Minecraft Snapshot 21w03a: Glow Squid, Bug Fixes, and More

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Mojang Studios recently released a new update for the testing version of Minecraft: Java edition's called Minecraft Snapshot. If you were present during Minecraft Live 2020, you would remember there was a vote for selecting the mob for the next update. That’s right, the glow squids can be found in the snapshot version of the game. However, the glow squids don’t spawn unless you use the spawn eggs in the creative mode.

An annoying bug where players are unable to tame animals with food while other players are close to the animal is now resolved in the latest update. The snapshots variants of the game could corrupt your main game file, so don’t forget to make a backup before downloading.

Minecraft Snapshot 21w03a

New Features in 21w03a

  • Added glow lichen!
  • Added glow squid!

Glow Lichen

  • A dim light source that generates in caves.
  • Use shears to pick it up.
  • Use bonemeal to spread it along block surfaces.

Glow Squid

Glow squids have been added, but do not yet spawn naturally. You can find spawn eggs for them in the creative inventory.

  • Glow Squids are well-lit and can be seen from even far distances!
  • When killed, glow squids drop glow ink sacs.
  • Glow ink sacs can be used on signs to make the text super visible, even at night! Works with colors!
  • Craft a glow item frame by combining a glow ink sac with an item frame in a crafting table. Any item in a glow item frame is perfectly illuminated, even at night!
  • Use an Ink Sac on a sign to remove the glow effect.
  • Axolotls will attack any glow squids they see, so…be careful.

Fixed bugs in 21w03a

  • Mobs suffocate/go through blocks when growing up near a solid block.
  • Spawner with weight 0 crashes game.
  • Shulker rendering position desync and generates ghost shulker when destroying shulker-ridden boat or minecart.
  • Players can’t tempt animals with food while other players are closer to the animal.
  • Setting Json text value to null throws exceptions and crashes.
  • Shulkers in boats and minecarts do not sit up if previously attached to blocks sideways.

You can read more about the update here.

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