Minecraft: Java Edition Snapshot 22w11a is first 1.19 'The Wild Update' release

Work on Minecraft is never finished, and the Minecraft community are involved with every step of the process. On Wednesday, Mojang Studios released a brand-new snapshot for Minecraft: Java Edition players to test; this time, as the first snapshot under the 1.19 update umbrella. The Wild Update is a little closer to release than it was before.

Minecraft: Java Edition Snapshot 22w11a is first 1.19 'The Wild Update' release

Minecraft: Java Edition Snapshot 22w11a is the first official snapshot for The Wild Update, the next significant content update arriving on all Minecraft platforms later this year. The Caves and Cliffs Update is finally being left behind as Mojang Studios turns its full attention on developing the upcoming release, with the Minecraft community assisting by providing feedback along the way.

The latest snapshot tests new features and changes for one of the best PC games you can play, including more of the mysterious Deep Dark biome, frog and tadpole mobs, blocks from the mangrove swamp biome like mangrove wood and mud, and much more. There are also several technical updates and bug fixes included in the release.

In case you missed it, Minecraft: Bedrock Edition players also got a new build today for the Minecraft: Bedrock Edition beta and Minecraft Preview. Minecraft: Java Edition Snapshot 22w11a is now available to players.

The full changelog for Minecraft: Java Edition Snapshot 22w11a includes:

New features

  • Added Sculk blocks:
  • Added Sculk Vein blocks:
  • Added Sculk Shrieker block:
  • Souls from mobs will spread through Sculk Veins and Sculk Blocks in random directions until they find a valid substrate they can feed of off:
  • Sculk, Sculk Veins and Sculk Catalysts require Silk Touch to acquire. Otherwise, they drop experience when mined
  • The efficient tool for all Sculk family blocks is the Hoe
  • Technical changes

    Fixed bugs