This article is about the Java Edition. For other editions, see Version history. 13, also known as the Update Aquatic, is minecraft color code 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.