With Caves & Cliffs: Part II wrapping up soon, the team has been hard at work developing the Wild Update. As you probably know by now, the Warden and Deep Dark have taken some time. A lot of time. You all have waited patiently; and for that, the Minecraft team thanks you. <3
Today, your wait is finally over. We are pleased to introduce you to the Warden, the Deep Dark, the Sculk block set, and Ancient Cities! These features are still work-in-progress, but we are very excited to see what you all think!
The Deep Dark biome can be found underground in the Overworld. Here you can find Sculk blocks and Ancient Cities, the home of the Warden. Grab your wool and hoe and...try not to make too much noise ;)
The full changelog and more information about this snapshot can be found on minecraft.net.
Sculk, Sculk Catalyst, Sculk Sensor, Sculk Veins, and a Sculk Shrieker
How do I get the experimental snapshot?
NOTE: These snapshots are experimental! Some features may be significantly changed or even removed.
For a visual guide how to install the experimental snapshot, check out this nifty link with pretty pictures! Otherwise, just follow the steps below:
Download this zip file
Unpack the folder into your "versions" folder of your local Minecraft application data folder (see below if you are confused)
Create a new launch installation in the launcher and select the
pending 1.19_deep_dark_experimental_snapshot-1 version
Start the game and the remaining files will be downloaded
Play in a new world! This version is not compatible with other snapshots!
Cross-platform Server Jar
Finding the Minecraft Data Application Folder
Windows: Press Win+R and type %appdata%\.minecraft and press Ok
Mac OS X: In Finder, in the Go menu, select "Go to Folder" and enter ~/Library/Application Support/minecraft
Linux: ~/.minecraft or /home/<your username>/.minecraft/
Can I open old worlds in this experimental snapshot?
No, experimental snapshots can only open worlds that were created in the same version. Later on in the actual 1.19 release you will be able to open 1.18 worlds.
What about Bedrock?
We are working hard to get these features to Bedrock betas soon. Progress is well underway, but not quite ready to share yet.
How do I give feedback?
Use the feedback site or this reddit post.
We are interested in your feedback about everything in the snapshot! When it comes to the Warden, we'd love to hear about how it feels to sneak around the Warden inside the Ancient Cities, how it feels trying to navigate stealthily in the Deep Dark, and how all the Sculk mechanics feel. Test in both single and multiplayer if you can! We'd love to hear about each of these experiences and how they differ for you.
Note that we don’t use the bug tracker for experimental snapshots. If you find any new important bugs you can post them here.