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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.