Minecraft 1.19 Pre-release 3 is here; the wait for The Wild is almost over!

The Minecraft 1.19 Pre-release 3 has been rolled out. The third pre-release is coming in less than a week, and the first major Minecraft update of 2022, The Wild, is now expected to be released very soon.

The Minecraft 1.19 pre-release 3 is here. This makes it the third pre-release launch within a week. As the updates keep coming, the road to the first major update of 2022 – The Wild – gets shorter. The previous major update, Minecraft 1.18, had five pre-releases before the major update launch. With three pre-releases in a week we are already half way there. Worst-case, Minecraft 1.13 had the most pre-releases out of 10, and it would still mean we’ve covered a third of the journey in a week with the 1.19 update. While there is no information on when The Wild update will finally come, previous rumors had predicted that the update would come in the first half of June. Also read: BGMI Gets May Update: From Map to Modes – Here’s What Players Get

But before we get to The Wild, let’s take a look at the 3rd pre-release of Minecraft 1.19 and see what bug fixes and changes await us. Keep in mind that unlike Snapshots which focused on new features and teasers, pre-releases generally focus on bug fixes, balancing the game and tweaking certain attributes. But that said, let’s take a look at everything the new Minecraft update has brought.

Minecraft 1.19 Pre-release 3 Update: What’s New?

Mojang, the game’s publisher, announced the update in his blog, saying, “We have now released 1.19 Pre-Release 3, which will be our last pre-release for this week. In this pre-release we have adjusted the sonic boom attack and fixed more bugs”. Also read: Minecraft to Roblox, is video game addiction a real disease?

New changes in Minecraft update

The Warden’s sonic boom gets another boost, making it even more terrifying. The Warden attacks with its sonic blast when the target moves out of range of its melee attack. The sonic bang is a ranged attack that can go through blocks. With this update, Sonic Boom now bypasses the damage limitation provided by armor enchantments such as Protection. This will now make his attack even more deadly. For reference, previous two sonic boom attacks could kill a player with Netherite armor in just two hits.

Another technical change in the Minecraft 1.19 pre-release 3 update is as follows: item_interact_start is no longer detectable as a vibration to detect more specific actions such as drinking or eating, but item_interact_finish still is.

In addition, a number of bugs have been fixed in this update. If you’d like to download this update to see how these changes will affect you once the major Minecraft 1.19 update is released, see how to do it below.

Download Minecraft 1.19 Pre-release 3

1. Go to the official game launcher.

2. Open the drop-down menu right next to the ‘Play’ button.

3. You should be able to find ‘1.19 Pre-release 3’ there.

4. Select it and press ‘Play’. The game launcher will download it for you automatically.

5. Create a new world to test the changes. Don’t do it in an existing world because if the file is incompatible it will damage your existing game.

Arun Agarwal
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