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Minecraft 19w04a

Java Edition



Release date

January 24, 2019

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19w04a is the seventeenth snapshot released for Java Edition 1.14,[1] which changed village generation.



  • Now generate in taiga villages.
    • Can be found on the ground.
      • Can be used as signal campfires.
  • Now generate in village farms.
  • More intuitive placement: placing a floating scaffolding requires the player sneaking to place the scaffolding or scaffolding is placed on the top instead.
  • The player can no longer place scaffolding where they or another entity are standing.
  • Can now be crafted with 3 stone blocks and 1 iron ingot.
  • Can now be used as a simpler way to craft various stone variants (stairs, slabs, bricks, walls, chiseled, etc).
    • From cobblestone, all types of stone and polished stone, sandstone, brick and nether bricks, quartz, all types of prismarine, end stone and end stone bricks and mossy variants.
  • Sound effect added for crafting blocks with stonecutter.

World generation[edit]

Zombie villages
  • Updated desert and taiga zombie villages.
Taiga villages
  • Added 1 new building which contains a chimney with a lit campfire inside.
    • Butcher houses will also have a chimney with a lit campfire inside.


World generation
  • New progress message: "Upgrading structure data".
  • Improved collision code.


18 issues fixed
From the 1.14 development versions
  • MC-137441progress.working shows on entering world.
  • MC-138565 – Stonecutter don't change their alignment based on player look direction.
  • MC-140930 – Hat layer on player heads is offset.
  • MC-141901 – Unlit campfires still hurt players that stand on them.
  • MC-141913 – Sneaking on a campfire prevents damage.
  • MC-142091 – Campfire deals damage to entities that are not touching it.
  • MC-142231 – Scaffolding does not show on maps.
  • MC-142458 – Unlit campfire texture partially missing.
  • MC-142486 – When a player uses /summon command with a wrong entity ID, they will summon a pig.
  • MC-142528 – Commands using @e[type=] on chat have broken autofilling.
  • MC-142567 – Replacing lava with campfire creates unlit campfire.
  • MC-142568 – Pushing a level 7 compost will make it not able to compost their contents.
  • MC-142608 – Lightning doesn't appear.
  • MC-142621 – "Invalid book tag" is not translatable.
  • MC-142762 – When the player has a full inventory, taking the book from the lectern deletes the book.
From the previous development version
  • MC-142698 – Locking maps can duplicate them.
  • MC-142763 – Clicking recipes in Blast Furnace and Smoker deletes output.
  • MC-142766 – Clicking a recipe in blast furnace/smoker returns fuel to inventory and resets cook progress.


Video made by slicedlime:


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


  1. "Minecraft Snapshot 19w04a" – Minecraft.net, January 24, 2019