the original bugs are in there, although you can build as much as you want as Classic Minecraft only has creative mode.