Minecraft snapshot 15w31c

Update: Snapshot 15w31c has been released containing all of the following wonderful new bugfixes. Grab the server here!

  • [Bug MC-2835] - Resizing the Minecraft window while dead grays out the Respawn/Exit to Menu buttons and several other screens
  • [Bug MC-67952] - XP Orbs have graphical bugs when looking straight down
  • [Bug MC-82821] - Levitation potion is named “potion.levitation”
  • [Bug MC-82824] - Picking up items doesnt stack them into the offhand slot.
  • [Bug MC-82828] - 1/4 of stairs get rendered incorrectly on one side while in hotbar
  • [Bug MC-82832] - End Portal Spawns position changes
  • [Bug MC-82870] - Chorus Plant Hitbox
  • [Bug MC-82901] - Slight player offset when on Grass Path Block
  • [Bug MC-82928] - Items being slightly pushed down in the screen.
  • [Bug MC-83004] - Player in the Inventory is not displaying correctly when not holding an item in the first slot!
  • [Bug MC-83068] - Fire floats above block
  • [Bug MC-83079] - Chest model in hand tilted awkwardly
  • [Bug MC-83163] - Purpur double slabs drop nothing when broken
  • [Bug MC-83239] - Respawned dragon doesn’t have a health bar
  • [Bug MC-83448] - Dragon respawns in old world
  • [Bug MC-83702] - Subsequent dragons drop another egg when killed
  • [Bug MC-83883] - Using banner on cauldron creates another banner of last stage
  • [Bug MC-83894] - /replaceitem cannot place non-armor items into mobs’ head slot
  • [Bug MC-83906] - Map in offhand shows arms when invisible
  • [Bug MC-83943] - When I use pick block on double purpur slab blocks it doesnt do anything.
  • [Bug MC-84000] - Holding enchanted armour gives same effects as wearing it
  • [Bug MC-84035] - Enderdragon can’t die unless perched on portal
  • [Bug MC-84131] - Potion of water breathing missing and fire resistance (8:00) not working as expected
  • [Bug MC-84191] - Shulker looks weird when it rides on minecart
  • [Bug MC-84198] - Chorus Fruit can teleport you to the roof of the Nether

Update: Snapshot 15w31b has been released and contains the following (and probably some more) bugfixes:

  • [Bug MC-82808] - New arrow names
  • [Bug MC-82809] - Texture errors for Spectral Arrow
  • [Bug MC-82819] - Levitating for too long kicks the player
  • [Bug MC-82842] - Multiplayer whenever someone mines the body of another player shakes
  • [Bug MC-82859] - You get a stack of the new arrow upon picking it up on the ground
  • [Bug MC-82873] - Cannot get property on Rails
  • [Bug MC-82874] - When you do /kill with a left arm set it goes to a right arm
  • [Bug MC-82876] - Hide particles not working
  • [Bug MC-82880] - Cannot get property while planting cocoa beans.
  • [Bug MC-82896] - /clear doesn’t clear slots other than main inventory
  • [Bug MC-82907] - Signed Book and Quil messed up result
  • [Bug MC-82938] - Enderman missplaced arm + head
  • [Bug MC-83041] - Armor slots in /replaceitem do not work as intended
  • [Bug MC-83143] - Glowing effect does not have team color around armor or held items
  • [Bug MC-83187] - Signs show opening and closing quotes on each line
  • [Bug MC-83313] - Failed to save chunk java.io.UTFDataFormatException: encoded string too long: 65541 bytes
  • [Bug MC-83460] - Tellraw is completely broken!
  • [Bug MC-83623] - Item models break when tools with durability use the Unbreakable tag.
  • [Bug MC-83709] - Scrolling in the “Miscellaneous” creative inventory tab skips one row
  • [Bug MC-83818] - [Resource Pack Bug] Crash when using cull faces with multipart blockstates
  • [Bug MC-83838] - ShulkerBullet NBT gets corrupted when (Owner,) Target and Pos position are equal


It’s time! It’s that time again! It’s finally here! It’s snapshot time! Snapshots!

A little later than I’d have liked, but we’re now ready to start public testing of Minecraft 1.9: The Combat Update. As you can expect from the name, the update is mostly about cuddling and farming plants.

I’m not going to tell you what’s new, but I will tell you what isn’t new… yet. These are the things you should not expect to find in this super-alpha-development-preview-test-build-thing:

  • Any balancing of any kind. Seriously, expect things to be hilariously overpowered or underpowered.
  • Melee combat changes. Melee combat will change, just not in this snapshot.
  • Shields. They tie into the melee combat changes.
  • The meaning of life. That’s also for another snapshot.
  • Hugs. You can find those over here instead.
  • Perfect respawn mechanics of the end. You can respawn the dragon right now by drawing a creeper face with clay, but it won’t respawn everything yet. That’s temporary.
  • Lots of new items/blocks which don’t exist yet. That’s why you’re respawning the dragon like above.
  • New potions or enchantments. There will be new ones, just not right now!
  • Subtitles support. It’s still planned for 1.9!
  • Proper offhand interaction support. Right now it doesn’t entirely work as expected, we have to go through every interaction and decide what should happen each time.
  • Lots of stuff, really. We have a lot of things planned for 1.9, and this is just the first snapshot. Gotta keep some surprises!

A note for resource pack authors: We have changed the format of resource packs slightly, and have support for versioning packs now. You can still use incompatible packs, it just needs extra confirmation from the user.

A note for everybody else: Back up your world before updating. Things will break, especially in such an early snapshot. Backup your world. Back it up. Do it now.

Please report any and all bugs you find in Minecraft to bugs.mojang.com. If nobody reports a bug, we can’t fix it!

To get snapshots, open your launcher and press the “New Profile” button. Call it “snapshots” and check the box saying “Enable experimental development snapshots” and save. To switch to the normal version, you can select it in the dropdown at the bottom left corner of the launcher. Back up your world first or run the game on in a different folder (See the “new profile” dialog).

Snapshots can corrupt your world, please backup and/or run them in a different folder from your main worlds.

Cross-platform server jar: https://launcher.mojang.com/mc/game/15w31c/server/4fec021cc8110ce87451e22e23e958ce9d8d61f2/server.jar

Report bugs here: