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Minecraft Snapshot 20W19A fixes Remnant content and Villagers

Minecraft Snapshot 20W19A

Mojang has just deployed the newest snapshot for Minecraft. The bug fixing and testing of new and old features alike continues. Minecraft Snapshot 20W19A will bring a bevy of bug fixes, and a few minor adjustments to gameplay elements as its core changes. The new snapshot also includes a minor adjustment to Nether biomes, namely that blackstone and gravel now generate there. Also Soul Sand should generate properly now too.

As for bug fixes in this new version, there’s quite a few. A minor tweak to Villagers also opens up their defensive abilities, as all of them now spawn iron golems. Villager logic surrounding beds, sleeping sn other behavior was a bit buggy, that has now been fixed in Minecraft Snapshot 20W19A. Bugs with other mobs like Enderman have been fixed too.

For the new Remnant content from 20W16A, there have only been a few tweaks regarding the balancing of spawns. The new Bastions introduced in the last snapshot have also had their spawn rates adjusted. Certain biome features are now less plentiful when bonemealed as well. There are several more fixes packed in, find the rest of the details in the patch notes.

You can find the full notes from Minecraft Snapshot 20W19A below:


  • Patches of blackstone and gravel now generate in all Nether biomes, and patches of soul sand now generate in Soulsand Valleys
  • Added “distance by strider” statistic


  • Villagers can now spawn iron golems regardless of their profession status or latest working time
  • Bastions are now a bit less common
  • Lowered the amount that weeping and twisting vines grow when bonemealed
  • You now need to use shears to get an item when breaking Nether Sprouts
  • Tweaked spawning of mobs to more closely adhere to mob caps
  • Biome distribution in the Nether has been tweaked


  • Fish now have their own mob category and mob cap


  • MC-87949 – The shield use statistic is not working
  • MC-89956 – Levitation has no effect if gliding with elytra
  • MC-116293 – Functioning clock and compass in recipe book
  • MC-125613 – Datapack tag “stairs” does not use #wooden_stairs
  • MC-145862 – Villagers try to sleep in occupied beds
  • MC-152084 – Villagers occasionally stand up out of beds at night, then can never sleep in that bed again
  • MC-152170 – When a villager takes the bed of another villager then the bed’s previous owner will not look for a new bed
  • MC-157077 – Villagers will not sleep in beds at night
  • MC-158542 – Iron Golems don’t stop spawning
  • MC-160250 – Naturally generated villagers are not pathfinding towards their POI; POI detection range is too small
  • MC-166764 – Villagers spawned on world generation have a lower follow range than villagers spawned by other means
  • MC-170612 – Villagers spawned by meeting points have frozen AI and do not move when that chunk is freshly generated
  • MC-172107 – Piglins and Hoglins don’t get zombified in the end
  • MC-172524 – Letters of name tag render inconsistently when sneaking (within the same name tag)
  • MC-172899 – Piglins with blocks (pumpkins) equipped on their heads show z-fighting
  • MC-173015 – Crimson roots, Warped roots, and Nether sprouts are not randomly offset
  • MC-173115 – Mobs can spawn inside of wither roses
  • MC-174568 – Rail updates are 3-4x times laggier since 1.13
  • MC-174909 – Endermen don’t teleport when on magma blocks
  • MC-175251 – Fish are spawning in with extremely high numbers. Over 200 different entities of cod every five minutes
  • MC-177839 – Blackstone and blackstone walls use the blackstone side face on the bottom, while blackstone stairs and slabs use the blackstone top face on the bottom
  • MC-178487 – Saddles on untamed horses no longer render
  • MC-179989 – Smithing Table and Anvil UI does not have “Inventory” title above player inventory
  • MC-180064 – Piglins would rather use an unenchanted crossbow instead of an enchanted crossbow
  • MC-180297 – Player name color in list appears too dark
  • MC-180407 – Piglin bartering is limited to dropping a single item stack from the loot table
  • MC-180410 – Enderman spawn rate seems very low on upgraded worlds
  • MC-180575 – Dispensers now always plays “dispenser failed” when dispensing glowstone
  • MC-181353 – Warped and Crimson Doors have no hinges
  • MC-181418 – Entity names can no longer be colored
  • MC-181424 – Fish (and other items from fishing) cannot be caught with a fishing rod
  • MC-181461 – Enchantement glint doesn’t render on shields, tridents and elytra
  • MC-181479 – Map marker labels do not render properly
  • MC-181524 – Redstone does not visually connect when going up soul sand
  • MC-181566 – Powered redstone dust only generates particles at the center of the block
  • MC-181944 – Font of category/section text in creative mode item selection screen is much thicker than in 1.15.2
  • MC-182595 – Parity issue: Blackstone doesn’t generate in ore veins in nether wastes
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