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Minecraft 20w10a
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Java Edition



Release date

March 4, 2020

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20w10a is the fifth snapshot for Java Edition 1.16, released on March 4, 2020,[1] which gives smithing tables a functionality and adds hyphae and nether ambient sounds.



  • A variant of stems with the bark on all 6 sides.
  • Also has a stripped variant.


  • Added 95 ambient sounds to the Nether.
    • Different sounds play in each Nether biome.



Crimson roots
  • Inventory texture has been changed.
Crying obsidian
  • Programmer Art texture is now the old 2011 texture.
Fire and soul fire
Nether sprouts
  • Texture changed from Nether Sprouts JE1 BE1.png to Nether Sprouts JE2 BE2.png (a little taller than previous snapshots).
Observers, redstone blocks, targets
Smithing tables
  • Added functionality: it is used to upgrade diamond items into Netherite versions.
Warped fungus
  • Inventory texture has been changed.


Netherite axe, boots, chestplate, helmet, hoe, leggings, pickaxe, shovel, and sword
  • Can no longer be crafted using a crafting table.
  • Changed the texture of all netherite armor, tools, and weapons.
Netherite scrap
  • Changed the texture.


  • Now despawn when they are further than 64 blocks away from the closest player.
    • Does not apply to fish placed by the player or nametagged fish.[2]

Non-mob entities[]

Item frames
  • Have two new data tags:
    • Invisible – makes item frame invisible (item inside frame remains visible).
    • Fixed – prevents item frame from being broken and the item inside from being removed (it does not prevent item rotation).




  • The target_hit trigger has been changed.
    • Conditions:
      • signalStrength has been renamed to signal_strength.
      • Added projectile: matches the projectile entity.
      • Added shooter: matches the player who shot or threw the projectile.
  • Removed Realms code from the client, though its assets remain.
Entity UUIDs
  • UUIDs of the owners of projectiles, such as arrows or snowballs, are now stored as an array of four integers. All UUIDs will be stored in this format in the future.
  • All "block states" files have improved spacing, and now define the namespace when referring to the model.[verify]
  • All model files now define the namespace when referring to a different model.[verify]
  • Removed translation strings of:
    • mco.create.world.seed.
    • mco.trial.title.
    • mco.trial.unavailable.


44 issues fixed
From released versions before 1.16
  • MC-64334 – Fire can be destroyed if given an item with CanDestroy tag for unbreakable block below (notably bedrock).
  • MC-91522 – Shulker rendering position desync and generates ghost shulker when destroying shulker-ridden boat or minecart.
  • MC-101364 – Mobs and players sometimes dismount vehicles in a dangerous place.
  • MC-111473 – Player activated fireworks do not count as a player kill.
  • MC-111475 – Fireworks cannot hurt invulnerable mobs when a player is in creative mode.
  • MC-111498 – Fireworks and water bottle damage do not make neutral mobs angry or hostile.
  • MC-111502 – Fireworks damage does not make passive mobs flee in panic.
  • MC-130906 – Dolphins are moving very fast when near a boat.
  • MC-131046 – Angry dolphins give players dolphin's grace.
  • MC-146824 – Ladders and tripwire hooks cannot be placed on the sides of redstone blocks, observers and target blocks.
  • MC-147496 – Dolphin tries to catch the boat of the non-player ride.
  • MC-147708 – Putting out fires is not considered mining a block, leading to strange effects.
  • MC-148836 – World search and world name text boxes aren't focused when entering menu anymore.
  • MC-152441 – Corner quartz stairs do not have the border on the back/bottom that a normal quartz stair would have.
  • MC-157208 – Enchanting tables can display a blank enchantment option for hoes.
  • MC-163655 – Fire cannot be targeted like other blocks.
  • MC-165518 – Village houses desert_temple_1 and plains_temple_4 have no floor at entrance.
  • MC-168319 – Fireworks sometimes don't explode when launched at the edge or under a block.
  • MC-168748 – Rapid cod spawning and despawning causing performance issues.
  • MC-169533 – Asymmetrical walls in snowy_cartographer_house_1.
  • MC-169715 – Misrotated block in snowy_small_house_3.
  • MC-169869 – Mooshroom uses incorrect texture in Programmer Art.
  • MC-170242 – Asymmetrical walls in taiga_medium_house_4.
  • MC-170470 – At snowy_library_1, the snow block is placed next to the window, which causes an ugly visual effect.
From the 1.16 development versions
  • MC-170819 – Netherite sword and boots textures have transparent pixels.
  • MC-170829 – When dropping netherite tools and armor into lava, it sounds as if they are burning.
  • MC-171367 – Warped fungus item does not match block texture.
  • MC-171447 – Crimson root item form has inconsistent texture.
  • MC-172077 – Piglins with NoAI shake in the overworld.
  • MC-172082 – Piglins do not serialize their conversion time.
  • MC-172242 – Left handed piglins do not look at gold ingots in their right hand.
  • MC-172353 – Piglin wearing netherite helmet and enchanted helmets have z-fighting.
  • MC-172567 – Wither skeletons don't automatically attack piglins.
  • MC-173021 – Unuseful warning is logged when the server receives incorrect vehicle movement packets.
  • MC-173090 – Attacking baby piglins do not anger any adult piglins.
From the previous development version
  • MC-173165 – Piglin bartering loot table contains an extra set_count function.
  • MC-173168 – The word "backup" appears instead of "back up".
  • MC-173176 – Serialization error affecting operators list and whitelist.
  • MC-173185 – Cannot put efficiency enchantment on a hoe in survival mode.
  • MC-173209 – All hoes have the same mining speed.
  • MC-173210 – Target block does not work with ender pearls and bottles o' enchanting.
  • MC-173244 – Target block moved by pistons permanently keep their signal strength.
  • MC-173272 – Shooting a firework rocket into a target won't set off a redstone signal.
  • MC-173327 – Target is not flammable but hay bales are.


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