Minecraft Patch Notes Snapshot 22w19a Update May 12

Small changes in the latest snapshot update for Minecraft.

by Chris Park


A new Minecraft snapshot has been released (22w19a) for May 12th, 2022.  For the most part Minecraft Snapshot 22w19a features changes to tags and commands as well as fixing some bugs in the game.  The bigger introduction in the May 12 Minecraft snapshot is chat preview, which will be a new way to sign chat messages that are styled by servers.  The full list of changes and fixes for patch 22w19a in Minecraft can be found below:

If you’re looking for the official patch notes, as always head over to the Minecraft site for more details.


  • Warden and Iron Golems now make sure to spawn above something solid


  • Servers can now enable Chat Preview, which displays a server-controlled preview above the chat edit box
  • Changes to the locate and place commands
  • Point of Interest tags


  • Servers can enable Chat Preview by setting previews-chat=true in server.properties
  • When enabled, a server-controlled preview appears above the chat edit box, showing how the message will look when sent
  • This can be used by servers to preview messages with styling applied, such as emojis or chat coloring
  • Chat Preview sends chat messages to the server as they are typed, even before they’re sent
    • The server then sends back the styled preview in real time
    • This allows servers to apply dynamic message stylings while still allowing chat to be securely signed
  • A warning screen is shown on the client when joining a server with Chat Preview, and it can be globally disabled in Chat Settings
  • Dynamic chat styling can also be controlled by the server, although this is only signed when Chat Preview is enabled
    • Clients can prefer to always show the original, signed message by enabling “Only Show Signed Chat” in Chat Settings


  • Added template sub-command to place command
  • locate command moved to locate structurelocatebiome moved to locate biome
  • Added locate poi <type: point_of_interest_type>
  • Servers will now also send an additional icon and MOTD packet after a player has connected
    • This allows servers with enable-status=false to set an icon and MOTD for players that successfully connect


The place command can now also place templates at a given location. Syntax:
place template <template> [pos] [rotation] [mirror] [integrity] [seed]

  • place template works like using the load button in the UI for a structure block


  • template: The namespaced id of a template (“structure block file”) to load and place
  • rotation: The rotation to apply (if omitted, none is used)
  • mirror: The mirroring to apply (if omitted, none is used)
  • integrity: The structure integrity value between 0 and 1
  • seed: The seed to use for the randomized degradation when integrity is less than 1


  • Removed unemployed and nitwit point_of_interest_types
  • Added tag point_of_interest_type/acquirable_job_site for all job sites seeked by Villagers with none profession
  • Added tag point_of_interest_type/village for PoI that are part of Village
  • Added tag point_of_interest_type/bee_home for all PoI targeted by Bees


  • MC-197647 – Players cannot jump off the edge of blocks when sneaking if they have a block above
  • MC-231600 – Sculk sensor continuously receives vibrations when next to a powered big dripleaf
  • MC-249130 – Tadpoles hatch inside of adjacent blocks, causing them to suffocate and die
  • MC-249161 – Frogs frequently get stuck below lily pads
  • MC-249634 – Warden’s sniffing behavior continues after being distracted
  • MC-249664 – Warden despawns when far away
  • MC-249801 – Mineshafts can intersect ancient cities
  • MC-249888 – Warden is not angered when hit by a blaze fireball
  • MC-249910 – Warden “Nearby Closest” sound is unused
  • MC-249966 – Warden can stop chasing a target it just roared at
  • MC-250172 – Warden doesn’t turn towards the direction it is firing the Sonic Boom attack
  • MC-250233 – A warden summoned from a spawn egg suddenly losing its AI
  • MC-250255 – Warden’s Sonic Boom cannot hurt Ender Dragon, it only pushes it back
  • MC-250272 – Warden spawns in blocks that have no collision
  • MC-250353 – Warden cannot spawn on a single snow layer like other mobs
  • MC-250357 – Sculk sensors and Wardens detect when a player holds up a shield
  • MC-250948 – Warden’s ranged attack is no longer affected by the game’s difficulty
  • MC-250966 – Dying to the warden’s sonic boom doesn’t count as the warden’s kill
  • MC-251029 – Warden froze and stopped being hostile towards the player
  • MC-251263 – “Invalid signature for profile public key” when trying to open a singleplayer world
  • MC-251316 – The game crashes when loading chunks that consist of jigsaw blocks
  • MC-251321 – Warden can be pushed by explosions while emerging
  • MC-251350 – /give @s goat_horn gives an unregistered goat horn
  • MC-251396 java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Name and ID cannot both be blank
  • MC-251464 – When passive mobs take damage from warden’s sonic boom, they won’t flee in panic

And that’s all there is to know regarding the most recent Minecraft Snapshot 22W19a for Java.

Minecraft is available now on a variety of different platforms, including PC, mobile, PlayStation, Xbox, Switch and more.

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