If you want to download the latest snapshot for Minecraft 1.18, you will need to visit the official announcement post for the game. At the official post, find the section labeled "how do I get the experimental snapshot".
Under this section will be a download link for a zip file; click the link and download the zip file. When the file finishes downloading, you will need to take that file and unpack or extract it into your local Minecraft versions folder.
To do this, you will need to locate the Minecraft folder in AppData, which you can do by following the steps listed below.
- Press and hold down bothWin+R and copy-paste %appdata%\.minecraft and hit enter. You can also find your local Minecraft folder by pasting the following text into windows explorer
Doing so will locate your Minecraft versions folder on your pc, and all you will need to do next is copy-paste the address and set it as the destination folder for the zip file you just downloaded.
After this, open up the Minecraft launcher and hit create a new installation. Afterward, a new tab will open up, and you will need to hit the button that says new installation and select version 1.18_experimental-snapshot-1.
Once set, just hit play on the launcher and make sure to create a new world, and you will be able to see a glimpse of things to come in update 1.18 for Minecraft.
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