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Minecraft 20w09a
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Java Edition



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February 26, 2020

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20w09a is the fourth snapshot for Java Edition 1.16, released on February 26, 2020,[1] which adds crying obsidian, target blocks and renames zombie pigmen among other changes.



Crying Obsidian JE1 BE1.png Crying obsidian
Target JE1 BE1.png Targets


  • Added new "Bullseye" advancement.
    • To complete this advancement, the player has to shoot a projectile into the center of one face of a target block.
    • Found in the "Adventure" tab.
Recipe book
  • The recipes for crimson and warped signs have been added to the recipe book and are unlocked by having the respective planks.


  • Added three particles for crying obsidian: dripping_obsidian_tear, falling_obsidian_tear, and landing_obsidian_tear.



Crimson and warped signs
Nether sprouts
  • Now have the replaceable plant material.
Purpur pillar
  • Changed the top texture.
Stripped crimson and warped stems
  • Changed the top texture.
Weeping vines
  • Are now climbable.
  • Now have the replaceable plant material.


Diamond axe, diamond boots, diamond helmet, diamond hoe, diamond leggings, diamond pickaxe, diamond shovel, diamond sword, golden hoe, golden pickaxe, netherite pickaxe, wooden hoe, and wooden pickaxe
  • Changed their textures slightly, fixing some texture inconsistencies.


  • Slightly tweaked the texture. Some colors were tweaked and transparent pixels were removed.
  • Now have an IsImmuneToZombification data value that prevents them from zombifying in the Overworld.
  • Baby piglins now ride on the back of baby hoglins.
Skeleton horses and zombie horses
  • Can now be leashed.
Zombie pigman
  • Has been renamed to "Zombified Piglin".
  • Updated model and texture.
    • The texture used is the same texture added in 20w07a.

Non-mob entities[]

  • Now checks dismount position height against entity height.


Recipe book
  • block.portal.travel and block.portal.trigger sounds are now part of the "ambient/environment" sound category adjustable in options.
  • Shearing sound category was changed from "friendly creatures" to "players" for players using shears and "blocks" for dispenser using shears.


Nether fog
  • Color now transitions smoothly between biomes.
The Nether
  • Changed the ambient lighting in the Nether, it is now much darker.


55 issues fixed
From released versions before 1.16
  • MC-7424 – Fall damage death messages do not show the block players fall from correctly (ladders, vines, water).
  • MC-102319 – Nether portal trigger and travel sounds are not assigned to any sound category.
  • MC-111726 – Minecart dismount position always above the minecart, even if there's space next to it.
  • MC-137554 – Shearing sound is in the "friendly creatures" sound category.
  • MC-146834 – Zombie pigman's head bottom texture is flipped.
  • MC-147601 – Purpur pillar block top texture has not changed to a new texture.
  • MC-148869 – Player can clip through the ground when exiting a minecart or a boat.
  • MC-149042 – Minecart dismount position is not consistent.
  • MC-164435 – Stream sounds do not loop properly.
  • MC-166246 – Skeleton horses cannot be leashed.
  • MC-170273 – Diamond swords use the wrong pallet.
  • MC-170274 – Pickaxe textures are inconsistent.
  • MC-170556 – Hoe textures are inconsistent.
From the 1.16 development versions
  • MC-170815 – Soul sand valley fossils generate duplicated/stacked.
  • MC-170823 – Crimson and Warped trees spawn on top of the Nether roof.
  • MC-170833 – Crimson fungi and warped fungi cannot be placed in flower pots.
  • MC-170834 – Cannot replace warped forest foliage with other blocks.
  • MC-170835 – Nether large fungi do not kill nylium underneath them.
  • MC-170842 – Potted plant models are still missing their bottom due to faulty UV.
  • MC-170844 – Nether sprouts do not break when their supporting block is removed.
  • MC-170879 – Nether fog abruptly changes color when moving across biomes.
  • MC-170890 – Users can get normal fire on soul soil.
  • MC-170904 – When viewed in 3rd person mode, the cape renders incorrectly when sneaking while wearing a chest plate.
  • MC-170915 – Hoglins have inconsistent texture.
  • MC-170932 – Cave generator will not cut through crimson_nylium and warped_nylium, leading to lots of floating nylium.
  • MC-170954 – Lava spreads blue fire at invalid locations.
  • MC-170961 – Mining speeds for breaking crimson and warped doors, trapdoors, fences, signs, stairs, and slabs are not faster with an axe.
  • MC-170968 – Crimson and warped fungi replace certain blocks when growing.
  • MC-170986 – Lava fire spread creates normal fire on soul soil.
  • MC-171025 – Netherite items are not pushed in flowing lava.
  • MC-171048HugeFungiConfiguration has an unused planted field.
  • MC-171077 – Soul fire can be /setblock on air, while normal fire cannot.
  • MC-171130 – Hoglin spawn egg is not sorted alphabetically in the Creative menu.
  • MC-171245 – Warped and crimson signs cannot be crafted.
  • MC-171448 – The top textures of stripped stems do not match the normal stem top textures.
  • MC-171457 – New fungi wrongly named.
  • MC-171491 – Fossils generate floating in the sky in buffet worlds.
  • MC-171502 – In the texture files there is 2 sets of textures for the stripped warped stem.
  • MC-171517 – Nylium, wart bushes, soul soil, or soul sand generate slightly below the Nether ceiling.
  • MC-171548 – Soul soil is not mined quicker with a shovel.
  • MC-171640 – Villagers, vindicators, and zombies do not properly interact with the new crimson/warped doors
  • MC-171731 – Huge fungi generate on the lowest nylium block.
  • MC-171961 – Nether wart block and warped wart block do not have a tool assigned.
  • MC-172084 – Soul sand and soul soil have no sounds.
  • MC-172090 – Piglins would rather hold a golden item than a crossbow.
  • MC-172096 – Baby hoglins and baby piglins do not seem to play with each other.
  • MC-172112 – Hoglin walking sound is subtitled as "Hoglin dies" instead of "Footsteps".
  • MC-172151 – Dark oak saplings are called "Jukebox/Note Blocks" in English (United Kingdom).
  • MC-172203 – Soul sand and soul soil have no subtitles for breaking, placing and when being walked on.
  • MC-172356 – Piglin admiring held gold ingot drops it when killed.
  • MC-172363 – Piglins are not attracted to certain golden items.
  • MC-172434 – Baby piglins do not sound high-pitched when zombified.
  • MC-172486 – Piglins drop two shields when killed while holding one in their offhand.
  • MC-172516 – Piglins/hoglins become persistent when within 16 blocks of a player, causing massive lag due to piling up entities.
  • MC-172580 – Piglin can no longer pick up items when equipped with a shield.


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  1. a b "Minecraft Snapshot 20w09a" – Minecraft.net, February 26, 2020
  2. "It's decorative for now, but will have uses later ;)"@kingbdogz on Twitter, February 26, 2020
  3. MC-173165