Minecraft Snapshot 13w36a released, adds new biomes, rewrites, better fishing and more

Yesterday Mojang announced the first Minecraft snapshot for Minecraft 1.7, called 13w36. This snapshot might very well be the biggest one yet, with lots of new features and stability bug fixes.

The biggest improvements are the new biomes. These include Clay Canyon (aka Mesa), a Savannah Biome, Black Forest (with some large mushrooms that grow too!), Ice Plains Spikes, Birch Forest, Flower Forest, Sunflower Plains, Deep Oceans biome, Gravel Beaches, and Extreme Hills biome.

The second main improvement is fishing. Fishing has been completely revamped in this snapshot, with more rewards (some good, some bad), new enchantments for fishing rods, and new fish (pufferfish, raw salmon, and clownfish).

There are hundreds of other small improvements, such as melons growing in forests, a rewrite of the achievements system, new ground covers, new two block-high flowers and tall grass, cloning books, creepers explode if you light them with flint and steel (similar to Minecraft PE 0.7.4), new options menu, and a lot more.

This is probably the biggest snapshot ever. Are you excited? What's your favorite addition? Tell us in the comments! And make sure to check the second source link for the full changelog.

Source: Mojang, Minecraft Wiki

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tmayrand
September 6, 2013 at 10:59 AM delete

Typo: this is the first snapshot for 1.7, not 1.6 which is the current standard for the game.

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nike
September 6, 2013 at 12:05 PM delete

Wish I could get them in my 1.2 creative world that's ireeplaceable

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Caleb Hansen
September 6, 2013 at 12:44 PM delete

The new biomes are my favorite addition, the possibilities are ever increasing!

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tmayrand
September 6, 2013 at 1:36 PM delete

if you go really really far away when loading the world the new chucks would appear, however they may potentially break the world...

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Daniel McCoy
September 6, 2013 at 1:51 PM delete

If you really look around you can find a new biome called a "Mesa" and it is fully made by stained clay!

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Connor Moore
September 7, 2013 at 4:51 AM delete

Wow that's a lot of new stuff, tons of new biomes. I can't wait for 1.7 to actually come out, but that will be a while, so just enjoy the snapshot I guess.

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TransMutatiOn
September 9, 2013 at 6:31 AM delete

Being a person with a crappy computer, I'm lovin the performance improvements. A steady 60 fps even on amplified!

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Progeny2501
September 11, 2013 at 1:08 PM delete

Now THAT's what i'm talking about!!

Do they Still have Abandoned mineshafts? I haven't run across any in a long time.

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September 11, 2013 at 1:29 PM delete

They haven't said anything about taking them out :P

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Progeny2501
September 13, 2013 at 10:15 AM delete

Lol Notch also didn't say anything about fixing the Far Lands either. I'm just worried that generated structures might be a bit... crapped up with the new updates! Oh well!! That's why they are snapshots! Somebody ought to investigate :)

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stabapig499
September 15, 2013 at 5:45 AM delete

i want a download link please

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rozy
September 21, 2013 at 3:01 AM delete

when does 1.7 come out

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