|First Appearance||Alpha 1.0.4|
|Type of Block||Block Modifier|
|Data Values||Hex: 4E|
Snowballs are obtained whenever snow is destroyed with Shovel. Four Snowballs can then be crafted into a Snow Block or can be thrown. If it is destroyed with anything other than a shovel, nothing is dropped. As of 1.5, snow is able to be stacked in layers above the ground, causing snow-banks that the player may walk through. This gives the world a more realistic feel to it, but can cause clutter when the player does not frequently visit a snowy area. 3 snow blocks can be used to create snow slabs in survival, but you will still get snowballs after you lay them down.
- Prior to the Halloween Update (2012), snow could only be found on maps that were in Winter Mode. When creating a new save, a map had a 1/5 chance of having worldwide snowfall. Since 1.5 however, Snow can occur in arctic Biomes.
- Players can create a Snow Golem with snow blocks by placing two snow blocks vertically on the ground then placing a pumpkin on top (Jack-O-Lanterns work too)
- Sometimes snow can spawn on air blocks, usually over cave entrances. Walking on these blocks will make you fall through the snow.
- In the Minecraft XBLA, Snow is neither partially found in the forest or not found at all.