Snapshot 21w03a – Minecraft 1.17: the glow squid is coming !

The very first snapshot of the year 2021 arrives ! This snapshot 21w03a for Minecraft 1.17 introduces a new animal : the glow squid and the glow lichen.

Glow squid

Glow squids have been added, but do not yet spawn naturally. You can find spawn eggs for them in the creative inventory.

  • Glow Squids are well-lit and can be seen from even far distances!
  • When killed, glow squids drop glow ink sacs.
  • Glow ink sacs can be used on signs to make the text super visible, even at night! Works with colors!
  • Craft a glow item frame by combining a glow ink sac with an item frame in a crafting table. Any item in a glow item frame is perfectly illuminated, even at night!
  • Use an Ink Sac on a sign to remove the glow effect.
  • Axolotls will attack any glow squids they see, so…be careful.

Glow lichen

  • A dim light source that generates in caves.
  • Use shears to pick it up.
  • Use bonemeal to spread it along block surfaces.

Get the snapshot

  1. Start by downloading the minecraft launcher and then launch it.
  2. Go to “configuration” and allow snapshots in the startup options.
  3. In the Launcher menu, select the last Snapshot.
  4. Click on “Play”.

📥 Server version of snapshot 21w03a

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