Minecraft Snapshot 21W13A Brings Goats to Java

03/31/2021 - 15:04 | By: Robert N. Adams
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May 17, 2009
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Minecraft
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Goats are finally coming to Java Edition with the release of Minecraft Snapshot 21W13A, along with a number of changes to Caves & Cliffs features already available for testing on the platform.

Minecraft is no stranger to letting players test things early, but it has two distinct versions of the game. Java Edition is the O.G. PC version and Bedrock Edition covers mobile and consoles. Goats have already debuted in the Bedrock beta branch last year; now, these furry little antagonists are making their way to Java in a new Snapshot update.

Minecraft Snapshot 21W13A goats slice

What's New in Minecraft Snapshot 21W13A?

Minecraft Snapshot 21W13A is largely focused on the addition of Goats as reported by Windows Central, although that's far from the only change available for testing.

 
 

Goats are neutral mobs that can be bred just like Cows, Sheep, and Pigs, although these furry little critters are a fair bit more hostile. They thoroughly enjoy butting heads with anything remotely near them and they have a chance to drop a Goat Horn when they collide with anything of substance. Currently, Goat Horns can only be used to make a horn sound akin to the one you hear during Pillager raids.

As with last week's Bedrock Beta update, Bees will now see Flowering Azalea and Flowering Azalea Leaves as flowers. This new Snapshot also brings some tweaks to caves, ore distribution, and Powdered Snow. Speaking of caves, you'll now be able to find Axolotls and Squids in underground water sources.

These are just some of the bigger additions coming to this update; you can read about all of the changes in the full Minecraft Snapshot 21W13A patch notes. As always, you can buy Minecraft for PC, consoles, and mobile devices via its official website.

What do you think of the new additions to the latest Minecraft snapshot? What other things do you think a Goat Horn could be used for? Let us know in the comments below!


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