|Catches fire from lava||
dec: 80 hex: 50 bin: 1010000
See § Data values
|— Duncan Geere|
|Breaking time[note 1]|
- Times are for unenchanted tools in seconds. For more information, see Haste § Instant mining.
Unlike snow layers, snow blocks do not melt from higher levels of light under normal circumstances, nor get destroyed by water.
Snow blocks can be found in 34.5% of snowy village house chests in stacks of 1.
Snow blocks are also used to make snow golems by putting 2 snow blocks on top of another and a carved pumpkin or jack o'lantern on the top as the head. Note that the carved pumpkin has to be placed last for this to work. This can be done sideways and upside-down, as well.
|Sound||Subtitle||Namespaced ID||Subtitle ID||Source||Pitch||Volume||Attenuation distance|
||(Plays when fallen on from a height)||Blocks||0.75||0.5||16|
|Block||Namespaced ID||Numeric ID|
|Java Edition Alpha|
|v1.0.5||Added snow blocks.|
|v1.0.5_01||A shovel is now required to obtain snowballs.|
|Snow blocks on top of top snow cover no longer looks unusual.|
|v1.0.6||Snow blocks now require only 4 snowballs to craft instead of 9.|
|Destroying snow blocks now yielded 4-6 snowballs, allowing for infinite amounts of snow blocks and snowballs as snow blocks require only 4 snowballs to make.|
|v1.1.1||Infinite snowball glitch fixed; solid snow blocks now drop only four snowballs.|
|Java Edition Beta|
|1.8||?||Snow no longer generates in cold biomes.|
|?||Snow now generates in cold biomes again.|
|1.3.1||12w22a||Inventory sprites for blocks were flipped from left to right, changing to .|
|1.4.2||12w38a||Snow was given a new block breaking sound.|
|1.5||13w05a||Crafting recipe for snow cover was added.|
|1.9||15w43a||Snow blocks now generate as part of igloos.|
|1.12||17w15a||Snow can now be placed correctly on upside-down stairs.|
|1.13||17w47a||The ID has been changed from |
|Renamed to Snow Block.|
|Prior to The Flattening, this block's numeral ID was 80.|
|1.14||18w43a||Changed the texture of snow blocks.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.1.0||Added snow blocks.|
|0.9.0||build 1||Snow blocks now generate naturally in ice spike biomes.|
|0.12.1||build 1||Snow is now renewable, and can be used to create golems.|
|1.0.0||alpha 0.17.0.1||Snow blocks now generate as part of igloos.|
|1.4.0||beta 188.8.131.52||Snow blocks now generate naturally in icebergs.|
|1.10.0||beta 184.108.40.206||Changed the texture of snow blocks.|
|Snow blocks now generate in snowy tundra villages.|
|1.11.0||beta 220.127.116.11||Snow blocks can be found in snowy tundra village house chests.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU1||CU1||1.0||Patch 1||Added snow blocks.|
|PlayStation 4 Edition|
|1.90||Changed the texture of snow blocks.|
- Snow may still fall on top of snow blocks, making them look taller than they actually are.
- When a snow block is on grass, the grass block changes to a different "snowy" texture as if a snow layer is on it. However, because snow is not transparent to light, the grass changes to dirt shortly after.
- A texture known as "fluff.png" exists in files from the survival tests onward, that resembles snow. However, this was before snow was added, so this texture went unused.
- "Block of the Week: Snow" – Minecraft.net, May 19, 2017