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Java Edition 18w48a

18w48a is the ninth snapshot for Java Edition 1.14, released on November 29, 2018,[1] which revamps plains villages.



Barrels, bells, blast furnaces, brewing stands, cartography tables, fletching tables, lecterns, looms, smokers, smithing tables, and stonecutters
  • Can now generate naturally inside plains villages.
  • Changed texture.
  • Are now craftable using two sticks, two planks, and one stone slab.
  • Now has a GUI with 2 input slots and 1 output slot.
  • Can now combine two damaged items into one and/or remove non-curse enchantments.
    • For each enchantment removed, some experience will be returned.
  • Can be found at plains village weapon smiths.
  • Can now be climbed without supporting blocks.


  • Slightly modified trades of villagers.

Command format

  • Can locate the new villages, using the New_Village parameter.

Generated structures

Plains villages
  • Village houses now have a drastically different structure and there are many more types.
  • Use jigsaw blocks for generation.
  • Added new structure and loot table files for the new village houses.


  • Recipes for combining damaged items have been removed; these are now done using the grindstone.
Dedicated servers
    • difficulty and gamemode settings now accept string names; integer values are still allowed as legacy option.
  • Server will now exit faster if eula.txt is not set.
  • Command line
    • Added new option --help.
    • Added new command line option --initSettings.
      • Initializes eula.txt, and with defaults, then exits.


7 issues fixed
From released versions before 1.14
  • MC-103192 – Combining tools or armor adds to crafting stat.
  • MC-118323magenta_dye_from_lapis_ink_bonemeal recipe and its advancement are misnamed
From the 1.14 development versions
  • MC-138633 – The title screen needs updating in 1.14 snapshots.
  • MC-139378 – "Exception while ticking" crash when Scaffolding falls onto a Shulker Box
  • MC-139692 – Chests in ocean ruins not opening
  • MC-139694 – Water blocks aren't filled in if above an ocean ruin.
  • MC-139955 – Ocean ruins can spawn completely obliterated in certain chunks.


Video made by slicedlime:


  • Unlike most of the first-of-the-week snapshots, this was released on a Thursday instead of Wednesday, similar to the snapshots before 14w26a.


  1. "Minecraft Snapshot 18w48a" –, November 29, 2018