Posted: May 19, 2023 in Minecraft
By Nathan Young
Just around the corner is the latest update to Minecraft, Trails and Tales. This is the 1.20 version of our beloved game, introducing tons of new features such as items, blocks, mobs, and more. Many players in the community have been waiting a long time for this update, leading some to create an experimental server to play with these new changes. Luckily, you don’t have to do that anymore! Mojang recently published the 1.20 Pre-Release for everyone to try out. This version has almost everything that’s upcoming with the official update, meaning you can start having fun with new features. Whether you’re rocking it in singleplayer or multiplayer, the possibilities are endless to be entertained by Trails and Tales. Compared to previous snapshots, this pre-release has some differences that should be noted. We’ll break them down for you in this blog to get you started. Let’s begin!
As the name suggests, this update isn’t the full version of Minecraft 1.20. Instead, the pre-release indicates that it’ll be published soon for you to enjoy. For the time being, we’ll have to play this latest snapshot of the game. Right now, players can choose to play the 1.20 pre-release by selecting it from the Minecraft launcher. Make sure to do this and check out all the features, like new blocks or mobs! If you’re wanting to create a server to enjoy with friends and family, then check out the subsection below to learn more about this process. Otherwise, skip ahead to the “New Changes” section to begin understanding what the pre-release has to offer.
Before creating a new server, you’ll want to purchase one from our pricing area if you don’t already have one. Afterward, you can follow these steps to easily install Minecraft 1.20 Pre-Release without any prior knowledge. Just remember that since this is technically a snapshot version of the game, it’s encouraged to backup your files before setting this up.
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An amazing feature that was added in 1.20 is Cherry Blossom Biomes! This environment is a wonderful spot to build a home or collect new resources to improve your existing one. Take in the view and enjoy the large pink trees with their petals scattered around. You can even add extra aesthetics to this lovely place with Pitcher Plants, enormous and colorful flowers that are ancient. This stems from the recently added Sniffer that was added in the 1.20 Mob Vote, meaning it’s only accessible in these types of snapshots. However, there’s so much more to explore with this pre-release!
Unlike previous versions of Minecraft, Bamboo now plays a large role in building bases. Whether you want to make a small hut or simply add more details to your earthy home, this plant gives you countless opportunities to have fun in the game. Start growing your own farm to begin making these building blocks! Alternatively, search far and wide for Jungle biomes to uncover thousands of bamboo plants. This feature introduces Minecrafters to a wide variety of options to make the best home tailored to the surrounding environment. Just imagine the possibilities!
Besides all that, there’s many other subtle and large features that were added with this pre-release. For instance, you now have the ability to grab Mob Spawners from the Creative menu and change their creature with Spawn Eggs. Other ones include a new bookshelf, more armor trimmings, better mob heads, and archaeology. There’s even a new structure for young archaeologists to explore called Trail Ruins, complimenting Minecraft 1.20’s update name. Some players may think some features are better than others, but all of them improve the quality of your game.
Other exclusive changes from the pre-release involve looting in Minecraft. Every world has loot tables that determine what and how many items generate in chests. With this update, the map’s seed and conditions dictate this data in a randomized sequence. This produces better results when exploring Mineshafts, Dungeons, and other structures. However! If the world was generated with the exact same conditions, then the loot tables will be identical and not completely random.
For context, before this update the loot was focused on a set of percentages and can be predicted in some ways. That changes starting with Minecraft 1.20!
Rather than new features, Mojang dedicated lots of time to fixing countless bugs the community found. These include spectator movement, animations, misspellings, mob effects, and many backend improvements. This ensures that Minecraft stays safe and playable, for all kinds of players. Whether you’re a modder or a survivalist, these fixes help optimize gameplay for everyone. However, most players won’t notice any differences or anything else due to the obscurity of these bugs.
There you have it! Minecraft 1.20 Pre-Release is here and ready to be played by millions across the world. This newest snapshot introduces lots of fun and helpful features to improve the quality of everyone’s gameplay experience. Whether you were looking for a bug to be fixed or simply new building blocks, you’re granted an opportunity to enjoy them. This goes for singleplayer and multiplayer, making this widely available for you to try out. We hope this blog gives you more insight into this pre-release of Minecraft. Have a good one, gamers!