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Minecraft Snapshots


Snapshots are an early access testing build for Minecraft that Mojang themselves periodically releases. These versions of the game are unrefined and include upcoming updates and changes to the game. Mojang allows players to play snapshots in order to receive feedback, bug reports, etc. Only the Java version of the game has this feature.


How to play in Snapshots?


To play in any of the snapshots that Mojang releases you will need to follow the instructions below


  1. Open the Minecraft launcher

  2. Find and click the drop-down menu on the home page

  3. Select ‘Latest snapshot’ from the menu that appears

  4. Now launch the game


What is Snapshot?


Snapshots are pre-release build that has upcoming updates such as new items, mobs, blocks, etc. They are made available to players before the update is pushed for release as a means of beta testing the patch. This allows the developer team at Mojang to gather valuable feedback, bug reports, player experiences, etc.


Conclusion


Snapshots are testing versions of Minecraft that are released by Mojang periodically. They come with new features and content for players to try out. Everyone who has the Java edition of the game can access the snapshot releases.


FAQs about Snapshot in Minecraft


Q. What is included in the snapshot?

A. Usually, the next upcoming update is in the snapshot releases. This can include new items, mobs, biomes, etc.


Q. Can I play snapshot on Bedrock Edition?

A. No, unfortunately only Java Edition has access to snapshot releases.


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