Minecraft 1.20.2 Snapshot 23W35A Brings a Few Technical Changes and a Slew of Bug Fixes


Minecraft 1.20.2 Snapshot 23W35A Brings a Few Technical Changes and a Slew of Bug Fixes

Surya Kumar
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Minecraft 23W35A was released on 30th August, with a main emphasis on providing technical changes and bug fixes to provide a more refined Minecraft experience.
Keep in mind that this newest Snapshot is only available on the Java edition of the game.

Minecraft Snapshots has always provided players with exciting testing versions of the game to experiment with newly added features. It gives us a glimpse into the possible changes and fixes that would provide a more refined Minecraft experience. The 23W35A Snapshot brings a host of bug fixes that would help resolve persistent issues that have been plaguing the game. Let’s take a look at these changes.

Minecraft Snapshot 23W35A Technical Changes

Unlike the previous 23W31A Snapshot, this one has focused more on improving the technical aspects of the game rather than making outright changes to its gameplay elements. The two major technical changes are:

  • The LightWeight Java Game Library (LWJGL) library has been upgraded to version 3.3.2

  • The default Java version shipped with the game has been upgraded to Microsoft OpenJDK 17.0.8

The update to the LWJGL ensures graphical upgrades as well as improvements to audio quality and input latency. Furthermore, upgrading to the latest Microsoft OpenJDK version enables better compatibility and optimization for Minecraft.

Minecraft 23W35A Snapshot Bug Fixes

Although this update is relatively small, its main emphasis has been on fixing pesky and persistent bugs. Here are all of these fixes:

  •  JVM crash in jdk.internal.loader.NativeLibraries.load

  • Inconsistency on the buffer size calculation in the chunk packet data

  • Baby camels that aren't moving face in the direction of their adults when pathfinding to players that are tempting them

  • Sniffers, frogs, goats, and camels prioritize pathfinding to their lover when fed over panicking when being damaged

  • The rotation of controlling passengers on sitting camels is sometimes restricted while adjusting your rotation slowly

  • Sitting camels that have passengers continuously look up and down for other players

  •  Dragon/piglin head does not move when placed on a jukebox that is playing a record

  • Functions execute commands out of order when containing /say

  • The word "reconfiguring" is spelled as "reconfiging" within the "connect.reconfiging" translation key

  • Grammar error in "Added pack(s) contain symbolic links"

  • Some new strings introduced in 23w31a are missing articles

  • Force loaded chunks reset when changing versions

  • Strings for returning to menus and loading lists are inconsistently spelled and capitalized

  • Z-fighting occurs on the backs of bamboo chest rafts

  • The absorption effect is lost when reloading the world

  • Effects are lost when updating to 23w32a

  • Shift-clicking to unequip armor bypasses vibrations in survival

  • Narrator is not capitalized in the Narrator Hotkey tooltip

  • Some mobs can still attack you through blocks

  • Entry list gradients render below content

  • Some buttons within the "Report Player" menu are improperly capitalized

  • Torches generated on end fountain don't emit light

How to install the latest 23W35A Snapshot for Minecraft

The 23W35A Snapshot is available for Minecraft: Java Edition only. To install the Snapshot, open up the Minecraft Launcher and enable snapshots in the "Installations" tab.

Testing versions can corrupt your world, so please backup and/or run them in a different folder from your main worlds.

Cross-platform server jar:

In case you run into issues you can head to the Minecraft issue tracker to report them.

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Surya has been an avid gamer all his life with an emphasis on single-player titles since the PlayStation 2 era. After switching to PC, he has also dabbled in the world of Valorant ever since its beta. He aims to spread his passion for gaming through his writing.

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