Minecraft Snapshot 22w15a Includes New Ranged Attack for the Warden

Minecraft Snapshot 22w15a Includes New Ranged Attack for the Warden

Zian A.
April 14 2022 - 10:14am
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A new Minecraft snapshot was released on Wednesday. The snapshot contains plenty of bug fixes and also new features. The Wild Update is almost nearing its full release. It’s expected to arrive later this year. Snapshots and pre-release betas are being constantly delivered by the Mojang team to ensure that players could get a taste of the full release.

A terrifying new feature for the Warden was also added in the snapshot. If you think the Warden is scary and powerful already, just wait until you see the new feature which gives the Warden a terrifying ranged attack. The attack emanates from the Warden's chest core, which fires a supersonic wave attack. What, you think you can just tower up blocks and cheese the Warden? Nope. not today.

Here is the full changelog for Minecraft: Java Edition Snapshot 22w15a below.

New Features

  • Added advancement “When the Squad Hops into Town” for getting each Frog variant on a Lead

  • Added advancement “Sneak 100” for sneaking near a Sculk Sensor or Warden to prevent it hearing you 

  • Added a new ranged attack to the Warden

Warden Ranged Attack

  • Building up high, hiding behind walls or being out of range of their powerful melee attack will cause Wardens to switch to their ranged attack

  • Their rib cages will open up to shriek a sonically charged ranged attack that can penetrate walls

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22w15a Changes

  • Added Darkness effect to “How Did We Get Here?” advancement 

  • Allays have a natural health regen of 2 health per second 

  • The main menu background now shows a Wild Update panorama

  • Mud generates all the way from the surface down to stone in Mangrove Swamps 

  • Tall Mangroves are far more common than Short Mangroves in Mangrove Swamps

  • Moss Carpet generates on top of Mangrove Tree’s roots 

  • The Wandering Trader will now sometimes offer Propagules for sale 

  • A previous change to Noteblocks that only Wool and Wool Carpets would block the sounds has been reverted 

  • Wardens can now sniff you from further away 

  • The vertical range Wardens get angry at a target while sniffing is now 20 blocks instead of 6 blocks

Vibration Changes

  • Carpets, like Wool blocks, will now dampen the vibrations caused by their placing, breaking or dropping as items

  • Carpets now also dampen the vibrations caused by running and jumping over them

22w15a Technical Changes

  • Removed item_delivered_to_player advancement trigger 

  • Added thrown_item_picked_up_by_player advancement trigger

  • Added avoid_vibration advancement trigger 

  • Added sonic_explosion particle


  • thrown_item_picked_up_by_player 

  • Triggered when a player picks up an item that was thrown by an entity 

  • Conditions: 

  • player — a predicate for the player picking up the item 

  • entity — a predicate for the entity that threw the item 

  • item — a predicate for the item 

  • avoid_vibration 

  • Triggered when a vibration event is ignored because the source player is holding the sneak key 

  • Conditions: 

  • player — a player for which this trigger runs

Game Events

  • Renamed game event tag ignore_vibrations_on_occluding_block to dampenable_vibrations

  • Added block tag dampens_vibrations to indicate blocks which will not trigger vibrations when placed, broken or stepped on 

  • Renamed item tag occludes_vibration_signals to dampens_vibrations item tag as well

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Fixed Bugs in 22w15a

  • Glow lichen cannot be placed on the side of 8 layers of snow

  • Vines cannot be placed on the sides of soul sand

  • The word 'ingot' within the 'Serious Dedication' advancement description is improperly capitalized

  • Sleeping in a custom dimension with 'natural' set to false causes crash

  • The word 'villager' within the 'Star Trader' advancement description is improperly capitalized

  • Sculk shriekers replace water blocks

  • The inside texture of mangrove roots darkens when solid blocks are placed adjacent to them

  • Unexpected culling of inner sculk shrieker faces

  • sculk_charge cannot be used in /particle command

  • Vines, glow lichens, and sculk veins cannot be placed on the side or top faces of mud

  • Mangrove Roots cannot be composted

  • Map color for mangrove sign and mangrove wall sign is incorrect

  • You can't open the boat with chests without a shift, even when you can't get into the boat

  • Activated sculk shriekers fail to summon the warden when broken

  • Darkness pulsing option is not saved

  • Inconsistent shading in boat item sprites

  • Warden despawns when far away

  • Mangrove stairs come after nether wood stairs in the Building Blocks tab

  • Allay can be pushed around with {NoAI:1b}

  • New advancement names are not properly capitalized

  • Warden can be pushed when emerging and digging

  • Mangrove trees don't replace certain blocks with roots

  • Recovery compass isn't sorted with regular compass in creative inventory

  • You can use a Recovery Compass on a Lodestone

  • Growing a Mangrove Tree with bone meal creates a ghost block

  • Game crash related to the frog occurred (Accessing LegacyRandomSource from multiple threads)

  • Mangrove roots sometimes don't generate waterlogged when generating within water

  • Cave carvers don't cut through mud

  • Mangrove Leaves do not drop from Silk Touch tools

  • Water got removed after waterlogged Mangrove Propagule grows

  • Top of Sculk Shrieker model is vertically squished

  • Warden can forget a target it just roared at

  • Powering a beacon disconnects player from server

  • Harsh chunk borders appear when upgrading a 1.18.2 world

  • Chance to have mangrove roots not waterlogged when growing from a sapling while underwater

  • The Birthday Song advancement description is incorrectly capitalized

  • note_block is inconsistently spelled as noteblock in the allay_deliver_cake_to_noteblock advancement

  • UUID launch argument required

  • The 'You Got a Friend in Me' advancement is incorrectly presented in the past tense

  • Mangrove Log and Mangrove Planks don't spawn in bonus chest

  • Can't plant sugar cane on mud

  • Can't plant bamboo on mud

  • Can't plant big dripleaf on mud

  • Overworld vegetation cannot be placed on muddy mangrove roots

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