New Minecraft Snapshot Lets You Play With a Glow Squid

The Caves & Cliffs snapshot adds glow lichen and glow squid.

Published: January 20, 2021 11:54 AM /



Adrian Östergård, the producer for Minecraft Java Edition, has announced the new Minecraft Snapshot 21W03A, which thrillingly adds the glow lichen and the glow squid. Now I know you are all rushing to download this snapshot, but before you do I'd appreciate it if you read the rest of the article. I assure you that it will undoubtedly be the most compelling thing you've read this week, possibly this year, especially if you are a fan of Rudolph the Red Nose Raindeer. Ready? Let's begin:

What is the Minecraft Glow Lichen?

The glow lichen is "A dim light source that generates in caves." Players will need to use shears to pick it up, and then use bonemeal to spread it along block surfaces.

What is the Minecraft Glow Squid?

While the glow squids have been added to the game, they do not yet spawn naturally. To see them in action in-game, players can find spawn eggs in the creative inventory. Glow squids are unlike the glow lichen in that they are well-lit and can be seen from far distances. When they are killed, they drop ink sacs, which can be used on signs to make text much more visible at all times, even at night. It also works with colors.

Players can craft a glow item frame by combining a glow ink sac with an item frame in a crafting table. If you want to remove the glow effect, just use an ink sac on the sign. Also, Axolotls will attack any glow squids if they see them, so keep an eye out.

If you would like to check out the patch notes for the snapshot, as well as how to install the Snapshot, be sure to go here. For all Minecrat news, Java or otherwise, stay tuned to TechRaptor. 

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