The Update Aquatic release continues to iterate with this weeks Snapshot, 18W09A. Released a day later than expected, due to some illness at the Mojang office, the release adds in underwater ruins and new coral blocks (though expect these to change again).
The full scoop on these two new additions is as follows:
We’ve ruined the game. Again.
Come in many different shapes and sizes!
Cold ruins can be found in cold, frozen, ocean biomes – regardless of depth
Warm ruins can be found in warm, lukewarm, and deep lukewarm biomes
Can generate alone or in a big ruined village
You can also sometimes find them slightly underground or slightly above sealevel
They can contain mysterious treasures! So mysterious that we haven’t even added the real treasure yet.
A few more things to come in a future snapshot…
Pretty blocks! Or should they be mobs? I’m not entirely sure.
Comes in 5 colors: blue, pink, purple, red, yellow
Requires water to stay alive
If it dies, it dies. Sorry.
Currently only obtainable in the creative inventory
World generation to come in a future snapshot…
Right now the ruins generate with only basic loot. In my brief investigations items like rotten flesh, coal, corn, the odd fishing rod – all seem common in ruin chests. Per the release notes above though, it’s expected some better loot will be found in these structures shortly – most likely the new Trident weapon.
Not mentioned in the release notes, you can also find Underwater ruins by using the locate command as follows: