This minecraft chests is about the Java Edition. For other editions, see Version history. 13, also known as the Update Aquatic, is a major update to Java Edition that was released on July 18, 2018. It focuses mainly on ocean content and technical features.
This update was originally intended to be released as two separate updates with 1. 13, originally named Technically Updated, having the technical changes and 1. 14, originally named Update Aquatic, having all the ocean features, however they were combined into one big update. 13 was scheduled to be released on May 30, 2018. However, the release was pushed back to July 18, 2018 to fix critical bugs. Both have the exact same properties as air. More slippery than ice and packed ice.
Magma block columns pull entities down: they will stop items from floating up in water and sink boats. Soul sand columns push entities up. Normal pumpkin blocks no longer have a face. Right-clicking a pumpkin block with shears will turn it into a carved pumpkin and make it spit out 4 pumpkin seeds. When active, will affect nearby players in water with the Conduit Power status effect. A complete structure will fully power the conduit.
When active at full power, the range will increase and hostile mobs within 8 blocks will take damage. The eye of the conduit will show whether it’s hunting for hostile mobs or not: it will show an open eye when it’s looking out for hostile mobs, and a closed eye otherwise. Emits a strong glow, at light level 15. Can only be obtained with a tool enchanted with Silk Touch. Must be mined with a Silk Touch tool in order to drop itself, otherwise they drop a dead coral block. Turns into a dead coral block if none of its six sides are touching water, although not instantly.
Like coral, it naturally generates in coral reefs. Can be placed underwater on the sides and tops of blocks. Will turn into dead coral fans after a short moment if this is the case. Naturally generates on the sides of coral blocks in coral reefs. Obtained when mining a coral block without a Silk Touch tool, or when none of the six sides of a coral block are touching the water. Cannot be turned back into coral.
Crafted from dried kelp, and can also be crafted back into dried kelp. Generate in ocean biomes, except warm oceans. Can be smelted into dry kelp. Stairs can be crafted with 6 of their respective material. Slabs can be crafted with 3 of their respective material. Up to 4 of them can be placed on a block.
Each one adds 3 to the light level, but only when placed underwater. Can be smelted into lime dye. Act as regular logs, and can still be used to craft planks. Stepping on turtle eggs will break them. Zombies, zombie pigmen, and drowned will intentionally step on turtle eggs. After a while, they will become slightly cracked and then very cracked.
Very cracked turtle eggs will eventually hatch into baby turtles. Leads the player to buried treasure. Shift clicking will cycle through the states or values in reverse order. Can also be crafted into dried kelp blocks. Can be dried in a furnace to create dried kelp.
Drowned can spawn holding a nautilus shell. Is the old wood slab that acts like a stone slab. Can be brewed into potions of Slow Falling. Gives the player the Slow Falling status effect for 1:30. Brewing it with redstone dust will extend the effect duration to 4 minutes.