Will setting your time to April 1st bring back April Fools features on Minecraft?



  • As most people know Minecraft had an April Fools update that removed the inventory entirely only allowing you to pick up one block/item at a time.

    I was not able to play on April first though so I missed it, but still want to try it out because it seems like a pretty fun twist on Minecraft to try to do stuff with it according to videos I have watched. I wondered if setting my computer time to April 1st would bring back the April Fools update. I'm not talking about going back to previous versions, since I can already do that, I just want this single update to test out.

    Would it bring it back, or am I unable to go back to it? Are you able to go back for older one-day updates too made before this one?



  • Unlike e.g. gift box textures on chests during Christmas and pumpkins on mobs during Halloween, April fools snapshots are actually separate game versions. Which snapshot is considered the latest by the launcher is specified in https://launchermeta.mojang.com/mc/game/version_manifest.json , so your system time does not affect it.

    You can still access Minecraft 22w13oneblockatatime (or any other April Fools version) following the same process as you would to play any other old version of minecraft: by clicking "New installation" in the launcher and selecting the appropriate version in the drop-down menu.




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