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Minecraft 22w03a
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Java Edition



Release date

January 19, 2022

Snapshot for



Client (.json)

Obfuscation maps


Protocol version

 dec: 1073741889
 hex: 40000041

Data version


22w03a is the first snapshot for Java Edition 1.18.2, released on January 19, 2022,[1] which adds a new command and fixes bugs. This is the first snapshot to be released in 2022.


Command format[]

  • Used to place a configured feature at a given location.
  • Syntax: /placefeature <feature> [<pos>]
    • feature: The namespaced ID of a configured feature to place.
    • pos: The position to use as the origin for the feature placement.
      • If omitted, ~ ~ ~ is used.


Debug screen
  • Now contains the chunk position in the region file, and the name of this region file which the player is currently in, in the end of the "Chunk" row.



Ender Chest
  • No longer gift wrapped around Christmas.

World generation[]

Eroded Badlands
  • Tweaked generation to generate more cohesively with the rest of the surrounding badlands.
  • A seed of the number zero is no longer handled as a special case.
  • Any spaces before/after an inputted seed will now be trimmed.

Command format[]

  • Now uses a namespaced ID parameter.


Debug screen
  • Moved the location of the player within a chunk from "Chunk" row, into the new square brackets at the end of the "Block" row.
  • Upgrades log4j to 2.17.0.
  • Powder snow is no longer part of the #goats_spawnable_on block tag.
  • Snow blocks and powder snow are now part of the #azalea_root_replaceable block tag.


46 issues fixed
From released versions before 1.18
  • MC-72248 – Falling sand creates invisible blocks.
  • MC-83938 – Standing on entities with solid collision boxes (shulkers, boats) kicks you for flying.
  • MC-94025 – A world with seed 0 cannot be copied using the "Re-Create" option.
  • MC-98727 – Server: Entering a boat/minecart/horse while going upwards from jumping causes a kick for flying.
  • MC-111082 – Riding a boat with NoGravity on a server without flight enabled causes kick for flying.
  • MC-126772 – Underwater fog doesn't hide edge of chunks correctly at low render distances.
  • MC-135989 – Kicked for flying using trident with riptide enchantment.
  • MC-167763 – Blindness does not work underwater for certain graphics cards.
  • MC-185545 – Knockback Resistance on players is still affected by chance.
  • MC-185695 – Twisting vines don't reliably protect the player from fall damage.
  • MC-205232 – Player can see farther in powder snow with blindness effect.
  • MC-223834 – Pointed dripstone can form below some non-full (non-solid) blocks.
  • MC-226359 – The Zero-Width Non-Joiner shows as a "ZWNJ" box.
  • MC-229313 – Some blocks that negate fall damage don't reliably protect mobs at certain heights.
  • MC-230905 – Sky background is visible on certain reduced fog situations.
  • MC-233599/spreadplayers command does not allow for negative "under" values.
  • MC-235574 – Game crashes when replacing a block with a wall with blockstate up:false.
  • MC-242331 – Entities are displayed faster than chunks.
From 1.18
  • MC-236693 – "Done" button in controls submenu is very low.
  • MC-237262 – Crash report and tick profiling causes "Failed to find module info for _" spam to log.
  • MC-238114 – Meadow trees can spawn without bee nests.
  • MC-238866 – Snow / powder snow can generate underwater.
  • MC-239031 – Glitchy chunk rendering persists since 21w41a.
  • MC-239436 – Broken culling in very long caves.
  • MC-240559 – JFR JSON report's bytesPerSecond is incorrectly calculated.
  • MC-241152 – Powder snow is part of #goat_spawnable_on block tag / goats can spawn on powder snow.
  • MC-241205 – Sandstone generates 2-5 layers instead of 3-8 layers.
  • MC-242010 – Snow blocks, powder snow aren't a part of #azalea_root_replaceable / rooted dirt can't replace snow blocks and powder snow.
  • MC-242543 – Suffocation always uses the entity head center position for predicate and collision box.
  • MC-242709 – Pointed dripstone clusters create holes in the ground when generating in aquifers.
  • MC-243015 – Falling blocks at chunk generation cause tons of entities and (client-side) lag.
  • MC-243196 – Driver view angle resets when another player enters or exits boat.
  • MC-243245 – Unable to select "What is Realms?" button using Tab ↹.
  • MC-243489 – Console spam: Skipping update for removed player.
  • MC-243619 – Raid waves can spawn outside of simulation distance.
  • MC-244164 – Upgrade to 1.18 makes chests invisible and empty.
From 1.18.1
  • MC-244174 – Fog effect for void, blindness, water, lava and powder snow is cylindrical.
  • MC-245345 – Crash when reloading chunks.
  • MC-245347 – Flying with an elytra and colliding with floating flowing water sometimes doesn't reset fall damage.
  • MC-245406 – Memory leak leading to crashes when loading pre-1.18 chunks.
  • MC-245416 – Baby turtles suffocate on soul sand.
  • MC-246445 – Game crashes when dispenser with shears is used on non-beehive block in #beehives tag.
  • MC-246449 – Game crashes when villager tries to open non-door in #wooden_doors tag.
  • MC-246464 – Game crashes when dispensing a bone meal in a warm ocean and there is a block with no facing block state in #wall_corals.
  • MC-247415 – Game crashes if coral related block tags are empty during coral reef generation.
  • MC-248316 – Minecraft server 1.18.1 crashes with OutOfMemoryError: Java heap space.


Videos made by slicedlime:


  1. "Minecraft Snapshot 22w03a" – Minecraft.net, January 19, 2022


  1. Also available for versions since 21w37a.