Minecraft Update 1.18 Snapshot 21w44a - Patch Notes, Release Time

Here are the patch notes of Minecraft Update 1.18 Snapshot 21w44a.

November 3, 2021

The second part of the Caves and Cliffs Update is all set to arrive very soon, and fans are quite curious to learn what it has to offer.

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Thankfully, the devs have made it easy for players by regularly releasing snapshots and updates giving players a chance to try out some of the stuff from the upcoming update. Here is all you need to know about the upcoming snapshot.

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What is the release date and time of Minecraft Update 1.18 Snapshot 21w44a?

Minecraft Update 1.18 Snapshot 21w44a is all set to release today, November 3rd. Usually, the snapshots are released every Wednesday, so we can expect the same today as well. When it comes to the timings, the snapshot usually goes live around 3 pm GMT.

Minecraft Update 1.18 Snapshot 21w44a – Patch Notes


  • New world generation is now inserted under existing chunks when upgrading a world to the new world height
  • Added an Online options screen where you can now find the Realms Notifications option and Difficulty when on a server
  • Added an “Allow Server Listings” option to opt-out of having your name displayed in server listings


  • Sleeping now only resets the weather cycle if it was raining
  • Blocks and fluids are now also affected by simulation distance. It might be a good idea to test that the behavior of your redstone contraptions remained the same
  • Optimized entity collisions


  • Servers can now set property hide-online-players to true in order to not send a player list on status requests
  • When JFR profiling is started from an external source, the JFR events for network packets are now aggregated instead of one event per packet


  • MC-63340 – Sleeping always resets time until rain
  • MC-170551 – Foxes can’t spawn on podzol or coarse dirt
  • MC-200494 – In mineshafts, torches can generate attached to blocks other than the wooden supports
  • MC-216432 – Mineshafts can generate with light but without any torches
  • MC-216561 – Torches not spawning in abandoned mineshafts under y=0
  • MC-217038 – Large dripstone structures can be generated outside the caves
  • MC-236701 – New mountain biomes don’t count towards “Adventuring Time” advancement
  • MC-236938 – /jfr stop output does not have a link
  • MC-237986 – Mobs specific to structures aren’t spawning in their structures
  • MC-238062 – Foxes & Wolves don’t spawn in Groves
  • MC-238761 – Adventuring Time does not account for the new cave biomes
  • MC-238877 – Deep Ocean & Ocean is not needed for the “Adventure Time” advancement
  • MC-238900 – Values of ‘Infinity’ in noise settings in default worldgen
  • MC-238912 – Powder snow strips can’t generate exposed to the surface
  • MC-238962 – Icebergs go all the way to ocean floor.
  • MC-238966 – Old Growth Spruce Taiga and Old Growth Birch Forest aren’t part of the “Adventuring Time” advancement
  • MC-238968 – Windswept Gravelly Hills & Windswept Savanna aren’t apart of the “Adventuring Time” advancement
  • MC-239280 – Withers do not move down to follow the player when the wither’s health is half or lower
  • MC-239344 – All torches in mineshafts are facing the wrong way
  • MC-239359 – Wither Skeletons can only spawn on Nether Bricks
  • MC-239689 – The “amplified” boolean in noise settings does nothing
  • MC-239854 – Nether and caves world is missing bedrock
  • MC-239858 – Nether decorations can be generated on the original bedrock layer
  • MC-239866 – Terrain shaper in noise_settings is not used
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