To download Minecraft 1.18 snapshots, visit the official announcement postFor the game. At the official post, find the section labeled “how do I get the experimental snapshot”.
This section contains a download link for the zip file. Click on the link to get 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.
- Hold down bothWin+R keys and copy-paste the following text into your browser: %appdata%.minecraft. 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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