The 22w14a Snapshot brings mangrove swamps and an interesting item to Minecraft

What’s new in the newest snapshot of The Wild Update?

Snapshots related to the wilderness update, which was announced during the recent Minecraft Live event, have been coming to Minecraft for some time. The main element of the update will be swamps, which will receive much more interesting biome variants, as well as new wood and a new mob – the frog. Fans could meet it some time ago. What is the list of news introduced in the latest test version?

Players can find here, among other things, new interesting mechanics, such as a way to obtain clay without having to search far away or a compass that shows the place where the player died last time.

Snapshot 22w14a


  • Now can convert into clay by placing mud above a block which has pointed dripstone underneath.


Echo Shard
  • Can only be found in loot chests in ancient cities.
  • Can be used to craft recovery compasses.
Recovery Compass
  • A new type of compass which can point to the last place where player died.
  • Randomly spins if not held by a player, the player hasn’t died, or when the player is not in the same dimension of the death point.
  • Can be crafted with a compass surrounded by 8 echo shards.


  • Now get angry at all mobs that bump into it, not just players.

World generation

Mangrove Swamp
  • A new swamp biome with teal water that often generates in warmer clusters, usually next to jungles and deserts.
  • Contains mangrove trees, a new type of tree.
    • Has an unique shape, with a root system of mangrove roots leading up to a forking trunk and mangrove leaves.
    • It has a chance to generate a bee nest.
    • Grows from mangrove propagules.
  • Naturally spawns warm frogs and slimes, but there are no sheep, cows, pigs or chickens.
  • Does not generate witch huts.
  • The floor is coated with a single layer of mud.
Ancient City
  • Changed some structures:
    • Slightly changed city_center_2 blocks around the chest so that vibrations generated there are always detected by the sculk sensor below.
    • A missing sculk sensor was added for the redstone lamp in bottom_1.
    • Replaced the light blue and blue carpets in ice_box_1 with gray carpets, and the trapdoor there is no longer open by default.
    • entrance_path_5 is now able to generate.


  • Added two new advancements:
    • Birthday Song
      • Have an Allay drop a cake at a note block
    • You Got a Friend in Me
      • Have an Allay deliver items to you
  • The mangrove swamp is now required to be visited for the “Adventuring Time” advancement.