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
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 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
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
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
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.