Minecraft is one of the most popular games in the gaming world. It has sold copies in massive numbers and has a huge fan following of dedicated players all around the world. The developers of Minecraft roll out steady updates to improve the gameplay and fix the issues experienced by the players.
Recently, a beta was released for the Bedrock Edition of Minecraft. Moments after that, the developers announced that the Java Edition of the game is getting its own beta version in the form of 20w30a snapshot.
Snapshots allow players to test the changes and bug fixes for Minecraft before they are officially unveiled. This 20w30a is the latest snapshot and it has brought in various changes and fixes to enhance the mining experience.
The three significant changes in this update include tweaks to bastion remnants, making lanterns work underwater, and how respawning from beds and respawn anchors work.
Other detailed changes in the new snapshot include:
- Respawn anchors will prioritize cardinal directions over corners.
- Beds will prioritize the side of the bed the player entered from and then spaces circling around the foot of the bed up to the head of the bed.
- Respawning players will now face the block they respawned at.
- Placing players onto dangerous blocks is now avoided when possible.
There are also some technical changes in the new snapshot which include:
- Tags can now have optional entries.
- The sign edit screen will now initialize from existing sign text.
In addition to all these gameplay changes, the new update also includes a significant amount of big fixes and little improvements. The main focus of this update is to make the Nether update more consistent and stable for the players. You can take a look at the complete details and information about the latest snapshot by clicking here.