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Minecraft 18w45a
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Java Edition



Release date

November 7, 2018

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Client (.json)

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18w45a is the fifth snapshot for Java Edition 1.14,[1] which adds scaffolding and illager patrols.



  • A new climbable block that can be crafted using bamboo and string.
  • The player can climb up a block by jumping and go down by pressing sneak.
    • The player can sneak by pressing sneak when there's no other scaffolding block below.


Illager patrols
Resource packs
  • Added "Programmer Art – The classic look of Minecraft" to the resource pack menu.

Command format[]

  • General syntax: /loot <target> <source>.
  • Sources:
    • fish <loot table id> <fishing location> [tool <item>|mainhand|offhand]
      • Uses fishing context.
    • loot <loot table id>
      • Uses loot chest context (can be also used for advancement awards and cat gifts).
    • kill <entity selector>
      • Simulates entity drops.
    • mine <mining location> [tool <item>|mainhand|offhand]
      • Simulates block drops.
  • Targets:
    • spawn <position>
      • Drops in world.
    • replace
      • Works similar to /replaceitem. If count is missing, command will try to place all returned items. If count is higher than number of items, remaining slots will be cleared.
    • entity <entity selector> <start slot> [<count>]
      • Replaces a range of slots.
    • block <position> <start slot> [<count>]
      • Replaces range of slots.
    • give <player selector>
      • Inserts items into player's inventory (similar to /give).
    • insert <position>
      • Inserts items into container (similar to ⇧ Shift+left-click).



  • Rewrote the sign editing to be more intuitive.
  • New movable cursor for free text editing.
  • Selection support.
  • Copy and paste.

Command format[]

  • Renamed /drop to /loot and reworked the syntax to be easier to understand.
Advancement predicates
  • Entity predicate now accepts equipment field.
    • This predicate can contain up to six fields: head, chest, legs, feet, mainhand, offhand.
    • If this predicate is non-null, test will fail for entities that have no equipment (i.e. not mobs, players or armor stands).


14 issues fixed
From released versions before 1.14
  • MC-123263 – Light Update or Block Update FPS issue
  • MC-124456 – Vindicators, evokers and illusioners do not render items on head
  • MC-138003 – Cannot move backwards in signs while writing / Cannot copy anything from the sign
From the 1.14 development versions
  • MC-137456 – Wither rose withers creative mode players
  • MC-137459 – Bamboo item doesn't use the handheld model
  • MC-137473 – Fireworks and multishot (crossbow) don't work together properly
  • MC-137496 – Banner pattern cannot be shift-clicked out of loom
  • MC-137498 – Crossbow enchantments missing in creative tab
  • MC-137572 – Loom consumes two banners
  • MC-137783 – Trident and bow uses crossbow animation when wielding a crossbow in your offhand
  • MC-137967 – Leaves drop either 2 or no sticks but never 1
  • MC-138338 – Wither roses are made even though mobGriefing is false
From the previous development version
  • MC-138528 – Missing "Programmer Art" Resource Pack
  • MC-138539 – Dying causes you to respawn in empty unplayable world until relog


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  1. "Minecraft Snapshot 18w45a" – Minecraft.net, November 7, 2018