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Minecraft 22w18a
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Java Edition



Release date

May 4, 2022

Snapshot for



Client (.json)

Obfuscation maps


Protocol version

 dec: 1073741907
 hex: 40000053

Data version


22w18a is the ninth snapshot for Java Edition 1.19, released on May 4, 2022,[1] which adds the /place command, makes tweaks to allays, and fixes bugs.


Command format[]

  • A new command which replaces /placefeature and can place features, jigsaws and structures at a given location, with following syntaxes:
    • /place feature <feature> [<pos>]
      • Works like the removed /placefeature.
      • feature: The namespaced ID of a feature to try to place.
    • /place jigsaw <pool> <start> <depth> [<pos>]
      • Works as hitting the "generate" button inside the user interface of a jigsaw block: it generates a jigsaw structure starting in a certain template pool at a given jigsaw anchor, then does a given number of levels of expansion from there.
      • pool: The namespaced ID of a template pool to start generating.
      • start: The namespaced ID name of a jigsaw to use as the starting anchor.
      • depth: The maximum number of jigsaw connections to traverse during placement.
    • /place structure <structure> [<pos>]
      • Works by placing an entire structure just like it is done in world generation.
      • structure: The namespaced ID of a structure to try to generate.
      • pos: The position to use as the origin for the generation. (if omitted, ~ ~ ~ is used)


  • Chat from the /say, /msg, /teammsg, and /me commands are now all also cryptographically signed.
  • Servers can now define different chat style formats for clients, which can now be controlled by the server through the chat_type registry (found under the worldgen folder in the vanilla report).
    • These are synchronized to clients when they join the server.
    • The translation key or translation format can be defined, like chat.type.text or %s says: "%s".
      • Chat can be similarly optionally narrated with a custom translation key or format.
    • The entire message can have formatting applied, such as italics or a specific color (but currently not click or hover events).
Item modifier
  • Added the item function set_instrument, to sets item tags needed for instrument items to a random value selected from a tag, with following parameter:
    • options: a tag reference specifying the instrument options to randomly pick from.
  • Added following block tags:
    • #snow_layer_can_survive_on: honey_block, soul_sand, and mud.
    • #snow_layer_cannot_survive_on: ice, packed_ice, and barrier.
  • Added following banner pattern tags (new type):
    • #no_item_required: square_bottom_left, square_bottom_right, square_top_left, square_top_right, stripe_bottom, stripe_top, stripe_left, stripe_right, stripe_center, stripe_middle, stripe_downright, stripe_downleft, small_stripes, cross, straight_cross, triangle_bottom, triangle_top, triangles_bottom, triangles_top, diagonal_left, diagonal_up_right, diagonal_up_left, diagonal_right, circle, rhombus, half_vertical, half_horizontal, half_vertical_right, half_horizontal_bottom, border, curly_border, gradient, gradient_up, and bricks.
      • Defines banner patterns which can be made on loom and do not need a pattern item.
    • #pattern_item/creeper: creeper
    • #pattern_item/flower: flower
    • #pattern_item/globe: globe
    • #pattern_item/mojang: mojang
    • #pattern_item/piglin: piglin
    • #pattern_item/skull: skull
  • Added following instrument tags (new type):
    • #goat_horns: #regular_goat_horns, and #screaming_goat_horns.
    • #regular_goat_horns: ponder_goat_horn, sing_goat_horn, seek_goat_horn, and feel_goat_horn.
    • #screaming_goat_horns: admire_goat_horn, call_goat_horn, yearn_goat_horn, and dream_goat_horn.



Sculk Catalyst
  • No longer spreads sculk upon death of mobs that do not drop experience (such as baby animals).


  • Now follow their liked player even if they can't see them.
  • Now will only lose track of a player if they are more than 64 blocks away.


  • Changed the description for the "Sneak 100" advancement from "Sneak near a Sculk Sensor, Sculk Shrieker or Warden to prevent it from hearing you" to "Sneak near a Sculk Sensor or Warden to prevent it from detecting you".

Command format[]

  • Merged into the new /place command.


Data pack
  • The built-in vanilla pack, the report generated by the game, and the vanilla world generation reference pack now store their object keys sorted alphabetically (with the exception of type fields and parent fields, which get listed first).
    • This makes diffing the files easier after changes, and avoids false positive changes from fields moving around.
Item modifier
  • Removed the item function set_goat_horn_sound.
  • Changed the texture of the sonic boom particle.
  • Removed flap game event from the #vibrations, and #warden_can_listen game event tag.
  • The bundled Java runtime has been upgraded to 17.0.3.


34 issues fixed
From released versions before 1.19
  • MC-207935 – Simultaneous vibrations don't trigger as expected.
  • MC-232009 – Minecraft does not resolve SRV records correctly.
  • MC-249021 – The invitation and news buttons aren't consistently displayed within the realms menu.
From the 1.19 development versions
  • MC-249129 – The walking animation of frogs doesn't change in relation to their movement speed.
  • MC-249175 – Only one sculk vein drops when using a Silk Touch hoe on multiple in a single block space.
  • MC-249454 – Sculk Catalysts will spread sculk if a baby mob that does not drop experience dies around it.
  • MC-249527 – Sky effects are visible through Darkness.
  • MC-249562 – When the warden is stuck in the bubble column, it won't try to find its way out.
  • MC-249732 – Allays lose picked up items on world restart.
  • MC-249739 – Parity: Allay flies far slower on Java Edition.
  • MC-249740 – Allays leashed to a fence do not move and refuse to pick up items.
  • MC-249784 – Ancient Cities can be submerged in aquifers.
  • MC-249857 – Parity Issue: Allays don't follow the player / note blocks as closely on Java.
  • MC-250139 – Snow layers cannot be placed on top of mud.
  • MC-250143 – Improper advancement description for "Sneak 100".
  • MC-250144 – "Sneak 100" advancement includes sculk shriekers as a block that can "hear" the player.
  • MC-250145 – Warden/frogs continue animations when the game is paused.
  • MC-250163 – Warden can still detect things after it dies.
  • MC-250183 – Warden continues to roar when angered by an ignited creeper.
  • MC-250198 – Warden continues to roar when the target of the enraged warden suffers an unnatural death.
  • MC-250207 – Warden continues to roar at disconnected players.
  • MC-250216 – Warden continues to roar at targets in unloaded chunks.
  • MC-250218 – Warden continues to roar at despawned target.
  • MC-250244 – Warden continues to roar when the target enters the nether portal, end portal or end gateway.
  • MC-250245 – Warden sonic boom attacks can hit player even if the player has entered another dimension.
  • MC-250292 – Wardens can sometimes freeze when overwhelmed with enemies/attacks/sounds.
  • MC-250506 – Mangrove leaves can appear at a higher altitude when grown below y = 0.
  • MC-250557 – Allay permanently stuck trying to pick up item stack if its slots contain stack of the same type with differing NBT (and vice versa).
  • MC-250864 – Game fails to load worldgen settings when .DS_Store files are present in datapack.
From the previous development version
  • MC-250926 – There is a goat horn in the creative Destroy Item slot / all tabs within the creative inventory contain goat horns.
  • MC-250937 – User skins don't load in singleplayer.
  • MC-250939 – Game crashes when a goat horn with an invalid sound variant is used / java.lang.ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException: Index <index> out of bounds for length 8.
  • MC-250954 – Player is assigned a new UUID in singleplayer.
  • MC-250974MinecraftClientHttpException when opening/creating a world.


Videos made by slicedlime:


  1. "Minecraft Snapshot 22w18a" – Minecraft.net, May 4, 2022