Mojang focuses on polish with the latest Minecraft: Java Edition snapshot

Minecraft Nether Update Beta Landscape
Minecraft Nether Update Beta Landscape (Image credit: Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • It's been a few weeks since the last snapshot for Minecraft.
  • As we get closer to a possible final release, Mojang is focusing on bug fixes.
  • The newest snapshot is no different, with plenty of small changes and improvements.
  • It's now available to try out for Minecraft: Java Edition.

It's been a while since we had any new builds for the Nether Update for Minecraft, so there's a lot of pressure on the latest snapshot for the Java Edition to be awesome and introduce a ton of new features! Yeah, we're not getting any of that.

As we inch towards a release date for the Nether Update, Mojang is hard at work making plenty of refinements and patching every bug they can find to make Minecraft as smooth as possible. This means there's not anything all that exciting in this snapshot, even if it's just as important as any other.

The few notable changes in this snapshot includes:

  • Patches of blackstone and gravel can now spawn anywhere.
  • Bastion remnants are now more uncommon.
  • Tweaks to blocks and vegetation when mining or using bone meal.
  • Tweaks to biomes and mob spawning.
  • Lots of bug fixes and improvements.

If you're interested in checking out the full changelog, you can find that here. Otherwise, you can get to work on installing the new snapshot so you can test out the latest build and give feedback to Mojang! For the rest of us, the wait shouldn't be much longer now before we can finally try this out for ourselves.

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Zachary Boddy
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Zachary Boddy (They / Them) is a Staff Writer primarily focused on covering the latest news, the best Xbox and PC games, and the most interesting hardware. They have been gaming and writing for most of their life, and have been with Windows Central and its sister sites since 2019. While originally brought on to write about all things Minecraft, Zachary has since expanded to write about practically everything that Windows Central covers. You can find Zachary on Twitter @BoddyZachary.