|Catches fire from lava||
Using a powder snow bucket will place powder snow. Placed powder snow can be picked up again with an empty bucket.
|Powder Snow[JE only]||0.1||0.15|
|Powder Snow[BE only]||0.2||1|
Entities (except rabbits, endermites and silverfish in Java Edition) fall through powder snow without taking fall damage and move much slower in it, similar to cobwebs. Powder snow does not cause suffocation damage.
Mobs, armor stands or players wearing leather boots do not fall through powder snow. In this case the snow behaves as scaffolding when the player sneaks or crouches while on the block and jumps while inside of the block. In addition, fall damage will be taken when falling on powder snow from a large height.[Java Edition only]
When an entity is inside a powder snow block, they will begin to freeze, taking damage.
When a player is submerged, they will see a frosty vignette slowly fade in at the sides of the screen and the FOV will slowly decrease. After fifteen seconds (300 game ticks), the player's hearts will change to a cyan frosty texture (), and the player will begin taking damage at a rate of 1 HP every three seconds (60 game ticks). If the player leaves the powder snow block, the vignette will slowly fade away. When a player is frozen, they will move slower than usual until the vignette fully fades away. This is controlled by the "TicksFrozen" data tag, which increases by 1 every tick (to a maximum of 300) for an entity within the powder snow block. It will only decrease when the entity leaves the powder snow block, at which point it will decrease at a rate of 2 per tick. This is currently not a separate effect when used with commands such as /effect give freezing, and does not have it is own unique art, particles or potion.
Wearing any piece of leather armor will stop the freezing effect and damage. This applies to other entities that can wear humanoid-oriented armor, such as zombies. However, horses will not receive freezing resistance from leather horse armor, which has been confirmed to be completely intended.
Cold-sensitive mobs, namely blazes and striders, are not immediately damaged by powder snow. Mobs which inhabit cold biomes (as well as snow golems, which are themselves made almost completely of snow) are not immune to freezing.
|Sound||Subtitle||Source||Description||Namespaced ID||Translation key||Volume||Pitch||Attenuation|
|Block broken||Blocks||Breaking the block or grabbing the block with a bucket||?||?||?|
|None[sound 1]||Blocks||Falling on the block with fall damage||None[sound 1]||?||?||?|
|Block breaking||Blocks||Mining the block||?||?||?|
|Block placed||Blocks||Placing the block (unused, as it can only be placed from a bucket)||0.83||1.3||?|
|Footsteps||Blocks||Walking on the block||?||?||?|
|Player freezes||Blocks||Getting damaged by freezing||?||?||?|
|Bucket empties||Blocks||Placing the block with a bucket||?||?||?|
|Bucket fills||Players||Grabbing the block with a bucket||?||?||?|
|Sound||Source[upcoming: BE 1.16.200]||Description||Namespaced ID||Volume||Pitch|
|?||?||Breaking the block||?||0.8|
|?||?||Falling on the block with fall damage||?||?|
|?||?||Mining the block||?||0.5|
|?||?||Jumping from the block||?||?|
|?||?||Falling on the block without fall damage||?||?|
|?||?||Walking on the block||?||?|
|?||?||Placing the block||?||0.8|
|Name||Namespaced ID||Block tags (JE)||Item form?||Translation key|
|Name||Namespaced ID||Numeric ID||Translation key|
|October 3, 2020||Powder snow was mentioned at Minecraft Live 2020, but no images were shown.|
|Upcoming Java Edition|
|1.17||20w46a||Added powder snow.|
|20w48a||Wearing any piece of leather armor now stops the freezing effect.|
|Added the |
|Upcoming Bedrock Edition|
|1.16.200||beta 220.127.116.11||Added powder snow via Experimental Gameplay.|
- "Snowier Snow" was announced to be part of the Mountains biome in the biome vote at MINECON Live 2019. Powder Snow is referred to as "Snowier Snow" by the community and the Mojang devs.
- This block arrived in each version in a different way (to Java as a bucket and to Bedrock as a block) and with different utilities
- As of snapshot 20w46a, this block does not evaporate in the Nether.
- resolved as "Invalid", meaning it was a feature request.
- resolved as "Invalid", meaning it was a feature request..