Surprisingly, Minecraft Live 2022 has introduced users to a whole bunch of Minecraft 1.20 features that not many were expecting. From the new desert mob to an entire family of new blocks, there’s a lot to look forward to in the new update. A few days later, interested users can already test a few new features. The first Minecraft 1.20 Beta and 22w42a Snapshot for the Java Edition and the Minecraft Preview #220.127.116.11 for the Bedrock Edition have gone live.
New features in Minecraft 1.20 Beta and 22w42a Snapshot Updates
Most features from Minecraft Live 2022 have now become available for testing. All Minecraft players will be able to access them by downloading the test builds of the game. Here are some of the features included in the update – Camel, Chiseled Bookshelf, Hanging Signs, Bamboo Wood and Blocks, and Bundles.
Although the features feel complete, they’re still in the testing phase. If you notice any bugs or errors in them, you’ll be able to report the same to Minecraft. Meanwhile, you should keep in mind that the newest snapshot and beta don’t contain Sniffer, the winner of Mob Vote 2022. The mob is still at the early stage of development and will not make it into the game for at least a couple of months.
How to gain access to Minecraft 1.20 features early
If you’re a Bedrock player, you’ll need to download Minecraft Preview and then update it for getting the new features. Meanwhile, Java users will be able to get the snapshots from the “Installation” tab in the Minecraft Launcher. In case you already own Minecraft, you won’t need to pay anything to get the test builds of the game. They’re completely free for anyone to use. The test builds are one of the numerous phases that the next major update will need to go through before the final release.