Back at Minecraft Live 2022 last month, Mojang announced its plans for Minecraft Version 1.20. Well, in the latest Wednesday Minecraft Preview build this week, the Microsoft-owned developer is rolling out experimental features for Version 1.20.
Mojang says that Minecraft 1.20 will come to users in 2023. If you are unfamiliar with this update, it is the stock version that will reach all normal Minecraft players. The developer says the release will focus on more creativity and player expression. Specifically, Mojang wants to give players even more freedom to play how they want.
The latest Minecraft Preview release brings the first glimpse of some of the features coming in Version 1.20. While players can now test these new additions, they are experimental. This update is currently available only on PC, Xbox, and Android. That means it is not available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, nor iOS.
Mojang is making the usual bug fixes and general improvements, but it is the new Version 1.20 features that everybody wants. So, let's take a look at what is available in Minecraft Preview 184.108.40.206:
“Bamboo woodset and rafts
- Added Block of Bamboo, which can be crafted from 9 Bamboo
- Added Stripped Block of Bamboo, which can be obtained by using an Axe on a Block of Bamboo
- Both Block of Bamboo and Stripped Block of Bamboo can be crafted into 2 Bamboo Planks
- Bamboo Hanging Sign is now crafted out of 6 Stripped Blocks of Bamboo and 2 Chains
- Rotated the texture of Bamboo Planks to better match the style of other Planks blocks
- Updated Bamboo Raft and Bamboo Raft with Chest item Icons
- Bamboo Fence now shows in the correct color on the map
- Recolored the Scaffolding texture to match Bamboo Woodset colors
- Camel Texture is up to parity with the Java Edition texture
- Sitting Camel with Lead attached now stands up and follows the player when moving away from it
- The player can now sprint when riding a Camel, even if they have low hunger
- Players riding a Camel while it does its standing up animation do not sink into it anymore
- Players riding a Camel now sit in the correct position
- Camels now have a smaller collision when sitting
- Baby Camels are now slightly smaller
- Changed the colors of the dash cooldown bar to match Java Edition
- Sculk Sensors can now detect Camels sitting down or standing up
- Unique sounds added for the Chiseled Bookshelf
- Introduced the tag `minecraft:bookshelf_books` to filter what type of items are storable in the Chiseled Bookshelf
- Chiseled Bookshelf now fills when dropping Books into a connected Hoppe
- When a Chiseled Bookshelf is connected to a Hopper, only Books are transferred
- Hanging Sign map colors now match Sign map colors
- Hanging Sign now uses the correct texture for its jungle variant
- Fixed an issue where Hanging Signs and other blocks could not be placed under Chest, Enchanting Table, Candle, Brewing Stand, Mob heads (when aligned to the bottom of the block), or End Portal Frame
- Jungle Hanging Sign iron chain added in texture
Mob heads on note blocks
- When placing a Mob Head on a Note Block, that Note Block will now play one of the ambient sounds of that mob when played by a player or powered by Redstone!
Piglin mob heads
- Piglins will now drop their heads when killed by a charged Creeper!
- Placing the Piglin Head on a Note Block will play one of the Piglin's ambient sounds
- The Piglin Head will flap its ears when powered by Redstone on worn by a player!”
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