Minecraft 1.18 (Snapshot 21w42a)

Minecraft 1.18 Update: The New Generation Is Here! Minecraft’s newest update, the Minecraft 1.18 Snapshot 21w42a, is now available to download in your launcher for Minecraft version 1.18! This new snapshot adds a few features, including a new music disc and some changes to the overworld music. Read on below for more details about this exciting update!

Minecraft 1.18 Snapshot 21w42a
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Additions and changes:

  • Added 10 new music composed by Lena Raine and Kumi Tanioka. All available on Spotify.
    • They appear in the game (in survival mode) in the Overworld, as well as in the main menu.
      • Tall Stand: In the biomes“Snowy Slopes”,“Jagged Peaks”,“Frozen Peaks”,“Stony Peaks”.
      • Left to Bloom: In the“Meadow”and“Lush Caves”biomes.
      • One More Day: In the biomes“Meadow”,“Snowy Slopes”and“Lush Caves”.
      • Wending: In the biomes“Grove”,“Jagged Peaks”,“Stony Peaks”and “Cave caves”(Dripstone Caves).
      • Infinite Amethyst: In the biomes“Grove”and “Cave of Speleothems”(Dripstone Caves).
      • Floating Dream: In the biomes“Jagged Peaks”and“Lush Caves”.
      • Comforting Memories: In the biome“Grove”.
      • An Ordinary Day: In the biomes“Snowy Slopes”,“Cave of Speleothems”(Dripstone Caves)and “LushCaves” (Lush Caves).
    • Music named “Ancestry” is strangely not present in the game files. It is only present in the Spotify playlist.
    • Added a new music disc titled “Otherside” composed by Lena Raine.
      • It can rarely be found in the trunk of the corridors of the forts and even more rarely in the chest of the dungeons.
  • The algorithm for selecting the point of appearance of worlds has been reworked.
    • Players now appear based on climate settings.
  • Some improvements have been made to the natural generation.
    • Sources of icone Lavelava can be generated in the mountains and in snowy areas.
    • Water sources are less bothered above layer 192 and are slightly rarer.
    • Badlands gold ore is now generated up to layer 256.
  • Added an auto-save indicator for single-player worlds.


  • Replacement of particles and by .lightbarrierblock_marker
    • The texture is declared in the location of the template file assigned to a configured block state.particle
    • Invoked with the same syntax as the block particle (i.e. block_marker wheat[age=2])


The various fixes made with the 21w42a snapshot:

  • [MC-73300] – The text “Saving Level… » does not appear in the pause menu
  • [MC-129912] – The player no longer appears at the highest level when appearing in the world.
  • [MC-132347] – It is possible to appear in the Icebergs.
  • [MC-133466] – Some configurations of the world force the player to appear in x=8 z=8.
  • [MC-185033] – Underground appearance in a single biome world type
  • [MC-185034] – The reappearance is always done on the same block if there is no defined point of appearance
  • [MC-214288] – The player does not appear on the surface of the world when is greater than 0.min_y
  • [MC-233771] – Parity problem: Light blocks do not display their brightness level when displayed via a hand-held block of light.
  • [MC-236837] – The player may occasionally appear underground in a new world.
  • [MC-238582] – Beaches are generated between a desert and an ocean.
  • [MC-238900] – Value ” in the noise settings in the default world generationInfinity

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