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Upgrade Minecraft Java edition to 1.16 (Latest Snapshot)

Mojang have released their first snapshot of 1.16 and the nether update!
If you wan’t to check out the new blocks and features early, follow the steps below to run the latest snapshot;


  • Minecraft Java Edition


  • Open the Minecraft launcher and click “Installations”
Minecraft Launcher with "Installations" highlighted.
  • Tick the checkbox next to “Snapshots”
Minecraft Launcher Installations tab with "Snapshots" highlighted.
  • Click “Play” next to the “Latest Snapshot” profile
Minecraft Launcher Installations tab with "Play" highlighted.
  • And that’s it! The latest snapshot will now load. As long as you play on this snapshot, new features will be available.


You should back up any existing worlds BEFORE loading them in the new snapshot.

If you have any problems following the steps above, make a post on r/MinecraftHelp and one of us will be happy to guide you through it.

Happy crafting folks!

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