Minecraft Snapshot 18w07c

A Minecraft Java Edition snapshot

Today is Valentines Day! We couldn't think of any better way to show our love for you than to give you a snapshot full of new things. <3

Changes in 18w07a

  • Added Phantoms (MineCon voted mob!)
  • Added Turtles
  • Added new swimming ability (sprint underwater!)
  • Added bubble columns
  • Added ability to strip logs
  • Added new trident weapon
  • Squids now shoot ink to defend themselves
  • Added new kelp and sea grass blocks
  • Items in water now float to the top
  • Added new prismarine stairs and slabs

Changes in 18w07b

  • Oxygen no longer regenerates instantly out of water
  • Renamed "Turtle shell piece" to "Scute"
  • Dried kelp block now burn in the world
  • Kelp and sea grass should act a bit more like water
  • Lots of bug fixes. You can craft again!

Changes in 18w07c

  • The game shouldn't crash when opening your inventory!


You look tired. When's the last time you got a decent night's rest? Bad things happen to those who don't sleep... they start to hallucinate, and see what's really there.

  • Spawns in the overworld and the end
  • Attacks players who haven't slept in a while
  • Drops leather, but this may change


The turtle moves.

  • Spawns on warm beaches, but this is temporary
  • Will lay eggs in their home beach
  • You can craft pieces of their old shell into one big shell
    • And wear it on your head!
    • Or craft it into a potion!
    • Turtles are known for their strength, not their speed
  • Please be kind to turtles. They hold up the world.

Kelp and Seagrass

The green in the blue!

  • Seagrass generates in all oceans, but this is temporary
  • Kelp doesn't generate in deep oceans, but this is temporary
  • Kelp can be smelted to get dry kelp
    • A tasty snack for the ocean adventurer!
    • Or a convenient way to fuel more smelting
    • Or just store it away into a dried kelp block

Bubble columns

Blub blub blub blub.

  • Doesn't generate anywhere currently
  • Occurs when a magma block is in water
  • Watch out, you'll get sucked under!
  • A good way to breath without cheating game mechanics ;)

Stripped logs

Go ahead, axe us a question.

  • You can strip logs by using an axe on them (right-click)
  • Stripped logs act like regular logs in furnaces, crafting, etc
  • They look neat!


Some say that throwing your only weapon away is a bad idea. We disagree.

  • Right click to throw the trident
  • Left click to melee
  • Currently unobtainable in survival, that will change
  • Super overpowered, we'll balance them later
  • Has 4 available enchantments
    • Loyalty: Your trident will come back to you. Spoil-sport.
    • Impaling: Very useful against creatures of the sea.
    • Riptide: Gotta go fast.
    • Channeling: We're not sure. It's pretty spooky.
  • UI icon is not yet implemented

Fixed bugs in 18w07a

  • MC-11208 - The big tree generator handles tree height variable incorrectly
  • MC-124890 - Can't insert charcoal into furnace
  • MC-124897 - "Balloon oak" tree variant generates upside down, with often only stumps visible on the surface
  • MC-124902 - Furnace recipes work in crafting interfaces and interfere with crafting recipes
  • MC-124903 - Random crash in snow biomes: java.lang.NullPointerException: Exception ticking world
  • MC-124913 - Horses, rabbit, parrot, llamas and sheep generate with default color / variant only
  • MC-124916 - Chorus plant generation broken
  • MC-124930 - The game crashes when pressing "show craftable" in the furnace recipe book.
  • MC-124952 - Large oak trees fail to generate in all biomes with the new generator
  • MC-125016 - Debug world does not generate
  • MC-125047 - World generator not fully cleaned before making new world

Fixed bugs in 18w07b

  • MC-124958 - Fuel item display never stops cycling until the GUI is closed after clicking unavailable smelting recipes
  • MC-125014 - Red sand can no longer be smelted to glass
  • MC-125190 - Kelp and Sea Grass can generate on the top layer of water where it cannot survive
  • MC-125213 - Certain crafting recipes don't work in the 2x2 crafting grid
  • MC-125225 - Texture of fishing rod hook / bobber is wrong
  • MC-125271 - Game crash when using the furnace recipe book under certain conditions
  • MC-125303 - Turtle eggs connect to fences, walls, iron bars and glass panes
  • MC-125352 - Dried kelp block can't be crafted
  • MC-125368 - Sea grass can be bonemealed in locations it can't survive as tall sea grass
  • MC-125396 - 2 high Sea grass overriding parts of the ocean monument
  • MC-125401 - Turtles lay eggs underwater
  • MC-125413 - Dried kelp block do not burn when set on fire
  • MC-125416 - Turtle Master Name Bug
  • MC-125431 - Kelp spawning in water only 1 high

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Written by
Nathan Adams

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