The newest Minecraft snapshot is stay, which suggests a load of recent options to try forward of the launch of Caves and Cliffs. Strictly talking, the large additions right here are the Minecraft goats, however we already know the fundamentals of what to anticipate there. What’s extra notable is that Mojang is bringing one in every of Bedrock’s most helpful quality-of-life additions over to Java: the sunshine block.

Technically, the sunshine block isn’t actually a block in any respect – it’s functionally the identical as air. However, when you place it, you’ll be able to work together with it to set an ambient gentle degree. Basically, it allows you to simply arrange customized lighting to finesse the aesthetics of your Minecraft builds. You can solely get gentle blocks through the /give command so, er, don’t anticipate to go mining for gentle. (If you want extra particulars on Minecraft console commands, you’ll be able to observe that hyperlink.)

You can try the patch notes on the official site for all the things that’s added in 21w13a, however as ever, you’ll want to keep in mind that every one the specifics are topic to change forward of the particular Minecraft 1.17 launch date this summer time.

For assist stepping into Minecraft beta versions, you’ll be able to observe that hyperlink.