Mojang has just released a new snapshot for the Java Edition of their hit title Minecraft.
Snapshots are a way for the development team to have a group of the Minecraft players effectively beta test some new features before they reach the live build. Some of the biggest additions in this snapshot are the new mob the Phantoms and a range of water related content such as turtles and bubbles.
Mojang released the below changelog, listing all of the changes in the 18W07A snapshot:
Added Phantoms (MineCon voted mob!)
Added new swimming ability (sprint underwater!)
Added bubble columns
Added ability to strip logs
Added new trident weapon
Squids now shoot ink to defend themselves
Added new kelp and sea grass blocks
Items in water now float to the top
Added new prismarine stairs and slabs
A range of bug fixes have also been included in the snapshot:
MC-11208 – The big tree generator handles tree height variable incorrectly
MC-124890 – Can’t insert charcoal into furnace
MC-124897 – “Balloon oak” tree variant generates upside down, with often only stumps visible on the surface
MC-124902 – Furnace recipes work in crafting interfaces and interfere with crafting recipes
MC-124903 – Random crash in snow biomes: java.lang.NullPointerException: Exception ticking world
MC-124913 – Horses, rabbit, parrot, llamas and sheep generate with default color / variant only
MC-124916 – Chorus plant generation broken
MC-124930 – The game crashes when pressing “show craftable” in the furnace recipe book.
MC-124952 – Large oak trees fail to generate in all biomes with the new generator
MC-125016 – Debug world does not generate
MC-125047 – World generator not fully cleaned before making new world