Minecraft Snapshot 21w38a

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Minecraft Snapshot 21w38a Patch Notes

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Minecraft Snapshot 21w38a Patch Notes

New Features in 21w37a Patch Notes

    • It added noise caves and aquifers
    • It added Dripstone Caves underground biome
    • It added Grove biome
    • It added Lofty peaks biome
    • It added Lush Caves underground biome
    • It added Meadow biome
    • It added Snow Capped peaks biome
    • It added Snowy slopes biome
    • It added Stony peaks biome
    • There is new ore distribution and large ore veins
    • Building and generation limits have been expanded over the world


    • Now, enchanting Tables emit a low amount of light
    • Now, utilizing shears on the tip of a Cave Vine, Twisting Vine, Weeping Wine or Kelp will causes it to stop growing

Dripstone Caves Biome

    • It contains lots of the Pointed Dripstone and the Dripstone block on the ceilings and the floors.
    • In several places, you are going to discover bigger stalagmites, stalactites, and columns that built from the Dripstone Blocks
    • It will contain the extra copper ore


    • There is snowy terrain with huge spruce trees and powder snow traps. Probably want to wear leather boots.
    • It will tend to produce high-altitude terrain beneath the mountain peaks or on hilltops.
    • It will spawn the wolves, foxes and rabbits.

Large Ore Veins

    • Ore veins are big, rare, snake-like underground ore formations
    • The copper veins form between y 0 and y 50. They are mixed with Granite
    • The Iron veins will form below y -60 and y -8. They are mixed with Tuff

Lofty Peaks

    • Jagged mountain peaks with stone and snow
    • Spawns the goats

Lush Caves Biome

    • The alga will cover the ceilings and floors
    • The spore blossoms grow from the ceiling and from the drip particles
    • It contains the Clay pools with the plants of Dripleaf growing out of them
    • It contains Azalea Bushes and flowering Azalea Bushes
    • The tree of Azalea loves to have its roots in Lush Caves. If you discover an Azalea tree overground or in a cave, you know that there is a Lush Cave beneath you
    • The Cave Vines with Glow Berries grow from the ceiling and will light up the caves

Meadow Biome

    • Big grassy and flowery biomes tend to grow high up on plateaus or next to big mountain ranges.
    • Occasionally, it contains a lone tall oak or birch tree, frequently with a bee nest.
    • Just think about the sound of the music.
    • It will spawn rabbits, donkeys, and sheep.

Mob Spawning

    • Now, monsters only spawn in the places where the light from blocks is 0.
    • Fixed a problem where the players in multiplayer will be able to face more or far fewer enemies than intended, especially when other players are flying.

New Ore Distribution

    • It changed ore generation to suit the new world height, and also to add more strategy to mining.
    • There is no longer a single y level which is best for all ores, you have to make tradeoffs.
    • Iron ore produces below y 72, with a strong bias towards y 16.
    • Also, Iron ore will produce above 112, surely with more iron ore as you go higher.
    • The Copper ore generates between y 0 and y 96, surely with a strong bias towards y 48.
    • The Copper ore generates in bigger amounts in the dripstone caves biome.
    • Lapis lazuli will generate below y 64, surely with a strong bias towards y 0. But, Lapis lazuli below y -32 or above y 32 will not be able to generate exposure to air. It will be buried or inside water.
    • The coal generates above y 0, surely with a strong bias towards y 96 and above.
    • The coal has reduced air exposure, so you are going to discover more coal buried or underwater than exposed to air.
    • Gold will generate below y 32 with a strong bias towards y -16.
    • The extra gold will be found in badlands biomes.
    • Redstone ore will generate below y 16.
    • Diamond will generate below y 16 with more diamond the lower you go.
    • Diamonds have already reduced air exposure, so you are going to find more diamonds buried or underwater than exposed to air.


    • It added an accessibility choice to stop the sky flashing during the thunderstorms
    • It added an option to determine the audio device used by the game
    • It added the Toggle Sprint and Toggle Sneak to the Controls settings
    • It moved the Keybinds out to their settings screen, accessible from Controls

Snowcapped Peaks

    • The smooth mountain peaks with snow and ice
    • It spawns the goats and yeti.

Snowy Slopes

    • Extremely snowy terrain which can hide powder snow traps. Probably want to wear the leather boots.
    • Tends to produce on high-altitude terrain beneath mountain peaks or on the hilltops.
    • It spawns goats and rabbits.

Stony Peaks

    • The stony mountain peaks which may be jagged or smooth
    • It spawns some goats
    • Sometimes, it contains strips of calcite

Changes in 21w37a

    • The Illagers (Vindicator, Evoker, Pillager) no longer attack the baby villagers
    • Now, Axolotls only spawn in the lush caves
    • Now, Axolotls have their own mob cap
    • It raised the cloud level from 128 to 192

Old World Conversation

    • Now, the last worlds that were saved before Minecraft 1.2 will need conversion in a previous version of the game to open.
    • The conversion works best in versions 1.6.4 and before the worlds opened for the first time.