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Minecraft 20w13b Available Now!

Posted: Apr 1, 2020 in Minecraft Server Updates

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It’s a new week which means new snapshot build! This one has to absolutely be one of the best ones yet as well! Let’s take a “stride” down to the new changes and check out what’s new!


New Features in 20w13a

  • Added the lodestone
  • Added the Strider
  • Basalt is formed when lava flows over soul soil next to blue ice
  • Farmer villagers can now compost seeds



A new block that can help you get your bearings!

  • Crafted from a Netherite ingot and chiseled stone bricks
  • Use a compass on a lodestone to create a lodestone compass pointing to that lodestone



A new mob living the lava lakes of the Nether.

  • Striders can walk on top of the surface of lava
  • Can be saddled, but has a will of its own
  • Really likes the smell of warped fungi – might even be convinced to follow it


Farmer Villagers

  • Farmers can now put excess seeds in the composter to create bone meal
  • Bone meal is used by the farmers to grow crops
  • Farmers share excess wheat to other farmers, so more farmers can make bread


Changes in 20w13a

  • You’re now more likely to get soul speed books and boots from bartering with Piglins
  • You now can charge the respawn anchor using a dispenser


Technical Changes in 20w13a

  • Jigsaw Block
  • A fishing location is now considered to be open water if the fishing hook is in water, there are no blocks besides lily pads above water and all water blocks are source blocks with no solid underwater blocks around


Jigsaw Block

  • Jigsaw can now have one of 12 orientations
  • Added new property Joint type to describe if attached piece can be rotated (rollable) or not (aligned)
  • NBT field target_pool has been renamed to pool
  • attachement_type has been split into name (on parent block) and target (on child block).


Mojang has done it again!


The Strider is such an adorable and creepy welcome addition to the game. Mojang has been making so many unexpected and amazing changes in this update and the snapshots don’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon! This update is going to possibly be one of the biggest updates of all time! We didn’t even get to cover all the amazing bug fixes in this post so be sure to go check out the changelog and try out the new Strider!


Until next time,

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