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Minecraft Snapshot 20w20b Available Now!

Posted: May 17, 2020 in Company News

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We’re now more than halfway through May and Mojang seems to be pushing some final changes before release. This update is another small one but has some pretty great changes as well as a ton of bug fixes. Let’s check out some of the new changes!


New Features in 20w20b


  • Added new Game Mode Switcher debug menu
  • Added new Nether Advancements


Game Mode Switcher


New F3 debug feature which allows you to switch game modes with traditional “tabbing” functionality.

  • Hold F3 and tap F4 to open the menu
  • Tapping F4 will cycle the game mode, or you can use the mouse
  • Release F3 to apply
  • Your last game mode is remembered and will be the first selected option, so you can quickly toggle between two game modes with a single press of F3 + F4!




A small change has been made to this debug combination.

  • By default, using this key would return to Creative after toggling from Spectator. It now will toggle back to the previous game mode you had
  • As an example, if you were in Survival, then toggled to Spectator and back, you would be set back to Survival


New Advancements


  • Hidden in the Depths unlocks when obtaining Ancient Debris
  • Cover Me in Debris unlocks when obtaining full Netherite armor
  • Country Lode, Take Me Home unlocks when using a Compass on a Lodestone
  • Who Is Cutting Onions? unlocks when obtaining Crying Obsidian
  • Not Quite “Nine” Lives unlocks when setting a Respawn Anchor to the maximum
  • This Boat Has Legs unlocks when riding a Strider with a Fungus on a Stick
  • Hot Tourist Destinations unlocks when visiting all Biomes in the Nether
  • Those Were the Days unlocks when entering a Bastion Remnant
  • War Pigs unlocks when looting a chest in a Bastion Remnant
  • Oh Shiny unlocks when distracting an angry Piglin with gold


Changes in 20w20a


  • The Bullseye advancement now unlocks when hitting the bullseye of a target block from at least 30 meters away
  • The Serious Dedication advancement is now awarded for obtaining a Netherite Hoe
  • Obtaining Blackstone now also counts for the Stone Age advancement
  • Breeding Striders now counts for `The Parrots and the Bats` and is now required for Two by Two


Technical Changes in 20W20A


  • Shulkers with NoAI can now be summoned with rotation.
  • Added thrown_item_picked_up_by_entity advancement trigger
  • Added player_generates_container_loot advancement trigger
  • Added item_used_on_block advancement trigger
  • Removed safely_harvest_honey advancement trigger






  • item matches the thrown item which was picked up
  • entity matches the entity which picked up the item



loot_table matches the resource location of the generated loot table



  • location matches the location at the center of the block the item was used on
  • item matches the item used on the block


Miscellaneous Trigger Changes


  • location got a new property smokey which checks if the location is closely above a campfire
  • entity_properties got new properties vehicle and targetedEntity which match the vehicle or the entity targeted by a mob


The update is closer than ever before!


Mojang has still yet to reveal the release date for the new Nether Update but we hope you enjoy catching up on all of the latest changes that are in store! We hope to see incredible builds and creative uses of all of these new changes as well!

Until next time,

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