In the latest release for Minecraft: Java Edition, version 1.20.3, Mojang brings a slew of exciting additions, improvements, and a sneak peek into the future with the optional Update 1.21 Experiment.
Decorated Pots Take Center Stage
One of the standout features in this update is the enhanced functionality for Decorated Pots. Players can now store up to a single stack of items in these charming pots. Hoppers, Droppers, and Minecarts with Hoppers have also joined the party, enabling the insertion and extraction of items from Decorated Pots. Additionally, Comparators can now read the number of items stored in these pots. However, breaking them is the only way to reveal their contents, as Decorated Pots have no GUI.
Players will notice a fun detail as interacting with Decorated Pots causes them to wobble and triggers a vibration frequency of 11. Furthermore, these pots can now be smashed by projectiles, adding an element of surprise and chaos to the Minecraft world.
Shields Get a Visual Upgrade
In response to player feedback, shields receive a visual upgrade in this update. When a player is blocking with a shield, the arm holding the shield now follows the direction the player is looking at, especially noticeable in the third-person perspective.
A Fresh Look for the Bat
Flying into view with a new model, animations, and texture, the Bat has received a makeover. Minecraft’s enthusiasts can enjoy a more refined and detailed appearance for this winged creature.
Map Makers and Pack Creators Rejoice
The 1.20.3 update caters to mapmakers and pack creators with the introduction of Scoreboard Display Names and extensions for the execute and return commands. A new administrative tool, the tick command, enhances the overall experience for those involved in customizing Minecraft worlds.
Sneak Peek into the Future
Minecraft players can get a taste of what’s to come with the optional Update 1.21 Experiment, offering a sneak preview of features slated for the next major version of the game.
Additional Changes and Minor Tweaks
- An accessibility option has been added to hide the yellow splash texts in the main menu.
- A recovery screen is now available for worlds with missing data, providing a solution for instances where saving failed due to unexpected shutdowns.
- Monster Spawners now render their inner faces when looked inside.
- Thrown Ender Pearls produce a teleportation sound on impact.
Minecraft 1.20.4 Announced with Critical Bug Fixes!
Just a day after the release of version 1.20.3, Mojang has swiftly responded to community feedback and announced the upcoming 1.20.4 update. This new release will focus on addressing critical bugs identified by players, ensuring a smoother and more enjoyable Minecraft experience. Stay tuned for further details on the bug fixes and improvements that 1.20.4 will bring to the beloved block-building adventure!