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Minecraft 20w15a Now Available!

Posted: Apr 13, 2020 in Minecraft Server Updates

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Hold onto your Striders as we got a huge snapshot update out now that we really think you’re all going to like! Let’s not waste any time and jump right into the new changes!


New Features in 20w15a


  • Accessibility improvements
  • Added a Piglin banner pattern
  • Added Basalt Deltas biome to the Nether
  • Added soul campfires. Warm your buns with the heat of one thousand souls!
  • Added three new tracks of Nether music
  • Added chiseled nether bricks, cracked nether bricks, and quartz bricks!
  • Added a new set of stone blocks called Blackstone with regular, polished, and polished brick variants!
  • Added Gilded Blackstone – Blackstone which has been imbued with gold and has a chance of dropping gold nuggets when broken
  • Blackstone can be used to craft furnaces and stone tools




  • Added “Line Spacing” chat and accessibility option
  • Added “Chat Delay” accessibility option


Basalt Deltas


Basalt Deltas can now be found in the Nether!


  • Remnants of volcanic eruptions, this biome sports a high concentration of basalt columns and lava deltas
  • Walking through, you will be surrounded by flakes of flowing white ash
  • Magma Cubes finally have a place to call home, spawning very frequently
  • A new block, Blackstone, can be found in large patches here


Nether Music


We’re happy to announce that we’ve added three new tracks for the upcoming Nether Update, all composed by the very talented Lena Raine.


  • Rubedo will be played in the Nether Wastes
  • Chrysopoeia will be played in Crimson Forests
  • So Below will be played in Soulsand Valleys and in Basalt Deltas


  • “One of the primary instruments in Minecraft is the piano, and so one of my challenges to myself was to see how far I could push the sound of the piano until it resembled other things entirely–again, that alchemical process.”
  • “I wanted each piece to feel like a progression of emotions, or a journey from place to place within this other world. There’s a degree of beauty to the Nether, but it is also terrifying in both its details and scale.”


Changes in 20w15a


  • Dispenser changes
  • Soul sand can now be used to craft soul torches
  • Nether vegetation blocks (sprouts, roots, vines, fungus, wart and wart blocks) are now compostable
  • Walls will now connect to more things! (like iron bars, panes and even pickles!)
  • Hoes are now the appropriate tool for breaking leaves
  • Mobs avoid walking on magma blocks and lit campfires


Dispenser Changes


  • Dispensers can now saddle pigs and horses
  • Dispensers can now put horse armor on horses
  • Dispensers can now put carpets on llamas
  • Dispensers can now put chests on llamas, donkeys and mules
  • Dispensers can now shear a Mooshroom
  • Dispensers can shear snow golems


Music to our ears!


There are so many amazing changes in this update with a brand new biome, new blocks and best of all new music by Lena Raine! If you haven’t listened to her work on the game Celeste and her other fantastic music highly recommend giving her a listen. This update is becoming far bigger than we imagined and it’s still full of so many surprises. We didn’t include all the tremendous bug fixes and technical changes so if you want a full break down as always checkout the official Mojang post here.


Until next time,

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