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Minecraft 16w33a
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Java Edition



Release date

August 17, 2016

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16w33a is the third snapshot released for Java Edition 1.11.[1]


  • "Should not be played while driving"
  • "You're going too fast!"


  • Will now keep enchantments and durability when crafted with banners
  • Some of elder guardians' and zombie villagers' subtitles are now distinct from the subtitles for guardians and zombies.
  • More things will burn in the furnace
  • If the player clicks on the bed, but is not right beside it, it now shows a message:
    • "You may not rest now, the bed is too far away"
    • Previously the player would get no message, but would be unable to sleep.
Farmer villagers
  • Now sells 5–7 apples, where before they sold 5
  • Now sells 6–10 cookies, where before they sold 6
Elder guardians
  • Now drop a wet sponge rather than a dry sponge
  • Now require a dye when applying a pattern that uses a non-dye item, such as a creeper head or enchanted golden apple
    • Previously the lack of a dye would have applied the black variant of the pattern.


34 issues fixed
From released versions before 1.11
  • MC-4582 – Can't eat, throw, or shoot while looking at an iron door/iron trapdoor
  • MC-5330 – Range for using bed is lower than normal range
  • MC-9691 – Inconsistency: Some wooden items don't burn in furnaces
  • MC-14525 – Name tag item doesn't work on entities with right click ability
  • MC-30630 – Double grass and fern use 2 different biome colors for top and bottom
  • MC-49666 – Trades not randomized for farmer villager
  • MC-59888 – Tall grass (top) particles are sunflower texture with broken pallete
  • MC-75726 – Broken error message when loading (broken?) resource packs
  • MC-82811 – Attempting to use currently unusable items bobs item up and down
  • MC-82965 – Main hand item use animation plays when using offhand (3rd person mode)
  • MC-87048 – Putting design on shield will cause shield to lose enchantment
  • MC-90538 – Elytra not placeable on Armor Stand
  • MC-91209 – Inconsistent word separation in chat help for F3+[key] combinations (resourcepacks, renderdistance)
  • MC-92294 – Elder guardians drop normal sponge instead of wet sponge
  • MC-93371 – No armor stand breaking sound in Creative mode
  • MC-94303 – Filling/emptying bucket/bottle sound doesn't play for cauldrons
  • MC-94597 – Shooting an arrow prints "added speed" in the Game Output
  • MC-97808 – Not canceled that draw a bow
  • MC-98779 – Skeletons spawned with /summon or natural spawning algorithm are not in the correct height
  • MC-102683 – Elder Guardians use the same subtitles as normal Guardians
  • MC-106168 – Using spawn egg on side of block spawns mobs inside transparent blocks
From the 1.11 development versions
  • MC-106030 – No longer receives xp when shift-clicking ingots in furnace
  • MC-106043 – Placing a banner that was in a stack of 1 causes it to lose it's data
  • MC-106045 – Fishing rod does not appear cast in offhand
  • MC-106067 – Unable to dye banners
  • MC-106133 – Skeletons / stray / wither skeleton with tipped arrow in offhand no longer shoot tipped arrows
  • MC-106152 – Zombie villager has no independent subtitles
  • MC-106172 – Wither skeleton / zombie pigman emits a constant hissing sound despite not being on fire when standing on a submerged fence
  • MC-106190 – Husk / zombie villager drop zombie head when killed by charged creepers
From the previous development version
  • MC-106072 – Resource pack loaded as FOLDER doesn't show ingame anymore
  • MC-106100Hopper: java.lang.NullPointerException: Ticking block entity
  • MC-106101Hopper: java.lang.ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException: 1
  • MC-106116 – Achievements which rely on crafting the item (such as Benchmarking or Time to strike!) don't unlock when shift-clicking
  • MC-106193 – No enchantment books when the player is fishing


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  • The two new splashes reference the game Pokémon GO.
  • 16w33a was previously removed from the launcher for some time, but was added back in September 2018.