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Minecraft 1.18 experimental snapshot 5
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Edition

Java Edition

Type

Experimental snapshot

Release date

August 25, 2021

Experimental snapshot for

1.18

Downloads

Client (.json[a])
Server

Obfuscation maps

Client
Server

Protocol version

 dec: 1073741869
 hex: 4000002D

Data version

2829

1.18 experimental snapshot 5 is the fifth experimental snapshot for Java Edition 1.18, released on August 25, 2021,[1][2] which makes numerous changes and tweaks to world generation.

Changes[]

Mobs[]

General
  • Removed the height-based spawning change that was made in snapshot 3.

World generation[]

Badlands
  • Slightly decreased the size of Badlands.
Caves
Dripstone Caves
  • In world generation, grass is replaced with stone (if generated near grass).
Jungle Edge
  • Re-added the Jungle Edge biome.
Lush Caves
  • Now generate with springs.
  • Were unintentionally made smaller and more fragmented.[3]
Mountains
  • Mountain tops are now more jagged and pointy.
  • Mountain areas and peak biomes now are slightly larger on average.
  • Raised the average mountain height
Mushroom Fields
  • Tweaked mushroom fields biome, now it matches the shape of the islands better.
Rivers
  • Tweaked the depth of rivers and the steepness of river banks.
  • They are less likely to be super deep or get cut off in flat areas.
  • Rivers integrate better with swamps, the river tends to get shallow and merge with the swamp instead of carving through.
Swamps
  • Moved swamps slightly more inland.
  • Swamp trees can grow in slightly deeper water than before, populating deeper marshes.
General
  • Small lakes features are no longer placed in dry and hot biomes (desert, savanna, badlands).
  • Reduced the number of lake feature placements in other biomes.
  • Water springs can generate in more types of blocks such as dirt and snow, increasing the likelihood of small mountain streams and waterfalls.
  • Reduced the amount of shattered terrain and shattered savanna biome, replacing some of that space with flatter beaches instead.
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Fixes[]

  • Fossils with diamonds no longer generate above deepslate level.
  • Fixed an unintentional change from snapshot 4 that made mountains lower and smoother.
  • Fixed an indent in the code.

Video[]

Video made by slicedlime:

Issues[]

This version is not supported on the bug tracker, and therefore issues affecting it will be resolved as "Invalid".[4]

Trivia[]

  • This is the first experimental snapshot to release on a Wednesday, the previous ones were all released on Tuesdays.

References[]

Notes[]

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