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Java Edition 19w13a

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Minecraft 19w13a

Java Edition



Release date

March 27, 2019

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19w13a is the twenty-ninth snapshot for Java Edition 1.14, released on March 27, 2019,[1] which adds the Hero of the Village status effect, changes transparent block mechanics, and modifies some splashes.



Status effects
  • Hero of the Village
    • Occurs when a raid is defeated.
      • The level of the effect is equivalent to the level of the Bad Omen effect.
    • Lasts for approximately two in-game days, in which trades from villagers are heavily discounted.


Menu screen
  • Added "Accessibility Options" button to the title screen.
  • Added the following splash text:
    • "Rainbow turtle?"
    • "Something funny!"
    • "I need more context."
    • "Ahhhhhh!"
    • "Don't worry, be happy!"
    • "Water bottle!"
    • "What's the question?"
    • "Plant a tree!"
    • "Go to the dentist!"
    • "What do you expect?"
    • "Look mum, I'm in a splash!"



Some new block placements possible as of this snapshot.
Transparent blocks


  • Now spawn in raid waves 5–7 instead of just the final wave.
  • Can now open doors.
  • Raiders now move door-to-door trying to find villagers.
  • Will celebrate if they kill all villagers in a raid.
    • Added a celebration sound.
  • Can now ring bells.
    • Will now run into a nearby home when a bell is rung.
  • Can now be traded during raids again.
  • Will now sweat during raids.
  • Will celebrate when a raid has been cleared, by setting off fireworks and cheering.
  • Baby villagers now have biome-specific skins.
  • When a raid is defeated, the villagers will gift the player random items according to their profession:
Profession Possible reward items
  • Added a celebration sound.


Bad omen
  • Can now get up to Bad Omen V.
    • Occurs when multiple illager captains are killed.
    • The player only get 1 Bad Omen at a time from killing a captain.
  • Each person that brings Bad Omen into the village will lead to additional waves of raids.
  • All waves have now been rebalanced, with certain waves focusing on certain mobs, and early waves becoming less easy.
  • Now follow a set pattern of waves based on difficulty (Easy is three waves, Normal is five waves, and Hard is seven waves).
  • A bonus wave is added for every additional level of Bad Omen brought into a village, equivalent to the final base wave.
  • Higher level of Bad Omen means higher chance that enemies will have enchanted weapons.
  • Raids now end with a Victory or Defeat message.


  • Removed splashes referencing Notch:
    • "Made by Notch!"
    • "The Work of Notch!"
    • "110813!"


29 issues fixed
From released versions before 1.14
  • MC-110510 – Evokers can see through walls.
  • MC-122327 – No longer able to place buttons or levers on pistons.
  • MC-129205 – Cannot target blocks underneath of cauldrons through the cauldron.
  • MC-132313 – Buttons and levers can be placed on the bottom of hoppers.
  • MC-146357 – Vines cannot exist on the sides of glass or stained glass, but can on other transparent blocks.
From the 1.14 development versions
  • MC-137467 – Ender dragon does not spawn if render distance is set to 10 or below.
  • MC-138572 – Can't place bells and lanterns on top of some non-solid blocks.
  • MC-139376 – Crash when putting spaces and clicking on "Done" in the jigsaw GUI.
  • MC-139798 – Bad omen disappears upon entering villages in spectator mode.
  • MC-140055 – After leaving the bed, the player can spawn inside of scaffolding.
  • MC-141009 – Clicking "done" on a Jigsaw disconnects client on dedicated server.
  • MC-141358 – Tridents have the SoundEvent tag, but don't use it.
  • MC-145758 – Villagers constantly breeding but don't produce baby villagers.
  • MC-146282 – Entering command block UI causes all music to stop.
  • MC-146346 – Backup world file saved without .zip.
  • MC-146350 – Splash water bottles do not put out fires.
  • MC-146454 – Eating food no longer plays the burp sound.
  • MC-146594 – Villager babies don't have biome-specific skin.
From the previous development version
  • MC-146353 – Structure integrity does not work, RNG runs for all blocks at once.
  • MC-146359 – Crash whilst rendering overlay.
  • MC-146360 – Exiting bed always puts the player or villager in blocks.
  • MC-146367 – Hostile mobs spawning on glass.
  • MC-146377 – Beacon UI is nonresponsive and doesn't allow you to change the beacon effect.
  • MC-146380 – After sleeping in a bed, the player always spawns on top of it if there are no blocks next to it.
  • MC-146381 – Sleeping in a bed always resets the player's spawn point to the world spawn point.
  • MC-146387 – Monsters spawning on leaves during night time.
  • MC-146470 – Entities in forceloaded or world spawn chunks cannot be selected.
  • MC-146667 – Multiple raids can occur at the same time.
  • MC-146707 – Splash text in main menu changes every time player resizes the Minecraft window.


Video made by slicedlime:


  1. "Minecraft Snapshot 19w13a" –, March 27, 2019