Minecraft Snapshot 18w08a

This week’s snapshot is mostly to help prepare for a really cool snapshot coming your way soon. That’s right – it’s a snapshot snapshot!

Changes in 18w08a

  • The game shouldn’t crash when joining multiplayer!
  • Split the ocean into 10 different biomes!
  • Added underwater caves & ravines
  • Added a clickable link to the /locate command output

Ocean biomes

We didn’t want to stop at seven seas.

  • Oceans are now split into 5 temperatures: frozen, cold, normal, lukewarm, warm
  • Each ocean has a deep variant, like before
  • World generation should stay the same, but old chunks will only have normal oceans
  • We’ll be using these for something real soon!

Underwater caves & ravines

They look so cool. Sea for yourself!

  • Caves under the ocean are 50% more humid
  • Ravines will appear in all oceans
  • Some ocean ravines cut deep, exposing lava to the seas

Fixed bugs in 18w08a

  • MC-122000 – Items get deleted when the inventory is overflowed by using the recipe book to return items from a crafting table.
  • MC-124299 – /give command: Items on ground for a long time not able to pick up
  • MC-124948 – /enchant can be used by non-ops
  • MC-125451 – Crash when logging into multiplayer without logging into singleplayer first

Get the snapshot

To install the snapshot, open up the Minecraft Launcher and enable snapshots in the “Launch Options” tab.

Snapshots can corrupt your world, please backup and/or run them in a different folder from your main worlds.

Cross-platform server jar: