Minecraft 1.21 Snapshot 23W46A Patch Notes

From trial chambers last week to redstone today, Mojang is working hard to have the next update ready for a full display! Today, we explore Minecraft 1.21 Snapshot 23W46A, the tick changes coming our way, and how you too can hop into the latest update and play.

Patch Notes

  • Updated Crafter textures
Technical Changes
  • The Data Pack version is now 25
Data Pack Version 25
  • Added individual display names for scoreboard entries

Display names

  • Each entry in a scoreboard can now have a custom display name
  • Those values are kept separate per objective and score holder
  • If the name is not present, the score holder name is used (i.e. the old behavior)
  • If the score is reset or the whole objective is removed, the name is not preserved
  • Team decorations will still be applied to names as normal
  • Subcommands for managing names:
    • scoreboard players display name <targets> <objective> <text component> – set display name
    • scoreboard players display name <targets> <objective> – clear display name

Display name auto-update

  • To make display name management easier, objectives can also be configured to auto-update display names on every score update
  • This option is disabled by default
  • If a score holder has no display name (because it can’t be attributed to any currently loaded entity), the current name is preserved
  • Command to control auto-update for objective:
    • scoreboard objectives modify <scoreboard> displayautoupdate [true|false]

Number formatting

  • Scores in numeric form can now be formatted
  • Formats can be set for both objectives and individual scores
  • Scores with set formats will render the same in all context (sidebar, under player name, etc.)
  • Subcommands for managing formats:
    • scoreboard objectives modify <objective> numberformat <format> – for setting default format for an objective
    • scoreboard objectives modify <objective> numberformat – for clearing default format for an objective
    • scoreboard players display numberformat <targets> <score> <format> – for setting format for a specific score holder
    • scoreboard players display numberformat <targets> <score> – for clearing format for a specific score holder


  • styled <style> – score will be displayed with selected style (like {“bold”:true})
  • fixed <text component> – score will be replaced with text
  • blank – score will not be displayed
Fixed Bugs In Snapshot 23w46a
  • MC-259321 – Spawner counts related entities against MaxNearbyEntities
  • MC-265662 – “Cannot kick server owner in LAN game” message when trying to kick yourself from non-LAN singleplayer world
  • MC-265873 – Narrator Hotkey description mentions the wrong modifier key on macOS
  • MC-265910 – Crafter block has a one game tick cooldown
  • MC-265950 – Crafters will stack items when outputting into chiseled bookshelf
  • MC-266076 – Copper Grates can’t be waterlogged
  • MC-266099 – Spectating an entity that takes damage makes the camera shake
  • MC-266120 – Some advancements for 1.21 block recipes are in the regular datapack
  • MC-266148 – Some Crafting recipes for the new copper blocks appear when Experiment is disabled
  • MC-266190 – Tuff blockset color palette is inconsistent with itself
  • MC-266437 – Wind charge subtitles are improperly capitalized
  • MC-266445 – Breeze mob doesn’t count to Monster Hunter
  • MC-266455 – Breeze spawn eggs are in the incorrect place in the creative inventory
  • MC-266459 – The hitboxes and models of wind charges are misaligned
  • MC-266538 – Trial spawners can be replaced by lava pools and other features
  • MC-266622 – Wind Charges can’t switch levers off

How to Install Minecraft 1.21 Snapshot 23W46A

Minecraft 1.21 Snapshot Install Screenshot

Installing Minecraft 1.21 Snapshot 23W46A on Java Edition is as easy as can be! First open the Minecraft Launcher and enabling snapshots under the “Installations” tab. Then click “New Installation” and “Latest Snapshot” in the drop-down menu. Finally, click “Create,” and a new snapshot installation should now be a selectable option before clicking “Play.”

However, to also enable experimental features, a few more steps are required. Once inside the Minecraft client, select “Create New World.” From there, click “Experimental” and enable any features you would like to see in-game. Finally, click “Done” and then “Create New World” again.

Please note snapshots can corrupt old worlds! Ensure backups have been taken.

How to Create Minecraft 1.21 Snapshot 23W46A Servers

Minecraft Melon Cube Block

At MelonCube Hosting, Minecraft 1.21 servers come with the latest snapshots pre-installed! Simply select your desired package, then the snapshot, and your server will be set up instantly with an email detailing how to log in and enjoy the game.

Minecraft 1.21 Snapshot 23W46A Patch Notes

With all of Minecraft Live’s announced features now available in-game, we may see something new as soon as next week! Do you think Mojang will do any reveals before the holiday break?

Until Next Time,

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