Mojang usually pushes out Minecraft snapshots to gradually test the new features for the next big update. Amongst the recently released ones, 22w14a is probably the biggest. In this article, Gurugamer is going to showcase the top 5 most notable additions in Minecraft snapshot 22w14a.

1. Mangrove Swamp

The Mangrove Swamp biome has finally been revealed in the Minecraft snapshot 22w14a. It is one of the two new biomes in the 1.19 update, alongside the Deep Dark. The mangrove swamp is a dense, mud-filled landscape that's filled to the brim with mangrove trees and mud blocks.

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Mangrove Swamp

The mangrove is a special type of tree that only grows in a flooded, muddy environment. Due to the root blocks coming out of the main body to touch the ground, the mangroves jungle looks super dense. The main inhabitant of this biome are frogs, a brand new type of mob that changes color based on the biome's temperature.

2. Echo shards

The Echo shards are a brand new item added to the game in this Minecraft snapshot. They are a brand new crafting material that hasn't been hinted at or announced at all by Mojang. Players can find them inside Ancient Cities' chests.

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Echo shards

Their appearance is fairly similar to amethyst shards, except that their colors are black and dark aqua. Currently, their only function is being the material for crafting a new item, the Recovery Compass. It is likely that Echo shards would gain some other features later.

3. Recovery Compass

A recovery compass is a brand new item that can be crafted by combining 8 echo shards with one normal compass using a crafting table. It solves one of the biggest issues in Minecraft: finding out the location the player last died.

Recovery Compass
Recovery Compass

With this compass, players should be able to gather the items they dropped upon death. If a player has not died a single time in the world, the compass would spin randomly.

4. Renewable Clay blocks

The new mud blocks that generate naturally in the Mangrove Swamp biome can now be converted to clay via a pointed dripstone contraption. To do this, players only need to place the mud block on top of another block with pointed dripstone at the bottom. Afterward, the dripstone will keep dropping water to dry up the mud and turn it into clay. Players can get unlimited clay using this method.

Renewable Clay blocks
Renewable Clay blocks

Mud blocks will also be a very interesting addition and will have several different uses. Players can use it for building/decoration and crafting. It can be made into mud bricks, which look amazing.

5. Warden gets angry if bumped into by mobs

Mojang is tinkering with the behavior of the Warden to make it as terrifying as possible. Previously, the Warden would only get angry if the player accidentally bump into it. However, from this patch onward, this would apply to all mobs and not just the player.

Warden gets angry if bumped into by mobs
Warden gets angry if bumped into by mobs

This behavioral change allows players to bait wardens and interacts with them in different ways. With the mob being the strongest in the game (more powerful than both the Ender Dragon and the Wither), the fact that Mojang is adding more quirk to it is actually a good thing.

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