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Snowballs are throwable items.
- See also: Tutorials/Snow farming
Snowballs can be obtained by breaking snow blocks (4 snowballs) when using a shovel without silk touch and by breaking snow layers using a shovel (1-8 snowballs, one per layer).
Snow Golems drop 0-15 snowballs upon death.
Snowballs can be thrown by using them. They are affected by gravity.
Snowballs can be fired from dispensers.
|Icon||Achievement||In-game description||Actual requirements (if different)||Availability||Xbox points earned||Trophy type (PS)|
|S-no Throw||Win a single round of Snowball Tumble without throwing any Snowballs.||Yes||Yes||No||Wii U, Switch||40G||Silver|
|Snow Storm||Hit a single Player with 25 Snowballs in a single public round.||Yes||Yes||No||Wii U, Switch||40G||Silver|
|Hotshot||Hit a Player with a Snowball while falling into the Lava.||Yes||Yes||No||Wii U, Switch||40G||Silver|
|Snowplough||Push three Players into Lava using Snowballs in a single public round.||Yes||Yes||No||Wii U, Switch||15G||Bronze|
|Overlord||Stay on the top layer while winning a round in a Snowball Tumble Mini Game.||Yes||Yes||No||Wii U, Switch||15G||Bronze|
|Underdog||Win a Tumble game whilst on the lowest layer in a Snowball Tumble Mini Game.||Yes||Yes||No||Wii U, Switch||15G||Bronze|
- See also: Chunk format
Snowballs have entity data which define various properties of the entity. Their entity ID is
|v1.0.5||Added snowballs. They are used to craft snow blocks.|
|v1.0.5_01||Snowballs now stack to 8 - previously they could stack up to 64.|
|New snowball sound effect.|
|v1.0.6||Snowballs now stack up to 16.|
|Thrown snowballs no longer disappear.|
|v1.1.1||No longer possible to obtain more than four snowballs from a solid snow block (was previously able to obtain 4-6 snowballs per snow block allowing an infinite number of snowballs to be made.)|
|Sound Update||Snowballs throw sound was changed.|
|1.0.0||?||Ghasts no longer shoot flaming snowballs.|
|1.9||15w32a||No longer damage the Ender Dragon.|
|1.11||16w32a||Changed entity ID from
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|0.3.0||Added snowballs. They can be used to craft snow blocks.|
|0.4.0||Snowballs can now be thrown.|
|0.11.0||build 14||Snowballs are now available in the creative inventory.|
|0.16.0||?||It is unknown if this is a bug, but Snowballs are now able to do 2 () of damage when thrown at mobs other than blazes, instead of inflicting no damage on them at all.|
|Legacy Console Edition|