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Minecraft 1.18 experimental snapshot 4
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Edition

Java Edition

Type

Experimental snapshot

Release date

August 17, 2021

Experimental snapshot for

1.18

Downloads

Client (.json[a])
Server

Obfuscation maps

Client
Server

Protocol version

 dec: 1073741868
 hex: 4000002C

Data version

2828

1.18 experimental snapshot 4 is the fourth experimental snapshot for Java Edition 1.18, released on August 17, 2021,[1][2] which makes numerous changes and tweaks to world generation.

Changes[]

World generation[]

Badlands
  • Now is larger and less likely to show up as microbiome splotches.
  • Terracotta bands now go higher.
  • Wooded badlands grass and trees now start higher.
Biomes
  • Tweaked biome placement in general to reduce the risk of harsh collisions.
  • Now biome placement is a bit smoother and less noisy. This should result in fewer microbiomes.
  • Removed surface freezing for hot biomes, and raised the altitude at which snow layers are placed.
Desert
  • Now is larger and less likely to show up as microbiome splotches.
  • Desert pyramids now tend to be partially buried and no longer generate on water.
Extreme Hills
  • The terrain is now more extreme and fiddled with the placement of shattered terrain and extreme hills in general to make it fit in with the terrain better.
Jungle pyramids
  • No longer generate on water.
Ore distribution
  • Reduced the number of diorite/andesite/granite blobs on the surface.
  • Copper blobs now are bigger in dripstone caves.
  • More iron is generated in mountains.
Rivers
  • Reduced the likelihood of rivers being cut off and turning into steep dry river gorges in mountainous terrain.
  • Rivers will tend to either carve a fjord through the mountain range, or raise the terrain to form a saddle valley between the peaks.
Snowy Slopes
  • Replaced the dirt layer by snow blocks.
Stone shores
Stony peaks
Swamps
  • Tweaked swamp placement a bit.
  • Are less likely to extend deeply inland.

Issues[]

This version is not supported on the bug tracker, and therefore issues affecting it will be resolved as "Invalid".[3]

Video[]

Video made by slicedlime:

References[]

  1. "New world generation in Java available for testing" by Henrik Kniberg. Minecraft.net, August 17, 2021
  2. "Minecraft 1.18 experimental snapshot 4 is out!"u/MrHenrik2 on Reddit, August 17, 2021
  3. MC-231984

Notes[]

  1. Unzip this file in the .minecraft/versions folder.
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