The Spawn Chunks 114: A Semi-Weathered Snapshot

Nov 9, 2020

Joel and Jonny light a candle under a full episode conversation about the latest Minecraft Snapshot, our first look at some of the features coming in the Caves & Cliffs Update.

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  • Jonny
    • Finished the netherite beacon!
    • Working on the museum, putting together the ore exhibit.
    • Farming sand from husks in Skyblock.
    • Streaming some creative building in the latest Caves & Cliffs snapshot, building a tower based on steampunk art from DOFRESH.
  • Joel
    • Working on the first major build in the medieval fantasy realm on The Citadel, a multi-tier potato farm.
    • Loosely inspired by artwork, “Orange House” by OKU

Minecraft News

Chunk Mail

FROM: NH Fosters 
SUBJECT: Is 20W45A Too Early?

Hey Pix and Joel,

I’ve been playing around with all the new stuff in the snapshot, and don’t get me wrong, it is really cool! I will always welcome new content for me and my friends to play around with. 

I was thinking about the timing of this snapshot. Did Mojang jump the gun in the excitement to show us what they’ve been working on and to start getting community feedback? We are only one month from Minecraft Live, and we are already getting a boatload of exciting new content. If Mojang keeps with the Wednesday updates from 1.16, they will have around 27 more snapshots before we reach Spring of 2021. Do they have enough content to do something new every snapshot? I don’t think so. Can they spread out the new content in a way that will keep the hype up in the community? We’ll have to wait and see. The community has gotten used to having to say “this snapshot was mostly bug fixes”, but you can tell we don’t like to say that. So what do you think? Was this too early? Can Mojang drip out content at a rate that will satisfy the hungry community? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

A fellow spe-chunk-er,


Our First In Game Look At The Caves & Cliffs Update

Joel and Jonny dedicate the majority of episode 114 to discussing the new blocks, and game play features of The Caves & Cliffs snapshot 20W45A from copper, calcite and candles to amethyst and tinted glass.